Last week Doug went to the Emsworth School of Navigation to take his RYA VHF Short Range Radio Operators Course (DSC)
It was a whole days’ course, very interesting and informative. We hope to be on the Thames in London later this year and, after that, on the tidal River Trent so a good knowledge of how to operate the radio is a must.
There was plenty of hands on operation of a marine VHF radio (pictured). A lot of the knowledge will probably never get used as we have a little handheld radio rather than the ‘Bees’ Knees’ like the one above. Doug had a very enjoyable day in which he passed the written exam at the end of the course and is now the proud owner of a VHF licence.
In order to end with a nice picture – today (Wednesday) we walked Oscar down to the ‘Bill’ and, as there was a very low tide, we had acres of lovely sand to play on.
Looking inland towards The Bill House, (now a care home)
Looking east – up the English Channel.