The IYT Marine Communications course (Very High Frequency – Short Range Certificate) is recognised by the Republic of the Marshall Islands. 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.
The course provides VHF Radio and SRC training for the entire spectrum of VHF radio communications for recreational and professional boating. Students will learn how on board radios and handheld radios, EPIRBs, SARTs, AIS and DSC-enabled radios, are used effectively in marine communications.
- Introduction to VHF radio’s
- Basic 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
- Hand-held short-range VHF radios
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