RYA Radar Course Syllabus
The RYA Radar Course gives you an understanding of radar as an aid to navigation and collision avoidance.
Cruising boats increasingly have radar on board. The International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea require that if you have radar you must know how to use it.
Radar is probably the most versatile of all electronic navigational aids, but the best results are only obtained when you know how to use all the functions correctly. It is not an all-seeing eye, and can easily mislead those who do not understand its controls, allow for its limitations, or interpret its picture accurately.
Basic understanding of Radar Wave Propagation
- Conditions giving rise to abnormal propagation
Radar Set Components
- Function and correct use of controls
- Correct setting-up procedure
Target Definitions and Discrimination
- Spot size, pulse length and beam width
- Target characteristics, size, shape, material
- False echoes
- Shadow sectors, shadow diagram
- Passive and active
Dates & bookings
For dates and bookings please visit the RYA Radar Course page.