A fantastic example of the importance of having an Emergency Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) on board if you are travelling offshore – coupled with an AIS signal this lucky yachtsman was rescued after a brilliant response from various international and military rescue agencies.
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A leaflet published by the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) explaining the range of personal emergency radio devices that offer both Alerting Technology (typically using GMDSS) and Locating Technology (using AIS and/or GNSS)
A helpful leaflet published by the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) explaining best practice use of your VHF and DSC to raise the alarm for Mayday transmissions, Urgency (Pan Pan) transmissions and Safety (Securite) transmissions
A fantastic leaflet published by the RNLI explaining the different ways that you can call for help in an emergency and the advantages and disadvantage of each.
This is a really helpful leaflet published by the Maritime & Coastguard Agency which explains the benefits of using Digital Selective Calling (DSC) as part of the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS). By pressing the Distress Alert button (Red Distress Button) on your VHF/DSC Base station […]
Our range of VHF Radio Training Tips guidance and videos have been developed by our expert instructors to offer some great bite size help and guidance. If you operate a VHF Radio afloat you are legally required to hold a VHF License. Want to know more? You can […]