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Old 02 March 2011, 03:51   #11
Country: UK - England
Boat name: Angel-B
Make: Ex Y boat
Length: 3m +
Engine: Suzuki 9.9HP
Join Date: Apr 2007
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Originally Posted by BogMonster View Post
What governs whether somebody uses A or B?

I don't think traffic congestion is an issue here
I didn't think congestion would be an issue for you, thought I had better cover all the bases just in case .

Class A is an IMO / SOLAS requirement for big ships (300 tons+?) and all (international?) passenger ships. If you are not mandated to have class A, I think it is just personal choice - however class A is a lot more expensive than class B, and has extra requirements - for example class A has to have its own VHF aerial, class B can use an aerial splitter to share a VHF radio aerial.

For an open boat, I am not aware of any waterproof class A transceivers - there are a few options for waterproof class B.



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