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Online VHF Radio Course

RYA Online VHF Radio Course

Duration: 7-8 hours

Also known as RYA SRC Radio Course, it comprises several course modules. The graded end of course assessment will take approximately ½ hour.

If you prefer the instructor led, classroom based VHF Radio Course please take a look at our RYA VHF Radio Course information.

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Prices

Individual Bookings

£120.00 per person

(We do not charge extra for VAT, Fuel or a Fuel Surcharge)

Late Availability

From £69 per person

(when booked online, on the same course at the same time)

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Course Information

The RYA Marine VHF Radio Certificate, also known as the Short Range Certificate (SRC) is the minimum qualification required to operate marine VHF radio equipment on a UK flagged vessel. This includes both fixed VHF Radios and handheld Radios with and without Digital Selective Calling (DSC). It is obtained by successfully completing an SRC exam conducted by Duck-2-Water

The SRC course may be taken in a classroom VHF Radio Course or online by booking the online VHF Radio course on this webpage. There is no age limit for taking the SRC course although exam candidates must be 16 years old on the day of the exam.

Course subjects include:

  • routine operation of marine VHF radio including Digital Selective Calling
  • the correct VHF channels (frequencies) to be used for each type of communication
  • distress, emergency and medical assistance procedures
  • ship to shore communication
  • practical use of Marine VHF DSC radios
  • Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)
  • Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB)
  • Search and Rescue Transponders (SART)

The Exam

The exam is a combination of a written theory test and practical assessment in the use of real ICOM Marine VHF DSC radios at Duck-2-Water in Southampton. Candidates must be 16 years or older on the day of the exam.

An additional payment of £60 for exam and the issue of your VHF/SRC Operators Licence (mandatory payment online via the RYA in advance of your course via the RYA website www.rya.org.uk/exam-payments

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I have just completed the level 2 powerboat handling course at Duck-2-Water with Brian as my instructor and two other students.I was extremely excited to get stuck in with this course and Brian’s teaching style accommodated for this as we were on the water within half an hour of the course start time.It is very hands on and you learn a lot in a short amount of time but it is taught in a fun and engaging way. You are assessed on your practice throughout the two days in an informal manor which made the whole experience very comfortable with as little stress as possible.I would strongly recommend this course to anyone looking around other places to take this course.
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Completed RYA Powerboat Level 2 with Brian. Really enjoyable course with a great instructor. Would recommend using Duck-2-Water for this and future courses.
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Great day - very informative. Highly recommend. I feel that I now know how to use a radio. Thanks for a fantastic day.
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2022-05-08
Just completed my Level 2 Powerboat Course! Really enjoyed learning all the skills both the theory and practical. Our instructor Paul was really clear in his instructions, no question was too silly to ask so really learnt every aspect of the course. Thanks Duck 2 Water had a great weekend and looking forward to starting my boating journey!
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I just completed the Level 2 motorboat course. As a beginner it’s amazing how much knowledge and confidence I came out with after 2 days. Paul was the best teacher, patient, clear and kind! Really recommend. 3 people per course so a-lot of time for questions and practice on the boat! Thanks so much!!
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RYA Power Boat 2 course was excellent!
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