Who is this course for?
Under the Radio Communications Act 1992, the installation and operation of marine radio equipment aboard any Australian Vessel must be authorised by a licence.
Long Range Operator’s Certificate of Proficiency (LROCP) qualifications are required for those boat owners who have a MF/HF and or VHF radio fitted aboard their boats. LROCP qualifications are mandatory for Sea Rescue Adelaide radio base operators.
On successful completion of the course, students receive the Long Range Operator’s Certificate of Proficiency (LROCP) Licence from the Office of Maritime Communications. The LROCP licence certificate does not expire.
About this course
The LROCP course is a two day weekend course commencing at 8.00 am on both days, consisting of lectures, hands on operation of VHF radios followed by an examination at the end of the second day. Lecturers are Sea Rescue Volunteers who are qualified radio operators with many years of experience in handling marine radio communication.
At the end of this course a successful candidate will be able to:
Demonstrate a practical knowledge of the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) sub-systems and equipment which is appropriate to vessels operating in Australian waters on which a radio installation is not compulsory under international agreements. Specifically, MF/HF and VHF radiotelephony equipment with digital selective calling (DSC) facilities, and emergency position indicating 406 MHz radio beacons
Demonstrate an ability to use MF/HF and VHF radiotelephony and digital selective calling (DSC) operating procedures, particularly those relating to distress, urgency and safety.
Demonstrate an understanding of simple maintenance practices required to keep marine radio equipment in good working order, and the repair of minor faults.
Demonstrate an understanding of the regulations applicable to ship stations equipped with radiotelephony and digital selective calling facilities.
Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the Australian marine search and rescue system.
8.00 am Saturday
Introduction to marine radio course
Marine radio equipment
Radio base tour.
Pro-words. Parts of a call and phonetics.
General information for ship station
Maritime communication Coast Radio Adelaide and limited Coastal Stations
Operating procedures for routine communications,
Operating procedures for emergency communications
DSC – Digital selective calling communications.
Emergency position indicating radio beacon (EPIRB)
SRA – Search and rescue Australia
Marine radio communication – propagation
8.00 am Sunday
Marine radio equipment – Radio equipment
Marine radio equipment – Components of a marine radio
Marine radio equipment – Transceiver controls
Marine radio equipment – Care and maintenance
Marine radio equipment – Batteries
Marine radio equipment – Fault finding
Internal closed book examination
Self-evaluation and discussion
Practice with hand held radios
Briefing for examination. Exams to take place following Friday Evening
$175.00 per person (Non Sea Rescue Members).
$135.00 per person (Sea Rescue Members).
Fees include LROCP manual and exam fee.
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Contact Sea Rescue Adelaide on 08 8295 5062 for more information