HF Online Radio Course (LROCP)

HF Online Radio Course (LROCP)

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This Online HF Radio Course allows you to learn everything you need to know about using HF Radios, at your own pace and whenever you like.

​​​​​​​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.
On completion of the course, you will have the opportunity to complete an exam and get your HF Radio Licence (LROCP Long Range Certificate of Proficiency). This will also allow you to apply for an MMSI number for your vessel.

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. 



On sitting and passing the exam, you will be issued with a Long Range Operators Certificate of Proficiency - LROCP (formerly MROVCP) from the Office of Maritime Communications (O.M.C.).
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.