RYA VHF Course – Short Range Certificate (Classroom)

On the RYA VHF course learn all the rules and regulations to operate a marine VHF/DSC radio

VHF Radio Course

  • Course price £99 + £60 RYA exam fee
  • 1 day course
  • Free RYA VHF Handbook
  • Obtain your VHF certificate
  • Free Parking at Chichester Marina


Course aims:

To provide clients with an understanding of radio rules and regulations and be competent and licensed to operate a marine SRC VHF DSC radio. A VHF SRC licence is a legal requirement for anyone who uses a ships VHF or portable VHF Radio. All new VHF Radio users need to obtain this certificate to operate their radios safely and legally.

Course content:

The VHF course covers the Global Maritime Distress & Safety System (GMDSS), marine VHF radio operations and voice procedures, and the operation of VHF Digital Selective Calling (DSC).  You will be taught how to use basic radio language and protocols and the correct use of various channels.  Learn how to make calls to other radio users, emergency calls and send a distress alert.

Course pre-requisites:

No previous experience is required to enrol on the VHF course.  However, you will be asked to learn your phonetic alphabet before the start of the course.  NATO Phonetic Alphabet chart

Please note that the VHF Exam Fee is payable online to the RYA before the start of your course.  You will receive details of how to do this in your booking confirmation.

We also offer the VHF Course Online.  For further information please click on the link below:

VHF Online Course

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