VHF/GMDSS Short Range Radio Course

Licence to use your VHF radio.

Marine Radio Training Cornwall

It is a legal requirement and worthwhile to have a personal licence if you are going out on the water and have a VHF radio. On this course you will be using, and talking about the latest in fixed and handheld VHF (Very High Frequency) and DSC (Digital Selective Calling) radio units. You will learn about the correct channel usage, the correct Safety, Urgent and Distress procedures to use, and what is meant by GMDSS (Global Marine Distress and Safety System) and how it can help you out on the water. On completion of this course, you will be awarded your Licence. The Short Range Certificate (SRC) is the operators licence required for Class D radios, the type fitted to most leisure craft. The SRC is not suitable for those working on larger commercial craft, where a more advanced qualification is demanded. The SRC is generally accepted internationally for operators on British flagged boat. To operate radios on foreign craft you should contact the appropriate national authority.

Pre course ability required: none

Under 16s are encouraged to attend a course and, if successful, may operate the radio under supervision.

Please contact the school for more information about this one day course.

Dates for 2017

  • Saturday 21 January

    Wednesday 01thFebruary

    Saturday 25 February

    Wednesday 01 March

    Saturday 25 March

    Wednesday 05 April

    Saturday 29 April

    Wednesday 10 May

    Saturday 27 May

    Wednesday 07 June

    Saturday 24 June

    Wednesday 05 July

    Saturday 29 July

    Wednesday 09 August

    Saturday 26 August

    Wednesday 06 September

    Saturday 30 September

    Wednesday 11 October

    Saturday 28 October

    Wednesday 08 November

    Saturday 25 November