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VHF Marine Radio SRC Courses Online



The minimum qualification required to control the operation of VHF Marine Radio  and Digital Selective Calling (DSC) equipment on any British flagged vessel.

Duration: Approximately 10 hours of online study are required for the practical exam and a brief written part.

After the course the exam will be with radio simulators and also include a short written test.


Course topics include:

  • The basics of radio operation
  • The correct frequencies.
  • Distress, emergency and medical assistance procedures
  • Making ship to shore telephone calls
  • Digital Selective Calling (DSC) using simulators
  • Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)
  • Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB)
  • Search and Rescue (SART)
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