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Hillarys-Yacht-Club VHF-Course

Marine radios are essential and important safety equipment on board your vessel and is a way to communicate with other boats or marine rescue groups, and receive navigational warnings and weather updates.

These courses teach you how to confidently and competently operate and use correct radio protocols and procedures when using a marine radio. To make you familiar with all situations you may encounter on the radio and make sure you are aware of radio rules and etiquette. The course content includes making calls, receiving calls, relaying calls, various call signs & distress messages.

Skippers and crew should know -

> How to operate all marine radios on board your boat

> The distress and safety frequencies

> How to properly format and transmit distress and safety messages.

The Short Range Operators Certificate of Proficiency (SROCP) is designed for those who are only carrying and/or operating a Very High Frequency (VHF) short range radio.
Cost: $240 Members, $275 Non Members

The Long Range Operators Certificate of Proficiency (LROCP) which is for operating both (VHF - Very High Frequency) short range radios and (HF - High Frequency) long range radios which are designed for long range transmission.
Cost: $260 Members, $290 Non Members


Next Courses

The dates below are for both Short Range and Long Range courses.

March 2018  Mon 12 & Wed 14 7pm to 9:30pm both evenings
March: Mon 26th & Wed 28th 7pm to 9:30pm both evenings
May: Mon 7th & Wed 9th 7pm to 9:30pm both evenings
June: Mon 11th & Wed 13th 7pm to 9:30pm both evenings


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Should you wish to pay via credit card or EFTPOS please contact the Club by phone 9246 2833. Should you wish to pay via Direct Deposit please contact your bank using the following bank details: BSB: 306 105 Account: 4878380 Narration: Course Code + Date + first Initial + surname Eg VHF110315JBLOGG

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I acknowledge that there are risks involved with any aquatic environment and accordingly release Hillarys Yacht Club and any of their employees, volunteers or agent from any liability, including personal injury, death, financial loss or damage of personal belongings. Bookings cancelled on the day will not be refunded and any cancellations made on the day of scheduled lesson by staff will be re-scheduled for a later date. I understand that I/my child/ward may be photographed and/or videoed by the Hillarys Yacht Club, Australian Sailing, parents/spectators whilst participating in the training course or club organised events and I hereby authorise these photographs and/or videos to be used in publications approved by the Hillarys Yacht Club and Australian Sailing. If the student is under 18 years of age, I as the parent/guardian authorise my child to take part in a training course with Hillarys Yacht Club. This course is dependent on weather and participation. It will be to the discretion of HYC to postpone this course if deemed unsafe or minimal attendance. I acknowledge that my personal registration information is collected for the following purposes: Race reporting, safety and emergency procedures, Insurance cover and registration fees. This may be disclosed to Club Officers/employees/representatives and Australian Sailing for the above reasons.

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