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					What:
      A VHF (Very High Frequency) radio course is being presented as
      part of our Safety day. This course will prepare you for the
      certification written exam (ROC-M), however the exam itself will
      not be offered.
      Canadian Power Squadron and (soon) CYA is authorized to conduct
      exam and award ROC-M
When:
      June 16 14:00- 17:00

Where:
      Upstairs Wabamun Sailing Club Clubhouse

Costs:
      No charge

Instructor:
      Gordon Langer

Why:
      • Understand the basics of VHF Marine Radio
      • Learn proper procedures for calling and talking with others on
        the radio
      • How to use the radio during an emergency
      • Exposure to the Global Maritime Distress & Safety System
        (GMDSS) and Digital Selective Calling (DSC)
      • By law you have to be certified to operate a VHF radio


        Why Learn Proper Procedures?
  Fairness to others:
  –    General communications
  –    Safety and distress communications
  Poor procedures mean:
  –    Excess calling... leads to congestion
  –    Needless communications... hogs the channel
  –    Poor distress procedures... delay, interference,
       confusion
  –    Possible loss of life and property
  Avoid problems:
  –    Fear of microphone
  –    Unfamiliar terms
  –    Unfamiliar rules and procedures
      Some WSC members will remember WSC was
      involved in a regatta at another club several years
      ago and when improper radio protocol was used,
      junior sailors spent additional time in the water
      separated from their boats.


                      Please attend this course.

				
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