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£155
1 Day
Cowes, Isle of Wight
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Overview

This course is for anybody who owns or is would like to operate a VHF/DSC radio onboard a yacht, motorboat or RIB. You will learn how to use the VHF radio and understand the language, etiquette and emergency procedures.

Course programme

You will learn on real radio’s taught by our expert instructors in a fun and friendly environment. You will soon feel comfortable operating a VHF radio and learn all there is to know about VHF/DSC.

There is a serious side: if there is an emergency you will need to know what to do. The classroom is a perfect place to practice what to say and make sure you feel comfortable with the equipment and DSC procedure.


Inclusions

  • RYA VHF Handbook.
  • Your exam fee and the licence fee for the RYA Short Range certificate.

Dates & pricing

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13/01/2018 13/01/2018 Cowes, Isle of Wight Available
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10/02/2018 10/02/2018 Cowes, Isle of Wight Available
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04/03/2018 04/03/2018 Cowes, Isle of Wight Available
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17/03/2018 17/03/2018 Cowes, Isle of Wight Available
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08/04/2018 08/04/2018 Cowes, Isle of Wight Available
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29/04/2018 29/04/2018 Cowes, Isle of Wight Available
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20/05/2018 20/05/2018 Cowes, Isle of Wight Available
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10/06/2018 10/06/2018 Cowes, Isle of Wight Available
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15/07/2018 15/07/2018 Cowes, Isle of Wight Available
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19/08/2018 19/08/2018 Cowes, Isle of Wight Available
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09/09/2018 09/09/2018 Cowes, Isle of Wight Available
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30/09/2018 30/09/2018 Cowes, Isle of Wight Available
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25/11/2018 25/11/2018 Cowes, Isle of Wight Available
Price £155
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Pre-requisite experience and qualifications

No previous experience is needed.


Full itinerary

The course starts at 9:00 and finishes at 5:00pm. Expect to cover:

  • The basics of VHF radio
  • Different types of radio
  • Licencing
  • Practical use of the sets
  • Routine calls to other VHF radios
  • VHF Channels used
  • Phonetic alphabet
  • GMDSS
  • Digital selective calling (DSC)
  • May-day, Urgency and Security messages

At the end of the course, there is a written and practical exam.


Related courses

To work as a professional crew member you need STCW certificates, so a perfect next step would be to attend our STCW Basic Safety Training course which covers everything you need to know to work on a superyacht in six days.