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Old 23 July 2009, 03:53   #1
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hi, i have been offered a new raymarine vhf (RAY218) which has everything possible on it, the only thing is it is the american version the european version being the (RAY218e), will this still work in the uk all should i stay clear of this one.
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For use around the UK/ Europe if it's not CE marked, then I thought that there are issues with the authorities around the ship's radio licence or your certificate to operate (otherwise I would certainly be using one of the Standard Horizon combined plotter and VHF units from the US) ?
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I can't remember exactly which, but some of the frequencies are dfferent.

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cheers guys i might have to wirer her up and try it then, cheers tim
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I can't remember exactly which, but some of the frequencies are dfferent.

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The channels for the British harbours are different indeed. This site has chips to fit the Raymarines to regional needs. http://www.yachtbits.com/raymarine/v..._surcharge.php
Perhaps they can inform you how to chip your US Raymarine to a British one?

But what is more important still: the VHF needs an CE sticker.
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The US model will have M1 and M2 missing (37a and P4) Channel 80 may not work properly as well.

Also the set will not be CE marked and not type approved for fit to a UK/EU vessel.

Not being type approved is an offence against the Wireless Telegraphy Act and carries a fine of upto 5,000, confiscation of the radio and also if they feel like it your boat!

With all that in mind its your choice!

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