Marine Electronics Technician


Please join us at our upcoming Educational Training Sessions:

Future Inns Halifax Hotel and Conference Centre
30 Fairfax Drive
Halifax, NS B3S 1P1
Phone: +1-902-443-4333
/Fax: +1-902-443-9775

Basic Marine Electronics Installer, Wednesday, November 18th
NMEA2000 Training, Thursday, November 19th
Advanced Marine Electronics Installer, Friday, November 20th

 The courses run from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. with an exam given at the end of the session.

Great Lakes Yacht Services At Bluffers Park Marina (North Yard)
7 Brimley Road South
Scarborough, Ontario  M1M 3W3

NEW Basic Marine Electronics Installer, Wednesday, December 9th
NMEA 2000 Training, Thursday, December 10th
New Advanced Marine Electronics Installer, Friday, December 11th

The courses run from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. with an exam given at the end of the session.
The Basic Marine Electronics Installer class will present the newcomer to marine electrics with the basic information to get started in this interesting and exciting area of marine service and troubleshooting. The program will explain Ohms Law • Grounds • Batteries & Battery Chargers • DC Wiring ; EMI • Coaxial Cables • Antennas • NMEA Data Interfacing; Marine VHF Radios • AIS • Displays ; Transducers • Radar • Heading Sensors

The NMEA 2000 Network Course covers the following topics: Cables • Connectors • Specifications •  Physical Planning & Documentation • Power Sources & Distribution ; Voltage Drop Calculations; Data Messages  (Parameter Group Numbers) • Connecting to Other Data Sources • Network Setup • Troubleshooting

The Advanced Marine Electronics Installer class will discusses in details: Session 1 – Computers and Ethernet Networking Computer Selection • Installation and Security • Ethernet Basics and Planning •  Wireless Networks •  Testing and Troubleshooting

Session 2 – VHF and SSB Installation Digital Selective Calling (DSC) Basics • VHF Transmission and Testing • SSB Antenna Considerations • Grounding •  SSB Transmission and Testing  

Session 3 – Antenna Arrangement and Satellite Communications Antenna Basics • Interference • Locations • Satellite System Components •  Radome Mounting • Grounding and Testing

Session 4 – Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) and Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) • AIS Basics and Classes • Installation •  Configuration • EMI Causes and Mitigation

Registration Information: NMEA Members $450.00/Non-members $650.00
Discount program available for members of NMEA call NMEA directly 410-975-9425 for more information!


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