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Old 28 August 2006, 19:26   #1
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DSC Radio Stolen - Please watch out for it secondhand, and routine call my MMSI...

About an hour ago I was awakened by a phone call on my mobile - picked up and it was Solent Coastguard calling to say they were getting DSC Urgency Alerts from Greyhound's MMSI, and could I shed any light on the situation. Rapidly getting dressed I told them that to the best of my knowledge she was locked in a yard in Old Portsmouth, and that I'd get down there post haste.

Visions of Greyhound missing, and floating around out in the solent propelled me to Old Portsmouth rocket speed, where I found in the yard everything quiet, the cover secure on Greyhound, as I'd left it, and nothing seemingly amiss. Before calling the CG back, I looked under the cover, and where my radio used to be, there is but a hole!

I told the CG the good news, and asked them not to rescue the culprits unless they gave the radio back, and they kindly called the police for me. While waiting for the police I discovered nothing else missing (GPS, Flare Pack, Toolkit etc) however, the VHF Arial, it's mounting bracket, and all the cabling was also gone. No signs of any damage (bearing in mind it was dark).

The Police could do nothing more than give me an incident number, and the CG said the signal was too weak for direction finding, but that they've alerted every other CG to the fact the set is stolen, and are sending them repeated DSC alerts to try and make contact.

What I am asking you to do for me is to keep an eye out for any Standard Horizon Vertex's with Vitronix Raider Arials hitting the market (these guys were good - they even unscrewed the microphone clip!).

Also, if out and about on the water, please do position requests via DSC to MMSI 235035618, and if you get anything back, please let me know!

If you are a marine dealer, please look out for any Standard Vertex sets with that MMSI, and if you get any in for re-programming, hold onto it, and report it to the police as stolen property.

Cheers guys!
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Old 28 August 2006, 19:43   #2
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Old 28 August 2006, 20:03   #3
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They weren't that good-they were sending urgency alerts with it...

Bastards. Hope you get it back.
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Old 29 August 2006, 04:41   #4
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Jimbo,
Sorry to hear about your problems, last night was one of those nights.

For info the serial number of your set was 5L130076.

I have notified the manufacturer and they will call if the set goes in for an mmsi change apparently all sets have to go back there to be reset.

Hope that helps,

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Old 29 August 2006, 05:41   #5
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Hi Jim

As with David I passed you mail on to my contact at Yaesu they will inform all of their dealers with programming kit.
They will also contact you re a replacement radio!!

Sorry to hear of the agro though.

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Old 29 August 2006, 05:58   #6
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Bastards. Sorry to hear that Jimbo; I know how you feel after I got robbed last year.

Edit: You should tell the radio licencing people too. Whilst they say call signs and MMSIs are non-transferable if you buy a boat with an MMSI they will normally trasfer it to the new owner, and there is a box for the old mmsi in the registration form. This would be a way of getting round having it re-programed.....
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Old 29 August 2006, 07:16   #7
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Jimbo,

Sorry to hear that. I hope the b.........s who took it are sinking.
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You say secure yard. Was this broken into? Are there any other RIBs/boats in the compound? I ask because when I was looking for a spot to keep my boat in I had a look around a local fishing club lock-up. After I asked a guy that was working on his fishing boat how secure it all was he replied "stuff gets stolen all the time, not by thieves breaking into the compound but by fellow club members"!
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I am sorry to here that jimbo

Any newcomers to this forum including me will be impressed with how complete strangers from all over can come togeather to help fellow ribber's.

This is quite a family, well done for the chaps notifying the manufactures and the like.
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Originally Posted by ian mcconnell

Any newcomers to this forum including me will be impressed with how complete strangers from all over can come togeather to help fellow ribber's.

And they don't get much stanger than our Jim
Sorry mate could not resist.

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