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VHF Radio Course (SRC inc GMDSS)

Dates of Next VHF Radio Course in Glasgow, West of Scotland

From 2nd January 2017 31st December 2017

Every Wednesday and Thursday evening. Course split over 2 nights

Every Sunday starting at 10.00hrs

We offer examinations on completion of the online courses every evening from 1900hrs and on Sundays from 1800hrs

Cost of VHF radio course: 80 including course notes book.

Cost of online VHF course: 65 including course notes book

Cost of VHF radio examination: 60 paid directly to the independent examiner by cheque, card payment.

VHF Radio Course

Essential to completing any passage safely in any vessel is to have the ability to communicate to other vessels and the Coastguard when you have a problem or a serious situation to deal with.

A VHF radio has always been an effective means to communicate to others that we have a problem or indeed for routine communications, in your VHF radio course in Glasgow we use real radios to practise on.

Things have moved on as changes in technology are applied to modern communication devices. We can now send a Distress Alert (a mayday by text) simply by pressing a button on the fascia of modern VHF radios. This will automatically be repeated every 4 minutes to save you valuable time.

The use of the Distress Alert button is now recognised to be one of the most effective methods of getting help.

In addition we can send a variety of text alerts for various purposes in addition to making voice calls. A modern DSC (Digital Selective Calling) radio can therefore be a complex piece of equipment and the RYA/MCA Short Range Certificate Course is intended to explain how to use these modern radios in a simple effective and practical manner.

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  • Method 1
  • The course can be done online, completed in your own time. Then you have to attend our SRC(VHF) radio course centre to sit a written and practical examination on real radios after a period of familiarisation with them.

  • Method 2
  • The SRC (VHF) course can be completed over 10 hours at our VHF radio training centre in Glasgow followed by an examination by an independent examiner which takes approximately an hour. Effectively the course and exam have to be done over 2 days.

  • Method 3
  • If we send you 3 hours of homework, fairly simple stuff, we can cut the classroom work time completed at our VHF radio course training centre in Glasgow to 7 hours immediately followed by the examination. This means we can complete the course in one day. We find that most people are choosing this option that come to do their VHF radio course at our centre in Glasgow
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    To Book

    Please contact us by email on info@seaforce.co.uk, telephone on 0141 221 1070, sms 07545 903 545 once you have chosen which option you prefer or for more information

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