Marine Radio Short Range Certificate (SRC)

VHF / Marine Radio Short Range Certificate (Online)

The Marine Communications course (Very High Frequency – Short Range Certificate) is designed to ensure a thorough understanding of maritime radio communication at sea. It is intended for all marine environments and follows International standards and recognised by yacht charter companies.

The course provides VHF Radio and SRC training for the entire spectrum of VHF radio communications for recreational and professional boating. Students will learn how on board radios and handheld radios, EPIRBs, SARTs, AIS and DSC-enabled radios, are used effectively in marine communications.

To proceed:

  1. Complete this VHF/SRC E-Learning course, all quizzes within the course and the final theory examination. 
  2. When you have successfully completed all of the steps noted above, you will be able to print the VHF/SRC Course completion certificate and we will send you credit card style VHF Short Range Certificate by airmail.
  3. Course outline
    • Introduction to VHF radio’s
    • Basic radio theory
    • Line of sight
    • Subsidiary equipment
    • Common radio terms
    • Regulations / Licensing requirements
    • VHF radio equipment
    • Radio procedures
    • Transmitting and receiving
    • The phonetic alphabet
    • Emergency radio communications
    • EPIRB and SART
    • Hand held short range VHF radio’s
  4. The practical examination will require a thorough working knowledge of:

    • How to operate a VHF/SRC radio
    • The phonetic alphabet
    • Urgency & Safety messaging and channels
    • How to communicate a pan pan, securite and mayday
    • How to reduce squelch
    • The purpose of the DSC distress button
    • Difference between simplex and duplex
    • MMSI number
    • VHF power outputs
    • How to call a specific station using DSC
    • International distress signals