Radio Operator and Communications Certificate
A six to eight hour course offered in one day, covering general rules for the use and operation of VHF radios, SARTs, and EPIRBs. Every crew member needs to know how to operate a marine radio as well as what to do in case of an emergency. This course also covers an introduction to other marine communications. Students qualify to test for the VHF Radio Operator and Communications Certificate.
- 1. Introduction
- 2. Basic Radio Theory
- 3. Subsidiary Equipment
- 4. Common Radio Terms
- 5. Regulations/Licensing Requirements
- 6. VHF Radio Equipment
- 7. SSB/HF Radio Equipment
- 8. Radio Procedures
- 9. Emergency Radio Communications
- 10. GMDSS
- 11. EPIRB and SART
- 12. Satellite Communications
The candidate must be able to demonstrate a thorough and complete knowledge of the syllabus and demonstrate the ability to perform the required practical skills correctly.
A written exam will be administered at end of classroom session. A grade of 70% or higher is required to pass. Should a candidate fail an examination, a re-take exam will be allowed for an additional fee.
- Course manual
- Laminated certification card