Peterborough Power and Sail Squadron

Safe Boating Instruction in the Kawarthas Since 1959

Maritime Radio

*Available to both CPS-ECP Members and the Boating Public

If you re interested in the VHF/Marine Radio Course, please contact Tony Hill at 705-292-6659 or by .

Marine RadioBoaters - if you have this

The law requires you to have this.PCOC Card

Earn your lifetime Restricted Operatorís Certificate (Maritime). The course includes a radio procedures manual,an interactive CD, a two day training and exam session, and if successful an Operatorís Certificate. Canadian Power & Sail Squadrons is the only Federal Government approved organization that can teach this course and issue the certificate.

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This seminar includes a radio procedures manual, an interactive CD, a two day training and exam session, and if successful an Operator's Certificate. Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons is the only Federal Government approved organization that can teach this seminar and issue the certificate.

If you are operating a pleasure craft, and have a fixed or portable marine radio, all those who operate the radio are required by law to have a Restricted Operator's Certificate (Maritime).

A Radio Station Licence is no longer required when boating in Canadian waters, but you must have a Restricted Operator's Certificate. *If you plan on boating in US waters you will need a Station Licence.

Remember, a cellular phone may not always function in a given area, may not get the proper authorities, and could just connect you to a "voice mail."

With our seminar you will learn:

  • The special phonetic alphabet
  • Correct radio operating procedures
  • Maritime mobile service
  • Procedures
  • Distress communications
  • Urgency communications
  • Safety communications
  • Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)