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VHF RADIO COURSE (CLOSING DAY FOR ENROLMENT IS NOW FRIDAY, JUNE 30)

Sunday 16th July, 2017
9:00 am
Newhaven Yacht Squadron
  • PLEASE NOTE THAT CLOSING DAY FOR ENROLMENT IS NOW FRIDAY, JUNE 30 *

The official name for the VHF radio licence is known as the Short Range Operator Certificate of Proficiency (SROCP), and can be conducted as a one day event.

It takes the form of a self-study course which requires the participants to do most of the preparation work

themselves prior to the examination. This involves the participant:

 Purchasing the reference material

 Studying the handbook

 Doing the revision questions

The above can be achieved by visiting the Office of Maritime Communication (OMC) website at http://www.amc.edu.au/industry/omc

From there, under the section headed Handbooks & Revision Questions (on the left of screen), you can:

1. Purchase the SROCP Handbook ($15.50 + $4.00 postage), or read it online

(Please note the Marine VHF Radio Operators Handbook (MVHB) is the one you want to purchase for the

SROCP certification. You need to allow a minimum of 10 working days for delivery by surface mail. Books

are dispatched Tuesday and Thursday or within 24 hours (working days) if Express Post has been paid)

2. Do the SROCP Revision Questions

On the day you will need to have some form of identification and pay the Application Fee ($83.00), which can be done by credit card details on the application form. Peter will take your photograph for your licence.

Peter Donaldson – who has run VHF radio courses for us in the past – has kindly offered to conduct this course.

The morning will start at 0900 when we will go through operating procedures. Then we will have lunch from 1200 till 1245; and after lunch we will do revision and the exam. The day will conclude at 1500. For lunch, we will walk to the local pie shop – or you may prefer to bring your own.

As a service to Yachting Westernport clubs, Peter has kindly offered to take the day at no charge – thanks, Peter.

Please contact Stan Jackson at training@nys.org.au by FRIDAY, JUNE 30 if you are interested in this course.

 

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