RYA/VHF-GMDSS Short Range Radio
Experienced Fisherman Course
- <16.5m Skippers' Ticket Module
- 1.5 day course
- This radio operator qualification authorizes the holder to operate a VHF radio fitted with Digital Selective Calling on board any British vessel which is fitted with radio equipment.
No prior knowledge is required, but 3 hours self-study prior to course commencement is required, and guidance for this will be given.
Day 1 - Course includes use of marine radio including GMDSS, routine, distress, urgency & safety procedures.
Day 2 - Practical exercises using simulator equipment, and vhf radios, before practical assessment is undertaken.
FEE: £165 for a stand-alone course (to include mandatory RYA VHF Handbook, and exam/licence fee of £60)
Currently FREE to fishermen undertaking <16.5m Skipper’s Ticket