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Radar & Electronics Course Mar 25 & Apr 29


VHF | GPS | GMDSS | AIS | SONAR | RADAR | E-NAV | FLIR | IBS
and many more acronyms!


Sales brochure look so enticing and promise the answer to all your boating problems, but what do all those gadgets actually do, how can they integrate and how do you benefit?

Now you can get the answers to these and many more questions with our integrated Radar and Marine Electronics course.



#SRV-RDR-ELECT $225.00
Class Date / Times: 



  • Dates
  • Certification
  • Syllabus

Format:

One (1) Day - Eight (8) Hours


Dates

  • Sat. Jan 28th 2017 / 9am 5pm
  • Sat, Feg 18th 2017 / 9am 5pm
  • Sat, Mar 25th 2017 / 9am 5pm
  • Sat, Apr 29th 2017 / 9am 5pm
  • Certification: Upon course completion you will receive a Landfall Navigation Marine Training Center certificate of completion in Marine Electronics & Radar

    Notes: Handouts and trouble-shooting guides will be provided in class.

    • Switching on and setting up
    • Radar components
    • Limitations [power / antenna size]
    • Different types of recreational radar
    • Basic controls [brilliance, gain, range, tuning
    • Understanding the picture
    • The effect of beam angles
    • Strength of return echo
    • Target discrimination
    • Blind arc
    • Refining the picture
    • Sea and rain clutter controls
    • ‘Automatic’ settings
    • Interference rejection 
    • Display orientation [head-up, north-up, course-up]
    • Radar reflectors
    • Passive and active reflectors
    • Transponders
    • Collision avoidance [including the relevance of the Navigation Rules]
    • Principals of relative motion
    • Automatic plotting aids
    • Implications of Rules 5, 6, 7 and 19 [lookout, safe speed, risk of collision, restricted visibility
    • Limitations of small craft radar
    • Assessing risk of collision
    • Assessing closest point of approach and if passing ahead or astern of target
    • Assessing course and speed of another vessel
    • Position fixing
    • Position fixing by radar
    • Radar overlay on electronic chart
    • Using electronic bearing lines and electronic range rings [or electronic cursor]
    • Pilotage by radar
    • ‘eye-ball’ pilotage and its limitations
    • Planning for pilotage
    • Integration with other electronics
    • GPS
    • Chart plotter / computer
    • AIS
    • Autopilot