At YachtCom we know how important communications is to the ocean going sailor!

Marine Radio Operator's Certificate

The marine radio operator onboard any craft is required to hold an marine radio operator's certificate.

The two certificates that can be obtained for leisure craft are either the Short Range Certificate which is limited to VHF only operation or the Long Range Certificate which allows operation of all marine radio equipment.

Therefore the Long Range Certificate is a must for anyone planning to spend time at sea and is issued by AMERC on behalf of the MCA.


RYA Radar Operator's Certificate

Radar is a very powerful tool that gives the ability to see targets in the dark or in poor visibility, targets that may not be seen with the human eye.

International regulations state that if you have radar on board your yacht, you must know how to use it.

On the YachtCom RYA Radar course you will gain the experience of getting the best performance out of a small ship's Radar system using our real Raymarine C120 navigation display.

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Customer feedback

BARRY WILLIAMSON said: "Having dashed down last weekend to avoid the snow and back, again to avoid the snow, its a pleasure to reflect on the few memorable days in between at Yachtcom. As others have said, Bob`s style of teaching with multiple repetitions, especially on the penultimate day,was hugely helpful in remembering the detail and in preparing for and sitting the exam(s). His no nonsense,firm but friendly approach ensured that the significant amount of detail was absorbed. The organisation both from Bob and from Claire was inch perfect. The teaching aids on the website are first class! There is also lots of practical advice freely given for anyone about to purchase and install an SSB system. I thoroughly enjoyed it and would certainly recommend it to anyone about to depart for the blue yonder. You`ll learn a lot!"

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YachtCom is located near the River Hamble in Hampshire, just 1 mile away from Junction 8 of the M27 motorway.
For directions, map and accommodation, please click on map picture to the right.

You can contact YachtCom by

Phone: 01489 565100
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Sailing The Airwaves

RYA RADAR course for yachtsmen
All you need to know about radar
RYA Radar

Phone: 01489 565100
Overseas: 00 44 1489 565100
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