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RYA VHF / DSC Radio (Short Range Certificate)

A course for anyone who owns a fixed or handheld marine VHF radio. A radio is an important piece of safety equipment on board and it is vital to understand the correct procedures.

 

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:

 

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

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 you should contact your local RYA Recognised Training centre to discuss the update training required and to organise a SRC examination.

 

Upcoming Courses;

 

Wednesday 23rd May 2018

Saturday 2nd June 2018

 

Course fee 95 inc VAT + 60 (RYA Exam, Licence Fee and Short Range Certificate)

 

Important Note - Exam & Certificate Payment

Before candidates can take their VHF / SRC exam they must pre-pay the 60 exam and licencing fee to the RYA.

The link below takes you to the RYA's secure page for making this payment. Once payment has been made please print out your unique "Exam Voucher" which you must bring with you on the day of your course and/or exam.

CLICK HERE FOR ACCESS TO THE RYA VHF EXAM PAYMENT SERVICE

 

All enquiries to the marina staff or e-mail suzanne@prestonmarina.co.uk or Tel. 01772 733595

APPLICATION FORM FOR TRAINING COURSES (Word Document)