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Marine Communication Systems

Marine Communication Systems is an in-depth, nine chapter review of those systems available to the recreational boater, or to those with whom he/she shares the water. Radio history and spectrum definitions are presented along with definitions of radio circuits that the student should learn, to choose the best communications method for his/her situation. One chapter is devoted to the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) and another to FCC Rules and regulations to set the stage for instruction of radiotelephone operating procedures (both voice and digital messaging are covered). The remaining chapters cover High Seas radio (MF/HF and satellite communications) and other systems such as Family Radio Service transceivers. There is also a chapter on troubleshooting of radio installations.

EMSCom has written this course to require seven two-hour sessions.

Pre-Requisite - ABC Boating Course

May 2nd -   Day 1 - Introduction, Chapter 1: Radio History and Communications, Chapter 2: The Radio Frequency Spectrum, Chapter 3: VHF Communications
May 9th -    Day 2 - Chapter 4: GMDSS
May 16th -  Day 3 - Finish Chapter 4, Chapter 5: FCC Rules, Radio Licenses and the Radio Frequency Plan
May 23rd -  Day 4 - Chapter 6: Radiotelephone Operating Procedures
June 6th -   Day 5 - Chapter 7: Long-Range Radio Communications
June 13th - Day 6 - Chapter 8: Other Marine Communications Systems, Chapter 9: Radio Maintenance
June 20th - Day 7 - Review and Examination

Course Cost $60 for USPS Members / $160 non-members

Please register below. Please mail your check, payable to Captree Power Squadron, to:

Captree Power Squadron
c/o Michael Richter
135 W Islip Road
West Islip, NY 11795

You will receive confirmation that your registration has been received and that you are ensured a spot in the class.

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FOR ABC COURSE STUDENTS ONLY:

The Jerry Cappa Memorial Scholarship:

The Jerry Cappa Memorial Scholarship Fund will reimburse for your full tuition costs, up to $60 per student,  if you meet the following criteria:

a. You pass the course

b. You live within Captree's membership district, from Massapequa to West Islip.

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