RYA Courses


Marine Radio Short Range Certificate, Course

This radio operator qualification authorises the holder to operate a
VHF radio fitted with Digital Selective Calling on board any British vessel which is voluntarily fitted with radio equipment.

We have a full set of VHF DSC training radios in our classroom, so there is no need to use computer simulators.

Previous Experience Required: None, Knowledge of phonetic alphabet is useful.

Subjects Covered

  • Marine VHF radio requirements & regulations

  • Marine VHF radio channels

  • GMDSS requirements & regulations

  • Digital selective calling, functions & use

  • Distress, urgency & routine procedures

  • Navtex, EPIRBS & sarts

  • Functions on a VHF radio

  • Use of prowords