RYA Marine Radio Short Range Certificate (SRC)

Online, interactive course followed by your assessment when you arrive with us


1 Day online plus 2 hour assessment & final exam in our school

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


eBook version - €190 (plus GBP 70.00 RYA Exam & Certificate issue fee)

Hardback version, including book delivery - €220 (plus GBP 70.00 RYA Exam & Certificate issue fee)

This on-line course and assessment will teach and test you on the rules and procedures for radio operation. 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 and assessment will teach and test you on 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 course covers all aspects of DSC and explains the Global Maritime Distress and safety System (GMDSS) in detail.

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)
  • Navtex
  • A short written test
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Calle Del Medio, 38800,
San Sebastian de La Gomera,
Islas Canarias, Spain

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