Just as every driver needs a licence to drive a car, operators of marine radios also require a licence. The person operating VHF radio system sailing in GMDSS Sea Area A1 must be qualified to a minimum standard. This standard is the GMDSS SRC (Short Range Certificate).

So, all next chapters cover the theory and practice for equipment required for GMDSS Sea Area A1:

  • VHF radio (Very High Frequency radio),
  • NAVTEX (NAVigational TELex),
  • EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon),
  • SART (Search And Rescue Radar Transponder),
  • Technique (power supply to the above equipment).
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