VHF Online Course

Take the VHF Radio Course (SRC) online, when it suits you and where it suits you.

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Code:
558
Format:
Online
Price:
£75

This is an online version of the VHF (SRC) Radio Course. To see if your device is compatible with the course see below.

We strongly recommend you take try the web based taster course here before purchasing. (Click here to see taster course.)

A VHF radio is an essential piece of safety equipment and it is vital to understand the correct procedures. The course will teach you these procedures.

To get the VHF Radio Licence (Short Range Certificate SRC) you must

1. Successfully complete this online course (or take the 1 day classroom based course) AND

2. Then take a separate classroom based Assessment.

If you opt for this online course you must still attend an assessment session in person. Sadly you cannot take the assessment online. You do not have to book the assessment at the same time as booking a course.

When you book the online course we will send you either an ebook or a printed book that will help you with the course.

This course has the following minimum requirements:

Internet connection
JavaScript must be enabled in your web browser.
Microphone and speakers/headphones.
Pop-ups enabled.

We strongly recommend trying the SRC Taster Course before buying the full course to check that it will work on your device.

Minimum requirements for this web based training:

Mac running 10.13 minimum with the latest version of Safari, Google Chrome or Firefox

PC running Windows 10 minimum with the latest version of Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome or Firefox.

iPad running iOS 11 minimum using Safari.

Android tablet running 4.1 minimum using Google Chrome.

To be awarded the SRC, students must be able to:


A. Distress situations

1. Define a distress situation.
2. Initiate a DSC Distress Alert, with position and time input manually or automatically.
3. Send a Mayday call and message by voice.
4. Respond appropriately to a DSC Distress Alert and to a Mayday call and message,including relay of a distress message.
5. Know how to deploy an EPIRB and a SART.
6. Know the procedure for cancellation of a distress message sent in error.

B. Urgency Situations

1. Define an urgency situation.
2. Initiate a DSC urgency alert.
3. Send an urgency message by voice.
4. Respond appropriately to an urgency message.

C. Safety Situations

1. Identify a situation in which a safety message is appropriate.
2. Input a DSC safety alert.
3. Send a safety message by voice.
4. Receive Maritime Safety Information by NAVTEX.

D. Routine Communication

1. Initiate a routine call using DSC.
2. Establish communication and exchange messages with other stations by voice on appropriate channels.
3. Test the radiotelephone by means of an appropriate test call.
4. Enter a DSC group and Individual MMSI.
5. Maintain an appropriate listening watch on DSC and voice channels.
6. Use the International Phonetic Alphabet.

Once booked we email you an ebook and your username and password so you can start the course straight away. Please note if you book over the weekend you will get your ebook, username and password on Monday morning. If you would rather the book posted to you there is a delay.

To be awarded the SRC, students must be able to:


A. Distress situations

1. Define a distress situation.
2. Initiate a DSC Distress Alert, with position and time input manually or automatically.
3. Send a Mayday call and message by voice.
4. Respond appropriately to a DSC Distress Alert and to a Mayday call and message,including relay of a distress message.
5. Know how to deploy an EPIRB and a SART.
6. Know the procedure for cancellation of a distress message sent in error.

B. Urgency Situations

1. Define an urgency situation.
2. Initiate a DSC urgency alert.
3. Send an urgency message by voice.
4. Respond appropriately to an urgency message.

C. Safety Situations

1. Identify a situation in which a safety message is appropriate.
2. Input a DSC safety alert.
3. Send a safety message by voice.
4. Receive Maritime Safety Information by NAVTEX.

D. Routine Communication

1. Initiate a routine call using DSC.
2. Establish communication and exchange messages with other stations by voice on appropriate channels.
3. Test the radiotelephone by means of an appropriate test call.
4. Enter a DSC group and Individual MMSI.
5. Maintain an appropriate listening watch on DSC and voice channels.
6. Use the International Phonetic Alphabet.

Once booked we email you an ebook and your username and password so you can start the course straight away. Please note if you book over the weekend you will get your ebook, username and password on Monday morning. If you would rather the book posted to you there is a delay.

Excellent and I highly recommend to take any of First Class Sailing's courses"

Daniel O., Senior Manager

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Code:
558
Format:
Online
Price:
£75
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