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Old 06 August 2013, 06:07   #91
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Anyway...thanks everyone for their responses concerning my seeking a VHF unit.
Decided which one you are going to get yet ?
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Old 06 August 2013, 06:09   #92
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Decided which one you are going to get yet ?
An icom M23 is on the cards at the moment, second-hand of course
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Old 06 August 2013, 13:22   #93
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second-hand of course

I'd expect nothing less Whilst you're at it, can I interest you in a brand new coastal flare pack, un-opened, just a year out of date. They'll be fine; probably. Half price, to you 40 quid + postage at cost. PM me if you're interested.
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The point is that you do not need to spend 70 for it to be a life saver! Everyone knows the basics of requesting assistance having referred to the simple paragraph illustrated in all guides. And for those whom really do struggle, the person on the other end of the VHF whom responds (the coastguard etc) is trained to ask the right questions.

Strikes me that this VHF license is a little like the electrical Part-P, a career-tax for information which really is logical if you take the time to look at the basics.

And lets not also forget - emergencies should be rare and very infrequent, if at all - by the time that moment arises, who is to say that what you studied on the course (perhaps years ago) is even going to be in memory?
Muppet you would be basically buggered without a decent radio
Down at fowey at the mo never used the radio as much for harbours water taxis etc
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My old flares were 9 years out of days and covered I'm salt water..... guess what.... they still worked
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My old flares were 9 years out of days and covered I'm salt water..... guess what.... they still worked
Awesome! Just when you thought this topic had died!



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Haha im only kidding you. Think we should stop all this nagging now, After all we aren't a bunch of women
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And I thought it was just WAFI's that whined about having to do exams and keep safety equipment in date and serviced?!

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