VHF Operator

IYT VHF Radio Operators Certificate

Everyone taking command of a vessel whether in charter or as an owner needs to know how to communicate with the shore and other vessels by using a VHF radio. The IYT VHF radio operators certificate is a comprehensive course covering radio communications and safety equipment used on sailing and power vessels.




Duration 1 Day

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    Course Details

    This one day IYT shore based course covers the following:

    • Introduction to VHF radio’s
    • 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