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Old 02 June 2009, 13:05   #1
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Can anyone give me a pointer to VHF channels, There must be a few common channels used for specific reason - a quick reference idiot guide would be good!
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Old 02 June 2009, 13:23   #2
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Can anyone give me a pointer to VHF channels, There must be a few common channels used for specific reason - a quick reference idiot guide would be good!
You shouldn't use it until you've completed the users course and obtained a license. Then you have all the 'pointers'.
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Old 02 June 2009, 13:57   #3
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You shouldn't use it until you've completed the users course and obtained a license. Then you have all the 'pointers'.
True in the UK (I guess). Not true in the USA. No license needed for recreational boats running a VHF. You are expected to follow normal protocols, though.

The Users Manual for your VHF should have a list of channels and uses, doesn't it? Most I've seen here do.

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True in the UK
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However, Shrewsbury remains in the UK, so you do need to get on a course and earn your SRC licence

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Fantastic, cheers I will look for an appropiate course and get booked on
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Fantastic, cheers I will look for an appropiate course and get booked on

http://www.ryatraining.org/leisure/s...Pages/SRC.aspx
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Give Tristan a call at Professional Powerboat Training in Pwllheli on 0845 6126850 for a great deal.

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I did my course via Ocean Training which is a correspondance course so you do it in your own time and then have an audio exam on the phone.

A really great way to do this course
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SRC VHF course is easy going and quite enjoyable, just don't over and out anyone!
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I did my training with GAFIRS at lee-on-Solent. They are an indipendant Inshore lifeboat/rescue service. The tuition is supplied on a voluntary basis and the moneys they collect go towards the running of the Service.

I'm sure that this format can be found all round the country and you'll be getting a DSC VHF licence at a competitive price and rest assured that you are helping a voluntary Rescue Service at the same time.

Find what area of the Coast you want too get trained in and do a search.

In the mean time have a look at their website HERE
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