Selecting the most appropriate Marine Radio Operator's License for your requirements can be like navigating a minefield!
The Marine Radio Operator's License recommended by eNautical is the MRROC (previously the RRTOC) as this qualification covers the operation of both VHF and Single Side Band marine radio within NZ.
The Maritime Restricted Radiotelephone Operator's Certificate covers mandatory requirements and is the minimum requirement for commercial vessels and users of MF/HF (SSB) radio.
Note that the Maritime Short-range Operator's Certificate (MSROC), an ITU Maritime GMDSS Certificate, is a requirement for anyone wishing to operate a VHF radio in Europe.
The Coastguard VHF Course is not a qualification that Radio Spectrum Management delivers.
MARITIME OPERATOR'S CERTIFICATES
|Convention||Maritime Non-GMDSS Certificates||ITU Maritime GMDSS Certificates|
|Non-SOLAS||Maritime Restricted Radiotelephone Operator's Certificate (MRROC)||Maritime Short-range Operator's Certificate (MSROC)|
|Maritime General Radiotelephone Operator's Certificate (MGROC)||Maritime Long-range Operator's Certificate (MLROC)|
|Coastguard VHF Course (MVOC)|
|SOLAS||Maritime Restricted Operator's Certificate (MROC)|
|Maritime General Operator's Certificate (MGOC)|
The Safety Of Life At Sea (SOLAS) International Convention is the most important treaty protecting the safety of merchant ships. It divides all vessels in two groups: SOLAS and non-SOLAS vessels:
YOUR MARINE RADIO OPERATOR'S LICENSE
All Approved Radio Examiners listed in the eNautical Secure Study Facility have on-line capability and have the ability to issue your MRROC certificate online – usually on successfully passing your exam your Marine Radio Operator's License will be emailed to you where it can be printed.
Your Marine Radio Operator's License will look something like this: