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Now Available as a Recording in the GLCCSchool – Marine Communications: How to Talk on a Marine Radio

Authored by Mark Gagyi
March 22, 2024

Join us this Wednesday as Christian Sandvig presents his brand new GLCCSchool webinar Marine Communications: How to Talk on a Marine RadioIn this GLCCSchool webinar you will learn how to use a VHF radio in common situations like hailing nearby boats, requesting the opening of a drawbridge, speaking with a lock masters, negotiating the navigation of a narrow channel, testing your radio's operation plus handling a variety of other maritime safety and emergency scenarios. To see how various radio calls play out in real life you will be critiquing actual radio calls --- some good and some not so good.


The webinar will also cover digital and voice communication, channel selection, appropriate power level, correct procedural wording and the proper way of speaking when making a DSC call. In addition, your instructor, Christian Sandvig, will lead you through several practice activities and provide you with scripts you can use on your own boat.


 Christian Sandvig  is a professor at the University of Michigan and an active member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. He has cruised in the Pacific Northwest, Mid-Atlantic States and the Mediterranean. He currently enjoys traveling the Great Lakes on a custom steel trawler whose hailing port is Detroit, Michigan. Christian is an amateur radio enthusiast and amateur radio license instructor. He has taught radio communication courses for over 20 years, and as a USCG Auxiliary member he volunteers answering marine radio distress calls. 


Register now at the Great Lakes Cruising Club School.


Want to learn more about this webinar and its presenter? Check out the GLCC YouTube Channel.