Aim: To learn correct maritime VHF radio operation.
Duration: 6 Hours.
Qualification: Maritime VHF Radio Operator Certificate.
Unit Standard 19491 V2 available - 3x Level 3 Credits.
All operators of maritime VHF radios must hold, as a minimum requirement, a Maritime VHF Radio Operator Certificate. As well as this, a Maritime radio users are required to be licensed and hold a callsign* for their vessel (except in an emergency or distress situation).
Knowing how to use a maritime VHF radio correctly and with confidence is vital in the event of an emergency. There are certain protocols that must be followed when communicating over the maritime radio network which are covered in this course.
Maritime VHF radios can be used for listening to weather forecasts, communicating between boats, or communicating boat to shore.
The Maritime VHF Radio Operator Certificate course covers the general features and functions of a maritime VHF radio, correct distress and urgency procedures for ‘Mayday’ and ‘Pan Pan’ calls, pro-words and phonetic alphabet, trip reports, weather services, callsigns, EPIRBS and other search and rescue equipment.