Optimise the use of your on board safety equipement.

Be it a hand-held or fixed device, a marine VHF radio is paramount to your safety and knowing how to operate it and how to use the correct procedures could save a vessel, or your own life.

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.

If you obtained your VHF certificate before 1999 you will need to upgrade your certificate if you purchase a VHF DSC set. We will be able to organise this upgrade for you.

The course will be carried out in our class room, with two fully functional VHF DSC simulators which you will parctice on as the course progresses.

Course Topics Include

The course ends in a short written test. We will give you a temoraty pass until we send your paperwork to the RYA for certification. You may expect to receive your official certificate by post approximately three weeks after the end of your course.
Ability After Course
Use the correct operating procedures on your VHF DSC set.


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Course Info


14 February 2018

10 May 2018


09:00 - 18:00

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€ 220

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