SRC Marine Radio VHF


The course is for seafarers who are required to operate a marine VHF radio in coastal waters, within range of a coastal station (Area A1).


We recommend that the phonetic alphabet should be learned before attendance as well as any background reading on GMDSS, spoken Distress Call ‘Mayday’ procedures.

Course content

  • Use of a marine VHF radio including GMDSS and DSC.
  • Routine procedures
  • Distress procedures
  • Urgency procedures

The examination will take the form of a written exam using multiple choice questions.

Participants will be instructed in the use of spoken VHF procedures for distress, urgency and general communications as well as operation of the DSC functions.


RYA Short Range Certificate (SRC)