Category Archives: VHF Marine Radio Operator

VHF Radio Operator Course

Many clients have been obtaining their VHF Operator’s Certificate. One question often asked is “When is a VHF Operator’s Certificate required?” Here is the answer: Anyone operating a fixed or portable marine radio aboard a boat is required by law … Continue reading

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the word phrase that means the conversation is ended and no response is expected

When using the Marine VHF radio, there are specific phrases which are used to insure clear communications. Despite what you may have heard on numerous TV shows, I am remembering “Dragnet” with Sgt. Joe Friday, the phrase “Over and Out” … Continue reading

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VHF Radio Signal Checks and Readability Scale

It is sometimes necessary to verify that your transmitter and receiver are operational. This can be done by: 1. establishing contact on the working channel and conducting your tests (the actual wording of the test is given in the example … Continue reading

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Calling on VHF Radio

The calling examples used are sample call signs only. Before transmitting, listen for a period long enough to ensure that harmful interference to transmissions already in progress is not likely to occur. If such interference seems likely, wait until the … Continue reading

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Expressing Numbers and Time on VHF Marine Radio

Numbers Expressed in Words 0 – ZERO 1 – ONE 2 – TWO 3 – THREE 4 – FOUR 5 – FIVE 6 – SIX 7 – SEVEN 8 – EIGHT 9 – NINE . – DECIMAL ?,000 – THOUSAND … Continue reading

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