RYA VHF/SRC:

The RYA Marine Radio Short Range Certificate (SRC) is the minimum qualification required to operate marine VHF radio equipment on a UK flagged vessel. This includes both fixed and handheld equipment with and without Digital Selective Calling (DSC). It is obtained by successfully completing an SRC exam conducted at an RYA recognised training centre. 

Most candidates are required to complete an RYA SRC course prior to taking the exam, therefore the majority of exams take place after marine radio SRC courses. When booking a SRC course the RYA training centre will give you details of the time and location for the exam.

The SRC course may be taken in a classroom or online through an RYA recognised training centre. There is no age limit for taking the SRC course although exam candidates must be 16 years old on the day of the exam.

Call +44 (0)1202 706 784 or email us to discuss your training requirements

Course overview:

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).
  • Search and Rescue Transponders (SART).

Duration: 1 day

Minimum age: 16

Previous experience: None

The Exam

The exam is a combination of a written theory test and practical assessment in the use of Marine VHF DSC radios. Candidates must be 16 years or older on the day of the exam. 

Call us on + 44 (0) 1202 706 784 or email us to discuss your training needs

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