VHF Training Tips

VHF-DSC Procedures for small boat users

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.

It’s a legal requirement for someone on board your vessel to have a personal VHF-DSC licence – we offer both the classroom course and online course – to find out more click HERE for more details.

We recommend that you also carry a Distress Procedures Card – these can be purchased from our online chandlery

The MCA handy guide can be printed out and kept on board – see below.


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