2015/16 Boating Courses (continued)
VHF Radio Course
The next course takes place in a classroom at Midland Secondary School, 3 evenings: Monday, April 18, Wednesday, April 20 and the final exam takes place Friday, April 22, 2016.
All Boaters Beware …
Why… a Marine VHF Radio?
The question is asked more often than not. Why should I have a VHF Radio in my boat? I already have a cell phone, isn’t that good enough? No, not really. If all you have is a cell phone, then that’s what you use, but you are seriously limiting your ability to communicate quickly with Coast Guard and other boaters. In the case of an emergency, you want the fastest response possible. Using a cell phone only extends the time to receive aid quickly (lives could be at risk).
Here are some pros and cons for you to digest, which should help you with your answer.
So, “Take the Course”
Take Industry Canada’s Maritime VHF Course and earn your “lifetime” Radio Operator’s Certificate (Maritime) so that you can legally operate your Marine VHF Radio within Canadian waters.
Sign up today to enroll in our next Maritime Radio Course to ensure your place in this well-attended class.
Take the Maritime Radio Course
Digital Selective Calling—Maritime Radio Course update …
Restricted Operator's Certificate (Maritime)* is required by ALL operators of VHF, HF and MF Marine band radios. In fact, each person on a vessel who uses the radio needs his/her own operator's card. Does everyone on board your vessel know how to call for help, should help be needed?
* The Marine Radio Course provides you with training on Emergency Radio Procedures along with everyday operating techniques. You will be well prepared for the ROC(M) exam.
* ROC(M) is a Canadian Federal Government-issued certificate that allows you to operate a marine VHF radio. If you received your ROC(M) card before the “Digital Selective Calling” was introduced, you are encouraged to attend this class to obtain the DSC endorsement for your ROC certificate. All new VHF radios are equipped with the DSC function that greatly enhances rescue personnel’s ability to assist you in an emergency.
Based on the number of those who’ve completed our pre-register sign-up sheets, student instruction manuals will be given out at registration.
Cost: Course Member Non-Member Self-Study
Maritime Radio…… $ $ $
OR Couples Share …… $ $ —
Payable to Midland Power and Sail Squadron
What's included in the course?
The successful student receives the Marine Operator’s Certificate which is valid for his/her lifetime.
27 April 2014
23 March 2016
Tall Ships - 2013
Photo by Laura Ellis
Midland Bay - Sailing Club Lighthouse
with Peter and Susan Rudy
Contact Webmaster to report issues and provide feedback.
Site Visitors since 4 Jan 2013
See us at our booth at the Midland Home Show each April
Join us at our annual Rendezvous in June at Henry’s, Sans Souci
Jim McLarty, Instructor
Electronic Navigation Class