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Using VHF Radio MaterialsUSING VHF & VHF/DSC MARINE RADIO

Get familiar with your boat's VHF marine radio in just two hours.  Experienced instructors teach you how to use VHF radio like a pro, including the new digital selective calling (DSC) rescue feature.  You'll also get tips on purchasing and installing VHF to get the most out of your investment. A handy waterproof McGraw-Hill Captain's QuickGuide Using VHF is optionally available with essential information that you should have aboard. This QuickGuide explains to anyone on your crew how to use the radio, a real benefit if you’re unable to help in an emergency.

What's Included?
  • How VHF radios work and their controls
  • Using the correct channels
  • Using correct procedures and terminology
  • Advanced methods of communication
  • How digital selective calling (DSC) equipped radios work and their controls
  • Practice DSC calls using the included DSC simulator on CD

Find this seminar near you. You can take this seminar on-line if more convenient!

Here's a sample of the on-line seminar.