VHF Radio Course

Overview

VHR RADIO COURSE

The RYA Short Range Certificate is the minimum qualification required by British law to use a VHF and/or a VHF Digital Selective Calling (DSC) Radio / equipment on any British flagged vessel fitted with a radio. This includes both fixed and hand held Radios using International channels. This RYA VHF SRC Radio Course is the first step to gaining this qualification.

The vhf radio is an important piece of safety equipment on board any boat and it is important to understand how they work and to use the correct procedures. Unnecessary transmissions could for example block out a Mayday distress call.

VHF Radio Course topics include:

  • the basics of radio operation
  • the 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 VHF radio course is an online course which will take about 6 hours to complete. Once you have completed the VHF radio course online you will need to pass an exam with an examiner.

The exam will also include a short written test. PLEASE NOTE THIS COURSE FEE DOES NOT INCLUDE THE RYA EXAM FEE THAT IS PAYABLE DIRECTLY TO THE RYA WHEN BOOKING YOUR EXAM

https://www.rya.org.uk/exams

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 now

Seawake offer a range of theory and practical courses to suit all levels, click here for more information

 

Pre-Requisites

Download and complete the license application here:
http://www.rya.org.uk/training-support/Documents/SRC_App_and_Pay_Form.pdf

Bring this form along to the first day of the course.

Itinerary

This is an online course followed by a written exam.,

Additional information

Certification

VHF SHORT WAVE RADIO CERTIFICATE

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If there are no courses scheduled or that suit your itinerary, please do get in touch and we will see if we can work something out.

Once you have booked your course you will also need to fill in our health form.

Booking Form &
Health Declaration