MARITIME RADIO OPERATORS CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCE
RYA / MCA Short Range Certificate (SRC) VHF Course
One Day (8 hours) or two 4 hour sessions
Suitable for Beginners - YES
Assumed knowledge: None
Course Location -
Various locations see below
(for groups of 4 of more we will come to you)
This enjoyable one day course covers both the training and examination requirements for the VHF Short Range Certificate and includes the use of a VHF Radio equipped with Digital Selective Calling (DSC).
During this informative day you will cover:
Types of VHF Radio Sets
Range of opperation
Distress Alerting and the Mayday call
All Ships Safety calls
The course is a legal requirement for anyone who has or uses a ships VHF or portable VHF Radio.
This replaces the previous VHF Radio Operators Certificate and is part of the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS). All new VHF Radio users need to obtain this certificate to operate their radios safely and legally. Previous VHF certificate holders wishing to operate a DSC radio need to upgrade to the new Short Range Certificate.
You will be assessed by tests and exercises during the day. A "Short Range Certificate" is issued to students who successfully complete the course.
As with all our training we aim to run one of the best courses in the UK, with our comprehensive training aids, you will not need to spend the day writing down copious notes, missing useful information. We use Simrad RD68 and Raymarine RAY54E DSC training radios. These training radios are exactly as you would find them on the water, but with only limited transmitting power enabling us use and practice with all the radio functions
throughout the day, including voice calls and DSC Mayday, Pan Pan and Safety calls etc
Upon the successful completion of the course you will have an understanding of radio rules and regulations and be competent and licensed to operate a marine VHF/DSC radio.
Price: Full Course £95.00 plus RYA certification fee of £30.00
SRC Update £75.00 plus RYA certification fee of £30.00 (for holders of the old VHF certificate)
For Course Dates and Locations
If you are looking at just sitting the exam without the associated training course (Direct Entry) please contact us to arrange an appropriate date. The fees for “Direct Entry” examinations are mandatory they are set by the MCA and should be same country wide as follows:
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Where to Find us -
Telephone: Keith Harding on +44 (0) 7831 431197 or David Stanton on +44 (0) 7785 952434