Short Range Radio

Overview of course content:

Marine communications have been revolutionised by the Introduction of the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS). Designed by the International Maritime Organisation and supported by the International Telecommunication Union, it ensures that ships anywhere in the world can communicate with an onshore Rescue Co – ordination Centre by two independent means, without the need for specialist radio operator.

  • Licensing
  • Management of the Maritime Mobile Band
  • Marine VHF & Digital Selective Calling Equipment
  • Navtex
  • Emergency Radio Equipment
  • Using the Radio
  • Distress Procedures
  • Urgency, Safety and Coastguard Liaison
  • Maritime Safety Information Broadcasts (MSI)
  • The Phonetic Alphabet
  • Distress Procedure Cards
  • VHF Frequencies
  • Extracts from Maritime Guidance Notes

Course Days

Accommodation on board compulsory

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