To prepare for some of our practical courses, such as Coastal Skipper, you will need to learn how to operate a marine radio. All modern charter yachts (and those owned by safety-conscious private owners) are equipped with DSC radio sets, which have advantages over the old-fashioned VHF ones. Learning to use a DSC radio properly is a little complicated initially but you’ll quickly get to grips with what’s required on our professionally taught RYA Marine Radio Operator’s course. You can complete this course online or in a 1-day taught course.
You wish to learn how to operate a marine radio.
You are flexible and with an internet connection or want to follow an efficient 1-day course.
You would like to grow further along the RYA courses but need the required theory (Coastal Skipper).
Some countries now require all those chartering yachts to have someone on board who has a radio licence, in addition to their requirements for skipper’s licences.
As well as learning basic procedures, you’ll learn how to use your radio to communicate with other boats and for safety purposes. The course covers GMDSS, operating VHF radio telephone fitted with digital selective calling (DSC), routine procedures, frequencies, phonetic alphabet, distress procedures, urgency, safety, and shore liaison. You will need to complete a A taster of the course can be seen on the RYA Interactive website (http://www.ryainteractive.org/).
Be ready with this ‘hands on’ course using speciallly adapted GMDSS radio sets. You can either take an online course or a 1-day taught course. In both cases these are followed by a short practical and written test, which we can arrange at our centre after your practical course.
Once you pass the test you’ll be awarded an internationally recognised radio operator’s certificate for marine radio on a small boat.
Price List SRC
Duration Price RYA SRC Marine Radio Course 1-Day €150
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