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VHF Afloat
     

VHF Afloat

by Sara Hopkinson
 

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A VHF set has a variety of functions: use it to call other craft, marinas and the Coastguard; listen to information broadcasts, gale warnings or even get medical advice from a doctor.  In an emergency it is your lifeline and far more effective than a mobile phone.  All of these uses make VHF an invaluable piece of kit on board.

VHF Afloat

Overview

A VHF set has a variety of functions: use it to call other craft, marinas and the Coastguard; listen to information broadcasts, gale warnings or even get medical advice from a doctor.  In an emergency it is your lifeline and far more effective than a mobile phone.  All of these uses make VHF an invaluable piece of kit on board.

VHF Afloat explains how to use your VHF DSC radio. It covers licensing the equipment and the gaining the operator certificate, and then takes you through each type of call.

Each procedure is clearly illustrated using the story of the yacht Sierra, to show how the radio is used on passage to communicate with marinas, other vessels and the Coastguard, including how a MAYDAY is managed by the rescue services.

Use VHF Afloat to help pass the assessment, and then keep it on board when you need to make a call - the facts will be right at your fingertips.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470758588
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/20/2009
Edition description:
Third
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.20(d)

Meet the Author

Sarah Hopkinson was a VHF examiner for many years, and now trains Short Range Certificate Assessors. She runs her own RYA Recognised Teaching Establishment, is a Yachtmaster Instructor and Examiner, and a Coastguard Auxiliary.

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