The marine radio is a vital part of the boat. The VHF Marine Radios are two way radios that are used by the holders of the Skipper Certificate for communication and during emergency situations. Without the Marine Radio, you may not be permitted to travel the seas since if you have trouble, there will be no other way to call for help. The VHF Radio is operated under the VHF Marine Radio Certificate of Proficiency.
If you want to enjoy boating, it is a must to have a Marine Radio. Every Skipper certificate holder knows this rule because of its importance. The VHF Marine Radio may just be the thing that can save you during emergency situations. So if you want to be a great boater, then you should know about the Marine Radio and how to operate it. In the middle of the sea, where no one can rescue you, you can always count on Marine Radio.
Skipper Certificate ‘s What you Need to Know about the Marine radios
The 3 Different Types of Marine Radio
The 27mHz – No license is required to own or use this radio, used for short range communications only.
VHF Marine Radio – This type of radio does not also require license to be owned, instead, a proficiency certificate is needed to use outside of emergency situations. This Type of radio is required by law to be carried by commercial boats and is good for short range communications.
MF/HF Radio – Great for Medium to Long Range Communication that is highly recommended for boats that’s travelling more than 200 nautical miles off shore. Compared to the other two types of radios, the Medium Frequency to High Frequency (MF/HF) radio requires a license to be operated, used and owned. Boats are also issued withofficial Australian Marine Radio call-sign for use on the MF/HF radio.
Skipper Certificate Radio Frequencies
- For the 27 mHz Radio, the channel is 27.88 mHz with 27.86 as a supplementary.
- For the VHF Transceivers, you should be tuned in to Channel 16 with channel 67 as supplementary.
- MFHF Transceiver channels are as follows:
For distress and calling, 4125, 6215 and 8291 KHz
For Navigational Warning, 8176 kHz
If you want to learn more about the Marine Radios, enroll now at Sea Safe Boat School. After learning, you can get your own VHF Radio Certificate of Proficiency and your Skipper Certificate to be a certified boater. The sea is waiting for you, enroll now!