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Old 25 May 2013, 14:05   #1
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If your boat has no name..... What's your call sign when using your VHF??

Anyone??
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Old 25 May 2013, 14:07   #3
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If your boat has no name..... What's your call sign when using your VHF??

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the callsign is assigned via of of ofcom as part of radio licence - if handheld a T number will be issued....

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the callsign is assigned via of of ofcom as part of radio licence - if handheld a T number will be issued....

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SPR is technically right and you COULD use the official ofcom callsign but nobody does. Most people just create a name for their vessel. If you can't be imaginative then you can just call your boat "Prowave" or "Red SIB".
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Just on the topic - Icom have the following link

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Which is a microsite dedicated to DSC Handheld VHF Marine Radio and explains the latest developments in this relatively new piece of marine radio technology.
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Just on the topic - Icom have the following link

DSC Handheld

Which is a microsite dedicated to DSC Handheld VHF Marine Radio and explains the latest developments in this relatively new piece of marine radio technology.
and if anybody in my neck of woods want to play with a m91d - I have the training version at my training room - give me a shout I will demo it, along with the new m323 fix radios.

have nice coffee machine too!

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. If you can't be imaginative then you can just call your boat "Prowave" or "Red SIB".
That's what the instructor in my SRC said today but he wasn't that sure.

I don't think anyone had asked him before.
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Actually "RedSib" sounds good.


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If your boat has no name..... What's your call sign when using your VHF??

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I feel your pain. If you don't have a ship's radio license or handheld T number then you're kinda out of the game. Having sold my RIB a while back, I think I'm in the same, ahem, boat as you.

I have to fight an overwhelming urge to use the callsign "Broadsword"
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I feel your pain. If you don't have a ship's radio license or handheld T number then you're kinda out of the game. Having sold my RIB a while back, I think I'm in the same, ahem, boat as you.

I have to fight an overwhelming urge to use the callsign "Broadsword"
Or even "Danny Boy" with a welsh accent !!
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