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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: Oct 26th, 2022

Start Time: 7:00 PM

Contact: Scott Savage
(647) 990-4936

Address: Oakville Trafalgar High School
1460 Devon Road
OAKVILLE, ON

Class Status: 10 Seats remaining

Additional Information

Roc(M) 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 do not know? Maritime radio is a great way to connect to information and as... Read moresistance from your location on the water. Anyone on board using the VHF 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 will take place on Wednesday October 26, 2022 from 7pm until 10pm, Wednesday November 02, 2022 from 7pm until 10pm. The final exam is on Wednesday November 09 Starting at 7pm until finished. Our new VHF Radio simulator will be available for training for all students.Read less

Pricing and Packages:

Maritime Radio DSC with ePub

Non-Member Price
150.00
Member Price
135.00

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
95.00
Member Price
85.50

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Start Date: Dec 7th, 2022

Start Time: 7:00 PM

Contact: Scott Savage
(647) 990-4936

Address: Oakville Trafalgar High School
1460 Devon Road
OAKVILLE, ON

Class Status: 15 Seats remaining

Additional Information

Roc(M) 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 do not know? Maritime radio is a great way to connect to information and as... Read moresistance from your location on the water. Anyone on board using the VHF 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 will take place on Wednesday December 07, 2022 from 7pm until 10pm, Wednesday December 14, 2022 from 7pm until 10pm. The final exam is on Wednesday December 21, starting at 7pm until finished. Our new VHF Radio simulator will be available for training for all students.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
150.00
Member Price
135.00

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

Non-Member Price
95.00
Member Price
85.50

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

Start Date: Feb 8th, 2023

Start Time: 7:00 PM

Contact: Scott Savage
(647) 990-4936

Address: Oakville Traflgar High School
1460 Devon Road
OAKVILLE, ON

Class Status: 14 Seats remaining

Additional Information

Roc(M) 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 do not know? Maritime radio is a great way to connect to information and as... Read moresistance from your location on the water. Anyone on board using the VHF 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 will take place on Wednesday February 08, 2023 from 7pm until 10pm, Wednesday February 15, 2023 from 7pm until 10pm. The final exam is on Wednesday February 22, 2023 starting at 7pm until finished. Our new VHF Radio simulator will be available for training for all students. Read less

Pricing and Packages:

Maritime Radio DSC with Printed Book

Non-Member Price
150.00
Member Price
127.50

Maritime Radio DSC with ePub

Non-Member Price
150.00
Member Price
135.00

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

Non-Member Price
110.00
Member Price
93.50

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

Start Date: Apr 5th, 2023

Start Time: 7:00 PM

Contact: Scott Savage
(647) 990-4936

Address: Oakville Traflgar High School
1460 Devon Road
OAKVILLE, ON

Class Status: 20 Seats remaining

Additional Information

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 do not know? Maritime radio is a great way to connect to information and assistanc... Read moree from your location on the water. Anyone on board using the VHF 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 will take place on Wednesday October 26, 2022 from 7pm until 10pm, Wednesday November 02, 2022 from 7pm until 10pm. The final exam is on Wednesday November 09 Starting at 7pm until finished. Our new VHF Radio simulator will be available for training for all students. http://boatingcoursesoakvillecps.boatsRead less

Pricing and Packages:

Maritime Radio DSC with Printed Book

Non-Member Price
150.00
Member Price
127.50

Maritime Radio DSC with ePub

Non-Member Price
150.00
Member Price
135.00

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

Non-Member Price
110.00
Member Price
93.50

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

Start Date: Nov 2nd, 2022

Start Time: 7:00 PM

Contact: Alex Kerr
(250) 208-1584

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

Class Status: 24 Seats remaining

Pricing and Packages:

Maritime Radio DSC with Printed Book

Non-Member Price
160.00
Member Price
144.00

Maritime Radio DSC with ePub

Non-Member Price
150.00
Member Price
135.00

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

Non-Member Price
135.00
Member Price
121.50

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

Start Date: Nov 30th, 2022

Start Time: 7:00 PM

Contact: Alex Kerr
(250) 208-1584

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

Class Status: 24 Seats remaining

Pricing and Packages:

Maritime Radio DSC with Printed Book

Non-Member Price
160.00
Member Price
144.00

Maritime Radio DSC with ePub

Non-Member Price
150.00
Member Price
135.00

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

Non-Member Price
135.00
Member Price
121.50

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

Start Date: Jan 11th, 2023

Start Time: 7:00 PM

Contact: Alex Kerr
(250) 208-1584

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

Class Status: 24 Seats remaining

Pricing and Packages:

