Darwin Sailing Club
Marine Radio

Marine Radio

Long Range Operators Certificate of Proficiency

PREREQUISITE: None however certificate is not able to be issued to persons under 16 year

DATES: Course 1:

Marine Radio Operators Course Sessions times:

Thur 19th April from 18:00 till 21:00

Fri 20th April from 18:00 till 21:00

Sat 21s April from 09:00 till 17:00

COST: Member $360   Non Member $395
Includes handbook, exam fee and certificate fee

Course details

This Office of Maritime Communications course is essential for any operators of MF and HF radios and is highly desirable for operators of VHF radios. Note this course incorporates the Short Range Operators Certificate of Proficiency (SROCP), essential for VHF use. Long Range Operators Certificate of Proficiency (LROCP) replaces the previous course known as the Marine Radio Operators Course of Proficiency (MROCP). Certification requires satisfactory completion of an examination, where a candidate will be required to:

  • Demonstrate a practical knowledge of GMDSS sub-systems and equipment which is appropriate to vessels operating in Australian waters on which a radio installation is not compulsory under international agreements. Specifically, MF/HF and VHF radiotelephony equipment with digital selective calling (DSC) facilities, and emergency position indicating radio beacons of the 406 MHz and 121.5/243 MHz type.
  • Demonstrate an ability to use MF/HF and VHF radiotelephony and digital selective calling (DSC) operating procedures, particularly those relating to distress, urgency and safety.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of simple maintenance practices required to keep the marine radio equipment specified in (1) in good working order, including the repair of minor faults.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the regulations applicable to ship stations equipped with radiotelephony and digital selective calling facilities.
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the Australian marine search and rescue system.

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