RYA SRC Marine Radio Course Provisional
A one-day course for anyone who owns or uses a fixed of hand-held marine VHF radio. The Short Range Certificate is the minimum qualification required by law to control the operation of VHF and DSC equipment on any British flagged vessel fitted with a radio. A radio is an important piece of safety equipment on board and it is vital to understand the correct procedures. This course is a pre-requisite to Yachtmaster Coastal and Offshore examinations. This course is followed by an exam.
The exam syllabus for the SRC qualification is specified by CEPT, the European administration that regulates standards for telecommunications. The exam syllabus includes the following sections:
A. General Knowledge of Radiocommunications in the Maritime Mobile Service
A1. The general principles and basic features
A2. System overview of the GMDSS structure
A3. Search and Rescue (SAR)
A4. Maritime Safety Information (MSI)
B. Practical Knowledge of Radio Equipment
B1. VHF radio installation
B2. Digital Selective Calling (DSC)
B3. Antennas, interfacing and power sources
C. Procedures and Practical Operation of the Subsystems
C1. DSC Distress, urgency and safety communication procedures
C2. Protection of distress frequencies
C3. Alerting, Communication and Locating Signals
D. Radiotelephony Procedures
D1. Ability to exchange communications relevant to the safety of life at sea
D2. Practical and theoretical knowledge of radiocommunication procedures
E. Regulations for Vhf Communications
E1. Regulations, obligatory procedures and practices
Time: 08:30 to 18:30 with a break for lunch including an exam.
Price: £95 Non-members, £75 Members
Exam: £60 to all students in addition to above- note this fee is paid entirely to the RYA as a pass through cost.
The price includes the RYA publication G31 (RYA VHF Handbook). A further publication G22 is recommended and this can be provided at an additional cost of £9. Please select this at checkout if you wish to purchase one.
Last updated 1:13pm on 13 January 2022