mobile alerts & VHF Services

Mobile Text Alerts - COMING SPRING 2020!

Starting in the spring of 2020, the Minnetonka Yacht Club will utilize the Mobile Text Alert service to more efficiently communicate with their members in the categories below. Members of MYC will be emailed a link to sign up for this service. Please email if you did not receive the link and would like to participate in this service.


Fleet groups receive race information (postponements, abandoment, etc.), Social receives any relevant information regarding social events (cancellations, time changes, etc.), and Pontoon Service receives any relevant information regarding changes to hours or operation of the daily pontoon service.

  • A Scow

  • All Members

  • C Scow

  • Catamaran

  • E Scow

  • MC Scow

  • Opti

  • Pontoon Service

  • Social

  • X Boat

  • Yngling

Mobile Access

1. Search “mobile text alerts” in the app store

2. Find the icon that looks like this:

3. Download

4. Sign in with your username and password


We are testing the use of VHF Channel 72 audio streaming.  Audio will only be available when communication occurs, which is typically before and during a race.

 This is an experiment to see how well this works and how much interest there is in using it.

Some hints on how to use (essentially stream an m3u file).

  • Windows 10 (Chrome prompts to download an ASX file, which can be opened with the free video player VLC to stream audio).

  • iOS works by using Safari automatically

  • Mac OS X 10.13 (High Sierra) using iTunes (Chrome allows the selection of the application to use, and appears to initially default to iTunes).

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