Two programs for little more than the price of one. Our most popular radio training pack. The VHF DSC Radio Tutor offers step-by-step instruction in using VHF radio for communications on a boat. The VHF DSC Radio Simulator then gives unlimited hands-on experience.
The Radio Tutor is PC software, supplied on a CD. The program is normally installed to the hard drive of the PC and is then launched from its desktop icon when required. You have a option of running direct from the CD if required.
Non-technical descriptions and animations explain all the basic functionality of marine VHF radio. Radio range, channels, squelch and other controls are covered.
Modern boat radios use a digital calling system to reduce traffic on the emergency channel. All the different types of alerts are explained - Routine, Group, Safety, Urgency and Distress.
Audio examples make clear all the designated words and phrases to clarify communication over the radio.
The VHF Radio Simulator is a separate program which allows practice with all the controls and procedures in a typical DSC radio. A remote station is represented on-screen to show exactly how incoming and outgoing alerts are used and what information is transmitted.
A detailed model of a DSC radio provided, with fully working controls giving access to all the VHF and DSC functions common to all sets.
DSC Radios are normally connected to a GPS receiver so that your position can be incorporated automatically in certain alerts. The on-screen GPS simulator allows you to learn what data is transmitted; which alerts contain position data; what happens if the GPS signal is lost; and how to use the manual inputs instead.