This online interactive course is for anyone who owns or uses a fixed or hand-held marine VHF radio.
The RYA Short Range Certificate (SRC) is the minimum qualification required by law to control the operation of VHF and GMDSS (Global Maritime Distress and Safety System) 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.
A VHF radio is an important piece of safety equipment on board and it is vital to understand the correct protocols & procedures.
All new VHF sets are either fitted, or can be interfaced with DSC
After completion of this course a physical assessment of your practical and theory skills must be completed by a qualified SRC Assessor/Examiner
If you hold the ‘old’ VHF licence (pre-1999) you will need to upgrade your qualification if you purchase or use new GMDSS VHF DSC Radio equipment.
This can be done by completing this online course and attending an assessment.