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Old 30 September 2010, 08:09   #1
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VHF license in Republic of Ireland

Hi all.. Just been pricing VHF courses here in Ireland and they seem to be all around 250 to 270 euro... I priced them in the Uk and they seem to be half that.. Even by the time I factor in a cheapy ryanair flight over!
My question is, would the UK license be valid in Ireland ? The answers I've got so far seem to be 'it should be', but Id love to know definitely yes or no!?
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Old 30 September 2010, 09:10   #2
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Note: That as of 1st June 2004, Any RYA VHF license acquired after this date cannot be used to apply for a ships radio license for a boat subject to the radio licensing laws of the Republic of Ireland.
sounds like no
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Check it out at http://www.comreg.ie/radio_spectrum/licensing.541.html
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Donegaldan teaches that course. Cheaper by quite a margin. You should PM him.

I'd expect that a certain amount of the price difference is down to Irish Govt. charges. Anglo is a hard dog to keep fed.....
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Note: That as of 1st June 2004, Any RYA VHF license acquired after this date cannot be used to apply for a ships radio license for a boat subject to the radio licensing laws of the Republic of Ireland.
Which could be got round by registering the boat elsewhere? We can't, for example, apply UK register rules to vessels registered in Liberia, so if the boat is on the UK registry then UK radio licensing laws would apply - I would have thought...
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so if the boat is on the UK registry then UK radio licensing laws would apply - I would have thought...
Possibly.

I suspect though, that anyone without an Echo India (Ireland) callsign might attract rather more attention from the various Authorities than they might like...
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Which could be got round by registering the boat elsewhere? We can't, for example, apply UK register rules to vessels registered in Liberia, so if the boat is on the UK registry then UK radio licensing laws would apply - I would have thought...
But would the cost of registering not outweigh the cost saving on a course (SSR is not available to non residents not sure about other registrations).
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Thanks for the replies guys...I'm actually picking up the boat in the next week or so in the UK so I might check out the registering thing there and maybe a course while I'm over.. Otherwise I'll be forking it out here.. It probably ony cost 100 to actually run the course but the other 150 is to be used to finance the government p*ss up!!!! :-/
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