The VHF Radio Course covers an overview of VHF radio sets, the components of VHF related maritime safety systems and how to operate a VHF maritime radio.  
Correct radio procedure has been developed in order to reduce to the absolute minimum the amount of time used during communications and to maximise clarity of understanding between users.

Students are taught the rules of use for VHF marine radios and the pro words and phrases that are part of this agreed international process. Sail in Asia's course, also includes information about DSC radio and GMDSS. 

On this important Safety Course we teach you to send a Mayday, make Urgency Calls, act as a Mayday Relay and learn and understand radio protocol and the use of the radio procedure. We teach you about Search and Rescue protocol and your obligations and imperatives when responding to distress or urgency calls. We teach you to use a radio for everyday communication and for those situations where lives depend on your relay skills.

Students wishing to become Bareboat Skippers or Watch Leaders must have completed a VHF Radio course* and students wishing to participate in MOY 200 tons courses must also have this qualification.

Additional Details:
  • Line of Sight Operation- Basic VHF explained
  • Rules of usage
  • Basic Operation
  • Relay
  • Nato Phonetic Code
  • Met Info
  • Channel 16
  • Safety
  • Ships Channels
  • GMDSS
  • Urgency Calls
  • EPIRBS
  • Emergency Calls
  • Satellite Devices
  • Obligations and imperatives
  • SART

Previous experience: None required

Duration: 1 day

Qualifications: VHF Radio Operators Certificate
What's included: Instruction, VHF Radios, Hand outs, Exam, Certification, Beverages at Training Centre

We can help you with the following on request:
  • Accommodation
  • Airport Transfer
  • Motor Bike or Car Rental
  • What to do and where to go in Phuket

Course Dates:
VHF Radio Operators Courses run on

5th and 19th of each month

Book 60 days early for a great discount!

VHF Radio Operators Courses run on

5th of May, August, October and December

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VHF Radio Operators Courses run on

5th of July and November

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VHF Radio Operators Courses run on

20th of April, June, August, October, November and December

Book 60 days early for a great discount!

VHF Radio Operator Course Prices

Location Duration (days) Early Booking Discount Price
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Phuket 16,0007,0008,000

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