VHF Radio Seminar

Sun. 25/09, 10:30 am to approx. 1:30 pm
Conference Center West, Room Schwarzwald

This seminar gives all hobby skippers an opportunity to refresh their knowledge and practice their radio English before their next cruise, enabling them to use radios without inhibitions. That is important, because when sailing, everyone is part of the overall maritime radio communication system. Once you set sail, you no longer have any time to practice.

It is also ideal for sailors and motorboat pilots who are just about to take their SRC VHF radio test.

The seminar has a practical focus, so that all participants get plenty of practice on original VHF radio units, with one unit per person. All switches and functions on the DSC VHF radio will be explained to you again in detail.

The devices are networked with one another, to allow communication between the “radio stations” like at sea. Typical situations from maritime practice will be trained in English and then discussed, such as: Routine communications, safety and urgent messages, and of course emergencies. 

The following typical scenarios will be trained in English:

  • Asking for a berth in a marina
  • Sending an emergency message by DSC
  • Requesting a weather forecast
  • You will build on your knowledge of the phonetic alphabet and use of the known “procedure” words.
  • You have an engine failure in a busy shipping lane.
  • You see a floating container.
  • A crew member is injured and you need medical advice.
  • You have to send a Mayday relay.
  • You hear an emergency message. What do you do? etc.


The seminar does not include a test or certification.
Seminar instructor Peter G. Boot is a British citizen and speaks fluent German. He worked at sea for many years as a radio officer in the British and South African merchant navies and is a certified SRC instructor and examiner.


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