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Marine Communications

Marine Communications

with Terry Sparks

February 10, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. $45

Register here.

Marine communications are more than just talking on your Marine VHF radio. There are methods for long range marine communications and short range marine communications. This course will also discuss Internet and weather communications methods. Most importantly the course will cover the best ways to get help in an emergency. If you have a boat, you should have at least a VHF radio. If you have a VHF radio, you should attend this course.

Joins us as the following topics are covered:

  • RF Communications 101
  • Communications Planning
  • Marine VHF Radio
  • Marine HF Radio
  • DSC on VHF and HF SSB
  • Communications Nets
  • HF SSB Weather
  • Position Reporting
  • Talk Like a Pro
  • Internet Communications
  • Calls for Help!
  • HF DSC Distress Calls
  • Worldwide Group Numbers
  • Recommendations

Register here.

To see all upcoming Cruisers College seminars click here.


All seminars are held at the NW Center of Excellence for Marine Manufacturing & Technology in Anacortes.

Address: 1606 R Ave. Anacortes, WA 98221

Take the R Avenue exit off of Highway 20. Proceed North for about 1 mile. The MTC will be on your right noted by the stainless steel sculpture of two joggers (across from The Market grocery store). Make the next right on Seafarers Way, then the next right into the parking lot for the MTC. There are restaurants and motels nearby.


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