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VI Mid-Island 2018 - Basic Marine Radar

Learn from a radar expert. After completion of this seminar, students will be able to set up their radars for maximum results and interpret the display under a variety of conditions. Identify land-masses, other vessels and transient targets; use radar effectively for collision avoidance and navigation, and interpret and control the display under a variety of conditions.

2018-11-03
When: Saturday, November 3, 2018
0900h - 1700h
Where: Western Maritime Institute (nr Nanaimo Airport)
3519 Hallberg Rd
Ladysmith, British Columbia  V9K 1G1
Canada
Presenter: Kevin Monahan
Contact: Lionel Dobson


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Purpose and Benefits:
Learn from a radar expert. After completion of this seminar, students will be able to set up their radars for maximum results and interpret the display under a variety of conditions.
You will learn simple techniques to:

  • Identify land-masses, other vessels and transient targets
  • Use radar effectively for collision avoidance and navigation,
  • Interpret and control the display under a variety of conditions,
  • Recognize and compensate for rain and sea clutter, interference and side-lobe echoes
  • Use and understand ARPA (automatic radar plotting aid)
  • Put your new-found skills to work in a real-time, state-of-the-art maritime simulator

Instructor:
Kevin Monahan, an experienced captain, retired Canadian Coast Guard officer, and author of: 
The Radar Book: Effective Navigation and Collision Avoidance Kevin will have all his books available for sale.

Format:
Classroom style with extensive slides showing various types of radar screens and scenarios related to land observation, collision avoidance and clutter issues (1/2 day).  Simulator-based training to better understand collision avoidance, true motion and relative motion and operating the radar in adverse conditions (1/2 day).

Course Materials:
Registration includes
The Radar Book: Effective Navigation and Collision Avoidance. This excellent book is used in the United States Power Squadron Marine Radar Seminar. The book retails for $25.00; for more info click here.

Lunch:
With a one hour lunch break (reduced if students request) you may bring a lunch bag or go to The Timberland Pub which is a short distance away.

Location:
Western Maritime Institute is the largest private marine college for professional mariners in Canada. Recent additions to the college include a state-of-the-art marine bridge simulator. The Institute is accredited by Transport Canada, DNV GL and the provincial BC Education Quality Assurance program. Though its address for postal purposes is “Ladysmith”, it is actually located close to Nanaimo Airport in Cassidy (map will be sent out to registrants one week before the course).

Cost  -  Individual and Couples Pricing:
BCA Members - $110 (includes The Radar Book)
                         - $95 for spouse / partner if registered at same time

Non-Members - $130 (includes The Radar Book)
                        - $105 for spouse / partner if registered at same time

Note: only one book per couple.                                   

Maximum Class Size:
18 participants

Cancellation:
A $15 processing fee will be charged in the event of participant cancellation.

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