Training Courses

VHF Radio. Short range certificate (SRC).

Short range certificate (SRC).

The Short Range Certificate (SRC) is required by law if you operate a VHF radio fitted with Digital Selective Calling (DSC) voluntarily on any British vessel.

It is vital the correct procedures are understood, incorrect usage could block out a mayday call.

This one day course is based upon continuous assessment followed by an examination.

The course subjects taught include:-

  • The basics of radio operation.
  • The correct frequencies/channels to be used.
  • Distress, emergency and medical assistance procedures.
  • Practice situations using simple voice and DSC methods.
  • Digital selective Calling (DSC) using actual VHF training radios.
  • Global Maritime and Distress Safety System (GMDSS).
  • Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB).
  • Search and Rescue transponders (SART).

A maximum of 8 students per course allows a 2 student to radio ratio.

The course broadly gives a 50/50 split of theory and hands on practice.

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