VHF marine radio is helpful, especially in an emergency. But because of the unclear legal relationships and high bureaucratic hurdles, many sailors are already doing without radio on board. What is true today and what will be in the future?
If you have a radio on board or charter a yacht with a spark, it is currently not easy to get everything right. A lot is in motion, some things have changed in the past few years, new things are planned or considered. The arc of uncertainty spans from a simplification of the test, the recognition of the English radio certificate, a transitional regulation for the obligation to testify to new processes for the radio itself.
The YACHT answers the most important questions, for example why the test in Germany is so extensive and what will change, who actually has to have a spark on board, whether the English radio certificate is recognized, what the spark actually costs or which certificates are required abroad.
As an additional service, we offer the new process diagram for VHF marine radio for free download. You can find out what has changed compared to the previous regulations and how the change came about in the current yacht.