Northern Exposure Rescue is running a VHF course for members next Sunday at South Mimms Premier Inn at the M25/M1 Junction. We would like to offer it to RIBnet
members so we can keep the prices down for everybody!
This course starts by looking at the practical operation of a standard Marine VHF, Channel usage, Distress/Urgency/Safety and routine voice procedures. It then goes on to look at the GMDSS scheme including the practical use of DSC equipment. You can find further information here; Marine Radio (SRC) | Specialist Short Courses | Courses | Learning | Courses & Training | RYA
On successful completion you will be awarded a licence allowing you to legally operate a VHF/DSC radio. Unlike some schools who use computer simulators, we will be using real Icom & Silva Radios for training. It is illegal to operate a VHF radio without a licence and people supporting events need to hold a VHF licence in accordance with the NER code of conduct.
At the end of the course there is a mandatory short test for which there is a separate £30 exam fee payable directly to the RYA on the day. You will need to bring one passport sized photo with you on the day of the course.
As with all NER Training we are only covering our costs to make it as accessible as possible. The price to us varies depending on numbers as follows:
If 6 people on the course - £120 each
If 7 people on the course - £111 each
If 8 people on the course - £103 each
If 9 people on the course - £96 each
If 10 people on the course - £90 each
If 11 people on the course - £83 each
If 12 people on the course - £78 each
PLUS the £30 RYA exam fee.
Please note it is our intention to fill every space on this course to keep the costs as low as possible.
Training Provider and Venue -
Training will be delivered at South Mims Premier Inn between 0900 and 1700. Food is available to purchase in the hotel bar and covers a wide range of dietary requirements.
How to enrol -
If you would like to attend the course please send an email to email@example.com
. As usual places will be awarded on a first come, first served basis. We intend to fill all 12 places to keep the cost as low as possible.
Payment of the course cost is due by cash or cheque on the day. No payment = no course! Please note the RYA exam fee is due separately on the day to the instructor.