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Old 25 August 2014, 09:27   #1
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This might be a dumb question is there any advantages in registering a sib or is it for bigger vessels ?
Iam going to use it a fair bit as iam lucky to get away most weekends . What the best way to get the VHF radio liscence ?
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Old 25 August 2014, 09:44   #2
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This might be a dumb question is there any advantages in registering a sib or is it for bigger vessels ?
Iam going to use it a fair bit as iam lucky to get away most weekends . What the best way to get the VHF radio liscence ?
Its not a dumb question at all, here is my take on it.

It depends where you are thinking of launching/ landing ie; Loch Lomond requires registration 5.00 for the year and you have to display reg. no. included in the fee.

Places like North Wales/ Angelsey you have to register to be able to use council run slips, and to be able to land on some council controlled beeches, again you have to display their registration no.

But if not using their slips/beeches then no need to be registered.

It would be a damn sight easier if you could have a national registration that covers all of UK.

Someone else will have more info.

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Old 25 August 2014, 11:01   #3
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I have, if you are putting out to sea, it can't do any harm and it's free.



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The only way I know to get a VHF licence is to do the VHF course.

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YOu can just do the exam, but either way need to pass the exam (marine) for using a marine frequency vhf. AFAIK its only complicated when you have a VHF fixed to an unregistered craft, there is the "small ships register" https://mcanet.mcga.gov.uk/ssr/ssr/

Gwynedd and Anglesey just don't like "unregistered" and thus untraceable vessels as long as there is a clearly visible registration they tend to let you get away with day launch... unless your an idiot to the guy on the slip.....
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I have applied to register it on the SSR . Is that going to be good enough for the radio liscence ?
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Is the radio fixed? Handhelds get a portable number iirc as they can be moved between crafts so radio isn't registered to a specific vessel.
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I was going for a handheld as it was for a sib or is a mobile phone a option ?
I have inquired theirs a internet based course and you need to do the classroom to take the exam not sure of it's for portable or fixed radio .
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A handheld radio doesn't need a vessel to be registered a fixed VHF is registered to the vessel. Ofcom | Hand held VHF DSC FAQs

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Yes. In response to approaches from both users and manufacturers, we have made arrangements to authorise the use of some hand held VHF DSC in UK territorial sea this means within 12 nautical miles of low tide or for example half-way across the English Channel to France.
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You must have a separate Ship Portable Radio Licence for each hand held VHF DSC radio. This is because each individual radio is given a separate identity. The apparatus must not be used outwith UK territorial sea. So, it cannot be covered by a normal Ship Radio Licence, as this does not impose any territorial restrictions. If you already have a Ship Portable Radio Licence, you should ensure that it includes hand held VHF DSC. If it does not, you can change it online, free of charge.
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I was going for a handheld as it was for a sib or is a mobile phone a option ?
I have inquired theirs a internet based course and you need to do the classroom to take the exam not sure of it's for portable or fixed radio .
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Yes it's for both a VHF licence is needed whether its fixed or handheld.
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marine/ ships vhf radio licence is Free from the ofcom website ,
For a handheld it goes under the heading of "Transportable "
It Can be filled out online & be printed off at home within about 20 mins .
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The operators certificate which is usually a 1 or 2 day course is recommended for general use but its not mandatory if you just want to keep a radio onboard for Distress or emergency use , though its advisable to go on the course & get the certificate as it teaches how to send distress message & use the correct radio protocol/ procedures making life much easier for everyone .
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