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RYA VHF/SRC Radio Course

Did you know that?

The Short Range Certificate is the minimum qualification required by law to control the operation of VHF and VHF Digital Selective Calling (DSC) equipment on any British flagged vessel voluntarily fitted with a radio. This includes both fixed and hand held equipment using International channels.

How can you gain this knowledge?

The way for TISC members to do this is to book an online course with AISTC using the link below. If you put your TISC membership number in the ASA membership number box prefixed with TISC e.g. TISC808. Then AISTC won't charge you a non-ASA member surcharge. Once you have completed the course that is approx 10 hours of online learning you can arrange an assessment with Jed (AISTC) that takes about 2 hrs.

This course is for anyone who owns a fixed or hand held marine VHF radio or who would like to learn how to use them.The course covers:

  • The basics of radio operation
  • The correct frequencies (channels) to be used
  • Distress, emergency and medical assistance procedures
  • Making ship to shore telephone calls
  • Digital Selective Calling (DSC) using simulators
  • Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)
  • Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB)
  • Search and Rescue (SART)

Cost: The online course is £44 and the assessment is £60.

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