Radar Syllabus



rya_radar_coursesThe aim of the course is to teach students to use small boat Radar to assist decision-making in navigation, pilotage and collision avoidance.

1. Switching on and setting up

Adjusting brilliance, contrast, gain, range and tuning

2. Refining the picture

Adjust the sea clutter and rain clutter controls to suit prevailing conditions Head up, North up mode

3. Understanding the picture

The factors affecting the clarity of the visual image

4. Radar reflectors

Understanding what affects the received image

5. Fixing position by radar

Plot the vessel's position. Use of VRM and EBL

6. Pilotage by radar

Understands how to prepare a simple pilotage plan including use of clearing ranges

7. Collision avoidance

Understands how to determine the risk of collision with another vessel

CPA, course and speed

The existence of automatic radar plotting aids (ARPA & MARPA)

The implications of IRPCS when in restricted visibility