1 DAY – CLASSROOM (MAX 4)
A one-day course for anyone who owns a fixed or hand-held marine VHF radio.
We limit numbers to maximum of 4 students to ensure the best experience and practice. (If you want a group large this can be arranged but will be over 2 days.)
The Short Range Certificate is the minimum qualification required by law to operate a VHF radio fitted with Digital Selective Calling (DSC) on any British vessel voluntarily fitted with a radio.
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 doing the online course.
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 training radios
- Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)
- Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB)
- Search and Rescue (SART)
The course will be taught using training radios, each student being provided with there own radio for duration of course and we also have a variety of other teaching aids.
The Cost of Course includes:
- RYA VHF Radio Handbook (£14.95 included in course)
- Course Handouts
- FREE Car Parking
- After Course Support includes help registering you VHF Radio Licence with Ofcom if required.
- Max Number of Course 4,
Excludes Examination Fee £60 no VAT if paid direct to RYA [HERE]