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Old 17 August 2009, 21:16   #11
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i work for a shipping company involved with rescue and we use hand held VHF radios attached to helmets like the fire bridgades ,now i have been with this company over 11 years and thay send me for any tickets i need or must have but i have never been sent on a radio corse, but i use this radio almost every day ,and one time we we`r involved in a recsue with a sinking fishing boat where we transmitted on 16,no idea where we stand on that one
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Why should you have to have a licence? what value is there in it? Why would you pay somebody for a training course? unless you cannot read.
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Honestly ther would be a lot of value in being able to use one corectly and calmly,marine radio transmitions are a little like the police and swearing is a no no , there has to be some control over the air waves
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Why should you have to have a licence? what value is there in it? Why would you pay somebody for a training course? unless you cannot read.
Correct procedure, knowing the difference between Pan Pan and Mayday, which channels are used for what.
In an emergency you need to know what to say and who to say it to. No good just shouting help I'm sinking on ch14.
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because its a legal requirement
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]because its a legal requirement - and on a more constructive point it allows you to "practice" certain procedures such as triggering a DSC distress message or a transmitting a voice mayday in a safe controlled environment without creating a "hoax" call to the CG.
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Old 18 August 2009, 06:09   #16
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Why should you have to have a licence?
It's the control of frequency bands etc. How often have you been listening to your favourite rafdio station when some dodgy "bedroom FM" ham has started to broadcast some crass over the top of it that drifts in & out because their illegal transmitter can't hold a frequency? That may be a land based commercial entertainment issue, but the radio spectrum is vast & the principles still apply.......

Also how often have youy heard people chatting away on CH16 like it was a CB radio? (even in the middle of a Mayday call)


- That's why you need a licence for the kit and another one to use it.
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It's the control of frequency bands etc. How often have you been listening to your favourite rafdio station when some dodgy "bedroom FM" ham has started to broadcast some crass over the top of it that drifts in & out because their illegal transmitter can't hold a frequency? That may be a land based commercial entertainment issue, but the radio spectrum is vast & the principles still apply.......

Also how often have youy heard people chatting away on CH16 like it was a CB radio? (even in the middle of a Mayday call)


- That's why you need a licence for the kit and another one to use it.
Ah Ha, now I understand. Works just like a driving license prevents drunk driving. Very good.
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