Make no mistake the VHF Radio is the most important piece of safety equipment you will ever purchase for your craft, it is essential that you know how to operate it, and that you conform to the legal requirements for its use on your boat.

The VHF radio is an important piece of safety equipment onboard a small craft and can be used under the supervision of a licensed operator. It is important to note that any person operating a VHF radio without the correct certification is liable for prosecution and can have the equipment confiscated.

This Interactive course can be carried out in your own time at home.When you complete the practice tests online and score a high mark we will book you in for the exam at our training centre.

Duration Own Time
Cost £70.00
Minimum Age 16 years
Pre-requisites None
Course Content Marine Radio (SRC)

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:

  • Basics of radio operation
  • 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 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. To upgrade a Restricted VHF licence to a GMDSS Short Range Certificate contact us to discuss the update training required and to organize a SRC examination.

Follow link below for Online Taster Video
https://youtu.be/TnGoK0UW6F4

Total number of places on Course unlimited