RYA VHF Marine Radio Course
RYA VHF/DSC Marine Radio Course
The RYA (Royal Yachting Association) marine VHF radio course is the perfect complement to the RYA 'learn to sail' practical courses like the RYA Start Yachting course, RYA Competent crew course and RYA Day Skipper course, as well as being an essential qualification for all experienced sailors.
The Short Range Certificate (SRC) has replaced the old marine VHF licence, the restricted certificate of competence in radio
telephony - VHF only.
VHF radios equipped with DSC (Digital Selective Calling) are rapidly replacing VHF-only radios in small craft with good reason, For small craft users the advantage of DSC over VHF-only radio is that the equipment can provide automated distress alerting via Digital Selective Calling (DSC). A simple push button operation sends a distress call giving your position and identifying your vessel.
The entire RYA marine radio syllabus is taught on the day but a little preparation goes a long way. The phonetic alphabet should be committed to memory as should the mayday procedure including the voice message.
A short VHF Radio exam paper is taken at the end of the day, failures are rare but in the event no charge is made for a resit, you do not have to attend the full course again.
We recomend the RYA VHF Radio book for pre-course reading and later reference. Available from us at the time of booking for only £5.00 including postage, (RRP £6.99).
The instructor was professional and extremely helpful.James, Jan 2011
Being a Sussex resident I was very pleased to find a local training company within easy reach.Keith, Jan 2011
The instructors were very well informed, instructive, good depth of knowledgeImogen, Jan 2011
The instructor was clearly very experienced and knowledgeable in the subject, and a good communicator. It was a great day, I got my certificate, and thoroughly enjoyed the process.Rupert, Jan 2011
Thank-you for a wonderful course and see you soon.Amy, Feb 2011