Are You Tongue-tied On The Radio?
This is the book you’ve been waiting for!
For most boaters, talking on their marine VHF radio doesn’t come easy. But the biggest challenges you face aren’t technical… instead, it’s the practical stuff that no one bothered to explain to you and isn’t in the manual, like:
- What channels are used in your area?
- How to start and finish conversations.
- What all those funny words mean that you keep hearing other people using.
This book is the manual for your radio manual! Written in plain English without a bunch of jargon or technical knowledge required, “Marine Radio for Recreational Boaters” explains how to tune your ears to make sense of the traffic you hear on the radio every day, and how to learn to speak the language that the pros use when they are communicating over the air.
It includes information and topics such as:
- Why VHF is used for marine radio and what the pluses and minuses are
- Digital Selective Calling (DSC) and Mobile Maritime Service Identity (MMSI)
- Practical considerations in radio installation and troubleshooting for the layperson
- Whether or not you need a radio license and how to get one if you do
- How marine VHF radio fits together with other radio-driven systems onboard like AIS, SSB, and more
- Proper use of emergency, urgency, and other useful radio protocols
- Many example radio conversations, the way they are conducted in the real-world
- Basic scripts you can use to help start your own radio conversations
- How the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) works
A free SSB supplement is available in ebook format as well if you decide to dip your toes into the long-range radio world!