Marine Radio Course - starts Tuesday, 13th November. Book now!
Get qualified in marine radio now. Next radio course at RMYS commences Tuesday, 13th November at 1900 hours. For bookings, contact the RMYS Training Academy on 9534 0059.
Become Marine Radio qualified in only two night sessions! November evening course at RMYS starts Tuesday, 13th November 2012.
A marine radio is a vital safety item on board a vessel: it gives you access weather updates, important safety information and lets you call for help in an emergency.
All marine radio users (except 27 mhz users) must have a Proficiency Certificate (licence) by law under the Commonwealth Radiocommunications Act 1992. Severe penalties apply for unlicensed users.
The next Marine Radio Operator's Certificate (MROCP and MROVCP) course will be held at Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron commencing Tuesday, 13th November 2012, at 1900 hours.
Options include the full MROCP certificate including HF/MF/VHF bands conducted over four nights ($275) or MROVCP (VHF only) course conducted over two nights ($235).
Subjects include: Hands-on use of marine radio equipment, correct radio call procedures, making distress calls, using DSC (Digital Selective Calling), fault-checking radio equipment, understanding the power supply (marine batteries), operating distress beacons (eg EPIRBs), search & rescue in Australia and more.
Students undertake several skill-building exercises using live training radio equipment, including use of the DSC distress signal.
So if you are time-poor, this is a very efficient way to become VHF marine radio qualified before summer, without interrupting your sailing time! Spaces are limited, so book now.