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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 2018


NOVEMBER 4TH -- 7TH

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