Blinking Light Training


Version 2.0 - All Windows operating systems. (sorry, not Mac compatible)

Blinking Light - Designed to train applicants in all aspects of flashing light. Blinking Light contains eight modules, starting with the basics, taking the user through the process of mastering flashing light. The first two modules assist in memorizing code. Next is a module to condition the user to recognize characters by sight patterns. Using the Send module the trainee can practice timing by sending flashing light with the mouse buttons. In the Receive Beginner window characters typed in a text box are transmitted back to the user, the code is also displayed. Receive Advanced provides code group practice drills. The user can adjust word per/min, and interval between characters and groups. The last two modules are practice exams, Part I – Random Letter Code Groups, and Part II – International Code of Signals. A complete help file provides flashing light tips, a complete listing of Pub. 102 code groups, as well as module level help.

The above application is designed to comply with Commanding Officer, U.S. Coast Guard National Maritime Center, DEMONSTRATION OF COMPETENCY IN VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS (FLASHING LIGHT), policy letter 16721, and International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended (STCW) (b) Title 46, Code of Federal Regulations.