This 100% online Radar Observer (Unlimited) course provides an in-depth study of the application of Radio Detection and Ranging (RADAR) equipment in regards to collision-avoidance and navigation at sea using vector solutions of vessel motion. There is also a special emphasis on RADAR and Automatic RADAR Plotting Aid (ARPA) performance limitations and adverse environmental effects on the system.
The course satisfies the requirements of: the radar observer standards of competence required by STCW Code Section A-II/1 and A-II/3 and Tables A-II/1 and A-II/3, as amended 2010.
Upon completion of the online study materials, students will be able to complete their written exams online using our HALO° exam monitoring application and will complete their Radar Plotting Exam online by scheduling with one of our instructors remotely. Please contact the Registration Office at 508-992-4025 or at email@example.com for remote assessment scheduling information.
Optional Navigation Tools:
*These tools are listed for anyone who would like to plot on paper by hand for additional practice along with the online tools.
- Leaded Compass 6″ or 8″
- Dividers 6 or 8″
- 2 Triangles
- One of the following:
- Parallel Rules OR
- Weems Roller Plotter
- Blank Radar Transfer Plotting Sheets
Watch the video below to learn about the key features and capabilities of one of the simulators used in this course – the HALO° Transfer Plotter!