You are legally required to hold the right licences before installing or using a marine VHF radio. Failure to comply can result in heavy penalties and confiscation of your equipment. We explain what licences you require and how to obtain them.
Learn and practice the phonetic alphabet used to clarify radio communications. This helpful program gives both visual and audio training and tests your ability as you learn.
Brief introduction to the standard procedures used to communicate by marine VHF radio.
Small-craft radar systems have progressed significantly in the past few years - but what does that mean for you?. What do the manufacturers mean by High Definition or Broadband? What are the benefits or limitations of these new technologies.
Many new boaters are familiar with GPS-based car navigation systems, but marine GPS is very different. Learn what it can do for you - and what you must do for it !
Every seafarer should have some knowledge of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea. We offer books and software to give you a thorough understanding, but this introduction will put you on the right path, and explain what is important for you to know