VHF DSC Handbook App – from Adlard Coles Nautical
Based on “Reeds VHF DSC Handbook” written by Sue Fletcher and published by Adlard Coles Nautical
An essential reference and learning tool for any seafarer, The VHF DSC Handbook App will ensure you get up to speed quickly with both the analogue and digital functions of a VHF radio. With straightforward explanations and helpful tips, this guide comprehensively describes the leisure craft VHF DSC radio system in a user-friendly and logical manner.
A marine VHF DSC radio is considered essential kit aboard any boat. Rescue authorities and the commercial maritime world now rely almost entirely on DSC radio for making initial contact with boats at sea, so a good understanding by all crew members of how to work it is paramount.
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In-depth coverage of:
- Radio procedure, channel allocation and radio theory
- All the information required to pass the Short Range Certificate (SRC) – compulsory for anyone using a VHF DSC radio
- Full explanation of GMDSS, including details on EPIRBs, SARTs and Navtex
- Handy tips throughout
The app features:
- Distress section – quick access for ease of use in an emergency
- Radio theory – see below
- Radio practice – see below
- Radio roundup – covers the ‘Quick Call Guide’ and other essential information.
- Quizzes – 30 questions on theory, 40 questions on practice.
Radio Theory covers:
GMDSS • EPIRB’s • SART •The Radio Signal •VHF channel usage • Controls & functions • Siting the radio
Radio Practice covers:
Standard procedure • Calls & calling Distress • Mobile vs VHF • Intership channels • Transmission rules
Based on the Reeds VHF DSC Handbook by Sue Fletcher.
‘If you are looking for just one book to explain all marine VHF operating code and procedure, you need look no further…Packed with hints, tips and sound advice, it explains, in the clearest possible way, all one could wish to know about VHF, present and future.’ Yachting Monthly
About the author:
SUE FLETCHER is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation, nautical author and Principal of Chichester Maritime, an RYA training centre. She was invited by the MSA to assist in the specification for leisure craft radio and procedures.
Bonus Content from “Safe Skipper”:
The free bonus section has tips on how to deal with emergencies including: Abandon ship; Dismasting; Distress Signals; Engine Failure; Fire Fighting; Flares; Getting a tow; Helicopter rescue; Holed hull; Man overboard; Medical emergency; Mayday; Panpan; Securité.
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