Option 1: 1 Full Day (homework undertaken beforehand)
Option 2: Online (buy now and start within 24 hours)
The VHF operators license course is essential for anyone that has a VHF radio onboard. Not only does it keep you legal, but correct use of voice messages and modern DSC text messages can save lives. Subjects covered include making and receiving voice calls, sending and receiving DSC texts getting help, using other electronic lifesaving equipment such as EPIRBS and SARTS. Using real radios on the course or exam brings it all to life!
£95 : Classroom
£75 : Online
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Types of communication of the Maritime Mobile Service (MMS)
Types of Station in the MMS
Knowledge of radio frequencies and channels
Ship station equipment
VHF radio installation
Purpose and use of DSC
Types of call
Distress, urgency and safety communication procedures in the GMDSS
Search and rescue transponder (SART)
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To obtain an operators license and develop the necessary skills to operate a VHF radio including Digital Selective Calling (DSC)
VHF course book or e-book
Modern facilities with hot/cold drinks and refreshments
Enthusiastic, approachable and experienced instructors and radio operators
VHF Radio Operators License upon successful course completion
What To Bring
A good attitude to learn!
A packed lunch or money to eat out.
And that's it. We will provide you with quality service. Any questions? Check our FAQs.
1 day course or online
Student to instructor ratio is 6:1
Minimum age is 12
If coming to the classroom, homework will be assigned.
The VHF radio operators license can be used to support your application for a commercial endorsement on any RYA commercially endorsed certificate of competence.
Have the ability and confidence to operate any VHF DSC radio and other modern electronic search and rescue equipment covered in the course
Check out our next available dates and book now. Any questions? Check out or FAQs, and please get in touch.
Operating 20 years