SailNorth South Yorkshire
VHF Radio for boaters DSC SRC (short range course) Sheffield.
Yachtsmen, and Cruisers, require, the VHF Radio
license by law, but just as important the training to use
the equipment correctly.
The VHF course is a full one day course
typically held at the weekend during the autumn/winter months. The course
includes the final test on the day by an independent examiner. Actual
radios, not simulators, are used and course numbers are restricted to enable
close involvement of all participants.
Course content includes Hands on practical use of DSC radios in various circumstance of normal use; Connection through DSC (digital selective calling); Emergency call use; Speech procedures; VHF range, Channel numbers; Finding channel numbers; Rules and regulations; Licenses both you and the boat; GMDS safety systems; MAYDAY alerts; PANPAN, and URGENCY alerts.