RYA Marine Radio (VHF/SRC)

Duration 1 Day
Assumed Knowledge It is required for you to take the RYA on- line SRC course before joining us. We can provide you with all the required links and information to get you started. The study and on-line course takes 10 hours and will prepare you for the practical assessment and exam here at our RYA school
Course Content Learn the radio rules, laws, terms and disciplines. Train in use of both the VHF radio and the DSC programming, preparing and sending of distress, urgency and safety alerts together with routine calling techniques. A short written test of your understanding of the content
Expected Learning Outcome Following successful completion of this course, you will apply for and receive your RYA Radio Operators Licence
Price From €230
Availability Contact us for availability
Book Links RYA VHF Handbook (ebook)
The VHF/SRC Course explained
Online SRC taster course

On-Line RYA Marine Radio VHF/Short Range Certificate Course

This is an ON-Line course taken at home with the assessment and Exam taken here at our La Gomera or Tenerife base by our SRC assessors.

As a boat owner or user of a hand held or fixed marine radio set, you are required by law to hold a radio operators licence. This on-line course will teach you the rules and procedures for radio operation. All new VHF sets are now fitted with DSC (Digital Selective Calling) allowing calls to specific vessels as well as the emergency procedures for sending digital distress, urgency and safety calls. This on-line course covers all aspects of DSC and explains the Global Maritime Distress and safety System (GMDSS) in detail. The price of €230 includes the RYA certification fee. The “hands on” radio assessment and written test paper must be taken with Canary Sail on site! It takes just 1 hour or so and is usually run on a Friday to fit in with our practical sailing course week.

Topics covered:
Basic Radio Operation (VHF)
Using the correct channels
Distress, emergency and medical assistance procedures
Ship to shore calling
Digital Selective Calling (DSC) with use of simulator radio sets
Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)
Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB)
Search and Rescue Transponder (SART)
Automatic Identification System (AIS)
A short written test

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