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Old 03 May 2004, 14:52   #21
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You can buy an XM DSC VHF for 148.99 from www.gaelforce.net. Looks like it can also be connected to your GPS for distress calls. Not sure about the waterproofing level though.

Good luck on the DSC course, we arranged it with our local instructor at my company works. Needed 8 people to make it worthwhile.

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Old 03 May 2004, 14:55   #22
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Well, I phoned another place that was listed on the RYA website. Got though to this lady who said she was very busy with sailing courses, so would give me a call and let me do the course if she had a free Saturday afternoon!
I left messages with two other places which havn't got back to me......
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Old 03 May 2004, 15:03   #23
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What's your travel radius?


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tim the problem is the instructors have to make them cost effective and make a profit, its just starting to swing into the busy time of year for all the other courses, next year i plan to do more even if its for just one, no good to you i know, but its because people get frustrated waiting for a course to fill up, good luck i am sure you will find a course phone the RYA 0845 3450 384 they may be able to tell you when next one is coming up in your area
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Old 03 May 2004, 15:21   #25
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Radius. Well. The closer the better really! However, if I found somewhere that did the course fairly soon and for the right price, I might travel a moderate distance.
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have a look at this if it's any good (20mins from M25)... course dates are at bottom of page:
http://www.bishamabbeysailing.co.uk/vhf.html
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PM sent but I think Richard's idea is the best...they should have lots of spaces (and you & Louise thought it was v.g. Rich.?)


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Thanks for all the help everybody.
The price of that (Richard's) one is nearly double the cost of the local one, and given that it about 120 miles away, I think I will just have to wait for the man down the road to get five other students together!
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I see what you mean, that's is a bit high for a VHF/DSC course!
I think we should double our prices Tim!!!!!
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110 robbery average should be around 75 all, in at those prices i could retire
it does pay to shop around personaly i would like to see some standard pricing
in the industry + or - some but that is way over the top
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