In Ireland, to operate a VHF radio you need to hold a certificate of proficiency in operating a VHF radio and also a license for the radio set.
In order to get the licence for the set for your craft you first need the certificate of proficiency.
This certificate is gained by sitting an exam prepared and conducted by an examiner from the Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport.
Cork Marine VHF Training schedules this exam for participants of our VHF Radio Courses.
The aim of the VHF Radio course run by Cork Powerboat Training is to familiarise participants with the operation of the VHF Radio, with the rules and regulations governing it’s operation and with the correct procedures to use in all situations. Naturally the course has the vital role of preparing participants for the exam.
The course is run using up to date audio visual facilities including the latest VHF training sets.
Besides answering any questions on the operation of the various equipment used through out the course (VHF, NAVTEX, SART, EPIRB) The course also offers the opportunity to use a radio set and get comfortable with all the features and procedures of the equipment.
Our instructors will guide you through the working of the VHF and help you through the exam during a very informative, enjoyable course.
Our courses are structured to allow the participants a generous amount of time with hands on experience of using the VHF Radio for both voice and Digital Selective Calling, the feedback that we have received is that the course contains a great deal of information, if one completes the pre-course work sent out in advance of the course, the course is more enjoyable.
We look forward to seeing you on a VHF radio course,