£85 + £30 administration fee payable to the RYA (includes lunch)
This course covers the basic operation of VHF radios, Global Maritime Distress and Safety Systems (GMDSS) and Digital Selective Calling (DSC). The centre provides computer simulation programmes and training radios for practical emergency and other procedures.
No previous experience is required, however, it is strongly recommended that students are familiar with the phonetic alphabet and have read RYA publications-VHF Radio (inc.GMDSS), code G22 or VHF Afloat (by Sara Hopkins) and VHF Radio SRC Assessments, code G26, prior to the course. These books are available via our shop.