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SRC Short Range VHF Marine Radio - 30 April 2016   iCal entry for this event

This course is run under the auspices of the RYA, on behalf of the MCA, and is essential for anyone wishing to be able to use a marine VHF radio without supervision.


The duration of the course is 10 hours. This is made up of: 3 hours pre-course study (details are provided, along with the course book),  followed by the classroom based taught element of the course (7hrs) making up the 10 hours of study required.

Much of the course is practical, utilising computer simulations and practice marine VHF radios. Emphasis is placed on Digital Selective Calling (DSC), and the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS). The correct use of the equipment, of the designated channels, and of recognized procedures is stressed. The use of the radio in emergency situations is given particular prominence.

Course members are expected to know the phonetic alphabet prior to the course, and to be able to write out the May Day call and message in the prescribed format. There will not be time to memorise this on the day.

The examination will typically immediately follow the course.

On completion of the license application form along with payment to the RYA of £ 60.00 (exam and license fee) a separate assessor will conduct the exam. The exam consists of two parts:-

(i)             A short written paper.

(ii)            A short practical test on the use of the equipment and procedures taught.

On successful completion, the Assessor will counter sign the application and send it to the RYA for processing.

The course cost for members (excluding exam fee) is £90.00.


Please note: This course is available to paid up members of Bromsgrove Boaters only. You can join the club for just £15pa here

For information about the benefits of being a member of Bromsgrove Boaters, please see here.


Location: Bromsgrove


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SRC Marine VHF Course on 30th April 2016 30-04-2016 09:30 16:00 closed 4 £90