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RYA VHF Radio Short Range Certificate (SRC) Course

(inc. GMDSS)

  • Course Aim

    This radio operator qualification authorises the holder to operate a VHF radio fitted with Digital Selective Calling (DSC) on board any British vessel which is voluntarily fitted with radio equipment.

  • Duration

    1 day course including exam.

  • Prior experience required

    None, though learning the phonetic alphabet before the course is a great advantage.

  • Course Content

    • General knowledge of VHF communications in the maritime mobile service
    • Detailed working & knowledge of radio equipment
    • Operational procedures of the GMDSS
    • Detailed practical operation of GMDSS subsystems & equipment
    • Operational procedures & regulations for VHF communications

  • Assessment

    • Distress situations
    • Urgency situations
    • Safety situations
    • Routine communication

The course costs from £90 per person, and is run in our classroom at Cobb's Quay, Poole. In addition, there is a fee for the RYA certification of £30 per person, and the candidate also needs to bring along a passport-sized photo to send off with the application form.

Please call us on 01202 661881, or contact us for further details and course dates.
The Waterfront, Cobbs Quay, Hamworthy, Poole, Dorset, BH15 4EL - Tel: +44 (0) 1202 661881 - Fax: +44 (0) 1202 664222
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