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VHF Operator Certificate

For your semi-offshore or offshore sailing, you may have to operate in international waters that start more than 12 miles from the coast. In this situation, you must hold the RRC (Restricted Radiotelephone Operator's Certificate) to be able to use the communication devices you have on board, starting with the VHF fixed or portable. Moreover, this title is often required in foreign countries, such as Croatia, where it is essential to sail on a leased boat.


The CRR is regulated by the Order of 22 February 2011 amending the Order of 18 May 2005 on restricted radiotelephone operator certificates for the maritime and river mobile services. There are two categories of examination, the maritime RRC and the river RRC but the "maritime" includes the "river".

The RRC is an examination that is administered in the same way as the driving licence code. The exam consists of a multiple-choice questionnaire and is based on the official RRC program. The Agence Nationale des Fréquences organizes and administers the exams.


It focuses on theoretical knowledge of the worldwide organization of marine rescue (GMDSS and SAR), maritime radiotelephone regulations and the use of VHF, including distress, emergency and safety messages.

Picksea offers you the different manuals published by Vagnon some of which have been written by our experts.

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  • <h2>Maritime Radio Telephony Manual French - English</h2> <p>This manual provides the international language used in transmissions by maritime professionals. It is intended for all mariners who wish to communicate unambiguously with mariners and shore stations anywhere in the world and thus reinforce the safety of navigation.</p> <h2>Maritime radiotelephony on our website</h2> <p>You can find on Picksea.com everything related to marine radiotelephony, edited by the prestigious brand Vagnon.</p> <h2>Features</h2>
  • <h2>The Vagnon code for the French Radiotelephone Operator's  Certificate</h2> <p>The Radiotelephone Operator's Certificate validates a navigator's ability to use the VHF, both from the point of view of technical functions and calling procedures. The possession of this certificate is mandatory to use a VHF when navigating outside French territorial waters.</p> <h2>Find all the maritime radiotelephony on Picksea.com</h2> <p>You can find on our website everything related to marine radiotelephony and in particular a wide range of <a href="https://www.picksea.com/en/53-vhf-and-walkie-talkie">VHF</a> and <a href="https://www.picksea.com/en/82-emergency-beacon">distress beacons</a>.</p> <h2>More information on the Vagnon CRR manual</h2>

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