Long Range Certificate
The GMDSS Long Range Certificate covers all
marine communications types, MF/HF/(SSB), VHF DSC along with SARTs
and EPIRBs operation and if required Inmarsat-C.
On the YachtCom GMDSS Long Range Certificate course, you will use a wide range of real marine communications as you would fit on a yacht.
Equipment such as the Icom M801E (similar to
the M802), MF/HF (SSB) and Icom M601VHF DSC marine transceivers.
The GMDSS Long Range Certificate is a must any sailor planning to spend time at sea and is issued by AMERC on behalf of the MCA and is a higher level certificate to RYA Short Range Certificate.
Note: If you have a Long Range Certificate you DO NOT need a Short Range Certificate!
Flexible LRC course dates with 2 day or 4 day option
Range Certificate course over 2 days.
Please only consider doing the two day LRC on-line course if you can do the following:-
* Be prepared to complete ALL the on-line study.
* Usually takes 15 to 20 hours.
* Allow several days to complete the on-line study.
* You have Internet access.
* You can attend our training studio near Southampton for 2 days.
LRC course over 4 days:
Four day LRC course with exam at our training studio near Southampton with access to our pre-course on-line study.
If you wish to do the Inmarsat-C module, then please contact the office.
Group and Individual tuition available by arrangement.
Long Range Certificate covers:-
* Marine MF/HF (SSB) & VHF radio
* Digital Selective Calling
* Radio procedures - routine, urgency and distress communications
* Maritime Safety Information Broadcasts
* Maritime radio services
* Radio propagation, antennas and wavelengths
* Radio maintenance - daily, weekly and monthly checks
* Radio regulations and legal requirements
* Optional extra - Satellite communications - Inmarsat C & fleet 77
Who should attend this course:-
Anyone planning to sail further than 50 miles off-shore :
Blue Water sailors
Yachtsmen taking part in ocean yacht rallies :
World Cruising Club
Oyster World Rally
Skippers taking part in ocean races :
Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club
Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
World ocean racing
Skippers and masters of any MCA coded small commercial vessels :
* Marine MH/HF (SSB) transceiver -Icom M801E and M710
* Marine VHF transceivers - Icom M601, M323
* ICS Electronics DSC2 DSC class 'A' DSC unit
* NASA NAVTEX receiver
* EPIRB and SART
* Inmarast-C simulator
About the Exam:-
- The certificate is issued by AMERC on behalf of the MCA
- The exam independently examined on the final day at YachtCom's training studio.
- Prerequisites: Candidates must be 16 or over to obtain certificate and be fluent in English.
Day 1 - Radio propagation, frequencies, SSB and VHF operation, GMDSS, Navtex, EPIRB, SART, weatherfax and email
Day 2 - Digital Selective Calling (DSC), radio regulations, radio procedures, Inmarsat Satellite & EGC SafetyNET.
Day 3 - Practical use of equipment including GMDSS procedures, radio telephone group exercise and mock exams.
Day 4 - Revision, course conclusion and exam.