RYA Radar Course

Course duration - The minimum duration of the RYA Radar course is one day and is suitable for both yachtsmen and motor boaters. This RYA course gives an insight to the uses of radar to assist in navigation and aid in collision avoidance.

Pre-course knowledge - Nil

RYA Radar Training Centre

RYA Radar Course Syllabus 

1. Basic understanding of radar wave propagation

  •           Conditions giving rise to abnormal propagation 

2. Radar set components

  •           Function and correct use of controls
  •           Correct setting up procedure 

3. Target definition and discrimination

  •           Spot size, pulse length and beam width
  •           Target characteristics, size, shape, material
  •           False echoes
  •           Shadow sectors, shadow diagram

 4. Radar reflectors

  •           Passive and active

5. Types of radar display

  •           Azimuth stabilization

6. Radar plotting

  •           The use of radar to avoid a close quarter situation
  •           Appreciation of IRPCS, action to be taken in reduced visibility
  •           General precautions and action to be taken in fog 

7. Use of radar as an aid to navigation

  •           Radar-conspicuous targets, need for positive identification
  •           Parallel indexing (if provided)

8. Accuracy in range and bearing

  •           PPI distortion. Non-linearity
  •           Heading marker alignment
  •           Checking accuracy of VRM, EBL etc 

9. General safety precautions in using equipment

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