G31 VHF Handbook
The combination of easy-to-follow text, expert tips and beautiful colour illustrations make this more subject simple and enjoyable. Details everything that sailors need to know about using VHF radios to contact coastguards and other boats." This new RYA book is designed for sailors taking the CHF DSC Operator's Short Range Certificate exam. Comprehensive, well presented and clearly illustrated, it makes a complicated subject far less daunting than it often appears - so there's no excuse now for not being top of the class! The great thing about using a RYA book when taking a course is that you know that it'll support any related courses and, of course, the advice and the way it's written makes a sometimes complicated subject a great deal easier to get to grips with. SO, using easy to follow text, plenty of images, diagrams and box outs, Tim explains how VHF works, the rules and regulations associated with it and the procedures that must be followed... Whether you're taking a course, planning a course or simply want a refresher or an on board reference book, this is a must have read. Chapters include: How radio works Rules and regulations Operating a marine VHF radio VHF channels Voice procedures GMDSS Digital Selective Calling - introduction and routing calls DSC distress, urgency and safety Skip evening classes all together with this book!