Overview VHF Maritime Radio Training Course
A VHF radio is an important piece of safety equipment on board and it is vital to understand the correct procedures. Unnecessary transmissions could block out a Mayday distress call.
All new VHF sets are either fitted, or can be interfaced with DSC, allowing calls to specific vessels.
IYT’s VHF Maritime Radio Training Course provides VHF Radio training for the entire spectrum of VHF radio communications for recreational and professional boating. Students will learn how onboard radios and handheld radios, EPIRBs, SARTs, AIS and DSC-enabled radios, are used effectively in marine communications.
- Introduction to VHF radio’s
- Basic maritime radio theory
- Line of sight
- Subsidiary equipment
- Common radio terms
- Regulations / Licensing requirements
- VHF radio equipment
- Radio procedures
- Transmitting and receiving
- The phonetic alphabet
- Emergency radio communications
- EPIRB and SART
- Handheld short range VHF maritime radios
To successfully pass the Examination you will need to complete a short written / multiple choice assessment and a practical assessment using a VHF/DSC Radio.