MF/HF (SSB) 1-day course

Please note this is a non certificated course.

Covers marine MF/HF (SSB) communications

This course is targeted toward the bluewater and offshore yachtsman that wish to learn how to operate an Icom M801 or M710 SSB radioreceiving weather while at sea and send email via HF radio and satellite.

  • Icom SSB radioHow to use a marine MF/HF (SSB) transceiver
  • Installation of an MF/HF radio
  • MF/HF radio propagation
  • MF/HF frequencies and channels
  • What you you receive on HF radio
  • Receiving weather by fax and RTTY
  • Email service and software

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Who should attend this course

  • Anyone looking at fitting an MF/HF (SSB) Radio
  • Anyone that wants to know how MF/HF radio works
  • Refresher in using MF/HF (SSB), email and receiving weather broadcast

One day MF/HF SSB course dates

Forthcoming dates:

 Start DateCourse Cost 
8th October, 2017 £110.00

10th December, 2017 £110.00

Group and Individual tuition available by arrangement.


Customer feedback

Charles Manby said: "Well run two day course. Materials on website and course notes excellent for preparation for exam and for use on board. Well taught sessions at a measured but positive pace, with a good mix of written and practical exercises. Ability to practise on the VHF and SSB equipment was very helpful. As well as passing the exam I feel much better equipped to use the SSB confidently. :D :D :D :D :D :D :D"

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Student Numbers

Student numbers are kept to a maximum of 6 students per course, so early booking is advised.


Coffee/Tea is served from 08:30 with the course starting at 09:00 and plan to finish around 17:00.
Comfort breaks are around 10:30 and 15:00 with a 45 minute lunch break between 12:45 and 13:30.
Lunch is not provided, however there is local convenient store 100 metres away.

What to bring

Students may wish to bring along manuals for their own equipment or if planning to install SSB email or weatherfax software, their PC.

To enroll onto the YachtCom 1-day offshore communications course:-

Phone: 01489 565100
Overseas: 00 44 1489 565100
Email Address - click here!

Payment can be made over the phone by all major debit and credit cards.

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