The Study Program
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.
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
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. "
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.
You identify that preference and MARC cooperates to facilitate the request.
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.