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Marine Communications Systems Manual CoverMARINE COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

Become a better boater by mastering your radio in the digital age.  Learn voice communications and the use of digital selective calling (DSC), and get the skills you need for a day sail or offshore adventure.  Learn from experienced instructors in an interactive classroom environment.

What's Included?
  • Radio history, frequencies, and VHF communications
  • Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)
  • FCC rules and radio licenses
  • Radiotelephone operating procedures
  • Long-range radio communications
  • Radio maintenance
  • Other marine communications systems

This course is usually completed in seven two-hour sessions, followed by an exam.

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