NOTE: This price does not include the RYA exam fee of £60.
SRC = Short Range Radio Certificate
DSC Digital Selective Calling, incldueded in most most modern radios.
GMDSS – Global Maritome Distress Safety System.
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.
A radio is an important piece of safety equipment on board and it is vital to understand the correct procedures. Unnecessary transmissions could block out a Mayday distress call.
RYA Short Range Radio (VHF/SRC)
Course topics include:
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)
At JRS this course will be taught and examined using iCOM training radios. These are real radios with the transmitter removed, but connected as a network through cables. This means that you can have hands on experience using the radios and getting to know how they work. We have 3 main sets and 1 handheld for you to use.
The day will be an intensive day including at least 8 hours of teaching and an exam. The RYA specify that it should take close to 10 hours. To cover this, you will be sent the RYA booklet early, plus a quiz that will show that you have done at least 3 hours of reading in advance.