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Old 05 September 2010, 11:54   #1
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I think its time

I have been boating for quite a while now with a handheld vhf radio but no license so i think it is time for me and the mrs to get one does anyone on ribnet do them on a saturday i am willing to travel. Any saturday this month would be good.its for two people any help would be rather nice.oh and cost.cheers ben
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Old 05 September 2010, 11:56   #2
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I have been boating for quite a while now with a handheld vhf radio but no license so i think it is time for me and the mrs to get one does anyone on ribnet do them on a saturday i am willing to travel. Any saturday this month would be good.its for two people any help would be rather nice.oh and cost.cheers ben
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Old 05 September 2010, 12:19   #3
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I have been boating for quite a while now with a handheld vhf radio but no license so i think it is time for me and the mrs to get one does anyone on ribnet do them on a saturday i am willing to travel. Any saturday this month would be good.its for two people any help would be rather nice.oh and cost.cheers ben
I see you are in Bristol, I can recommend these guys, I did my VHF with them a few years back:

http://www.compass-seaschool.co.uk/

They are based at Portishead and have got a course running on the 11th Sept. and might have places.
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Old 05 September 2010, 13:44   #4
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I see you are in Bristol, I can recommend these guys, I did my VHF with them a few years back:

http://www.compass-seaschool.co.uk/

They are based at Portishead and have got a course running on the 11th Sept. and might have places.
Thanks, we are now booked on saturday next week, is this a easy course because my mrs is a bit scared she knows the phonetic alphabet but not a lot else, well nor do I really.
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Get the RYA course book asap and get as much out of it as you can. It is almost impossible to fail but with the addition of DSC etc, theres a lot more to take in compared to the short range cert. The more familiar you are before you get there, the more you'll get out of it I reckon
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Get the RYA course book asap and get as much out of it as you can. It is almost impossible to fail but with the addition of DSC etc, theres a lot more to take in compared to the short range cert. The more familiar you are before you get there, the more you'll get out of it I reckon
I have the RYA radio book inc gmdss (2nd edition) and reading has commenced.Many thanks Ben
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