VHF Maritime Radio Training Course

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VHF course | Maritime Radio Training

A VHF radio is an important piece of safety equipment on board and it is vital to understand the correct procedures. Unnecessary transmissions could block out a Mayday distress call.

All new VHF sets are either fitted, or can be interfaced with DSC, allowing calls to specific vessels.

IYT’s VHF Maritime Radio Training Course provides VHF Radio training for the entire spectrum of VHF radio communications for recreational and professional boating.

Students will learn how onboard radios and handheld radios, EPIRBs, SARTs, AIS and DSC-enabled radios, are used effectively in marine communications.

  • Introduction to VHF radio’s
  • Basic maritime radio theory
  • Line of sight
  • Subsidiary equipment
  • Common radio terms
  • Regulations / Licensing requirements
  • VHF radio equipment
  • Radio procedures
  • Transmitting and receiving
  • The phonetic alphabet
  • Emergency radio communications
  • EPIRB and SART
  • Handheld short range VHF maritime radios

To successfully pass the Examination you will need to complete a short written / multiple choice assessment and a practical assessment using a VHF/DSC Radio.

LOCATION Olhão Marina
START 9:30 a.m.
1 day training Certification SRC
No minimum number Simulator


A one-day course for anyone who owns or uses a fixed or hand-held marine VHF radio.
The IYT Short Range Certificate (SRC) is the minimum qualification required by law to control the operation of VHF and GMDSS (Global Maritime Distress and Safety System).
This includes both fixed and hand held equipment using International channels.

Pre-requirement course

This course is a pre-requirement for IYT Flotilla Skipper, Bareboat Skipper, Yachtmaster Coastal and Yachtmaster Offshore yachting qualifications.

VHF course

Start: 9:30

End: 16:30

Lunch break: 12:30 / 13:15

Place: Classroom or sailing vessel

2 reviews for VHF Maritime Radio Training Course

  1. João Catarino

    Recomendo. Formador assertivo e bom suporte teórico e pratico.

  2. Luis Pires

    Great training course, well supported both theoreticall and practical. Taught with deep knowledge about subject, made it special for the curious minded. Thank you Algarve Cruising Center. Thank you master Ricardo.

    • Ricardo Barradas

      Thank you for your feed back Luis!

  3. Andre Granadeiro

    A very professional and straightforward course with many usages among this wide area. Essential if planning to progress on your boating career

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