Marine Radio (SRC)

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Marine Radio (SRC)
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Feeling confident using the VHF is an essential part of being safe on the water. You could be taking the kids out to go fishing on a power boat or adventuring offshore racing - whatever you are doing on the water it is imperative you can operate this potentially life saving piece of kit. Just one day.... and you feel in control! Well worth the investment - highly recommended

 

Starts: 9.30am  Cowes or Southampton -  please contact for location on preferred date

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About The Event

A course for anyone who owns a fixed or handheld marine VHF radio. A radio is an important piece of safety equipment on board and it is vital to understand the correct procedures.

The Short Range Certificate (SRC) is the minimum qualification required by law to control the operation of VHF and VHF Digital Selective Calling (DSC) equipment on any British flagged vessel voluntarily fitted with a radio. This includes both fixed and hand held equipment using International channels.

 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.

All 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. To upgrade a Restricted VHF licence to a GMDSS Short Range Certificate you should contact us to discuss the update training required and to organise a SRC examination.

The course will be taught and examined using radio simulators. The exam will also include a short written test. The SRC course can be taken in the classroom or online. The exam must be taken at the training centre.

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)

Please note, there is a £60 exam fee payable to the instructor on the day. You will also need a passport sized photo for your certificate.

 

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About Cowes 

Cowes is widely credited as being the birthplace of UK yachting, seeing hundreds of 'yachties' descend every year on the seaside town and swelling its resident population multifold!

With a wealth of activities on and off the water and a year-round mild, sunny climate the island attracts loyal visitors and second home owners alike all year round but especially during the spring and summer months when the world class sailing conditions attract professional sailors from around the world to take part in famous regattas and races - as well as thousands of spectators who gather shoreside to watch the dramas unfold.

Easily reached by high speed passenger ferry, car ferry or even hovercraft (the island has the last remaining hovercraft service in the world) from Lymington, Southampton or Portsmouth on the mainland, the island is the perfect destination for young and old alike with plenty to see, eat and do.

What's included?

  • Classroom with necessary equipment
  • Fully qualified RYA instructor
  • FUN, whilst learning!!

What's excluded?

  • Transport to and from meeting points
  • Flights
  • Food
  • Accommodation
  • Exam fee of £60 payable on the day to the examiner
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Why choose Girls for Sail?

  • First of all we want to give you some freedom, we want you to feel absolutely able to do anything onboard, so we will greet you, make you feel welcome, confident and safe, and of course you won't have anyone rushing you! You can learn at your own pace with our skippers and feel the benefit of this in your handling of our yacht!
  • We pride ourselves on our levels of tuition.  There's no such thing as a 'silly' question!  There's no shouting onboard and as it's also your holiday, we want you to have fun and go home relaxed and satisfied with your time here! Not to mention you get to meet new lifelong friends! 

Our values are simple: Encourage, Support, Challenge and Respect!

How to book?

Click on the link to view available dates - or if you have any questions please feel free to get in touch with us!

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