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VHF DSC Radio

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VHF DSC Radio

The Other Hat

Reference, Sports

IOS
GBP 2.99


Download VHF DSC Radio on the Appstore





The Reeds VHF DSC Handbook App will ensure you get up to speed quickly with both the analogue and digital functions on the radio. With straightforward explanations and helpful tips, this guide comprehensively describes the leisure craft VHF DSC radio system in a user-friendly and logical manner.

An essential reference and learning tool for any seafarer.

A marine VHF DSC radio is considered essential kit aboard any boat. Rescue authorities and the commercial maritime world now rely almost entirely on DSC radio for making initial contact with boats at sea, so a good understanding by all crew members of how to work it is paramount.

In-depth, comprehensive information covering:
- radio procedure, channel allocation and radio theory
- all the information required to pass the Short Range Certificate (SRC) – compulsory for anyone using a VHF DSC radio
- a full explanation of GMDSS, including details on EPIRBs, SARTs and Navtex
- handy tips throughout

Plus two quiz sections to test your knowledge!

The app features:
- Distress section - quick one-button access to essential info for use in an emergency.
- Radio theory - see below
- Radio practice - see below
- Radio roundup - covers the 'Quick Call Guide' and other essential information.
- Quizzes - 30 questions on theory, 40 questions on practice.

The Radio Theory section covers these topics & more:
GMDSS
EPIRB's
SART
The Radio Signal
VHF channel usage
Controls & functions
Siting the radio

The Radio Practice section covers these topics & more:
Standard procedure
Calls & calling
Distress
Mobile vs VHF
Intership channels
Transmission rules

Based on the Reeds VHF DSC Handbook by Sue Fletcher.
‘If you are looking for just one book to explain all marine VHF operating code and procedure, you need look no further...Packed with hints, tips and sound advice, it explains, in the clearest possible way, all one could wish to know about VHF, present and future.’
Yachting Monthly

SUE FLETCHER is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation, nautical author and Principal of Chichester Maritime, an RYA training centre. She was invited by the MSA to assist in the specification for leisure craft radio and procedures.

************* FREE Bonus Content from "Safe Skipper" *****************************
The bonus section has tips on how to deal with emergencies including: Abandon ship; Dismasting; Distress Signals; Engine Failure; Fire Fighting; Flares; Getting a tow; Helicopter rescue; Holed hull; Man overboard; Medical emergency; Mayday; Panpan; Securité.



Release notes


Improved user experience, plus new quiz section to test your boating knowledge.



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ColRegs: Nav Lights & Shapes
ColRegs: Nav Lights & Shapes

£3.99
Quick learning & revision tool, over 100 graphics, for all seafarers - this sailing, boating & marine app provides all sailors, boaters & fishermen with essential quick reference knowledge to help them identify vessels and the activities they are engaged in, as specified by the ColRegs.

Whether out on the water or on shore, in daylight, darkness or poor visibility, simply open the app and search the rules in seconds to find the appropriate ColRegs rule and definition.

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This application has been downloaded & used daily by thousands of seafarers in the USA, Great Britain, Australia, France, Canada, New Zealand & over 50 other countries
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- No internet connection required.
- Simple, easy to use navigation for quick reference.
- Every rule & definition available at the touch of a finger.
- Expertly drawn illustrations accompanied by clear, concise descriptions of all the rules.

The app has 4 sections:
1. The Nav Lights section features graphics & descriptions of the lights that are displayed by different vessels at night.

2. The Day Shapes section features graphics & descriptions of the shapes that are displayed during daylight.

3. Three quiz Test Yourself section features multiple combinations of lights & shapes to test your knowledge.

4. The ColRegs section features the rules in full.

Use the Test Yourself section to check your knowledge and application of the rules. If you answer any incorrectly, go back and read through the rule again.

A good understanding of the ColRegs is essential for all people who go to sea in sailing and power boating craft. A candidate for Yachtmaster exams should be aiming to achieve at least 80% pass marks.

ColRegs Nav Lights & Shapes helps boaters identify the types of vessel and the activities they are engaged in at sea, as specified by the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea. This learning tool covers Part C: Lights and Shapes, Rules 20-31 of the ColRegs.
Our other app in this series: “ColRegs Rules Of The Road” covers "Steering & Sailing Rules" and "Sound and Light Signals" sections as specified in the IRPCS.

************ FEATURES and BENEFITS *******************
- Easy reference learning and revision tool for day skipper and similar courses worldwide
- Over 100 custom made graphics for a better visual experience
- Researched and produced by nautical and marine experts for accuracy
- Positively evaluated by professional pilots for reliability
- Interactive "Test Yourself" Section
A useful tool to assist Trainers and Trainees on Day Skipper and Yacht master Courses.

*********** ENDORSEMENTS FROM THE SAILING & BOATING COMMUNITY ***********

"I liked the general feel and simplicity of the ColRegs Rules of the Road app"

"Very easy to use, wish I'd had this when I was doing day skipper!"

"We run a training centre and these apps are a great aide memoire for our students."

"I have just downloaded and am using ColRegs Nav Lights & Shapes app, a brilliant training and reference device."

"I was so impressed with your Nav Lights app that I bought it and downloaded it immediately."

"I really like the colregs part of it and the way you have kept it completely in line with the IRPCS."

"I have deleted another app that I had in favour of yours."

"....excellent graphics, really first class clean design and accurate info..."

" Beautifully produced and very simple to use, a cool learning tool"

" Good app for anyone to use, especially when you are training for boatmaster, yachtmaster etc. Much easier than flip cards"

Boaters know that collision avoidance is made possible when boat operators know how to deal with situations appropriately.


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ColRegs: The Rules of the Road covers the "Steering and Sailing Rules"
and
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Growing Organic Vegetables

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"Grow Your Own Organic Vegetables" from Garden Organic is a handy, quick-reference tool, providing tips and advice for all those who want to start growing organic vegetables.

"Grow Your Own Organic Vegetables" is ideal for those with no experience who want to start organic gardening. It makes a useful quick reference tool for more experienced gardeners and is also recommended for children, the gardeners of the future.

Written by experts at the forefront of organic horticulture for over 50 years - for all gardeners, everywhere.

"Grow Your Own Organic Vegetables" is divided into two main sections, Get Started and Grow Veg:

Get Started.
Tips for growing organic including:

- composting

- use of organically grown seeds

- encouraging wildlife that feed on pests

- mulching

- conservation of water

- things to avoid

Grow Veg.
An illustrated A-Z growing guide for over 50 kinds of vegetable from artichokes to turnips, each with useful facts on:

- suggested varieties

- how and when to plant

- growing tips

- average time to harvest

- equipment needed

- germination time

- average plant size

- family group to grow with

- seed information

- when to harvest

- key nutritional content

- PLUS a handy calendar to help you plan your gardening year

Organic gardeners focus their energy into increasing the natural health of their soil, choosing appropriate plant varieties, and working with nature to produce a healthy and productive garden.

The organic approach to growing recognises that all living things depend on one another, from pests and soil to flowers and wildlife, all are inter-related - even us. We are all responsible for how we treat the soil and the environment, to safeguard it for future generations.

By using organic methods for your kitchen garden, allotment, or community garden, you can 'grow your own' free from pesticides in healthy soil maintained with compost from recycled materials.

About Garden Organic
Garden Organic is a UK national charity with an international reach, dedicated to researching and promoting sustainable growing, and has been at the forefront of organic horticulture for over 50 years. Garden Organic has aimed to ensure this app will be of real practical use and cover every aspect of vegetable growing using organic methods.
Organic gardening methods harness the natural cycles and processes that promote plant growth. The app will help users care for the environment and to cut their ‘carbon footprint’ by ‘reducing, reusing and recycling’ resources, while creating a flourishing growing space.

Why organic gardening matters
Gardening and growing offers great benefits for us all – benefits for the environment, for people’s health and wellbeing, for food security and for building stronger communities. Our outdoor growing space, be it the private garden, community garden, allotment, school garden, or just a small space nearby, is a place where we relax and recharge both spiritually and physically. It is also a place where we can learn and reconnect with nature and the food we eat and where we can take practical action to adopt sustainable lifestyles.

Using the organic approach to gardening and growing, which Garden Organic has been promoting for over 50 years, will ensure that these benefits can be achieved and enjoyed to their full potential....
Growing Your Own Organic Fruit
Growing Your Own Organic Fruit

£0.99
"Grow Your Own Organic Fruit" from Garden Organic is a handy, quick-reference tool, providing tips and advice for all those who want to start growing organic fruit.

"Grow Your Own Organic Fruit" is ideal for those with no experience who want to start organic gardening. It makes a useful quick reference tool for more experienced gardeners and is also recommended for children, the gardeners of the future.

Written by Bob Sherman, FI Hort, Chief Horticultural Officer at Garden Organic - the experts at the forefront of organic horticulture for over 50 years - for all gardeners, everywhere.


