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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;

Saturday 12th August 2017

Wednesday 30th August 2017

Saturday 16th September 2017

Saturday 21st October 2017

Saturday 3rd February 2018

 

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

 

 

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

APPLICATION FORM FOR TRAINING COURSES (Word Document)