Why do you need a radio operator certificate?
First of all for safety!
According to the Act now - Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS - SOLAS), "... .Each ship that goes to sea must necessarily be provided with several systems for security and communication anywhere in the world with shore stations.
According to SOLAS: On any transportation that goes into the sea, at least one person should be trained how to handle the safety systems on the ship, in which cases to use them correctly, and have a radio operator certificate. It can be both skipper and any other member of the ship crew!
It is necessary, primarily for safety! The error can be costly.
Some countries have abolished the requirement of a temporary certificate for their territorial waters. But every year the number of such countries is declining. And in some countries, this document is the most important and necessary for ship charter. So, in the UK, you will be asked not even the skipper licence, namely the certificate of a VHF DSC radio operator.
At the end of the course and the exam, each participant receives a certificate of Royal Yacht Association (RYA) radio operator - Royal Yachting Association of Great Britain).
Certificate SRC- VHF DSC is as important documents like license skipper!
Courses of yachting radio operators
Training is conducted in conjunction with RYA accredited school.
Online courses are a new step towards learning to operate a yacht. And the English school RYA has developed a special online course of the radio operator SRC-VHF DSC with the exam, which the school of BB Yachting conducts in Kiev.
The SRC-VHF DSC radio communication course is a great opportunity to get an official British certificate, which is highly valued all over the world.
The online VHF DSC course is approximately 8 hours of training, which you pass through an electronic program. The course can be completed in a few days, or you can devote more time to a detailed study - you are in control of your time!
- Manual VHF
- Manual VHF-DSC
The cost of training + Certificate SRC-VHF DSC - 270 euro.
The price includes access to the online course, the RYA textbook, consultations with the instructor, working with simulators (walkie-talkies), the exam in Kiev, obtaining a license from the radio operator and forwarding the SRC-VHF DSC certificate.