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Maritime Radio with DSC - Classroom
Restricted Operator Certificate (Maritime)

Suggested Prerequisite None

Details Students will meet in a classroom either 1 evening per week or for an all-day course on the weekend. Printed or Ebook course material will be distributed to the students. Students will write the examination at the end of the course. If the student passes they will receive a temporary certificate.

The Maritime Radio course teaches emergency radio procedures and everyday operating techniques. Learn all about the uses of marine radios, choice of frequencies, operation, phonetic alphabet, procedur... Read moreal words and phrases, as well as Digital Selective Calling and the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System, (DSC/GMDSS). All mariners, including recreational boaters, will want to take advantage of the many features and capabilities of this innovative form “automatic” radio. Secure your lifeline. Be sure that you and your family take the Maritime Radio course. This complete package will prepare you for the Restricted Operator Certificate (Maritime) with DSC Endorsement exam which is included as part of this courses. To operate a maritime radio, you need the certificate. It's the law!  Note: For optimal ePub readability we recommend PC and Android users download the free ePub reader application called Calibre. For Apple and Mac users we recommend using the free Books app the comes standard on Mac OS. Read less

Restricted Operator Certificate (Maritime)

Start Date: Feb 3rd, 2022

Start Time: 7:00 PM

Contact: Mike Johnson
905-220-3358

Address: Your Computer
Your Home
OAKVILLE, ON

Class Status: 15 Seats remaining

Additional Information

You’re in your boat on the water with Family and Friends, when all of a sudden, you are in trouble! Who do you call? How do you call? Who can make the call? When do you call? Do you really kn... Read moreow, what you do not know? Maritime radio is a great way to connect to information and assistance from your location on the water. Anyone on board using the radio must have a Restricted Operator's Certificate (Maritime) (ROC(M)), so this course could be a family affair! In addition to emergency radio procedures you'll discover the advantages of everyday operating techniques; the many uses of maritime radios, operation, phonetic alphabet, procedural words and phrases as well as Digital Selective calling and the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (DSC/GMDSS). This course is two evenings from 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm. Course takes place on line with an Instructor. Lectures on line take place: Thursday February 03, 2022 from 7pm until 10pm Thursday February 10, 2022 from 7pm until 10pm The exam will take place on Saturday February 12, 2022and may be in person or on line, depending on covid restrictions. NEW ADDED FEATURE Our new VHF Radio simulator that would normally be used in this course will not be available due to covid restrictions. For more information contact Mike Johnson Cell 905-220-3358 email mikecjohnson90@gmail.com Read less

Pricing and Packages:

Maritime Radio DSC with Printed Book

Non-Member Price
150.00
Member Price
127.50

Maritime Radio DSC - No Book option for a 2nd Family Member

Non-Member Price
110.00
Member Price
99.00

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Start Date: Dec 2nd, 2021

Start Time: 7:00 PM

Contact: Mike Johnson
905-220-3358

Address: Your Computer
Your Home
OAKVILLE, ON

Class Status: 9 Seats remaining

Additional Information

To ensure quality instruction this class will be limited to only 10 students. You’re on the water and in trouble! Who do you call? How do you call? When do you call? Do you really know, what you... Read more do not know? Maritime radio is a great way to connect to information and assistance from your location on the water. Anyone on board using the radio must have a Restricted Operator's Certificate (Maritime) (ROC(M)), so this course could be a family affair! In addition to emergency radio procedures you'll discover the advantages of everyday operating techniques; the many uses of maritime radios, operation, phonetic alphabet, procedural words and phrases as well as Digital Selective calling and the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (DSC/GMDSS). This course is two evenings from 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm. Course takes place on line with an Instructor. Lectures on line take place Thursday December 02, 2021 from 7pm until 10pm Thursday December 09, 2021 from 7pm until 10pm The exam will take place on Saturday morning December 11, 2021 and may be in person or on line, depending on covid restrictions. NEW ADDED FEATURE Our new VHF Radio simulator that would normally be used in this course will not be available due to covid restrictions. For more information contact Mike Johnson Cell 905-220-3358 email mikecjohnson90@gmail.com Read less

Pricing and Packages:

