RYA VHF DSC Course
RYA VHF course is designed to give the training and knowledge required to operate a marine band VHF radio, fitted with GMDSS (Global Maritime Distress Search and Rescue) DSC Controller. Students will learn the procedure for use in emergencies, to make normal voice communications. Students will learn operation of EPIRBS (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons) and SARTS (Search and Rescue Transponders). The one day course is very interactive and on successful completion of an exam, students are awarded the GMDSS Short Range Certificate which qualifies them to operate and own a marine radio.
The RYA VHF DSC license requires you to bring a passport photo and also comes with an additional fee of £60 which is payable directly to the RYA to issue your license.