A VHF radio is one of the most important pieces of safety equipment to have with you when you go out on the water. It is an essential means of communication, so that in the event of difficulties at sea, you can reach the Coastguard or other vessels to alert them to your situation and ask for their assistance.
As well as transmitting, a VHF radio can receive information - use it to obtain weather reports - very important when deciding when and where to go, contact marinas for berthing, and listen to information broadcasts from Coastguard stations and other marine agencies.
To use a VHF radio, it is a legal requirement that you hold an operator's licence. A simple, one day VHF radio course through Duck-2-Water ensures that you will be able to operate the equipment with efficiency and confidence.
Our RYA accredited VHF course is appropriate for anyone needing a new licence, wishing to renew their VHF Licence, or upgrading from the previous VHF Licence, the 'VHF Restricted Certificate of Competence'. There is a little theory involved, but learning how to use the radio equipment is the main focus of the course. With our ICOM DSC simulators you will be learning on real, state of the art VHF equipment - with the transmitters removed.
Towards the end of the course there is a short examination, on successful completion of which you will hold a VHF licence.
If you would like to know more, please contact Duck-2-Water for full details of the Radio, First Aid, Day Skipper course and available dates.
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