VHF Radio Course

File 602The aim of the course is to introduce the beginner in the use of Marine Radio including GMDSS.

Necessary for all users of Fixed and/or Handheld Marine Radio including: Commercial Boatmen, Sailers, Motor Cruisers, Fisherman, Anglers, Divers, Kayakers etc.

  • 1 Day Course    
  • Learn to use a Marine Radio
  • Routine / Distress
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Professional Instructors
  • Relaxed tuition
  • RYA Course
  • VHF Radio Licence
  • £110 per person
  • £60 exam/licence fee payable to the RYA
    (Passport photo required)

Topics Include:

  • Types and features of VHF and DSC controllers on the market  
  • Radio telephone voice procedures
  • Operation of class D DSC controller
  • The correct use of channel 16
  • Regulations governing the use of VHF marine radio telephone in the Global Marine Distress and Safety system (GMDSS)
  • Other equipment within GMDSS

This certificate authorises the holder to use a radio telephone on the VHF international frequencies of the Mobile Marine band including channel 70 for digital selective calling (DSC).  This assessment takes the form of a practical and written test.   


To book your RYA VHF course call or email us today! 


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2018 Course Dates:


Both Theory and Practical Elements combined
 -Live aboard for 1o days-

1st May - 11th May 2018
5th June - 15th June 2018
21st Sept - 1st October

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All 2018 Weekends 

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RYA Competent Crew 

6th May
27th May
10th June
8th July
22nd July

2018 Every Sunday from 18th Feb
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Online - RYA Day Skipper Theroy

365 days per year!
£295 per course or £490 combined

(5% DISCOUNT when booked with ANY practical course)

RYA Day Skipper

6th May
27th May
10th June
8th July
​22nd July

2018 Every Sunday from 18th Feb
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Online RYA YM Shorebased Theory

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RYA Coastal Skipper

25th May 2018 (7 days) - 2 places
15th June (7 days) - 4 places

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