The RYA VHF course will, by September, incorporate training in the use of DSC and GMDSS. The RYA have released a handbook in support of the new qualification

The RYA has added a new booklet in support of the new radio operator’s qualification, the Short Range Certificate (SRC). From 1 September all VHF courses and examinations will include the use of Digital Selective calling (DSC) and Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS). The booklet explores both the course and the examination to take readers step by step through the syallabus for the certificate and gives details about examinations and sample questions.

Booklet G26/2000, RYA VHF Radio SRC Assessments costs £2.80 plus 50p postage. To obtain a copy call the RYA on 023 8062 7412