Long range communication at sea in a modern environment.
The Online HF Radio Course allows you to learn everything you need to know about using HF Radios, at your own pace and whenever you like.
At the end of this course, you will understand HF Radio functions and equipment, how to communicate with other vessels and radio stations, and be able to call for help in an emergency. You will also understand how to use various safety equipment you may have onboard, and maintaining communication equipment onboard your boat.
After you have enrolled, we will send your login details for the course. The course takes around 4 hours to complete.
On completion of the course, you will have the opportunity to complete an exam and get your HF Radio Licence (LROCP - Long Range Certificate of Proficiency). This will also allow you to apply for an MMSI number for your vessel. (Please note, the exam is not included in the course cost and needs to be booked separately).
To get your HF Radio Licence, you must complete an exam. There are two parts to the exam. The first component is a theory test with 50 multiple choice questions. The required mark to pass is 70% (35 questions). The other component is a short and simple practical assessment where you need to demonstrate the basic operation of a Marine Radio, and you will also be assessed on your ability to perform a radio check and how you would call for help.
You can either schedule an exam time with us in Sydney, or you can choose to complete your exam at another centre. If you choose to complete your radio examination with us, then you can book in an exam time using our online calendar.
On sitting and passing the exam, you will be issued with a Long Range Operators Certificate of Proficiency - LROCP (formerly MROVCP) from the Office of Maritime Communications (O.M.C.).
Your certificate does not expire. The certificate fee is $89 (as of January 2018), which is payable directly to the O.M.C. when you sit your exam. The exam fee is not included as part of the course.
The course price is $135 AUD. Access is to the course is open for 12-months from completing the registration. If life gets too busy and you need more time, you have an option to pause your course for up to 6-months and then continue when you have more time.
If you'd also like a copy of the Marine Radio Operator's Handbook, you can add this onto your order for $65 AUD (includes postage).