RYA Marine Radio (VHF/SRC)

CORONAVIRUS NOTICE: At current, due to COVID-19, there are some changes to the normal running of this course. This includes student screening, the use of PPE, social distancing, and enhanced hygiene protocols. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.

Cost

£90

Duration

1 Day

Plus Exam (1-1.5 hours)

Assumed Ability

None

Ability after the course

Able to use a non-DSC, and DSC VHF Radios competently

Minimum Age

16+ (on the day of the exam)

Exam Type / Duration

A combination of a written theory test and practical assessment in the use of Marine VHF DSC radios and GMDSS Equipment

Max. Instructor / Student Ratio

1:6

Course Information

This 1 day Short Range Radio Certificate (VHF) is the minimum qualification required by law, for the operation of VHF and Digital Selective Calling (DSC) VHF radios in the UK.
 
You will cover topics like:
 
  • routine operation of marine VHF radio including Digital Selective Calling
  • the correct VHF channels (frequencies) used for each type of communication
  • distress, emergency, and medical assistance procedures
  • ship to shore communication
  • practical use of Marine VHF DSC radios
  • Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)
  • Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB)
  • Search and Rescue Transponders (SART)
During the course, you will use training radio sets and spend as much time as possible using them.
 
On completion of the course, we arrange for an independent examiner to be available, allowing you to take your exam whilst all the information is still fresh.
 
For more information regarding the exam, click here.