RYA VHF Marine Radio (SRC) Course Syllabus
The RYA Marine VHF Radio SRC (Short Range Certificate) course is for anyone who operates a fixed or a handheld marine VHF (Very High Frequency) Radio.
The VHF radio is a very important piece of safety equipment on board and it is vital to understand the correct procedures and regulations.
The SRC is the minimum qualification required by law to control the operation of the VHF and VHF DSC (Digital Selective Calling) equipment.
The course is 10 hours in duration and is split between 3 hours of pre-course reading, which is essential, and 7 hours in the classroom.
There is an independent examination at the end of the course which consists of a written and a practical examination.
- 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 training radios
- Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)
- mergency Position Indicating Beacons (EPIRBs)
- Search and Rescue Transponders (SARTs)