RYA VHF Radio, GMDS & DSC
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The Short Range Certificate (‘SRC’) is the radio operator qualification which authorizes the holder to operate a VHF radiotelephone, fitted with Digital Selective Calling (‘DSC’) on board any British vessel which is voluntarily fitted with radio equipment.
The morning session will cover the practical operation of a standard Marine VHF, Channel usage, Distress/Urgency/Safety and routine voice procedures. In the afternoon we go onto look at the GMDSS scheme, equipment used in GMDSS i.e. EPIRBs, SARTS, Digital Selective Calling (DSC) NAVTEX, practical use of DSC equipment. At the end of the course there is a multiple choice examination.
- Fluency in the phonetic alphabet
- One passport photograph