Vhf Marine Radio (SRC) :

RYA Marine Radio (SRC) VHF Course  £85

 We  run courses every month and the next course is on Saturday 21 October.

 If there are other dates you are looking for just give Rosy a call 07825311569 or send a text and we’ll get back to you with you to discuss other options.

We are also able to run midweek courses and courses at your venue whether within Edinburgh city centre or else where in Scotland,  please contact us for details.

This course will be presented as either a one day course run at weekends, or if you prefer the on line option. Full detail, including special offers, are available in our on line course pages. 

The course fee includes the latest RYA VHF Handbook and other teaching materials.

 The exam will include a short written paper and a practical assessment .

 An additional payment of £60 is required by the RYA for the exam and the licence. This payment is made directly to the RYA by card or by cheque on the exam day.

 Candidates should bring a passport sized photo for the licence

The course will be taught and examined using the very latest 2016 DSC training radios. These are real radios which have been modified to allow you to practice sending both voice and digital  distress Mayday calls, without alarming the coastguard.

One Day Course,  and a 2-3 hour assessment

The course will take place either on a Saturday or Sunday.

For Saturday courses candidates will have the option of doing the exam in the evening after the course, on the Sunday morning or at another convenient time.

For Sunday courses candidates will have the option of doing the exam in the evenings or one evening during the week. We can discuss what time and day suits you best.

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Or if you would like to discuss any aspect of this course  with an instructor then please phone or text Rosy  on  07825311569 or email: leithnautical@gmail.com

A practical course, an essential for those on the water, using simulator radios to learn the basics of radio operation, the correct frequencies (channels) to be used,  distress, emergency and medical assistance procedures as well as making ship to shore telephone calls.   All of the simulator radios have Digital Selective Calling (DSC). The course will cover Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS), Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB) and Search and Rescue (SART)

 More Information

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.

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. This can be done by attending this one-day course or, if no tuition is required, you can enter for direct examination.

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 telephone calls
  • Digital Selective Calling (DSC) using simulators
  • Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)
  • Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB)
  • Search and Rescue (SART)

 

 

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