Maritime Radio DSC with Printed Book

Non-Member Price
150.00
Member Price
127.50

Maritime Radio DSC - No Book option for a 2nd Family Member

Non-Member Price
110.00
Member Price
99.00

Online registration is now closed. Please click the "Keep me informed" box, above

Start Date: Apr 7th, 2022

Start Time: 7:00 PM

Contact: Mike Johnson
905-220-3358

Address: Your Computer
Your Home
OAKVILLE, ON

Class Status: 15 Seats remaining

Additional Information

You’re in your boat on the water with Family and Friends, when all of a sudden, you are in trouble! Who do you call? How do you call? Who can make the call? When do you call? Do you really know... Read more, what you do not know? Maritime radio is a great way to connect to information and assistance from your location on the water. Anyone on board using the radio must have a Restricted Operator's Certificate (Maritime) (ROC(M)), so this course could be a family affair! In addition to emergency radio procedures you'll discover the advantages of everyday operating techniques; the many uses of maritime radios, operation, phonetic alphabet, procedural words and phrases as well as Digital Selective calling and the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (DSC/GMDSS). This course is two evenings from 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm. Course takes place on line with an Instructor. Lectures on line take place: Thursday February 03, 2022 from 7pm until 10pm Thursday February 10, 2022 from 7pm until 10pm The exam will take place on Saturday February 12, 2022and may be in person or on line, depending on covid restrictions. NEW ADDED FEATURE Our new VHF Radio simulator that would normally be used in this course will not be available due to covid restrictions. For more information contact Mike Johnson Cell 905-220-3358 email mikecjohnson90@gmail.com Read less

Pricing and Packages:

Maritime Radio DSC with Printed Book

Non-Member Price
150.00
Member Price
127.50

Maritime Radio DSC - No Book option for a 2nd Family Member

Non-Member Price
110.00
Member Price
99.00

Online registration is now closed. Please click the "Keep me informed" box, above

Start Date: Nov 2nd, 2021

Start Time: 7:00 PM

Contact: Alex Kerr
250-208-1584

Address: Royal Victoria Yacht Club
3475 Ripon Road
VICTORIA, BC

Class Status: 13 Seats remaining

Additional Information

This course is at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club on Tuesday nights November 2, 9 & 16 at 7pm.

Pricing and Packages:

Maritime Radio DSC with Printed Book

Non-Member Price
120.00
Member Price
108.00

Maritime Radio DSC - No Book option for a 2nd Family Member

Non-Member Price
95.00
Member Price
85.50

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Start Date: Nov 27th, 2021

Start Time: 9:00 AM

Contact: Don Griffin
(604) 980-5164

Address: West Vancouver Yacht Club
5854 Marine Drive
WEST VANCOUVER, BC

Class Status: 1 Seats remaining

Additional Information

This is a one day class from 9AM to about 3:30 PM on Saturday Nov 28th at the West Vancouver Yacht Club. Parking is available in the Yacht Club parking lot. Lunch is not included in the price. There w... Read moreill be a 45 minute break for lunch about noon. The Yacht club has allowed us to purchase our lunches in their dining room. The exam will take place in the afternoon. All participants must be double vaccinated and wear a mask during class.Read less

Pricing and Packages:

Maritime Radio DSC with Printed Book

Non-Member Price
150.00
Member Price
135.00

Maritime Radio DSC with ePub

Non-Member Price
125.00
Member Price
112.50

Maritime Radio DSC - No Book option for a 2nd Family Member

Non-Member Price
110.00
Member Price
99.00

Online registration is now closed. Please click the "Keep me informed" box, above

Start Date: Nov 20th, 2021

Start Time: 9:00 AM

Contact: Peter Bennett
604-817-4165

Address: Zoom
online
VANCOUVER, BC

Class Status: 12 Seats remaining

Additional Information

This will be a "virtual class", with a three hour lecture on Nov 20 delivered using Zoom. Individual exams will be done on-line during the following few days. Course material will be mailed to the st... Read moreudent shortly after registration.Read less

Pricing and Packages:

Maritime Radio DSC with Printed Book

Non-Member Price
150.00
Member Price
135.00

Maritime Radio DSC - No Book option for a 2nd Family Member

Non-Member Price
125.00
Member Price
112.50

Online registration is now closed. Please click the "Keep me informed" box, above

Start Date: Nov 10th, 2021

Start Time: 7:00 PM

Contact: Hans Etzel
705-722-0060

Address: Online
Online
BARRIE, ON

Class Status: 10 Seats remaining

Additional Information

This course is being offered online in a virtual classroom setting using the GoToMeeting app.

