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Discounted maritime VHF radio operator courses

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Any person operating a maritime VHF radio is required to hold a VHF radio operator certificate (unless transmitting in an emergency or a distress situation).

Coastguard Boating Education are kindly providing a 10% percent discount on online maritime VHF radio operator certificate courses for club members who belong to a Yachting New Zealand affiliated club.

Knowing how to use a maritime VHF radio correctly and with confidence is vital in the event of an emergency. This course covers the protocols that must be followed when communicating over the maritime radio network.

This course, which aligns with the syllabus specified by Radio Spectrum Management, covers the general features and functions of a marine VHF radio, procedures and operating techniques for routine calling, correct distress and urgency and safety procedures, pro-words and the phonetic alphabet, trip reports, weather services, EPIRBS and more.

To find out more about the course head to the Coastguard Boating Education website.

To access this discount simply contact Sarah at Coastguard Boating Education via 09 361 4712 or email and have your Yachting New Zealand member card number available.