VHF DSC Radio by The Other Hat (Universal)
Released: Sep 11, 2014
Version: 8.6.0
Size: 35 MB
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The Other Hat
The Reeds VHF DSC Handbook App will ensure you get up to speed quickly with both the analogue and digital functions on the radio. With straightforward explanations and helpful tips, this guide comprehensively describes the leisure craft VHF DSC radio system in a user-friendly and logical manner.

An essential reference and learning tool for any seafarer.

A marine VHF DSC radio is considered essential kit aboard any boat. Rescue authorities and the commercial maritime world now rely almost entirely on DSC radio for making initial contact with boats at sea, so a good understanding by all crew members of how to work it is paramount.

In-depth, comprehensive information covering:
- radio procedure, channel allocation and radio theory
- all the information required to pass the Short Range Certificate (SRC) – compulsory for anyone using a VHF DSC radio
- a full explanation of GMDSS, including details on EPIRBs, SARTs and Navtex
- handy tips throughout

Plus two quiz sections to test your knowledge!

The app features:
- Distress section - quick one-button access to essential info for use in an emergency.
- Radio theory - see below
- Radio practice - see below
- Radio roundup - covers the 'Quick Call Guide' and other essential information.
- Quizzes - 30 questions on theory, 40 questions on practice.

The Radio Theory section covers these topics & more:
The Radio Signal
VHF channel usage
Controls & functions
Siting the radio

The Radio Practice section covers these topics & more:
Standard procedure
Calls & calling
Mobile vs VHF
Intership channels
Transmission rules

Based on the Reeds VHF DSC Handbook by Sue Fletcher.
‘If you are looking for just one book to explain all marine VHF operating code and procedure, you need look no further...Packed with hints, tips and sound advice, it explains, in the clearest possible way, all one could wish to know about VHF, present and future.’
Yachting Monthly

SUE FLETCHER is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation, nautical author and Principal of Chichester Maritime, an RYA training centre. She was invited by the MSA to assist in the specification for leisure craft radio and procedures.

************* FREE Bonus Content from "Safe Skipper" *****************************
The bonus section has tips on how to deal with emergencies including: Abandon ship; Dismasting; Distress Signals; Engine Failure; Fire Fighting; Flares; Getting a tow; Helicopter rescue; Holed hull; Man overboard; Medical emergency; Mayday; Panpan; Securité.

What's new in version 8.6.0
Improved user experience, plus new quiz section to test your boating knowledge.
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