Online VHF / DSC Radio Tutorial

This interactive video tutorial will help you become more comfortable with your fixed-mount VHF Radio.

About the Tutorial

Not only will you learn how to use a VHF but you'll also find out how the Rescue 21 system works and how to use your Digital Selective Calling (DSC) VHF in an emergency. You have two options for using this tutorial; you can download the files (for Windows only) to use them offline by clicking the red button below, or you can take the tutorial online by clicking the blue button.

Download the Tutorial Online Tutorial

Instructions for Download

The downloadable version is 42 MB, which may take a few minutes to download. Once the download is complete:

  1. Click the downloaded file at the bottom of your screen to open it.
  2. Once you're viewing the file, look for a button that reads Extract all files and click it.
  3. You will have a pop-up window asking where to put these files. Simply leave it as is, and click the Extract button.
  4. Once the files are extracted, a window should pop up containing a file labled "Click here to start." Go ahead and double-click this file, click "Open" if you have another pop-up, and you should be in business!

a vhf radio set to channel 16

More on VHF Radios

We have many great resources on VHF radios. View our Foundation Findings articles:

Also, be sure to check out our specialized course on the subject: All About Marine Radio. This course will teach you how to choose the proper Marine VHF radio for your boating style and give you the confidence to operate it effectively.