Section 14: VHF/DSC Short Range Certificate Course
The VHF Radio Operators’ Licence course is not a part of the Yachtmaster shorebased syllabus but you will require it if you are going to go on for the full certificate of competence. This is my teaching programme for this course.
The section covers the following:
Technicalities of VHFradio transmission and reception
Officialdom and marine VHF radiotelephony
Radio working - distress, urgency, coastguard, intership, port control etc
GMDSS and DSC, the DSC controller
EPIRBs, SARTs, and NAVTEX