How to use a VHF radio

As the summer recreational season intensifies it is paramount that boaters know how to use a VHF radio. This is an essential part  of the vessel’s safety equipment.

The ACMA has produced an educational video for the recreational boating community about how, and why it is important, to operate your VHF marine radio correctly. Hook Line and Sinker presenters Nick Duigan and Andrew Hart informs our maritime community on the protocols for using a VHF radio. It is certainly not daunting, with practice easily mastered.

St Helens Marine Rescue commends this video to all skippers and boaters. We welcome members of the public to observe our friendly, welcoming radio operators at the Base Station. You can find us on the Esplanade 24/7 from 8:00 am until 5:10 pm.