Taught by world renown Ham Radio Operator and Radio Instructor Gordon West, this one day licensing class covers FCC (Federal Communications Commission) Marine Radio rules and regulations, communications procedures, equipment operations, and other radio equipment on vessels. The FCC Marine Radio Operator’s Permit (MROP) exam will be given in class. A passing grade will result in the lifetime FCC MROP license. Additionally, the MOP is a required license for virtually all other FCC commercial licenses, including GMDSS.
Mariners may need a Marine Radio Operator’s Permit if they:
- Carry more than six passengers for hire:
- Have a vessel radio operating on medium or high frequencies;
- Sail to foreign ports,
- Or are on a vessel larger than 300 gross tons and are legally required to have a radio.
Class will break for lunch from 12 noon to 1 pm.
An exam fee of $40 is payable to the instructor at the time of examination.
Gordon West is a certified State of California Vocational instructor, teaching for more than 40 years. His students have traveled all over the world using their radio licenses