2015 NMEA Training


Upcoming Educational Training Sessions:


Great Lakes Yacht Services At Bluffers Park Marina (North Yard)

7 Brimley Road South

Scarborough, Ontario  M1M 3W3


NEW Basic Marine Electronics Installer, Wednesday, June 10th

NMEA 2000 Training, Thursday, June 11th

 New Advanced Marine Electronics Installer, Friday, June 12th

 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!

Online registration is available until: 6/5/2015



Questions? Contact Debbie Compere, 410-975-9425 or dcompere@nmea.org


Course materials are sent out in advance, please sign up early.

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