The Reed's VHF DSC Handbook is a user-friendly guide thatgets marine VHF radio users quickly up to speed with both theanalogue and digital functions on the radio.
Sue Fletcher's straightforward explanations and tipsdescribe the leisure craft VHF DSC radio system in detail and its placewithin GMDSS.
Since it was first published it has become the standardwork on the subject.
Updated to take into account new developments and procedures it provides: all the information required to pass the Short Range Certificate(SRC) - which is compulsory for anyone using a VHF DSC radio;radio procedure,channel allocation, VHF radio theory and more; a full explanation of GMDSS, including details on EPIRBs, SARTs and Navtex; an invaluable onboard reference.
The rescue authorities and commercial maritime world now rely almostentirely on DSC for initial contact, so if you need help and want to beheard, a marine VHF DSC radio is essential. 'If you are looking for just one book to explain all marineVHF operating code and procedure, you need look no further...
Packed withhints, tips and sound advice, it explains, in the clearest possibleway, all one could wish to know about VHF, present and future.' Yachting Monthly