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In a boating emergency
Radio for help on
Channel 16 on VHF
(distress and calling channel)
Channel 88 (27.880 MHz)
on a 27 MHz radio
Call MRNSW on
The new MarineRescue App is making it easier than ever for boaters to Log On, Log Off and stay safe on NSW waters. It's the only app that will connect you directly to Marine Rescue NSW.
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Click here for a List of Marine radio course dates
Before choosing the right course for your needs, it will be helpful to have an understanding of the regulations applying to marine radios and which require you to have a qualification to operate and a licence to own.
The Short Range Operator Certificate of Proficiency (SROCP) and Long Range Operator Certificate of Proficiency (LROCP)courses are based on ACMA requirements.
The LROCP course will enable participants to operate VHF, MF and HF marine radios for enclosed, inshore and international offshore cruising. Course participants will gain:
The SROCP course participants will gain:
Some Marine Rescue units also run 27MHz radio familiarisation courses to help boat owners optimise the use of these radios.
1 Guide only. Check your local retailer. Discounts and sales can mean good savings. Antenna also required (+/- $100 plus fitting).
2 ACMA – Australian Communication and Media Authority