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Old 07 January 2004, 14:56   #1
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Icom Channel 0 And 31

HAS ANYBODY EVER TAKEN APART AN ICOM M401 AND GIVEN THEMSELVES CHANNEL 0 AND CHANNEL 31 IS IT A BIG DEAL OR A SIMPLE PROCEDURE
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Its not a case of taking it apart. You need to buy software and cables which cost a small fortune. However, once you have the cables adding and deleting channels is very simple.
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I think you'll find it is also illegal as these are private channels not for general use and would contavene both your operator's licence and the ship's licence.
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Both right im afriad, as our councils patrol boat has just had their radios done,some chandlers do have the software to do it,but wont do it unless licence is shown proving use of selected channels. So dont go taking it to bits
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If the connector is standard (if not little chance really) a web search often reveals detials fo wiring and software to do this yourself, i've got some psudo-Icom software somewhere if you can't find anything.
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"0" & 31

Yes it is illegal to have channel 0 unless you have an authorisation letter from either RNLI, HMCG etc.

I have got "0" as in the CG team, but the dealer/service agent even though he knows me well wanted the authorisation letter. It is not a matter of taking the unit apart!
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Old 08 January 2004, 07:48   #7
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I thought the regulations say that you can't have transmit on channel 0, from memory which has been wrong before!.
There is nothing to stop you listerning to any frequency you want using a scanner.
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Jelly,
Bit of a grey area as I don't think, if I am correct, you should be listening to anyone's conversation.
I might be wrong though.
There are some boat owners here who have got hand held scanners and they put in the frequency 156.000mhz!!!
I will ask next time I am down near the Ops room.
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Jelly,
Bit of a grey area as I don't think, if I am correct, you should be listening to anyone's conversation.
I might be wrong though.
There are some boat owners here who have got hand held scanners and they put in the frequency 156.000mhz!!!
I will ask next time I am down near the Ops room.
I believe legally this is correct and applies to all channels. Any transmission is private, unless directed to you. So for example, if you hear a conversation between two fishing boats about a good fishing spot and you then proceed to that spot, I believe technically you are breaking the law.
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you could be right there as you can legally listen in to the police channels but is illegal to use the information from it.Be interesting to see what Daniel finds out from CG
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