Marine Radio (SRC)
Cost: £125 per person*
A one-day course for anyone who owns a fixed or hand-held marine VHF radio.
Short Range Certificate is the minimum qualification required by law to
operate a VHF radio fitted with Digital Selective Calling (DSC) on any
British vessel voluntarily fitted with a radio.
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. This can be
done by attending this one-day course or, if no tuition is required,
you can enter for direct examination.
Course topics include
• the basics of radio operation
• the correct frequencies (channels) to be used
• distress, emergency and medical assistance procedures
• making ship to shore telephone calls
• Digital Selective Calling (DSC) using simulators
• Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)
• Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB)
• Search and Rescue (SART)
The course will be taught using radio simulators and will be examined by a short written test.
* Inclusive of all log books, study packs and certificates.