The amateur radio club that promotes safety at sea through wireless communication . . .

The house with the        

sailboat in the window ...     





History of MARC


The Executive


The Study Program




Study Materials


Hardware & Installation


Articles of Interest




Radio Amateurs of Canada

RIC-2 & RIC-3

Generate Exams

RAC Promotional Movie

Land Based Emergency Services


Boat Care Products

Durham Radio

GAM on Yachting

Ontario BoatBuilders Coop

Port Credit Marine Surveys

Radio World

Standsure Marine

Tall Ship Canada




The Study Program

The controlling factor for the sailing fraternity lies very simply in “Departure time”. Getting the vessel ready to cast off has a priority all of it’s own and despite every effort by the Skipper and Crew, one seldom feels that they are truly “well founded and ready for sea”.  The study program therefore has to fit in with whatever that schedule might be.

Most amateur radio clubs that teach do so only from late fall until March or April. Generally, the classes are held on a weekly basis finalizing with the exam. Such a system is ideal for ‘land based hams’ but not necessarily for sailors where departure time, along with the problems of ‘getting ready’ can and do often conflict.

The Toronto Marine Amateur Radio Club has set up a home study program that can see students graduate in a matter of a few weeks, the time factor depending only on their degree of study discipline. The question that is always asked is “Is it difficult? “.  The answer is, "No, but disciplined study habits are the basis for making it easier."

The Cost

There is no charge other than that for the study material required and the exam fees.  The material is provided by MARC on your first meeting.  The total cost comes to $180.00 (subject to change given changes in charges at source).

Scheduling Your Course

There is no specified date or time to take the course.  It only depends on when  you, the student, wish to commence your studies.  You identify that preference and MARC cooperates to facilitate the request.

The Contact

A phone call (416 486 6025) or e-mail to Charles Leggatt is all that is necessary to arrange a time to initiate the course.


Well over three hundred sailing enthusiastic sailors have successfully completed the program to-date and their many kind letters of appreciation indicate how important the gaining of their Amateur Certification has meant to them at sea and their families waiting at home.

If you are intending to go blue water sailing and would like more information on how to get your Amateur Certification please give us a call.














Congratulations to 

Jeff D'Aigle VE3VLT,

who has recently become our 

Second Vice President 



The Toronto Marine Amateur Radio Club

Phone:  416 486 6025  

Fax:  416 486 0417

Email:  ve3cfl@rac.ca


Your Comments

Let us know what you think!


Web site created by:  Meadowlark Enterprises