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Marine Radio Short Range Certificate Course

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A course for anyone who owns a fixed or handheld marine VHF radio. A radio is an important piece of safety equipment on board and it is vital to understand the correct procedures. The Short Range Certificate is the minimum qualification required by law to control the operation of VHF and VHF Digital Selective Calling (DSC) equipment on any British flagged vessel voluntarily fitted with a radio either fixed or hand held.

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Assumed knowledge:
None
Minimum duration:
10 hours plus exam time. The exam will always be classroom based but the course can be taken online.
Minimum age:
16 years old
Course content:
Basics of radio operation, frequencies, distress, emergency and medical assistance procedures, making ship to shore telephone calls, Digital Selective Calling, Global Maritime Distress Safety System
Ability after course:
To be able to operate the radio and know the procedures required to use the radio.
 

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