GMDSS Radio Course for Fishermen

GMDSS VHF Short Range Certificate – 1st October 2024

The Short Range Certificate is the qualification required by law if you operate a VHF radio fitted with Digital Selective Calling (DSC) on any British vessel voluntarily fitted with a radio.

Course Content

This course is taught using radio simulators and covers the following topics:

  • The basics of radio operation
  • The correct frequencies (channels) to be used
  • Distress, emergency and medical assistance procedures
  • Making ship to shore telephone calls
  • Digital Selective Calling (DSC) using simulators
  • Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)
  • Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB)
  • Search and Rescue (SART)


Price is £270 including RYA certificate and licence fee.



01 Oct 2024


8:45 am - 5:00 pm


Seafood Cornwall Training Hub, Strand, Newlyn, Penzance