Volunteers Teaching Safe Boating!
Sarnia is located in Ontario, Canada on the border with the United States and across the Bluewater Bridge from Port Huron, Michigan. Members of Sarnia Power and Sail Squadron boat out of the communities of Brights Grove, Camlachie, Corunna, Forest, Grand Bend, Mooretown, Petrolia, Point Edward, Port Franks, Sarnia, Wyoming, Strathroy and much of Lambton County. Whether powerboat, sailboat, personal watercraft, jet boat or paddler, Sarnia Squadron Members are often found boating on Lake Huron, Lake Erie, and Lake St. Clair as well as the Detroit River and St. Clair River. Others cruise to the North Channel, Georgian Bay, the Trent-Severn Waterway and Lake Ontario. Local marine facilities to Sarnia include: Bridgeview Yachting Centre, Sarnia Bay Marina, Sarnia Yacht Club and Lake Huron Yachts.
Do You Have Your Restricted Operator's Certificate (Maritime)?
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 License is no longer required when boating in Canadian or U.S. waters, but you must have a Restricted Operator's Certificate.
Be prepared to write the exam for the Restricted Operator Certificate (Maritime) with DSC Endorsement. To operate a maritime radio, you need the certificate. It is the law!
The Maritime Radio Course teaches emergency radio procedures, as well as everyday operating techniques to you and your family.
In Module 1, you will be
taught the uses of marine radios, choice of frequencies, operation, phonetic
alphabet, procedural words and phrases.
For people who already have their Restricted Operator Certificate (Maritime), the new DSC technology is now available on all new VHF Radios. Take this quick upgrade seminar if you wish to get your DSC endorsement (required). Covers Digital Selective Calling and the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System, (DSC/GMDSS).
Secure your lifeline. Be sure that you and your family take the Maritime Radio course
For more information contact: Squadron Officers
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Last modified: April 28, 2010