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Old 28 September 2008, 14:12   #1
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Government after some of RNLI's money (and other rescue services); Consultation

The government, who make no funding towards the RNLI rescue service around our little island are now thinking of making the RNLI pay more for VHF licenses:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne...-to-close.html

Perhaps they'd like to raid my childrens' piggy banks too...............

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"Ofcom believes that this will encourage efficiency in spectrum use, by increasing the likelihood that spectrum will be held by those who can make best use of it, and by creating more freedom for spectrum to be used for more valuable applications."
Orve.
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Old 28 September 2008, 14:16   #2
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The Government doing what it does best I think.
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I know they are hard up for money!! but do they charge other services involved in life saving for their radio usage- I bet they dont.
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They are also going to charge Air Traffic Control for using the radio frequencies too!

Now if they could just let us know of another way to control aircraft to avoid these charges ....

Tell you what, we could all stand out in the Car Park and wave flags
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i wondered a few years back when they introduced the free licence thinking that in a few years time when they have everyone on record that they would bring back the charges.especialy with the cheapo handhelds that alot of people have now .next will be mobile phones and bluetooth ect.well the rnli can always go back to using maroons instead of pagers i suppose but will need a fireworks permit for that too now i suppose,.
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The only reason we stopped using maroons was on health and safety grounds. Maroons were and still are better than pagers... well in my opinion.
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The only reason we stopped using maroons was on health and safety grounds. Maroons were and still are better than pagers... well in my opinion.
where are you stationed chewy staithes
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Perhaps they'd like to raid my childrens' piggy banks too...............



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Why not? Brown has already had a go at their inheritance by shafting the parents pension funds
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The only reason we stopped using maroons was on health and safety grounds. Maroons were and still are better than pagers... well in my opinion.
We still have maroons at the St Helier station but they had to be stopped at St Catherines because some ignorant selfish person bought a house nearby and complained about the noise.
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We still have maroons at the St Helier station but they had to be stopped at St Catherines because some ignorant selfish person bought a house nearby and complained about the noise.
There are few problems that cannot be solved by a single stick of dynamite. This problem would be a great candidate.
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