At the end of this course, you will understand HF Radio functions and equipment, how to communicate with other vessels and radio stations, and be able to call for help in an emergency. You will also understand how to use various safety equipment you may have onboard, and maintaining communication equipment onboard your boat.
After you have enrolled, Above & Beyond Boating will send your login details for the course. The course takes around 4 hours to complete.
Getting your radio licence
To get your HF Radio Licence, you must complete an exam. There are two parts to the exam. The first component is a theory test with 50 multiple choice questions. The required mark to pass is 70% (35 questions). The other component is a short and simple practical assessment where you need to demonstrate the basic operation of a Marine Radio, and you will also be assessed on your ability to perform a radio check and how you would call for help. You can either schedule an exam time with Above & Beyond Boating in Sydney, or you can choose to complete your exam at another centre. If you choose to complete your radio examination with Above & Beyond Boating, then you can book in an exam time using their online calendar.
Your certificate does not expire. The certificate fee is $89 (as of January 2018), which is payable directly to the O.M.C. when you sit your exam. The exam fee is not included as part of the course.