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Marine Radio

Course topics include:

The basics of radio operation

The correct frequencies (channels) to be used

Distress, Emergency and Medical Assistance Procedures

Making Ship to Shore Telephone Calls

Digital Selective Calling (DSC) using Simulators

Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)

Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB)

Search and Rescue (SART)

A one-day course for anyone who owns a fixed or hand-held marine VHF radio.

The Short Range Certificate is the qualification required by law if you operate a VHF radio fitted with Digital Selective Calling (DSC) on any British vessel voluntarily fitted with a radio.

A radio is an important piece of safety equipment on board and it is vital to understand the correct procedures.

Unnecessary transmissions could block out a Mayday distress call.new VHF sets are either fitted, or can be interfaced, with DSC allowing calls to specific vessels.

If you hold the ‘old’ VHF licence (pre-1999) you need to upgrade your qualification if you purchase new equipment.

This can be done by attending this one-day course or, if no tuition is required, you can enter for direct examination.

For further information and booking details you can email training@allhallowsyachtclub.net or phone direct using the number on the  contact page