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Old 26 December 2009, 18:52   #131
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OK, thanks for the advice/reply. Thus it seams like the units are factory encoded with a country/market area specified HEX code.

I wonder can a UK reseller deliver(order from the factory) a unit with a HEX code intended to another country/market area?

Have a very sefish reson for this question,the price level for those units over here is ridiculously high compared to the UK level.
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Old 29 December 2009, 04:53   #132
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Gradually getting back to normal - what ever that is - and will start ringing a few suppliers next week for prices.

Re the London Boat Show - will also see what we can get there - we will be going later in the month so I'm fitter for walking and standing longer - so please don't expect any instant results.

Thinking through the logistics - clearly much will depend on the seller - but ideally we need to independently buy the item so they can be shipped to our home addresses and we have purchased "direct" for warrenty.

For the Boat Show it would make sense for me to take your mobile number and maximum price (I will get Marine Superstore to quote again and we can use this as the bench mark) - if I can beat the "current" best deal I will ring you and see if you wish to go ahead and purchase - once I know this - I will then ring through with the seller present for you to pass card details etc etc over.

If anyone had a better plan re the Boat Show then let me know - it's a bit fussy and time consuming for me but seems the most straight forward for everyone else

Those interested in buying a Fastfind 210 are:

Knot Yet x 2 - Membership not required
Dan Worth x 1 - Membership not required
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Humber P4VWL x 1 - Membership not require
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Tony T - x 1
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CNUMB X 1 - still to be confirmed

Have a wonderful New Year

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Old 29 December 2009, 04:55   #133
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Gradually getting back to normal - what ever that is - and will start ringing a few suppliers next week for prices.

Re the London Boat Show - will also see what we can get there - we will be going later in the month so I'm fitter for walking and standing longer - so please don't expect any instant results.

Thinking through the logistics - clearly much will depend on the seller - but ideally we need to independently buy the item so they can be shipped to our home addresses and we have purchased "direct" for warrenty.

For the Boat Show it would make sense for me to take your mobile number and maximum price (I will get Marine Superstore to quote again and we can use this as the bench mark) - if I can beat the "current" best deal I will ring you and see if you wish to go ahead and purchase - once I know this - I will then ring through with the seller present for you to pass card details etc etc over.

If anyone had a better plan re the Boat Show then let me know - it's a bit fussy and time consuming for me but seems the most straight forward for everyone else

Those interested in buying a Fastfind 210 are:

Knot Yet x 2 - Membership not required
Dan Worth x 1 - Membership not required
C2 Ribs x 1 - Membership not required
Jimbo x 1 - Membership not required
Ian M x 1(maybe 2) - Membership not required
250kts x 2+ - Membership not Required
Chris x 1
Puffin x 1 - Membership not required
Blackroady x 1
Matt H x 1 - Membership not required
Neil Harvey x 1 - Membership not required
Humber P4VWL x 1 - Membership not require
Tony Mac x 1 - Membership not required
Leapy x 1 - Membership not required
Tony T - x 1
Gtflash x 1
CNUMB X 1 - still to be confirmed

Have a wonderful New Year

Jxx
Sorry, can I withdraw I have already sourced one.

Thanks for trying though, very brave!
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Old 29 December 2009, 04:57   #134
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No worries Chris - thanks for letting me know

Not sure about brave - just stupid!!!

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Old 29 December 2009, 05:00   #135
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Those interested in buying a Fastfind 210 are:

Knot Yet x 2 - Membership not required
Dan Worth x 1 - Membership not required
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Ian M x 1(maybe 2) - Membership not required
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Tony T - x 1
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CNUMB X 1 - still to be confirmed

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Old 29 December 2009, 16:39   #136
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Hi all

Will check in the moring with the Communications Regulatory Authority over here the procedures for registering the unit.

Here a copy paste from FastFind homepage
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Fast Find Personal Location Beacons (PLBs) should be purchased in your country of residence and must be registered with your national authority. Each Fast Find is programmed for a specific country and can only be registered in the country for which it has been programmed. However, if you were to purchase a Fast Find in a country other than the one in which you reside, you do have the option to have it reprogrammed to the country code of your country of residence but, this will of course involve additional cost. This can be discussed further with your supplier******

Guess that the PLB country code can be updated here( to 230?) or optionally(for me the best sollution) if it would be delivered with the correct country code in the first place (against a reasonably charge if required)


Knot Yet, if you give me some time, will try to confirm ASAP.
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Old 29 December 2009, 16:59   #137
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Knot Yet, if you give me some time, will try to confirm ASAP.
No worries C NUMB take as long as you need - no pressure this end

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Old 30 December 2009, 13:42   #138
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Thanks Knot Yet.

Checked this code issue and it does not look easy. Over here You must first apply for the permit to use a PLB. Then the Communications Regulatory Authority will give you the identification code, that the dealer will program in to the fastfind 210. A very weird way....but so it is how those units are sold and used here.

So to conclude: If You can ask the seller when delivering the bulk buy order, if they can deliver one unit with a a later on given code, and they can, I confirm attending.

I would pay the unit, wait for my code, provide it to supplier in UK and then receive the unit with the given identification code. If they can't, no problem. If this "requirement" is giving too much headache, just forget it, no problem again, this is out of spec compared to the "normal" orders anyway.

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Old 30 December 2009, 14:01   #139
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Each Fast Find is programmed for a specific country and can only be registered in the country for which it has been programmed. .
This is true, as I remember the work it caused.

The units were a new product when I worked at McMurdo, and I was invloved in setting up finished goods part numbers and a Bill of Materials cascade for 137 different versions, which was a multiple of all the countries the various specs(GPS, Non GPS etc) could be sold in.

The really interesting thing is the differance in legislation regarding which countries will let you use them on land, the UK still won't as the authorities say they do not have the resources to respond in remote areas on land.
Unless thats changed in the last 6 months.

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There is a double-think taking place with PLBs. Some countries have embraced them, others just want to cop a quick feel. Ireland has been very slow on this front and because of this I had to buy a UK unit (retailed in Ireland, God help us) and register it with the MCA. For this kind service, I am eternally grateful. Granted it may be because they haven't realised we've left the Union as such . Anyway, no matter where you buy, register or use a PLB, when you press the button it works... I do multi-day solo hill walks and my illegal PLB is a constant companion*. Ditto at sea where it is not allowed by local statute. In keeping with the spirit of the thing, I will only press the Big Red Button if my life depends on it.

Buy it, and they will come.

They can prosecute my living ass later

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