23 Marieville Esp, Sandy Bay TAS 7005  03 6223 1977

Short Range – VHF

Did you know that it is an offense to use a Marine Radio without a Licence to Operate? There are severe penalties for the misuse of Marine Radio, including operating without a licence, and this includes hand-held portables.

Short Range Operators Certificate of Proficiency (SROCP), also know as VHF Radio Licence

The Short Range Operators (VHF) Certificate of Proficiency is designed for those who are only carrying and/or operating a Very High Frequency (VHF) (Short Range) radio. Successful completion of the exam qualifies you to receive the SROCP* certificate. Course fee includes examination.

The purpose of this course is to help you pass the exam, gain your licence and be competent and legal in the operation of your radio. VHF Radio is a vital safety aid for vessels on coastal and inshore passages and is required carriage for vessels navigating in Coastal and Offshore waters. Knowledge of the correct procedures for operating a Marine Radio in an emergency could save your life.

Cost $190 per person


This is an elementary course that requires no previous knowledge.


The course will cover all aspects of the operation of Marine VHF Radios including:- Legal matters, principals of VHF Marine Radio, Radio Propagation, Channels and Frequencies, Ship and Shore Stations, Priority and Routine Communications, DSC, GMDSS, EPIRBS and SARTs and Power Supplies and Antennas.


Course is 6 hours and consists of 2 x 3 hr weeknight sessions.


Instructor will provide all learning support material & resources. You will need to bring with you a colour passport photograph, note book and black pen. You will also need to show photo ID.


For more information about this course please contact the DSS Office;
Phone 03 6223 1977 | email sailtrain@dssinc.org.au


Click HERE for full list of course dates and enrolment.

If you have any questions, please contact the DSS on 62231977 or the Sailing Operations Manager 0417 121 575

Derwent Sailing Squadron members please login to your mySailor HERE before registering then enter the discount code DSSMEMBER to receive a 10% discount.

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