VHF DSC Marine Radio Course at the Scouts Centre in Lochgoilhead:

£130 day course

£170 inc one night accommodation & food

Course is over one day on Saturday 14th December which will be a long day! **Higher rate is for those that want to be accommodated overnight from Friday and includes catering till Sunday breakfast, lower rate is for those just doing the course for the day**
Any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us!

All costs included in course fee inc assessment and licensing fees. Participants MUST bring passport photo!

The RYA Marine Radio Short Range Certificate (SRC) is the minimum qualification required to operate marine VHF radio equipment on a UK flagged vessel. This includes both fixed and handheld equipment with and without Digital Selective Calling (DSC). It is obtained by successfully completing an SRC exam conducted at an RYA Recognised Training Centre.

Course subjects include:
– routine operation of marine VHF radio including Digital Selective Calling
– the correct VHF channels (frequencies) to be used for each type of communication
– distress, emergency and medical assistance procedures
– ship to shore communication
– practical use of Marine VHF DSC radios
– Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)
– Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB)
– Search and Rescue Transponders (SART)

The exam is a combination of a written theory test and practical assessment in the use of Marine VHF DSC radios. Candidates must be 16 years or older on the day of the exam.

Scout Association members might be eligible for funding from Scouts Scotland https://www.scouts.scot/members/funding/