It would be interesting to know what folks are using for communicatons capability during their river boating excursions? Hand held VHF/Mounted VHF/Sat Phone/CB Radio/GPS/Chart Plotting/AF/FM/CD etc. I'd also like to know how well they work? With the new season upon us, there are going to be a lot of new boaters (insert me here) on the waters and this sounds like a very good topic to discuss on the forum. I've also heard there are boater safety classes that are available, perhaps suggestions on this could be provided too.