VHF Marine Radio

Did you know that it is illegal to operate a marine radio without a license?

OBJECTIVE: To learn how to communicate and handle emergency situations on a VHF marine radio.  This short course will cover all aspects of radio operation including the new Digital Selective Calling (DSC) function.



A) Home Study – Materials are mailed out to you.  You study at your own pace.  When you are ready contact Sail Nelson to book a time/date to write your exam.

B) Challenge – You are looking just to write the exam.  No course materials will be sent to you. Simply contact Sail Nelson to book a time/date to write your exam.

FEES:  $125.00 (Home Study)  $80.00 (Challenge)

CERTIFICATIONS AWARDED: Once you have successfully completed the VHF Marine Radio exam, you will be awarded your VHF Marine Radio License with DSC. There is no expiry date for this license.

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VHF Home Study Course


VHF Challenge – Exam Only


+ 5% GST added at checkout

VHF Marine Radio License Card

*** VHF Review & Exam Evening ***

Sail Nelson will host a VHF Radio review and exam evening on Thursday, September 26, 2019 from 6 pm – 9 pm at the Nelson Visitor Centre boardroom in Railtown. Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

Download the phonetic alphabet.

GST #: 78188 7294 RT0001

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