The VHF radio forms part of the vessels safety equipment onboard, which is why it is important to understand the protocols and procedures. It is a mandatory requirement should you want to upgrade your certifications and progress in your career. This is a one day course for anyone that owns or fixes marine VHF radios.

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Course Topics:

  • Basics of radio operations
  • Correct frequencies (channels) to be used
  • Distress, emergency and medical assistance procedures
  • Making ship to shore telephone calls
  • Digital selective calling (DSC) using simulators
  • GMDSS – Global maritime distress and safety system
  • Emergency position indicating radio beacons (EPIRB)
  • Search and rescue (SART)

This course is followed by an exam that is usually run by a different RYA assessor and has to be registered for separately to the course in most cases. The exam usually has a separate exam fee.

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