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RYA VHF/SRC Radio course

The Short Range Certificate is the minimum qualification required by law to control the operation of VHF and VHF Digital Selective Calling (DSC) 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:

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

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


Currently there are no dates scheduled but we hope to run this course soon

Please do contact the admin office if you are interested and for further details.


Last updated 16:09 on 12 October 2017

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