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RYA Marine Radio Short Range Certificate Course
A course 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 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 either fixed or hand held.
Assumed knowledge: None
Minimum duration: 10 hours study plus exam time. The exam will always be classroom based but the course will be taken online at our club.
Minimum age: 16 years old
Course content: Basics of radio operation, frequencies, distress, emergency and medical assistance procedures, making ship to shore telephone calls, Digital Selective Calling, Global Maritime Distress Safety System
Ability after course: To be able to operate the radio and know the procedures required to use the radio.
The cost of this course is:
£50 for WKSC Members
£80 for Non Members
To sign up head to Webcollect via the button, you will then receive login details to RYA’s interactive site to begin the course.