Duration: 1 day £90


Course information and Content

The NEWLY amended RYA VHF course is designed to give the training and knowledge required to operate a marine band VHF radio, fitted with GMDSS (Global Maritime Distress Search and Rescue) DSC Controller. Students will learn the procedure for use in emergencies, to make normal voice communications. Students will learn operation of EPIRBS (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons) and SARTS (Search and Rescue Transponders). The one day course is very interactive and on successful completion of an exam, students are awarded the GMDSS Short Range Certificate which qualifies them to operate and own a marine radio

You will learn

·       How to send and receive VHF/DSC messages

·       How to operate your handset

·       Different types of handsets

The use of the:

·       Phonetic Alphabet

·       All VHF DSC Channels

·       How to make a distress Call

·       EPIRB

·       All you need to know to operate your radio at Sea


Please note: Your VHF licence requires a passport photograph. There is also an £60.00 RYA admin fee for the issuing of your licence. (Please bring with you a passport photo and a cheque payable to the RYA).


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