VHF Radio Operator

1 day


IYT VHF Radio Operators Certificate

1 written exam and 1 practical

Course Summary

This is a certificate for those candidates who wish to be a responsible skipper on their own charter or RIB. This IYT Maritime Radio Course provides VHF Radio training for the entire spectrum of VHF radio communications for recreational and professional boating.

You will learn how on-board radios and handheld radios, EPIRBs, SARTs, AIS and DSC-enabled radios, are used effectively in marine communications. It is designed to ensure a thorough understanding of maritime radio communication at sea. It is intended for all marine environments and follows International standards.

Course Details

  • Introduction to VHF radio

  • Basic maritime 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

  • Handheld short range VHF maritime radios

Click here to download the IYT  VHF Radio Operator Course Notes