RYA VHF (SRC) Radio

The VHF (or Short Range Certificate) is essential for anyone with a VHF set on board their vessel. Our classroom based course aims to be hugely informative and enjoyable with instructors sharing their knowledge and experience of using VHF afloat.

COURSE DURATION

2 days from 9am to 5pm.

INSTRUCTOR – STUDENT RATIO

Typically there will be a maximum of 6 students on the course, usually less.

PRIOR EXPERIENCE

You do not need any previous experience, ahead of the course we will send you the RYA VHF Handbook. It is important to practice the phonetic alphabet, pro words and mayday voice calls ahead of the course. Remember to bring a passport photo too.

IS THERE AN END OF COURSE ASSESSMENT?

Assessments are scheduled at the end of the course so you will simply progress during the second day towards the assessment.

There is a short written assessment to complete so if you feel you may have any issues doing this in writing please do let us know, ideally ahead of the course, as we can conduct this verbally with you.

The practical assessment simply involves repeating the various calls you will have made during the day so is best considered as just more practice. You will be assessed by a different instructor to the one who taught you.

COURSE COST

The Course cost is £100 including the course pack, plus the Exam fee payable to the RYA of £60.

HOW DO I BOOK THE COURSE?

We don’t always schedule course dates for this course so if you are keen to consider this course please either give us a call on +90 535 613 8110 to chat through possible dates or email us at tuition@sailinglifeacademy.com or via ‘Booking request’.

WHAT WILL BE COVERED ON THE COURSE?
  • Radio equipment – handhelds and fixed sets, aerials and power sources
  • Licencing your equipment
  • Making and receiving calls
  • Choosing the correct channels
  • Using procedural words – ‘prowords’
  • Using the DSC part of the radio including distress and routine calls
  • The use of other means of issuing distress such as EPIRBs and SARTs

During the course we give you plenty of opportunity to get used to what the various features of the radio do and using our scripted calls to get used to using the radio and becoming familiar with what you can use the radio for.