The radio operator of a marine VHF radio whilst sailing in GMDSS Sea Area A1 must be qualified to the GMDSS standard (Short Range Certificate).

This course covers the theory and practice for the equipment required for GMDSS Sea Area A1:

  • DSC/VHF Radio (Very High Frequency Radio),
  • EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon),
  • SART (Search And Rescue Radar Transponder),
  • NAVTEX (Navigational Telex)
Examinations take place in Knysna. An additional exam & licensing fee is due to SAMSA 7-days in advance of the exam