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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

VHF, HF

Operators of ship radio stations in Australia must possess a certificate of proficiency. 

The marine radio provides an essential link both to global safety services and to other seafarers.

The syllabus

  • Radio wave propagation
  • Use of the radio in distress or urgent situations
  • GMDSS
  • Digital Selective Calling (DSC)
  • Radio protocol during search and rescue

Middle Harbour Yacht Club

The course takes place at the Flying Fish Sail Academy at Middle Harbour Yacht Club.

Study at home?

If you prefer to study at home and just want an invigilated exam at Flying Fish, we can arrange this for $185. Please contact us via the menu above to book a time.

  • Nov
    2
    2 Nov
    1 day
    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $350.00 incl. GST
    Event is fullJoin waiting list
  • Feb
    28
    28 Feb
    1 day
    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $350.00 incl. GST
  • Mar
    21
    21 Mar
    1 day
    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $350.00 incl. GST
  • May
    22
    22 May
    1 day
    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $350.00 incl. GST

What's included

Training, exam fee and certification.

  • ACMA HF Radio Licence

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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