Marine Radio Operator Certificate

a legal requirement to operate a VHF radio

Are you aware that any person operating a maritime VHF radio must hold, as a minimum requirement, a Maritime VHF Radio Operator Certificate (unless transmitting in an emergency or a distress situation)?  In addition, all maritime radio communications are required to be positively identified through the use of a Callsign  and boat name.

On the course you will cover subjects such as the general features and functions of a maritime VHF radio, correct distress and urgency procedures for ‘Mayday’ and ‘Pan Pan’ calls, pro-words and phonetic alphabet, trip reports, weather services, callsigns, EPIRBS and other search and rescue equipment.  On the second night you will undertake a short test which will enable us to issue you with your internationally recognised certificate

When: 7pm, every third Wednesday/Thursday bi-monthly
Dates: 18/19 July, 19/20 September & 21/22 November
Where: Tauranga Volunteer Coastguard, Sulphur Point, Tauranga
Cost: $70 pp and payment in full required on booking

For more info:
Phone: 07 578 5578
Email: support@taurangacoastguard.co.nz
Website:  www.taurangacoastguard.co.nz

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