Pricing and Packages:

Maritime Radio DSC with Printed Book

Non-Member Price
120.00
Member Price
102.00

Maritime Radio DSC - No Book option for a 2nd Family Member

Non-Member Price
95.00
Member Price
80.75

Online registration is now closed. Please click the "Keep me informed" box, above

Start Date: Jan 5th, 2022

Start Time: 7:00 PM

Contact: Hans Etzel
705-722-0060

Address: Online
Online
BARRIE, ON

Class Status: 15 Seats remaining

Additional Information

This course is being offered online in a virtual classroom setting using the GoToMeeting app.

Pricing and Packages:

Maritime Radio DSC with Printed Book

Non-Member Price
120.00
Member Price
102.00

Maritime Radio DSC - No Book option for a 2nd Family Member

Non-Member Price
95.00
Member Price
80.75

Online registration is now closed. Please click the "Keep me informed" box, above

Start Date: Oct 26th, 2021

Start Time: 7:00 PM

Contact: Mark Smith
705-689-4464

Address: Online program "Go To Meeting"
online
ORILLIA, ON

Class Status: 14 Seats remaining

Additional Information

Questions and earlybird preregistration $140 tax included, ebook only. Contact cpsorillia@gmail.com. Offer ends Oct 20/2021. Sessions 7-9pm, Oct 26, 28, Nov 2/21. Online only.

Pricing and Packages:

Maritime Radio DSC with Printed Book

Non-Member Price
160.00
Member Price
144.00

Maritime Radio DSC - No Book option for a 2nd Family Member

Non-Member Price
135.00
Member Price
121.50

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Start Date: Nov 30th, 2021

Start Time: 7:00 PM

Contact: Mark Smith
705-689-4464

Address: Online program "Go To Meeting"
online
ORILLIA, ON

Class Status: 15 Seats remaining

Additional Information

Questions and earlybird discount rate (expires Dec 25/21) is $140 tax included, ebook only. Contact cpsorillia@gmail.com . Session run Nov 30, Dec 2, 7, 2021. 7-9pm.

Pricing and Packages:

Maritime Radio DSC with Printed Book

Non-Member Price
160.00
Member Price
144.00
Non-Member Price Discount Applied
144.00(10%) Early Bird Discount ends on Nov 20th, 2021
Member Price Discount Applied
129.60(10%)

Maritime Radio DSC - No Book option for a 2nd Family Member

Non-Member Price
135.00
Member Price
121.50
Non-Member Price Discount Applied
128.25(5%) Early Bird Discount ends on Nov 20th, 2021
Member Price Discount Applied
115.42(5%)

Online registration is now closed. Please click the "Keep me informed" box, above

Start Date: Jan 10th, 2022

Start Time: 7:00 PM

Contact: Carl J Lee
519-433-1827

Address: London Webex or Zoom
Online
LONDON, ON

Class Status: 14 Seats remaining

Additional Information

1. Please register as soon as possible since it can sometimes take up to 4 weeks to receive materials. 2. The PRINTED BOOK is recommended over the eBook. 3. All classes will be online using ZOOM ... Read moreor Webex. Once registered, instructions will be sent to you a few days before the first class on how to connect. 4. All classes start at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. 5. The course will run for 3 consecutive Mondays. 6. Upon completion of the course, instructions will be provided on how to arrange for the online exam. Read less

Pricing and Packages:

Maritime Radio DSC with Printed Book

Non-Member Price
150.00
Member Price
135.00
Non-Member Price Discount Applied
130.00(20.00) Early Bird Discount ends on Dec 10th, 2021
Member Price Discount Applied
115.00(20.00)

Maritime Radio DSC - No Book option for a 2nd Family Member

Non-Member Price
110.00
Member Price
99.00
Non-Member Price Discount Applied
90.00(20.00) Early Bird Discount ends on Dec 10th, 2021
Member Price Discount Applied
79.00(20.00)

Online registration is now closed. Please click the "Keep me informed" box, above

Start Date: Mar 22nd, 2022

Start Time: 7:00 PM

Contact: Carl J Lee
519-433-1827

Address: London Webex or Zoom
Online
LONDON, ON

Class Status: 15 Seats remaining

Additional Information

1. Please register as soon as possible since it can sometimes take up to 4 weeks to receive materials. 2. The PRINTED BOOK is recommended over the eBook. 3. All classes will be online using ZOOM ... Read moreor Webex. Once registered, instructions will be sent to you a few days before the first class on how to connect. 4. All classes start at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. 5. The course will run for 3 consecutive Tuesdays. 6. Upon completion of the course, instructions will be provided on how to arrange for the online exam. Read less

Pricing and Packages:

Maritime Radio DSC with Printed Book

Non-Member Price
150.00
Member Price
135.00
Non-Member Price Discount Applied
130.00(20.00) Early Bird Discount ends on Feb 22nd, 2022
Member Price Discount Applied
115.00(20.00)

Maritime Radio DSC - No Book option for a 2nd Family Member

Non-Member Price
110.00
Member Price
99.00
Non-Member Price Discount Applied
90.00(20.00) Early Bird Discount ends on Feb 22nd, 2022
Member Price Discount Applied
79.00(20.00)

Online registration is now closed. Please click the "Keep me informed" box, above

Start Date: Nov 23rd, 2021

Start Time: 6:30 PM

Contact: Joe Gatfield
519-257-0559

Address: Virtual using Zoom technology - details to follow upon registration
Your home office
WINDSOR, ON

Class Status: 14 Seats remaining

Additional Information

This course will be offered virtually via Zoom technology. The course will be two evenings (23 and 25) at 3 hours per session with the exam to be arranged following the course presentation. Ebook NO... Read moreT recommended for this course.Read less

Pricing and Packages:

Maritime Radio DSC with Printed Book

Non-Member Price
120.00
Member Price
102.00

Maritime Radio DSC - No Book option for a 2nd Family Member

Non-Member Price
95.00
Member Price
80.75

Online registration is now closed. Please click the "Keep me informed" box, above

Start Date: Feb 15th, 2022

Start Time: 6:30 PM

Contact: Joe Gatfield
519-257-0559

Address: Virtual using Zoom technology - details to follow upon registration
Your home office
WINDSOR, ON

Class Status: 15 Seats remaining

Additional Information

This course will be offered virtually via Zoom technology. The course will be two evenings (15 and 17) at 3 hours per session with the exam to be arranged following the course presentation. Ebook NO... Read moreT recommended for this course.Read less

Pricing and Packages:

Maritime Radio DSC with Printed Book

Non-Member Price
120.00
Member Price
102.00

Online registration is now closed. Please click the "Keep me informed" box, above

Start Date: Apr 26th, 2022

Start Time: 6:30 PM

Contact: Joe Gatfield
519-257-0559

Address: Virtual using Zoom technology - details to follow upon registration
Your home office
WINDSOR, ON

Class Status: 15 Seats remaining

Additional Information

This course will be offered virtually via Zoom technology. The course will be two evenings (26 and 28) at 3 hours per session with the exam to be arranged following the course presentation. Ebook NO... Read moreT recommended for this course.Read less

Pricing and Packages:

Maritime Radio DSC with Printed Book

Non-Member Price
120.00
Member Price
102.00

Maritime Radio DSC - No Book option for a 2nd Family Member

Non-Member Price
95.00
Member Price
80.75

Online registration is now closed. Please click the "Keep me informed" box, above

Start Date: Nov 16th, 2021

Start Time: 7:00 AM

Contact: FRED LANGE
519-498-6000

Address: Virtual
123
GODERICH, ON

Class Status: 10 Seats remaining

Additional Information

3 CLASSES, 7 - 9PM EST NOV 16, 23, 30, 2021 CONDUCTED ON ZOOM -E-BOOK OPTION CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE

Pricing and Packages:

Maritime Radio DSC with Printed Book

Non-Member Price
150.00
Member Price
135.00
Non-Member Price Discount Applied
140.00(10.00) Early Bird Discount ends on Oct 29th, 2021
Member Price Discount Applied
125.00(10.00)

Online registration is now closed. Please click the "Keep me informed" box, above