This Marine Radio Operators Certificate (MROVCP - VHF band) course held at Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron, St.Kilda will be conducted over two evenings.
A marine radio is one of the most important safety items onboard a vessel and the correct use of your radio will allow you to access weather updates, important safety information and call for assistance in an emergency.
Be aware that all marine radio users (except 27 mhz users) must have a Proficiency Certificate (licence) by law under the Commonwealth Radiocommunications Act 1992 and severe penalties apply for non-licenced users.
Students undertake several hands on exercises using training radio equipment, including use of the DSC distress signal. We are yet to find an online marine radio course that can offer this!
Your options include the full MROCP certificate including HF/MF/VHF bands conducted over 4 nights or MROVCP (VHF only) course conducted over 2 nights.
The MROCP certificate including HF/MF/VHF allows you to competently (and legally) use HF equipment used on offshore vessels and is required to apply for your HF ship station radio licence & MMSI.
The basic VHF course covers all the information local boating enthusiasts need to know to correctly and legally use their VHF marine radio equipment (including DSC) and apply for a MMSI.
All exams are administered on behalf of the Commonwealth by the University of Tasmania who also issue the licence. Successful completion of this course (via the exam) will provide you with the Proficiency Certificate (licence) with no ongoing Government licence fees.
We can also organise mid-week one day training courses for groups or undertake external group training. Just ask!