RYA Short Range Certificate (SRC) / VHF Radio Licence
This radio operator qualification authorises the holder to operate a short range marine VHF radio both with or without Digital Selective Calling (DSC) on board any British vessel that is voluntarily fitted with radio equipment. Essentially, it’s the VHF licence for leisure users. This qualification is a legal requirement for marine VHF users throughout the world. It's also good useful to know what to do if you ever require assistance.
One day: 0930 to 1700.
There are no pre-requisites for this course, although we will ask you to learn the phonetic alphabet in advance (sent out at the time of booking). While under 16s can take the course, to be issued the actual certificate by the RYA you must be at least 16 years old.
The course concentrates on use of VHF Radio under the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS). In addition to VHF procedures, it also covers Digital Selective Calling (DSC), Navtex, EPIRBs and SARTs. This certificate has replaced the old VHF Restricted Licence and is the qualification required to operate a marine VHF Radio.
The course is taught using our range of 14 live DSC and Navtex sets. You can expect to practice on Simrad, Icom and Silva radios and a Nasa Navtex set during your course.
Why not watch our short how-to video for a head start on sending a DSC distress alert:
- Use of our Simrad, Icom, Silva or Standard Horizon VHF / DSC simulators
- Use of our NASA Navtex simulator
- A full day's training
- End of day assessment
- Course materials
- Free parking at our centre
What's Not Included:
- The RYA licence fee (£30)
If the dates below do not suit you we can set up a bespoke 1:1, 2:1 or group course at a time that suits you.
Individual Person Price: £99
Please call the office on 02380 231 122 or e-mail email@example.com for more information, or to book this course.
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