Originally Posted by CJL
Yes but if for example you have a legitimate private working channel(s) it will cost you your extra licence money per set AND for your dealer to install the channels. If you are installing a private channels to enough set its cost effective to get the software and do it yourself. I know somebody who asked the question of an America dealer and they sent the software plus cables.
Most have covered the points of why we are not "allowed" to issuse this os the software for any of our kit to anyone other than dealers.
We can not have any Tom Dick or Harry programming radio's as they please.
Private channels are just that, private!
If I had paid ex amounts of pounds for a private frequency I would not want anyone programming radio on to it.
HMGC and RNLI would get the raging hump if the general boatie has their channels in the their VHF's.
We have to see written permission before progrming these.
It is also an offence to to have in your radio channels that you do not have permission for.
Mike Martin will not doubt confirm this in time.
I will be speaking to Icom America and seeing if its is the case that they will supply to end users, as is the case with us they should not.
I could have kept quiet but thats not like me