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Old 29 July 2016, 17:20   #1
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Disenabling stolen VHF

Evening,

Sadly, overninght someone has felt the need for my DSC VHF more than me, and has stolen this from my rib, and unsuccessfully tried to remove the engine off the back.

The radio is registered with ofcom, registered specifically to me during the initial set up, is there a way of blocking it or stunning the radio from working?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 29 July 2016, 17:29   #2
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'fraid not.

Bummer.
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its a pity you couldn't track them with it and go punch their lights out did they damage much trying to remove your engine
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its a pity you couldn't track them with it
If it's dsc and they are particularly stupid you could position poll it once it's been installed, and switched on. However it's very likely that the new "owner" isn't the person who stole it. And of course that will only work if it is in range.
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Evening,

Sadly, overninght someone has felt the need for my DSC VHF more than me, and has stolen this from my rib, and unsuccessfully tried to remove the engine off the back.

The radio is registered with ofcom, registered specifically to me during the initial set up, is there a way of blocking it or stunning the radio from working?

Thanks in advance.
Wipe your mouth and claim on insurance....you may of course want to review where you keep the RIB and security....they DO tend to come back if it's any relatively easy pinch!

I had the same sort of thing at my old place with a Hard Boat I had at the time...My Son and I did catch someone on the Boat trying to nab the engine aux about a month later...it very nearly went bad when he reported US!! To the local Plod..for a bit of "Summary Justice"!! Even though a he was well known local Toe Rag with a long record!!
Never got any more problems though!
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Shame, this is identical to the old Garmin GTU10 that was £120. At £350, almost 3 times the price, it's v steep.
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Shame, this is identical to the old Garmin GTU10 that was £120. At £350, almost 3 times the price, it's v steep.
Nothing like a GTU10 Humber I'm afraid. That was simply a tracking device and not a very good one if I remember correctly!
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I'd disagree, from experience, as would many on here. If you search the forum you'd find many a discussion saying how good they were.

App based control, geofence with varied perimeter, tracking, battery back up.

emails and texts to warn of movement, power drops, battery levels etc

Worked impeccably for 5yrs.

Why don't you sign up for trade membership and start a thread on it vs the Garmin for features and value? Put your product where your keyboard is...
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I'd disagree, from experience, as would many on here. If you search the forum you'd find many a discussion saying how good they were.

App based control, geofence with varied perimeter, tracking, battery back up.

emails and texts to warn of movement, power drops, battery levels etc

Worked impeccably for 5yrs.

Why don't you sign up for trade membership and start a thread on it vs the Garmin for features and value? Put your product where your keyboard is...
For me bilge water level, smoke dection, low temp sensor and PIR sensors are all important (although maybe not for the typical rib) Where can I sign up for trade membership? Would love to support this great forum.
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