Want to know how your VHF Radio works? Book now ahead of RYA changes to course in 2014

Starting in 2014, the RYA are making changes to the VHF Radio Course and exam.

Why? … well if you currently take your VHF License outside of the UK, you would have to do a longer course and must be examined by someone who is not also the course instructor.

What does that mean to you?… In order for the UK to come in line with European Regulations, all VHF courses in 2014 will change. Increasing to 10 hours study time, which would then be followed by an exam that is separate from the teaching and is invigilated by someone who is not also the instructor. Although we are waiting on further final confirmation, this move means the courses will now have a greater impact on your time and will no doubt cost more to do.

So our advice… call Kim at the JBT Office today on: 0870 908 9336, if you want to avoid having to do a longer and more expensive course in 2014.

VHF Radio Courses

  • Saturday 2nd November 2013
  • Saturday 30th November 2013
  • TBC

Location: Trafalgar Wharf, Portsmouth, PO6 4PX

Price: £100 Inc Vat

Ballistic 5.5m RIB VHF Radio

When using a Marine VHF radio or VHF Hand held radio on your RIB, it is essential that you have completed and passed the SRC (Short Range Certificate) Radio Course.

Your VHF radio is extremely important when trying to communicate with other ships and also very useful when calling ahead to a marina, to book a berth.

During the course, you will be taught using radio simulators and have a short written test at the end. On completion you will receive the Short Range Certificate (SRC) or Short Range Radio Licence from the RYA.


An additional payment of £30, will be required on the day of the course. Which is payable to the RYA, for the issue of your VHF/SRC Operators Licence. If you hold an ‘old’ VHF licence (pre -1999), you will need to complete the course to upgrade your qualification.

To book a place, call on: 02392 397 000 or email: info@ribsforsale.com


(All course training provide by S.M.A.R.T)

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