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The RYA Marine Radio Short Range Certificate (SRC) is the minimum qualification required to operate marine VHF radio equipment on a UK flagged vessel. This includes both fixed and handheld equipment with and without Digital Selective Calling (DSC). It is obtained by successfully completing an SRC exam.
The SRC training course may be taken in a classroom or online. The exam will be based here at Cardiff International White Water for both learning options.
Course subjects include:
Routine operation of marine VHF radio including Digital Selective Calling
The correct VHF channels (frequencies) to be used for each type of communication
Distress, emergency and medical assistance procedures
Ship to shore communication
Practical use of Marine VHF DSC radios
Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)
Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB)
Search and Rescue Transponders (SART)