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Old 03 May 2004, 16:34   #41
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great thing about RIB.NET is i learn something every time i come on here and tell all students to come here for the best information , and meet nice/crazY people(i miss Manos as he makes me laugh for some of the things he say's)
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Old 03 May 2004, 16:38   #42
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Well you seem to have a lot of qualifications...and you're a principal (with principles ) so you will probably have access to all the latest information.

Good location too !!! Keep up the good work!!!

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Old 04 May 2004, 04:09   #43
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Kevin (Kitten) and I are doing a DSC course tomorrow at Plymouth Sailing School tomorrow - mine is only an upgrade - at least it means I can finally get rid of the photo from 1989 from the old VHF license!
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Old 04 May 2004, 04:48   #44
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I did my short range cert long enough ago that the radios didn't exist yet and even the spec for the dsc equipment hadn't been decided on finally.
Needless to say we didn't have any radios or equipment and only one american computer program that showed how it was expected to work!
In fairness nobody knew much at the time about the system.
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Old 04 May 2004, 05:35   #45
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I did my short range cert long enough ago that the radios didn't exist yet ...
Rupert Bear, you must be really, really old! Marconi did the first radio transmission in 1901, and you must have been at least 16 to be doing the course I make that 119yrs old!

Do you still get telegrams from the Queen or does she just send an email now?
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Old 04 May 2004, 13:32   #46
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Sat my VHF at the GAFIRS Lee-on-Solent at Christmas, all 16 of us sat around with little cards that contained various emergencies. One person read out their card and someone in the room had the reply, everyone else sat and wrote the info down that was read out, call signs, Long, Lat etc. What surprised me was the amount of people that interpreted and wrote the info down wrong! And even more worrying was that I was the only person on the course that was sitting the course and exam for the first time . Everyone else was meant to be experienced and licensed radio operators.

Very good course, cost 55 all in with meal at lunch + donation and you know that the moneys received will go to saving someone life.



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Old 04 May 2004, 16:30   #47
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What surprised me was the amount of people that interpreted and wrote the info down wrong!
Agreed. It's a very good reason for speaking carefully and slowly. And, for not having a silly boat name.

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Edit: I just looked at your boat name. Ooops, that sounded like a dig. It wasn't meant to be, honest.
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Old 04 May 2004, 17:52   #48
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Rupert Bear, you must be really, really old! Marconi did the first radio transmission in 1901, and you must have been at least 16 to be doing the course I make that 119yrs old!

Do you still get telegrams from the Queen or does she just send an email now?
We are talking about the short range cert for DSC radios, they didn't exist at the time, not normal VHF and the cert for them...........
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Old 04 May 2004, 20:25   #49
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It's a perfectly good boat name JW..........If you find youself in Japanise waters
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