In short the answer is Yes! A Marine Radio Licence is required if you are operating Marine VHF Radios (known as Short Range - SROCP) and/or MF/HF Radios (known as Long Range - LROCP). The licence has nothing to do with whether the vessel is recreational or commercial, the size of a vessel or where it is operated. If you intend obtaining a commercial qualification such as a Coxswain or Master V you need to have the licence anyway however it is simply about and having the knowledge to operate Marine VHF and/or MF/HF Radios.
If you currently have a Marine VHF and/or MF/HF Radio on board your vessel and you do not have a Marine Radio Licence you will find that it will be necessary to obtain a licence if you intend to up grade your radio to the popular and much preferred Digital Selective Call (DSC) type of radio. To access the full features of these radio requires the radio to be registered and the issue of a Marine Mobile Service Identity number (MMSI). To obtain an MMSI you need to provide your Marine Radio Licence number.
You can enroll in this course at any time from the enrolment link on this page and on completion of enrolment you will receive:
- A FREE downloaded version of the Marine Radio Handbook and/or the VHF Radio Handbook,
- Access to additional training material and resources related to Marine Radio knowledge and operation,
- Unlimited access to over 350 questions of a similar nature to the final exam and
- Access to our Senior Trainer/Exam Supervisor via phone and email.
- The cost for this course is $59.00.