Did you know that if your boat is equipped with a Marine MF, HF or VHF
(two-way) radio, you or one of your crew must hold the appropriate Certificate of Proficiency. Not sure?
If your marine radio has channel 16 (emergency channel) it is a VHF marine radio and this applies to you.
Marine 27 MHz radios (channel 88 is your emergency channel) are exempt.
Police, Transport Safety Victoria Officers or ACMA Radio Inspectors may ask if you have appropriate Certificates of Proficiency for marine radio transmitters carried on your boat during routine inspections…
Australian Maritime College (AMC), Office of Marine Communications (OMC) have advised that as of mid July 2015 the marine radio operators certficates of proficiency have undergoing a name change.
- MROCP are now LROCP – Long Range Operator Certificate of Proficiency.
- MROVCP are now SROCP – Short Range Certificate of Proficiency.
Victorian Radio and Electronics team have have been authorised by the Australian Maritime College (AMC) to Invigilate examinations in the above qualifications.
While we can conduct the exams at the above levels, initially we will only conduct training at SROCP level as this is the most popular among coastal boaters. Course fees charged include training handbook, exam and light lunch.
With increasing popularity in recreational boating and awareness in the extensive VHF radio networks provided across popular coastal waters around Australia, training and assessment in SROCP is proving popular. If you think you may be ready to sit the assessment try the sample questions on the AMC website
This training will be in addition to our
established WIA authorised Amateur Radio training and assessment capability.
Please keep an eye on the SRESU web site, MyScout, and Scout Central (Join in Adventures) for further announcements.
If you cant wait for more information, please contact:
Philip or Jenny Adams
Scout Radio & Electronics
Ph 03 94383013
Updated 4/5/2016 – PA