VHF Short Range Radio
It is a federal offence to operate a radio without a licence. Our radio course will accredit you to operate a radio, but more importantly you’ll gain the knowledge to operate one correctly.
There are procedures and protocols used to communicate between boats that are often not understood. Managing emergency traffic is a task that can change a life-threatening situation.What does a “Mayday” mean? How do we warn others of danger? Who can we give a position to? What happens when you push the big red button on your radio? All of the questions are discussed and answered throughout this course and concluding with an exam which will give you a short range radio operators certificate of proficiency (SROCP). This is also required when you want to acquire a MMSI number for an AIS, and we’ll explain what this means too! You’ll certainly be able to recognise who is using a radio but unlikely to be qualified! We can also offer long range marine radio operators’ certificate of proficiency (LROCP) on request.