This course assumes that you have no prior knowledge.
The course will cover all aspects of the operation of Marine Radios and at the conclusion you will be able to demonstrate:
- a practical knowledge of global maritime distress and safety system (GMDSS) sub-systems and equipment which is appropriate to vessels operating in Australian waters on which a radio installation is not compulsory under international agreements. Specifically, MF/HF and VHF radio telephony equipment with digital selective calling (DSC) facilities, and emergency position indicating radio beacons of the 406 MHz and 121.5/243 MHz type.
- an ability to use MF/HF and VHF radio telephony and digital selective calling (DSC) operating procedures, particularly those relating to distress, urgency and safety.
- an understanding of simple maintenance practices required to keep the marine radio equipment specified in (1) in good working order, including the repair of minor faults.
- an understanding of the regulations applicable to ship stations equipped with radio telephony and digital selective calling facilities.
- a basic knowledge of the Australian marine search and rescue system.
- a practical knowledge of marine radio operations and equipment.
Course is 8 hours and consists of 2 x 3 hr weeknight sessions and 1 x 2 hr exam
WHAT TO BRING
Instructor will provide all learning support material and 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.
FIND OUT MORE
For more information about this course please contact the DSS Office;
Phone 03 6223 1977 | email firstname.lastname@example.org
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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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