VHF marine radios save lives
A VHF radio is your rescue network at sea. Your call can be heard by many people at the same time and the distress channel - channel 16 - is monitored 24/7.
- Are you VHF Ready?
Why a VHF radio should be one of your two waterproof ways to call for help at sea, and four simple steps to make sure you’re ready for an emergency.
- Buying a VHF radio
A marine VHF radio costs less than a modern smartphone and has extra benefits. But some models are better than others. Here are some important things to keep in mind when buying a VHF radio.
- Know your VHF radio’s limits
VHF radio has limited coverage in inland waterways and some other areas – find out where a beacon is best, and check which communications are recommended for your boating activity.
- VHF radio courses and resources
You need to know how to use your VHF properly. Sign up for a course, get a call sign for your boat, and check out our resources.
Download VHF Fact Sheet
Everything you need to know about VHF radio[PDF: 47kB, 5 pages]