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VHF SRC Radio Operators Course

VHF Radio Course

The Irish VHF Short Range Certificate (SRC) is a valuable credential for anyone operating a VHF radio in Irish waters. Whether you're a recreational boater or a professional mariner, this certificate demonstrates that you have the knowledge and skills needed to operate a VHF radio safely and effectively.

The Irish VHF SRC course covers a range of topics, including the international phonetic alphabet, distress and safety communications, and the use of digital selective calling (DSC). By completing this course and passing the state exam, you'll gain a thorough understanding of VHF radio communication protocols and procedures, enabling you to communicate with confidence and clarity on the water.

Obtaining an Irish VHF SRC is also a legal requirement for anyone operating a VHF radio in Irish waters and is required to apply for a ships radio licence.

Don't take any chances when it comes to VHF radio communication. Invest in your skills and safety by obtaining an Irish VHF Short Range Certificate today.



Previous knowledge

No previous knowledge assumed


2 days (including assessment)

Locations available


What to bring

Pen and paper

Equipment provided

Pre-course study notes, examination fee, licencing fee, real life scenarios using real radios

Number of students

10 students


Department of Transport – VHF Radio Operators Certificate

Minimum Age


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