In our VHF Blog section we are adding the pre course reading needed before attending a VHF course.

Mayday Call

The distress procedure word MAYDAY indicates that a vessel or a person is in grave and immediate danger and that immediate assistance is required. All Mayday voice calls are sent on Channel 16 on high power.

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Pan-Pan Call

It is the second most important call after the Mayday call. The most common times Pan-Pan calls are made on a boat, are engine or rudder failure. 

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Phonetic Alphabet

The International Radiotelephony Spelling Alphabet. This is also known as The Nato phonetic alphabet and was developed in the 1950's to give a standardised international alphabet naming system to avoid any confusion.

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