If you own a fixed or hand held marine radio you are required by law to hold an operators licence and if you are up-grading your installation to include a Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) radio you will need a new license.
The course for the Short Range Certificate (SRC) is now taught on-line with an instructor available via email if required. This allows students to proceed at their own pace. Once the course has been completed the final examination will be taken at the club using modified DSC radios. To access the on-line course you will need to register with the club office to obtain the code. The required course materials, which are included in the course costs, are available as a booklet or in electronic form to download to a tablet. Please specify which version you would prefer.
The course covers the use of marine radio including GMDSS. Routine, distress, urgency and safety procedures.
The price is £60 for members and £75 for non-members, including all course materials. The exam will also cost £60 which includes the cost of the certificate.
Examinations are available in the evening of the first Tuesday of each month. These examinations use ICOM IC M505 radios you can familiarise yourself with these by consulting the user manual.
When you have signed up for the course you will be sent a user name and password to access the on-line course. When you have received them you may access the course here.