VHF Radio Short Range Certificate

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.

The course will be taught either in the classroom using real VHF radio sets (that only transmit to each other!) or by completing the  online course using radio simulators with an optional classroom session to reinforce your knowledge.

If selecting the  online course, the course must be completed prior to attending the optional classroom session or examination. 

Following either the classroom session or the online course (or both) you will have a short written test and then be examined independently of your tutor.

To find out more about the RYA SRC Course the RYA have produced a short You Tube clip.



One Day Course & Examination Dates:

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