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RYA VHF Radio Short Range Certificate

A VHF radio may only be used by the holder of a VHF radio licence, or under their direct supervision. During the one day SRC course we will show you the basics of VHF radio, introduce procedures for different types of call and explain how to use the features of a modern VHF radio. We will cover both conventional radio procedure, as well as Digital Selective Calling (DSC) and the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS).

This is a hands-on course using VHF radio equipment and computer simulators. At the end of the day there is a short assessment covering the topics practiced earlier in the day. Successful completion of the assessment will allow you to be awarded the Short Range Certificate. No prior knowledge is required before the course, however it would be helpful to be familiar with the phonetic alphabet. Students will be provided with the RYA course handbook at the time of booking.

A
Alpha
G
Golf
L
Lima
Q
Quebec
V
Victor
B
Bravo
H
Hotel
M
Mike
R
Romeo
W
Whisky
C
Charlie
I
India
N
November
S
Sierra
X
X-ray
D
Delta
J
Juliet
O
Oscar
T
Tango
Y
Yankee
E
Echo
K
Kilo
P
Papa
U
Uniform
Z
Zulu
F
Foxtrot
course duration
one day (0900-1700)

prior knowledge
none

qualification aim
RYA / MCA short range certificate

course content
operation of VHF radio and GMDSS equipment

related courses
Course fee: 125 (includes course handbook). There is also an Exam & Licence fee of 60 payable to the RYA on the day of the course,  students will need to bring either a cheque book or credit/debit card as well as a recent passport photograph. For those who have taken the online course and would like to sit the exam at our Sailing School, there is a fee of 30 and 60 payable to the examiner on the day for the exam and the licence.

 

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