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Marine Radio SRC Course and Exam

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A course and exam 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:
Minimum duration:
10 hours plus exam time. The exam will always be classroom based but the course can be taken in the classroom or online.
Minimum age:
16 years old
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 afterwards:
To be able to operate the radio and know the procedures required to use the radio.

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