VHF MARINE RADIO TEACHING RESOURCES:


GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

  • The general principles and basic features
  • System overview of the GMDSS structure
  • Search and Rescue 
  • Maritime Safety Information (MSI)

PRACTICAL KNOWLEDGE OF RADIO EQUIPMENT 

  • VHF Radio Installation
  • Digital Selective Calling (DSC)
  • Antennas, interfacing and power sources 

PROCEDURES AND PRACTICAL OPERATION OF SUBSYSTEMS

  • DSC distress, urgency and safety communication procedures
  • Protection of distress frequencies
  • Alerting, Communication and Locating Signals 

RADIOTELEPHONY PROCEDURES

  • Ability to exchange communications relevant to the safety of life at sea
  • Practical & Theoretical knowledge of radiotelephony procedures

 

REGULATIONS FOR VHF COMMUNICATIONS 

  • Regulations, obligatory procedures and practices 

Course subjects include:

  • routine operation of marine VHF radio including Digital Selective Calling
  • the correct VHF channels (frequencies) to be used for each type of communication
  • distress, emergency and medical assistance procedures
  • ship to shore communication
  • practical use of Marine VHF DSC radios
  • Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)
  • Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB)
  • Search and Rescue Transponders (SART)

Distress & Urgency Calls:

MIRPDANIO - a way to remember what to include in a Distress call: 

 

Mayday

Identity of your vessel

Repeat

Position

Distress type

Assistance required

Number of people onboard

Information

Over

 

PIPDANIO - a way to remember what to include in an Urgency call:

 

PanPan

Identity of who you are calling & of your vessel

Position

Distress type

Assistance required

Number of people onboard

Information 

Over