lady operating a fixed VHF radio down below deck on a yacht at mylor sailing school near Falmouth, Cornwall

RYA VHF Marine Radio SRC Course

RYA VHF Marine Radio Course – Short Range Certificate (SRC) 1 day course with 2-3 hours pre-course reading.  See dates here.

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This course is always run with a maximum of 6 people per class to maintain the quality of tuition with our very experienced trainers here at Mylor Sailing School.

A VHF Marine Radio whether handheld or fixed enables communication with coast stations, port/harbour authorities and with other vessels.  This form of communication is an important piece of safety equipment and it is vital to understand the correct procedures.

The RYA VHF Marine Radio Course is 1 day’s tuition with 2-3 hours of pre-course reading.  Towards the end of the day you will also sit an examination with an external moderator.

The Short Range Certificate (SRC) is the minimum qualification required by law to control the operation of VHF and VHF Digital Selective Calling (DSC)  equipment on any British flagged vessel voluntarily fitted with a radio. This includes both fixed and hand held equipment using International channels.

Our well equipped classroom in Mylor, based near Falmouth is ideal for learning with wonderful views of the estuary. Parking is easy and we have free passes for your convenience.

NEXT COURSE DATES –

Sunday 13th May 2018 – Full

Monday 21st May 2018 – Spaces

Monday 18th June 2018 – Spaces

Saturday 14th July 2018 – Spaces

Sunday 19th August 2018 – Spaces

 

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Up to 6 people£95 + RYA License fee of £60

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A great course and our trainer was really patient and knowledgeable! Great classroom too!

Frequently asked questions

When do we run these courses?

Once a month either on a weekend or a Monday. Pre-booking essential.

I am a complete beginner, is this the right course for me?

Yes absolutely. This course will take you through the basics and by the end of the course you will be competent in using a VHF Short Range radio.

If we are a family all using the radio on-board our boat do we all need a license?

By law the main registered operator needs a license but needs to be on-board if others who do not have a license are using the radio.

Will the license expire?

No it will not expire but there may be some updates from time to time. You can check the Offcom website for up to date information.

Is the examination difficult?

It is not too difficult, just following the correct set of procedures that you will be taught throughout the day and you will receive a book with all the correct procedures in to keep from the course.

We have just upgraded our fixed VHF to a DSC model, can you come to our boat to give us some training?

Yes, we can do VHF radio specific training for you. We will just need to know the make and model before hand. Taking the VHF assessment for an updated license is then up to you but can be arranged to take place at Mylor Sailing School.

Can you give us some training on our own boat with our radio?

Yes we can arrange for a trainer to carry out specific tailormade training to your model of fixed VHF radio on your own boat. Please get in touch to arrange this or for more information.

What do I need to bring?

We provide all the technical equipment required. You will need to bring, a writing pad and pencil. Erasers and pencil sharpeners available. Also we provide hot drinks.

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