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VHF SRC Marine Communications

A radio operator's licence is required by most charter companies, it is a legal requirement for operating a VHF radio station.

  • Introduction to VHF radios
  • Basic 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
  • Hand held short range VHF radios
VHF Radio

Certification follows after sucessfully completing a written theory exam.

vhf certificate

The course materials for the VHF Operators certificate will be sent on booking the course. Much of this work can be done easily at home before arriving on board. It will make things more relaxing on the boat if you study this material closely before sailing with us.

Typically the course will take place on board our training vessel during the Bareboat Skippers course.