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ACMA Marine Radio License (VHF, HF, GMDSS)

Start date: Multiple dates
Location: Mosman, NSW Australia
Supplier: Flying Fish Sail Academy (/flying-fish-sail-academy)
Price: $350.00 incl. GST

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.

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.

Course dates

  • 28 Feb 2020, 10am - 5pm
  • 21 march 2020, 10am - 5pm
  • 22 May 2020, 10am - 5pm

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.

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.

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