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Radar & Electronics Course

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Intended for boat owners who are upgrading, those who are new to boating, owners (or their partner) who would like to have some idea what all those buttons and switches actually do and 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. This class will help cut through the sales pitch so you understand what you actually need, what you might want and what can be stored ashore with the grand piano, snow blower and other items ‘not needed on a voyage’!

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Receive a 10% discount toward your next Landfall purchase, upon course completion. Restrictions apply.

#SRV-RDR-ELECT $225.00
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This course provides participants with both an operational understanding and the ability to interpret RADAR found on recreational vessels. Participants are first grounded in the theoretical understanding of how RADAR works and are then encouraged to practice each technique in simulated coastal and inland waters on our real time RADAR simulator. Upon completion of this course you can expect to possess the skills necessary to operate and interpret radar for safe navigation and collision avoidance.

Course Format: One Day - Seven Hours, 30 minute lunch break
Certification: Upon course completion you will receive a Landfall Navigation Marine Training Center certificate of completion in Marine Electronics & Radar

You Will Learn the Following:

  • Radar collision avoidance plotting
  • Determining the course and speed of an approaching vessel
  • Estimating the time and distance a vessel will pass
  • The appropriate action to take according to the Rules of The Road
  • RADAR regulations and the legal aspect of RADAR

Practical exercises on the simulator include:

  • Interpretation of display, and limitations
  • A variety of real-world situations encountered in Long Island Sound and elsewhere
  • River navigation and collision avoidance on rivers
  • Collision avoidance including target vessel course/speed change
  • Effect of own-ship course/speed change

The Electronics Portion of the Course will address the following:

  • AIS Class A Vs. Class B: Expectations Vs. Reality
  • HDG: The Importance of stable Heading Data for Multiple Devices
  • Apps: The best of what is out there for Navigation and Utilization
  • Radar Integration with other electronics
  • What’s new in electronics
Handouts and trouble-shooting guides will be provided in class.

Feel free to bring questions, handbooks or the gadgets themselves.