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Old 24 July 2009, 16:33   #1
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Learning the VHF stuff

Using one of the "Home Study" packs to learn the required stuff to take the VHF test.

Also been listening to what is "really" said on the radio, and it appears that everyone doesn't actually stick to the rulebook.

So.. What should I learn? What you are "supposed" to say, or what is in everyday use by everyone, including QHM?
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So.. What should I learn? What you are "supposed" to say, or what is in everyday use by everyone, including QHM?
Well...if you're taking the test it's asking if you know what you're supposed to say.
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Its a bit like the driving test, you learn how to drive to past the test. Not many really drive like that for long after passing.

Use of the VHF is the same but you should really use the right lingo in the right way. This should mean everyone knows what everyone else is saying even if they are from Timbuctoo. Well thats the theory anyway
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Just dont end up closing a message with "over and out"
easily done, and yall end up getting laughed at
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I would study and prepare for what is in your home study pack then when you present yourself to an examiner you will not have any suprises for him/her.
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Just dont end up closing a message with "over and out"
easily done, and yall end up getting laughed at
"Roger Wilko, Over and out"

"Ten four big buddy, whats your twenty"
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"Roger Wilko, Over and out"

"Ten four big buddy, whats your twenty"
"Rubber Ducky, we gone got us a convoy....

I've said "over" and then said I mean "out"
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dont waffle , messages are to be as brief and to the point as much as possible ,the best radio operaters are the ones that say the least ,,,the main points are how to switch it on ,,,send a mayday or how to react to one ,,, mayday relay,,panpan ,,pan medico ,,securitee ,and stick to the correct precedures ,good luck mart
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dont forget ,if you say you have been listning to other boater conversations on the vhf ,how do you know if they went for a test in the first place ,mart
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pan pan medico is no longer used although it will of course be responded to.
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