The VHF Communicator


Experience Required


To Bring

6 Hours
Bottled Water
Tea, Coffee
A great attitude




Knowing how to use a maritime VHF radio correctly and with confidence is vital in the event of an emergency. This course covers the protocols that must be followed when communicating over the maritime radio network.

Maritime VHF radios can be used for receiving weather forecasts, safety information, communicating between boats, or communicating boat to shore.

The Maritime VHF 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.

What you Learn

•VHF operation
• Coastguard trip reporting
• Emergency calling
• Mayday execution
• EPIRB understanding
• Flares and smoke floats