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33 - TCM - Telecommunications Technologies


TCM 501 - Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)

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Course Description

In the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System course Students will demonstrate knowledge and skill in the proper use of GMDSS communications systems and other GMDSS equipment, such as Radio Propagation, Protection of Distress Frequencies, Testing Radio Equipment, Use of NAVTEX Receiver and many other topics are being studied to develop the skills of participants

Course Objectives

  • Being familiar with the Distress Signals and Distress Traffic
  • Understanding the Urgency transmissions
  • Understanding the Safety transmissions
  • Being familiar with theSafety Information under the GMDSS
  • Understanding the Emergency radio beacons
  • Understanding the Power supplies
  • Understanding the False Alerts in the GMDSS

Who Should Attend?

  • Managers
  • Engineers
  • technicians
  • Anyone who need to know about Global Maritime Distress and Safety System

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • MDSS Overview
  • Radio Propagation
  • Distress, Urgency and Safety Communications
  • Protection of Distress Frequencies

Day 2

  • Digital Selective Calling
  • VHF Radio Communication
  • Standard Marine Communication Phrases

Day 3

  • MF/HF SSB Communications
  • Maritime Safety Information
  • NAVTEX Receiver
  • Inmarsat Satellite Communication
  •  Inmarsat Safety-NET Service

Day 4

  • Search and Rescue Procedures
  • VHF and Satellite EPIRB
  • Search and Rescue Radar Transponder
  • GMDSS Portable VHF

Day 5

  • Practical Training for Distress, Urgency and Safety Communication Procedures
  • Use of DSC Equipment
  • Use of VHF/MF/HF Equipment
  • Radiotelephony Communication Exercises
  • Testing Radio Equipment
  • Use of NAVTEX Receiver