RYA VHF Certificate (Short Range)
Pre-course experience None
Assumed knowledge None
Minimum duration Approximately 5 hours home study with the exam (approx. 1 hour) at Cyclone Runner Limited .
Compatibility Compatible with iPad/iPad Mini using iOS 6 or above. Mac Intel processor OS X 10.6 or above. PC Windows Vista Service Pack 2, Windows XP and earlier operating systems are NOT compatible with this course. Netbooks are not supported due to the reduced screen resolution.
Minimum age 16 years
Course content
  • The basics of VHF radio operation
  • The correct frequencies (channels) to be used
  • Distress, emergency and medical assistance procedures
  • Digital Selective Calling (DSC)
  • Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)
  • Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB)
  • Search and Rescue Transponder (SART)
Ability after the course To be able to use a short range VHF marine radio to the standards required by the RYA/MCA
Course Fee HK$ 1,500
Exam Fee HK$ 1,200