VHF Radio

RYA VHF/DSC Short Range Certificate Course

  1. We operate a 1:1 student to radio ratio ie no sharing of equipment, this allows you
    VHF/DSC Marine Radio

    VHF/DSC Marine Radio

    maximum practice time

  2. Maximum class size 6
  3. We have recently added a new pair of the latest Standard Horizon radios to our existing range, featuring internal GPS and programmed with the new VHF channels introduced in January 2017. This offers a more realistic learning experience and guarantees to keep you at the forefront of the latest developments in marine radio communications.

Next Course Date

  • Thursday 17th January 2019 (6 places) BOOK NOW
  • Saturday 26th January 2019 (Full)
  • Thursday 12th April 2018 (Run)
  • Saturday 28th April 2018 (Run)
  • Thursday 17th May 2018 (Run)
  • Thursday 14th June 2018 (Run)
  • Tuesday 17th July 2018 (Run)
  • Thursday 16th August 2018 (Run)
  • Saturday 8th Septemberber 2018 (RUN)
  • Saturday 6th October 2018 (RUN) 

Venue  23 Stathern Lane, Harby, LE14 4DA

Course content

This RYA shore-based course aims to teach you how to operate a VHF/DSC marine radio, the correct procedures and protocol required for efficient radio communications, and how to make:

  1. Routine
  2. Group
  3. Urgency
  4. Safety
  5. Distress

Calls using VHF Marine Radio equipment with the latest Digital Selective Calling technology.

During this course

You will practice all these skills using real VHF/DSC radios. Each student will be allocated their own training radio for the duration of the course. The training session is followed by a second shorter session where your practical knowledge and skills will be assessed by an independent RYA examiner, it includes a short written test. Successful completion of the course will qualify you to receive the Short Range Certificate of Competence (issued by RYA) authorising the holder to operate  VHF/DSC marine radio equipment.

Pre Course Prior Knowledge:
Home study of the G31 course book supplied by Ashore Sailing and included in the course cost.
Course Numbers:
Maximum six students
Course Cost: 
£90.00 including RYA G31 course book
RYA Exam & Certificate Fee: