FCC GMDSS OPERATOR COURSE ELEMENTS 1&7
Our course includes online study guides, practice exams, and proctored final exams. We also file your exam scores and application with the correct governing body in order for you to receive your license. All you need to do is show up, study, and test!
The GMDSS is an internationally recognized distress and radio communication safety system for ships replacing the previous ship-to-ship safety system, which relied on a manual Morse code system on 500 kHz and voice radiotelephony on Channel 16 and 2182 kHz.
The FCC requires two licensed radio operators to be aboard all GMDSS certified ships, one of whom must be available to act as a dedicated radio operator during a distress situation. The radio operators must be holders of a GMDSS Radio Operator’s License. The GMDSS radio operator is an individual licensed to handle radio communications aboard ships in compliance with the GMDSS regulations, including basic equipment and antenna adjustments. The GMDSS radio operator need not be a radio officer.