Maritime Radio DSC with Printed Book

Non-Member Price
160.00
Member Price
144.00

Maritime Radio DSC with ePub

Non-Member Price
150.00
Member Price
135.00

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

Non-Member Price
135.00
Member Price
121.50

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

Start Date: Mar 8th, 2023

Start Time: 7:00 PM

Contact: Alex Kerr
(250) 208-1584

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

Class Status: 24 Seats remaining

Pricing and Packages:

Maritime Radio DSC with Printed Book

Non-Member Price
160.00
Member Price
144.00

Maritime Radio DSC with ePub

Non-Member Price
150.00
Member Price
135.00

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

Non-Member Price
135.00
Member Price
121.50

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

Start Date: May 17th, 2023

Start Time: 7:00 PM

Contact: Alex Kerr
(250) 208-1584

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

Class Status: 24 Seats remaining

Pricing and Packages:

Maritime Radio DSC with Printed Book

Non-Member Price
160.00
Member Price
144.00

Maritime Radio DSC with ePub

Non-Member Price
150.00
Member Price
135.00

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

Non-Member Price
135.00
Member Price
121.50

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

Start Date: Oct 19th, 2022

Start Time: 7:00 PM

Contact: Norman Pearl
(514) 900-9761

Address: Royal St Lawrence Yacht Club
1350 Lakeshore Dr
DORVAL, QC

Class Status: 8 Seats remaining

Additional Information

This course will be held simultaneously in class and online via GoToMeeting - attend either as weather or circumstances dictate. In-person attendance is recommended for practice sessions and exam (N... Read moreov 9). Enroll early to receive your student materials on time.Read less

Pricing and Packages:

Maritime Radio DSC with Printed Book

Non-Member Price
150.00
Member Price
127.50

Maritime Radio DSC with ePub

Non-Member Price
140.00
Member Price
119.00

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

Non-Member Price
125.00
Member Price
106.25

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

Start Date: Oct 12th, 2022

Start Time: 6:30 PM

Contact: Tony Read
(604) 219-4311

Address: Sutherland Secondary School
1830 Sutherland Ave
NORTH VANCOUVER, BC

Class Status: 20 Seats remaining

Additional Information

The North Shore Power Squadron is offering an 'In-Classroom' VHF Radio Course (with DSC) over three Wednesday nights at Sutherland Secondary School, North Vancouver BC. Classes commence at 1830. Class... Read more Dates are: October 12; October 19; and October 26. Read less

Pricing and Packages:

Maritime Radio DSC with ePub

Non-Member Price
150.00
Member Price
135.00

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
135.00
Member Price
121.50

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

Start Date: Oct 22nd, 2022

Start Time: 9:00 AM

Contact: Peter Bennett
(604) 817-4165

Address: St. James community Square
3214 West 10th Ave
VANCOUVER, BC

Class Status: 4 Seats remaining

Additional Information

We recommend that you order the printed book, as some students have reported problems accessing the ePub book. We reserve the right to cancel the class if sufficient numbers are not achieved or if su... Read morebsequent health orders curtail classroom access.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
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: Dec 3rd, 2022

Start Time: 9:00 AM

Contact: Peter Bennett
(604) 817-4165

Address: St. James community Square
3214 West 10th Ave
VANCOUVER, BC

Class Status: 16 Seats remaining

Additional Information

We recommend that you order the printed book, as some students have reported problems accessing the ePub book. We reserve the right to cancel the class if sufficient numbers are not achieved or if su... Read morebsequent health orders curtail classroom access.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
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: Sep 20th, 2022

Start Time: 7:00 PM

Contact: Andrew
(604) 515-5566

Address: Earl Marriott Secondary
15751 16 avenue
SURREY, BC

Class Status: 17 Seats remaining

Pricing and Packages:

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Start Date: Sep 20th, 2022

Start Time: 7:00 PM

Contact: Andrew
(604) 515-5566

Address: Earl Marriott Secondary
15751 16 avenue
SURREY, BC

Class Status: 18 Seats remaining

Pricing and Packages:

Maritime Radio DSC with Printed Book

Non-Member Price
135.00
Member Price
121.50

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

Non-Member Price
135.00
Member Price
121.50

Maritime Radio DSC with ePub

Non-Member Price
125.00
Member Price
112.50

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

Start Date: Oct 1st, 2022

Start Time: 8:30 AM

Contact: Patrick Chenier
(250) 927-2725

Address: St-Mary's Church
2600 Powder Point Rd
NANOOSE BAY, BC

Class Status: 7 Seats remaining

Pricing and Packages:

Maritime Radio DSC with Printed Book

Non-Member Price
160.00
Member Price
128.00

Maritime Radio DSC with ePub

Non-Member Price
150.00
Member Price
120.00

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

Non-Member Price
135.00
Member Price
108.00

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