VHF-SRC Radio Course (On-Line)

£75.00

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).

Your course price includes the VHF handbook either as an E-Book or Printed Book just make your selection below:

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Description

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.

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.

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)

 

 

VHF-SRC Course Taster

The online Marine Radio SRC course is a web-based course for your PC, Mac or tablet. Before purchasing the course from your RYA Recognised Training Centre, we advise you to check the compatibility information below and then try the taster to make sure it will work on your device.

For this web-based course you will need:

  • Internet connection (broadband or 3G). Charges may apply for 3G
  • JavaScript enabled in your web browser
  • Microphone and speakers/headphones
  • Pop-ups enabled

Compatible devices and operating systems:

  • PC running Windows 10 minimum with the latest version of Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome or Firefox
  • Mac running 10.13 minimum with the latest version of Safari, Google Chrome or Firefox
  • iPad running iOS11 minimum using Safari
  • Android tablet running 4.1 minimum using Google Chrome.

Try the web-based taster

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.

Please see this page for more information on eligibility, arranging and paying for the SRC exam

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