"Grow Your Own Organic Fruit" is divided into two main sections, Get Started and Grow Fruit:

Get Started.
Tips for growing organic including: 

- composting 

- soil types 

- disease 

- pollination 

- rootstocks 

- conservation of water 

- things to avoid


Grow Fruit.
Illustrated A-Z growing guides with useful facts on: 

- suggested varieties 

- how and when to plant 

- growing tips 

- average time to harvest

- thinning out 

- storing 

- when to pick 

- PLUS a handy calendar to help you plan your gardening year

Organic gardeners focus their energy into increasing the natural health of their soil, choosing appropriate plant varieties, and working with nature to produce a healthy and productive garden.


The organic approach to growing recognises that all living things depend on one another, from pests and soil to flowers and wildlife, all are inter-related - even us.

We are all responsible for how we treat the soil and the environment, to safeguard it for future generations. 


By using organic methods for your kitchen garden, allotment, or community garden, you can 'grow your own' free from pesticides in healthy soil maintained with compost from recycled materials.


About Garden Organic
Garden Organic is a UK national charity with an international reach, dedicated to researching and promoting sustainable growing, and has been at the forefront of organic horticulture for over 50 years. Garden Organic has aimed to ensure this app will be of real practical use and cover every aspect of vegetable growing using organic methods. 
Organic gardening methods harness the natural cycles and processes that promote plant growth. The app will help users care for the environment and to cut their ‘carbon footprint’ by ‘reducing, reusing and recycling’ resources, while creating a flourishing growing space.

Why organic gardening matters
Gardening and growing offers great benefits for us all – benefits for the environment, for people’s health and wellbeing, for food security and for building stronger communities. Our outdoor growing space, be it the private garden, community garden, allotment, school garden, or just a small space nearby, is a place where we relax and recharge both spiritually and physically. It is also a place where we can learn and reconnect with nature and the food we eat and where we can take practical action to adopt sustainable lifestyles. 
Using the organic approach to gardening and growing, which Garden Organic has been promoting for over 50 years, will ensure that these benefits can be achieved and enjoyed to their full potential.

Using the organic approach to gardening and growing, which Garden Organic has been promoting for over 50 years, will ensure that these benefits can be achieved and enjoyed to their full potential....
VHF DSC Radio
VHF DSC Radio

£2.99
The Reeds VHF DSC Handbook App will ensure you get up to speed quickly with both the analogue and digital functions on the radio. With straightforward explanations and helpful tips, this guide comprehensively describes the leisure craft VHF DSC radio system in a user-friendly and logical manner.

An essential reference and learning tool for any seafarer.

A marine VHF DSC radio is considered essential kit aboard any boat. Rescue authorities and the commercial maritime world now rely almost entirely on DSC radio for making initial contact with boats at sea, so a good understanding by all crew members of how to work it is paramount.

In-depth, comprehensive information covering:
- radio procedure, channel allocation and radio theory
- all the information required to pass the Short Range Certificate (SRC) – compulsory for anyone using a VHF DSC radio
- a full explanation of GMDSS, including details on EPIRBs, SARTs and Navtex
- handy tips throughout

Plus two quiz sections to test your knowledge!

The app features:
- Distress section - quick one-button access to essential info for use in an emergency.
- Radio theory - see below
- Radio practice - see below
- Radio roundup - covers the 'Quick Call Guide' and other essential information.
- Quizzes - 30 questions on theory, 40 questions on practice.

The Radio Theory section covers these topics & more:
GMDSS
EPIRB's
SART
The Radio Signal
VHF channel usage
Controls & functions
Siting the radio

The Radio Practice section covers these topics & more:
Standard procedure
Calls & calling
Distress
Mobile vs VHF
Intership channels
Transmission rules

Based on the Reeds VHF DSC Handbook by Sue Fletcher.
‘If you are looking for just one book to explain all marine VHF operating code and procedure, you need look no further...Packed with hints, tips and sound advice, it explains, in the clearest possible way, all one could wish to know about VHF, present and future.’
Yachting Monthly

SUE FLETCHER is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation, nautical author and Principal of Chichester Maritime, an RYA training centre. She was invited by the MSA to assist in the specification for leisure craft radio and procedures.

************* FREE Bonus Content from "Safe Skipper" *****************************
The bonus section has tips on how to deal with emergencies including: Abandon ship; Dismasting; Distress Signals; Engine Failure; Fire Fighting; Flares; Getting a tow; Helicopter rescue; Holed hull; Man overboard; Medical emergency; Mayday; Panpan; Securité....