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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.
European charter companies require that a member of a bareboat hire crew holds the license.

Next course >> Sunday 21st July; then 1st September; Sheffield; 09-17.00; course cost 75*. Click 'Contact' above or call 07771652123.

Both owners and also occasional boaters need to be able to use the VHF radio for general communication and especially for issues of safety. The modern VHF DSC system is invaluable.
The course objectives are to train you to be able to use different radios in both normal and emergency situations; to communicate clearly and correctly bearing in mind you may be speaking to a foreign radio operator; to understand the benefits of the GMDSS (global maritime distress and safety system) and associated equipment, EPIRB, AIS, NAVTEX; to Send or Relay Mayday Distress alerts; and of course to attain your RYA/MCA radio licence.


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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.
BLOG Click the handheld radio to open our VHF blog, and then if you like to all our blogs with past trips and photos.




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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.


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Use contact above to e-mail; alternatively message or call 07771652123 for full details of course schedule, content, cost, and to reserve a place.
Complete in the day; small group; real radios *course cost 75 plus independant examiner and license fee cost 60.