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Specialist Courses in Marine Radio Communication

GMDSS - LONG RANGE CERTIFICATE

This course is designed for seafarers who sail out of range of VHF coastal stations (approx 50nm) and require the security of effective world-wide communications (valid for vessels up to 300 grt).

The Long Range Certificate is a GMDSS qualification which will qualify the operator for use of both MF/HF (SSB) and VHF equipment. There are no nationality requirements. The qualification is internationally recognised.

WHO NEEDS THE LRC?
- Blue-water yachtsmen fitting long range communications.
- Commercial Vessels less than 200 G.R.T. 
- Commercial Yachtmasters (Limited) - LRC is an acceptable qualification 

THE BASIC LRC COURSE COVERS THE PRACTICAL OPERATION AND PROCEDURES OF:
- MF/HF Single Sideband Radio (SSB)
- VHF Radio communications
- VHF/MF/HF Digital Selective Calling (DSC)
- NAVTEX
- EPIRBs (radio beacons) & SARTS

THE examination has 3 elements:
- Radio procedures ( short written paper)
-  Voice exercise- Simulated Distress Communications.
- Practical Equipment Operation, demonstrating use of the equipment

COURSE REQUIREMENTS
- Please bring two passport photographs and your passport or discharge book
- Fluency in the phonetic alphabet.
- VHF Certificate desirable

RECOMMENDED READING
'GMDSS - A User's Handbook' by Denise BrehautThis publication will supplement the course notes and will be a very valuable reference during, and after the course. 

COURSE FEES

- Long Range Certificate : 325
- Exam Fee: 140

For more information on course dates, please contact us or for information on course location, please visit about/location.

Maximum number of students on this course is five, minimum is two. We have a wide range of equipment to offer you practical experience. Local accommodation is available at Northcourt Manor or at Westcourt Manor from about 35 per night.

Course Dates

Dates are available on request provided you are booking or paying for at least two people on the course.


 

Book onto a course

Please contact us on 07968 229335 or info@marineradio.co.uk for upcoming dates. We ask you to pay a 10% deposit up front by cheque or money transfer to secure your place. The remainder of the course fee is due one week before the course commences.


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Address: Kim Holt, RT Training, 4 Northcourt Close, Shorwell, Isle of Wight, PO30 3LD Phone: +44 (0)7968 229335 
Email: info@marineradio.co.uk  or via the form