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Advanced Marine Electronics Courses and Hand-On Training in Danbury or Norwalk, CT & Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin

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Located at Norwalk, Connecticut, Maritime Electronic Tech Training - a part of New England Marine Electronics - offers advanced marine electronic Courses and training of all stages of equipment and their functions including troubleshoot equipment using a hands-on training method.

New England Marine Electronics serve vessels of all types and sizes including pleasure, passenger, fishing, public safety vessels, work boats, tugs and tankers. The company provides design, sales, service, installation, training and troubleshooting for electronic and electrical systems. They also conduct FCC safety inspections, small passenger vessel communications, safety radiotelephone inspections, bridge to bridge, SOLAS and Great Lakes vessels.

The courses are conducted at Danbury or Norwalk, CT & Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin with the possibility of training at northern MA/ southern NH as well.

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Training Programs

Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin Courses



  • Radar Analog & Digital Theory: The analog & digital theory course will cover a block diagram of the whole system and the functions of each stage in the block diagram. There will be discussions on how a magnetron, circulator and limiter work, conversion from analog to digital and hands on labs troubleshooting with live radars.
  • Antenna Theory: This course will discuss wave length and propagation go over all aspects of polarization and bandwidth as well as current and voltage impedance. The course will also cover antenna design, directivity and gain, elevation angels and ground effects, dipole half wave and quarter wave along with vertical antenna quarter wave (Marconi, feed methods, transmission line characteristics and losses, and hands on labs.

Danbury or Norwalk, Connecticut Courses

  • VHF & SSB Radio: The VHF & SSB Radio course will cover block diagram and radio stages. The course will cover oscillators and synthesizers as well as amplifiers and classes of amplifiers, resonance circuits, mixers, multipliers, phase lock loop, transmitters and modulation, frequencies for maritime service, SSB propagation and use of the MUF as well as VHF propagation. The course will conclude with hands on labs.
  • Basic Troubleshooting: In the basic troubleshooting course, you will be taught the use of the digital multi-meter, understanding of electrical and electronic system basics, troubleshooting methods and, hands on labs.
  • Advanced Troubleshooting: The advanced troubleshooting course will cover the use of advanced electrical meters and recording meters, use of RF (radio frequency) test equipment, DC, AC, RF including digital troubleshooting. There will be a hands-on lab as well.
  • Auto Pilot: This course will teach basic theory of operations. and there will be discussions of the function of all parts and the calibration, interconnection, troubleshooting and will end will hands on labs.
  • Small Passenger Vessel Inspection: The Small Passenger Vessel Inspection course will teach how to conduct FCC small passenger inspection and the test equipment needed. They will teach the use of the test equipment. The course will also cover the documentation on the vessel and the FCC rules and regulations. The course will conclude with hands on labs.
  • Non-Commercial to Commercial Tech Turnover: This course will begin with a discussion of the differences between commercial and non-commercial in marine electronics and the current rules and regulations including GMDSS equipment and interconnections. The course will conclude with block diagrams of the systems and hands on labs.
  • Sonar: In the Sonar course there will be discussion about block diagram and all of the stages and will cover amplifiers, resident circuits, multipliers, low frequency signals, propagation of signals through the water, use of frequencies and troubleshooting methods including hands on labs.
  • AIS: The AIS course includes - discussion of the block diagram and stages, TDMA (Time Division Multiple Access) and propagation, interconnects (both class A and class B GMDSS), troubleshooting methods and hands on labs to apply what has been learned.
  • GROL: The subjects will include - FCC Maritime and Aviation Rules and Regulations; Electronic Theory, Circuits, Antennas, Propagation, Transmitter and Transmitter adjustments; Use of Test Equipment for testing Radio Receive and Transmitters; MF-HF, VHF, UHF; How to conduct FCC Vessel Inspections; Labs for hands on training; and, Examination at the end.

LAST UPDATED ON May 6, 2019