Marine Communication

Course Description

This course explains the various shipboard communications systems from VHF to Single Sideband and satellite, the services associated with each. You will learn how to select, install, operate and troubleshoot your communication gear.  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 completed in 8 two-hour sessions: six sessions of study, one session of review and one session for the exam.  You must have the USPS Marine Communication Systems book in order to complete the course.  Only one required per household.

Marine Communication Systems Course Costs

Tuition must be paid during class registration via PayPal or by check / cash prior to the start of the class.  Books and other materials should be purchased during registration, or may be available the day of the class.  Supply of optional materials cannot be guaranteed if not ordered during registration.

Course Tuition Fee (one required):
USPS Members / Voucher$40.00
Sea Scouts / USCGA / Partners$80.00
Marine Communication Systems Book
(one required per household)