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RYA Marine Radio (SRC) course

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RYA Marine Radio (SRC) course

The RYA Marine Radio Short Range Certificate (SRC) is the minimum qualification required to operate marine VHF radio equipment on a UK flagged vessel. This includes both fixed and handheld equipment with and without Digital Selective Calling (DSC). It is obtained by successfully completing an SRC course and an exam conducted at an RYA Recognised Training Centre.

The SRC course may be taken in a classroom or online through an RYA Recognised Training Centre. 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)


£65 Members
£70 Non-Members

Please note there is an additional cost of £60 payable to the RYA for the examination which needs to be done before commencing the course –  see link below.

You will also need to bring one passport sized photo to the course which will be used for certification purposes.

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    25th November 2018
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Ballyholme Yacht Club, Seacliff Rd, Bangor, Down, BT20 5HT, United Kingdom



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