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Old 03 September 2013, 17:56   #1
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VHF/DSC courses Hull (East Yorkshire area)

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I am looking/asking to see if there is anywhere that is running VHF/DSC (SRC) Radio courses in my local ish area.
I can only find courses being run in either Southampton, Wales or Scotland.
Seeing as the course and certificate is mandatory in using such equipment, I find it astonishing that there aren't courses run the length and breath of the country at some time or another.
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Old 03 September 2013, 18:28   #2
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Did mine in Sheffield, guy called Bill Clay,company called sail north from memory I thought,try googling this...will also try to look up his number for you..��
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Old 03 September 2013, 18:35   #3
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Rya website should point to a number of providers.

Some will be yacht clubs etc and may only do one a year but may be cheap.

Note course gets longer next year so will cost more
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Once a year? Plymouth powerboat school runs VHF training courses every day.
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HOTA (on Sutton fields) run them but I'd recommend CatZero on the marina as they're about half the price and you're supporting a local charity.
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HOTA (on Sutton fields) run them but I'd recommend CatZero on the marina as they're about half the price and you're supporting a local charity.
Cheers, glad I've just read this as in morn I was about to book through HOTA as I enquired last week but the price (155) made me shudder.
As I have only just got into Sibbing (been launching from Hornsea where they're happy with a mobile for Comm) I've been in 2 minds whether to do the course and tbh when I was quoted that price it almost made my mind up not to bother.
Have you got a contact number for CatZero and is there a website or any local contact details please.
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Just found out all the details so thanks Dry Doc
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Just to add for anyone in my area, Hull, East Yorkshire, I took Dry Doc's advice and rang CatZero (very worthy charity) and got myself booked in (55) then when complete (and hopefully passed) 30 to RYC for the licence/certificate.
This is a whole lot better (and in line with most places) than HOTA who wanted to charge 155.
Once again, thank you everyone for your help.
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Just to add to this, I have my course on Friday the 8th, I have been reading the RYC vhf Radio booklet, have learned the phonetic alphabet as was advised, what i'm asking, are there any tips/pointers on the content of the course that would put me in good stead for when I attend on Friday.
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