RYA VHF DSC SRC
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 basics of radio operation
- the correct frequencies (channels) to be used
- distress, emergency and medical assistance procedures
- making ship to shore telephone calls
- Digital Selective Calling (DSC) using simulators
- Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)
- Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB)
- Search and Rescue (SART)
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.