Courses – Description

SRC – Short Range Certificate

We have purpose built facilities, especially for Radio Training. Our students don’t look at each other in class (just like it would be on your boat), this is more realistic training as this is how it will be at sea in the real world, as you often can’t see who you are talking to. This teaches you to wait the correct amount of time and not look at your fellow students and see them press the buttons. The classroom will be the purpose built VHF Radio Training room at ABC Universal Marina. We have received many comments about our VHF Training room and ICOM were delighted to provide a Case Study on us as we use ICOM training sets, read our review by clicking here.

Before your Course

If enough time to get it to you, you will receive a VHF manual in the post prior to your course as you are required to do some work before you get to us. We will give you an exercise or two to do at home, the RYA recommend 3 hours of pre course work. This is necessary as you have to pass an exam when you get here. We take you through it every step of the way making it easy for you and we have a 100% exam success rate for all our students. We don’t slip our standards to ensure we keep this fact we are very proud of.

VHF SRC Course Duration

The course will be over a minimum of 10 hours with the student having completed 3 hours home study in advance of the course. (VHF Refresher 4 hour input). The examination will follow the RYA guidelines and the latest RYA training notices. The Course starts at 09:00 hrs or 09:30 hrs and the examiner will arrive after the course to take you through the exam. This is not a short day as the RYA recommend 7 hours in the classroom before your exam. We follow RYA guidelines and provide the correct and necessary content and we will not cut corners. You will know your stuff when you leave us, but sometimes if we have smaller numbers, you obviously will finish slightly earlier.

VHF SRC Course Content

VHF SRC Course subjects include:

  • Routine operation of marine VHF radio including Digital Selective Calling
  • The correct VHF channels (frequencies) to be used for each type of communication
  • Distress, emergency and medical assistance procedures
  • Ship to shore communication
  • Practical use of Marine VHF DSC radios
  • Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)
  • Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB) and Personal Locator Beacons (PLB)
  • Search and Rescue Transponders (SART)

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