On VHF radio I sound like a cross twixt Donald Duck & Tokyo Rose

As part of the “egads, odds bodkins, I’ll soon be living on a narrowboat” campaign I yomped over to Nottingham (River Trent) for some VHF radio training and subsequent exam. Yee-hah, I passed! In the appropriate circumstances I’m now legally qualified to say such things as “Mayday Mayday Mayday etc” and “Iceberg, Smithers? I see…