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You do not need any vhf radio experience
technical knowledge to attend this course.

VHF Courses are held in
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Buy RYA VHF Radio (inc.GMDSS) at the RYA Shop

Buy RYA VHF Radio (inc.GMDSS) at the RYA Shop

VHF Marine Radio Courses

This one-day shore based marine radio course covers the new Global Maritime Distress & Safety System (GMDSS), and is essential for any boat owner or user of a marine radio.

The Short Range Certificate (SRC) is the radio operator qualification, which authorises 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.

Minimum pre-course experience: None - but knowledge of the phonetic alphabet is useful but not necessary

Please remember that it is illegal to use a marine VHF radio (includes hand held radios) unless you hold a short range certificate, or a VHF certificate
(the predecessor to short range certificate)
unless you are under the direct supervision of someone that does.

The next VHF marine radio short range certificate course including GMDSS and DSC will will take place at our training centre in Barry. 
Sunday 1st December

Course fees from £68 per person
Please call for more information & bookings


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)


We use the latest simulators and training radio's
so you get the best training without interfering
with local radio traffic   

We are now able to offer
one to one training
please call for details

Barrys Premier Water Sports Activity Centre