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Marine Radio (SRC)

This course is for anyone who owns a fixed or handheld marine VHF radio. A radio is an important piece of safety equipment on board and it is vital to understand the correct procedures. 

The online course is compatible with PC, Mac or iPad. Once you have completed the course you will be able to take the The SRC exam at the club. During the course you will be supported by one of our course tutors.

The Short Range Certificate 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.

A radio is an important piece of safety equipment on board and it is vital to understand the correct procedures. Unnecessary transmissions could block out a Mayday distress call.

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 communication
  • Digital Selective Calling (DSC) using simulators 
  • Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) 
  • Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB) 
  • Search and Rescue (SART)

Course taster

You can download the course taster here

 

Course overview