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VHF Radio

PLEASE NOTE: WE DO NOT CURRENTLY RUN THIS COURSE

Location: TBC

Course Times: TBC

This course is mandatory for anybody wishing to use a marine VHF radio. It is, therefore, an essential requirement for all skippers of recreational craft.

Pre-work

  • Prior to attending the course we will send you a VHF pack. You must complete 3 hours of self study.

Day 1

  • Introduction to VHF/DSC (Digital Selective Calling) radios
  • MMSI numbers (Marine Mobile Service Identity)
  • Distress, Urgency, Safety and Routine calls using dummy radios and computer simulation
  • Procedure words and key phrases
  • GMDSS (Global Maritime Distress and Safety System):- Epirbs, Sarts, Navtex, AIS
  • Mayday and Mayday relay

? Day 2

  • An RYA examiner will give you a practical assessment on the training radios followed by a multiple choice examination.

On successful completion you will be given a form to complete and send to the RYA. They will then issue your Short Range Certificate. You will need to bring a passport photo to attach to the form along with a cheque payable to the Royal Yachting Association for £60. You can also pay by debit card.

Costs:

  • Course fee £130 (cash or cheque - includes VHF pack and lunch)
  • RYA fee £60 (cheque or debit card)
Course Dates:

PLEASE NOTE: WE DO NOT CURRENTLY RUN THIS COURSE

Course Length: 1.5 Days
Course Fee: £TBC (see above)

Last updated 20:56 on 11 February 2018

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