Hello all stations,
Living with acronyms is an unavoidable fact of life in the 21st Century! Consider the following example:
ACMA has informed OMC which is operated by AMC, an institute of UTAS, that MROCP and MROVCP are now re-named to reflect ITU terminology and align the naming of Australian certificates with the common world practice. (credit to Sam from OMC).
In a nutshell, the Office of Maritime Communications (OMC) will henceforth issue Marine Radio Certificates under the following new names:
1. Short Range Operator Certificate of Proficiency – SROCP (to replace the current MROVCP)
2. Long Range Operator Certificate of Proficiency – LROCP (to replace the current MROCP)
The new terminology will better reflect the nature and limitations of these internationally recognised certificates and their equivalency with overseas certificates.
Since the existing MROCP and MROVCP (certificates) have no expiry dates, their holders have no obligation to replace them. Nominal fee applies if a replacement is required.