VHF/DSC Marine Radio, Short Range Certificate (SRC), An essential licence for any mariner.
VHF/DSC Marine Radio Training Course
Since the introduction of the online VHF radio course, this full one-day course is rarely in demand, however it is a course that we enjoy teaching and will happily arrange a private course for you, subject to a minimum of three persons participating in the training day.
The VHF/DSC radio course is a must for any mariner. This will be one of the few opportunities you’ll have to press the red button without sending for the coastguard!
This is a course where you can twiddle knobs to your hearts content, learning how to send distress and urgency messages, make inter-ship calls, what to say, how to say and when to say. We offer you VHF/DSC marine radio training on the latest SIMRAD, ICOM, RAYMARINE and STANDARD HORIZON radio sets, plus simulators for plenty of practice. Aigua Sea School is unique in that we provides four different sets of radio equipment, plus a DSC handheld radio, to provide you with better, and more varied training.
In order to meet CEPT resolutions the course involves ten hours of training time, 3 hours of which may be self-study (see pre-course knowledge requirements below), on completion of the training whether taken with us in the classroom or online, each candidate must be examined by an independent assessor at our premises. Assuming successful completion of the VHF/SRC exam (practical & theory) the course leads to the achievement of the Short Range Certificate which is the legal requirement for operating a marine band radio. This certificate is also required for all commercial endorsement applications and is pre-requisite for Yachtmaster examinations.
Duration: 1 day (classroom course) or 4-8 hours (online course)
Minimum age: 16
Items to bring: Passport sized photograph, pre-exam knowledge check pass certificate, completed exam application form and proof of payment from the online RYA page.
Expected pre-course knowledge: You may collect the G31 course book from our office prior to the course or if you are unable to do this, then please read and learn the content of this download:
*Dates and timings may be subject to change at our discretion. We can arrange the dates to suit your schedule.
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I would highly recommend Aguia Sea School, the staff, JP, Dawn and Linda, are extremely helpful, John and Simon, the instructors that got me through my yachtmaster, short range radio course and my ocean are knowledgable, patient and passionate about their subjects. All in all a great operation, thanks guys!
Amanda’s great medical training helped me to save a life on my recent Trans Atlantic crossing! Thank you so much. A client developed a severe seasickness right after leaving Guadeloupe. Halfway across it got so bad that I found him hyperventilating with curled up fingers and toes in his cabin. Promising wild and crazy sex (apparently it gets them focused) if managing to breathe in pace with me helped. Lying is not considered a crime if it works to safe a life! Great practical hints and tricks from a wonderful person packed with experience.
We did a private Sea Survival course and thought is was great! really useful! Thanks Linda!
I found the Sea Survival training to be very good and interactive, both the theory and practice sessions were helpful, but the practical was the most memorable.