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Old 23 June 2012, 16:44   #1
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Handheld VHF's from USA

Heading to America at the end of next week, if you buy one in USA do they work here?
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Old 23 June 2012, 16:51   #2
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there is a good chance that it will bf locked to the USA channels,

If it can switch to international mode then maybe! to use in uk it should be CE approved.

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Check if it has "INT" - the International channel set. If it does, you should be fine.

I suspect that a VHF requires a CE mark to be SOLD in the UK. I'm sure visiting mariners are not breaking the law in using a non CE marked handheld?
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Cheers, will take a good look. Probably not much cheaper but you never know can sometimes get some good deals over there.
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Check if it has "INT" - the International channel set. If it does, you should be fine.

I suspect that a VHF requires a CE mark to be SOLD in the UK. I'm sure visiting mariners are not breaking the law in using a non CE marked handheld?
Technically only on a foreign flagged vessel with appropriate licenses. As I understand it, ofcom ships radio license only covers type approved (and ce marked) sets. Ignoring the technicalities, getting any warranty support could be very difficult in the eu if it is not ce marked.
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Technically only on a foreign flagged vessel with appropriate licenses. As I understand it, ofcom ships radio license only covers type approved (and ce marked) sets. Ignoring the technicalities, getting any warranty support could be very difficult in the eu if it is not ce marked.
So could getting a 240v charger.
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So could getting a 240v charger.
been there with cd-writer years ago!

but in plus side my new Icom 91d DSC GPS H/H arrives Tuesday ! From UK sources!
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So could getting a 240v charger.
True
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So could getting a 240v charger.
worth checking but most things work on switchable psu's in these days of global marketing. the warranty issue would mean it would have to be like 50 cheap!
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Almost (all?) of the higher quality handhelds and fixed mounts sold in North America have an "INT" setting.
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