Originally Posted by Jono Garton
A few year ago when I did my SRC Instructors, the RYA told me to teach station called controls communication and selects channel as per the RYA VHF Radio book?
However in Tim Bartlets new "RYA VHF Handbook" it says station calling selects working channel?
My opinion is the 1st way is the correct option?
All the old VHF SRC Instructors had to attend an update this then allowed them to assess the exam as well and do away with the Independant Moderator and go by the grand title VHF SRC GMDSS Instructor/Assessor
Contact Allison Noice at the RYA to clear this up for you.
The DSC came in when they became available to leisure users, Simrad were one of the first to Introduce it . The old VHF SRC is still ok as it is voluntary fit on leisure users boats , you only need to upgrade your operators license if you fit a DSC unit
Jimbo is correct the procedure falls in line with the DSC element .
In the Solent you hear a mixture of calls some caller nominates (new )
some called nominate (old) both work .
It will take years before everyone is using the new system.
Both are correct just depends when you did your course and if you have upgraded.