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RYA VHF (SRC) Radio Course

1 day Classroom Course & Assessment


Next Date: Thu, 23rd Nov All Dates

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.

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Booking Info.
Duration:
1 day
Course Price:
£125.00
With Accommodation:
Not Available
Group Bookings:
Available
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