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RYA VHF (SRC) Radio Course

1 day Classroom Course & Assessment


Thursday, 1st November 2018, Booking Info.
Duration:
8 Hrs
Course Price:
£125.00
With Accommodation:
£175.00
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The Short Range Certificate is the minimum qualification required by law to control the operation of VHF equipment on any British flagged vessel voluntarily fitted with a radio. This includes both fixed and hand held equipment using International channels.

A radio is an important piece of safety equipment on board and it is vital to understand the correct procedures. Unnecessary transmissions could block out a Mayday distress call.

Course topics include:

  • the basics of radio operation
  • the correct frequencies (channels) to be used
  • distress, emergency and medical assistance procedures
  • making ship to shore communication
  • Digital Selective Calling (DSC) using simulators
  • Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)
  • Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB)
  • Search and Rescue (SART)

The course will be taught and examined using radio simulators. The exam will also include a short written test.

The SRC course can be taken in the classroom or online with Red Ensign - an RYA recognised training centre.

All new VHF sets are either fitted, or can be interfaced, with DSC allowing calls to specific vessels. If you hold the 'old' VHF licence (pre-1999) you need to upgrade your qualification if you purchase new equipment.

Download the online taster course from the RYA website if you wish.

Please note there is an additional charge for the examination fee and licence of £60 made payable to the RYA.  Red Ensign are happy to arrange this if you wish.  

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Requirements Checklist
  • 18+ Years of Age

    You must be at-least 18 to attend this course

  • Your Identification Card

    You must bring an official form of identification, such as your Passport, Discharge Book , Driving Licence or National ID.