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Course Overview

Duration: A 1 and a half or 2 day classroom based course.

Previous experience required: None.

Content: VHF licence is required by law to control the operation of VHF (DSC) equipment on British Flagged vessels. Course contents include:

  • Different types of licensing.
  • The history of how and where it all came about and how it fits into todays society.
  • A basic introduction to other equipment which assists with communications at sea.
  • How to use the radio.
  • How to make contact.
  • How to process the calls.
  • Using digital technology to make calls.
  • Scenarios (practicing calls on simulator radios).

On successful completion of a short assessment at the end of the course you will be eligible to apply for the VHF licence.

Course Summary

This SRC VHF DSC course is for you if you...
  • Are seriously involved in sailing/motor boating/sea angling/diving
  • Own your own boat
  • Own your own VHF (handheld or fixed)
  • Crew/skipper on vessels which have a VHF
  • Are preparing for the Yachtmaster Coastal practical exam
  • Are preparing for the Yachtmaster Offshore practical exam
The course
  • The aim of this SRC VHF DSC course is to give you knowledge on how to use the VHF correctly and conform to the law on using a vital piece of marine equipment
  • There is a short test for this course and a practical assessment
  • A license can be applied for upon successful completion
Topics covered
  • Radio operations/ channels/ call types/ DSC/ GMDSS/ other equipment
Course duration
  • This course is taken over 1and a half or 2 days
  • You can choose set course dates at our base
  • You can choose dates to suit your calendar at either our base or at your chosen venue
  • There is an additional cost for the license of £60, payable to RYA (cheque or card) on the day of the course, plus you will need a passport photograph
Course pack
  • VHF Handbook/ license application form
Course cost includes
  • Tuition/ teas/ coffees/ juices/ biscuits
  • Loans of additional equipment maybe available at no extra cost - please check prior to course for availability
What extra do I need
  • Pen/ note pad/ lunch/snacks available locally/passport photo/licence payment (card/cheque)

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Buy RYA VHF Radio (inc.GMDSS) at the RYA Shop
RYA VHF Radio (inc. GMDSS)

Buy RYA VHF Radio (inc. GMDSS) (eBook) at the RYA Shop
RYA VHF Radio (inc. GMDSS) (eBook)

Buy RYA VHF Radio (SRC Syllabus and Sample Questions) at the RYA Shop
RYA VHF Radio (SRC Syllabus & Sample Questions)

Buy RYA VHF Radio SRC Syllabus and Sample Questions (eBook) at the RYA Shop
RYA VHF Radio (SRC Syllabus & Sample Questions) (eBook)

Buy Marine Radio Flip Cards at the RYA Shop
Marine Radio Flip Cards

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