ACMA Marine Radio License (VHF, HF, GMDSS)

This one day Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) approved course teaches you to use VHF (Short Range) as well as MF and HF (Long Range) radio for distress, urgency, safety and general calls. The course includes GMDSS and DSC
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13 November
Sat 13 Nov 2021
1 day, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sydney, Australia
  • $375.00 incl. GST
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5 February
Sat 05 Feb 2022
1 day, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sydney, Australia
  • $375.00 incl. GST
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26 March
Sat 26 Mar 2022
1 day, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sydney, Australia
  • $375.00 incl. GST
30 April
Sat 30 Apr 2022
1 day, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sydney, Australia
  • $375.00 incl. GST
    4 June
    Sat 04 Jun 2022
    1 day, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $375.00 incl. GST

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Description

All operators of marine radios in Australia are required by law to hold a certificate of proficiency.

For commercial RYA Yachtmasters, AMSA Masters, and Coxswains a marine radio operators qualification is a pre-requisite for certification.  

Recreational sailors and powerboat operators are also strongly recommended to hold a marine radio operator's certificate. 

The marine radio provides an essential link both to global safety services and to other seafarers. It may one day save your life!

The syllabus

  • Radio wave propagation
  • Use of the radio in distress or urgency situations
  • Global search and rescue systems – GMDSS
  • Digital Selective Calling (DSC) for VHF and HF radios
  • Radio protocol during search and rescue
  • Satellite communications from your boat
  • Battery maintenance and vessel electrics
  • How emergency position indicating beacons work 

Our Instructors 

Our Marine Radio Operators' course is presented by an experienced ACMA qualified instructor/invigilator in our comfortable waterside classroom.  

Private course or exam?

If you can get your own group together you pay for 5 places and can bring up to 8. Contact us using the private course enquiry button above.

Study at home 

If you prefer to study the course syllabus in your own time we can arrange an invigilated examination for you at Flying Fish for $275 inclusive of exam fees. 

 

What's included

Training, exam fee and certification.

Qualifications 

  • ACMA Marine Radio Operator Certificate (HF / VHF)
  • The course meets World Sailing SR 3.25 for racing yachts and is approved by the CYCA 

Before you start

  • No previous experience is necessary.
  • When you book we will send you some pre-course reading. 
  • it is very helpful to learn the Phonetic Alphabet beforehand.

What next?

Go on to train for satellite or GMDSS endorsements.

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