What do you need for a VHF marine radio?

What do you need for a VHF marine radio?

In order to use a VHF marine radio you must obtain a Restricted Operator Certificate (Maritime) – ROC (M).

How long is a VHF course?

about 10 hours
These courses are designed to take about 10 hours which includes some background reading from the course book.

Do you need a licence for marine radio?

All marine VHF, MF and HF radios require the user and the vessel to hold a relevant licence. The vessel’s licence is like a car tax disc, but it is also the key to obtaining an MMSI number MMSI number, which will uniquely identify your vessel.

Can I use a marine VHF radio on land?

Marine VHF radios, whether fixed or handheld, may not be used on land, period. It’s the law. Once a VHF radio goes ashore, it cannot be used for marine band transmission (without a Coast Station License).

How far will a VHF radio transmit?

Your VHF radio is intended mainly for short range communications, generally 5-10 miles, and at least 20 miles to a USCG station. To communicate at longer ranges, you will normally need a satellite telephone or an MF/HF marine radiotelephone.

Can you do a VHF course online?

The SRC course requires a period of home learning using the RYA VHF Handbook before entering the classroom for a one-day course followed by an assessment. Now anyone taking the course can choose to take the course online; only going into the classroom for the assessment.

How long does a VHF radio license last?

How long does a VHF licence last? Forever.. ship radio licences last a lifetime, but must be revalidated every 10 years.

How do I activate my VHF radio?

Basics Steps for Using a VHF Radio

  1. Turn on the VHF unit and adjust the squelch by turning the knob until the static stops.
  2. Tune to channel 16, the channel monitored by the U.S. Coast Guard.
  3. Perform a radio check to ensure your unit is functioning properly—do not use channel 16 this.

Can a Ham Radio talk to a marine radio?

Marine SSB is enabled through a dedicated marine band HF (high frequency) radio transceiver, such as the 150-watt IC-M802 from Icom. However, many skippers use a standard ham radio rig to receive and transmit on marine SSB channels.

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