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Marine Communications Systems 2017 S

Event Date:Tuesday, March 21, 2017 06:00 pm
Event Ends:Tuesday, May 30, 2017 08:00 pm
Event Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
RSVP by: Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Individual Price: $150.00
Location (View Map) : Waterfront Alliance
217 Water St, 3rd Fl (elevator: 133 Beekman St.), New York, NY 10038

Marine Communications Course Description

Marine Communications Systems is an in-depth, nine chapter review of those systems available to the recreational boater, or to those with whom he/she shares the water. Radio history and spectrum definitions are presented along with definitions of radio circuits that the student should learn, to choose the best communications method for his/her situation. One chapter is devoted to the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) and another to FCC Rules and regulations to set the stage for instruction of radiotelephone operating procedures (both voice and digital messaging are covered). The remaining chapters cover High Seas radio (MF/HF and satellite communications) and other systems such as Family Radio Service transceivers. There is also a chapter on troubleshooting of radio installations.


  • Introduction, Chapter 1: Radio History and Communications
  • Chapter 2: The Radio Frequency Spectrum
  • Chapter 3: VHF Communications
  • Chapter 4: GMDSS
  • Chapter 5: FCC Rules, Radio Licenses and the Radio Frequency Plan
  • Chapter 6: Radiotelephone Operating Procedures
  • Chapter 7: Long-Range Radio Communications
  • Chapter 8: Other Marine Communications Systems
  • Chapter 9: Radio Maintenance
  • Review and Examination

There is a $150 fee which includes course materials. North River Sail & power Squadron members pay $100.  Classes run for 8 weeks every Tuesday evening including exam.

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