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Old 12 September 2004, 09:28   #11
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Maybe a stupid question.... but I know that you have to have your qualification to use a VHF radio, but can you listen to one without your qualification?
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Maybe a stupid question.... but I know that you have to have your qualification to use a VHF radio, but can you listen to one without your qualification?
No, you only need the Licence to carry one (fixed or handheld), but beggs the question Whats the point? you may just as well "GO the whole Hog" and get the certification and use the radio for two way communication.


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No, you only need the Licence to carry one (fixed or handheld), but beggs the question Whats the point? you may just as well "GO the whole Hog" and get the certification and use the radio for two way communication.


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I only ask this because i have a bareboat charter booked for the 24th/25th and cant get my vhf before then
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Steve, No problem slight mis understanding. Enjoy the charter.

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Steve, No problem slight mis understanding. Enjoy the charter.

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still a bit unsure about the law though, do you have to have the qualification to use a vhf/gmdss or just to talk on one, can i listen to the broadcasts and harbour information
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still a bit unsure about the law... can i listen to the broadcasts and harbour information
Yes, you can listen, and you can make distress (only) calls.
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Yes, you can listen, and you can make distress (only) calls.


Thanks Richard (Again), That's what i thought but just wanted to make sure.
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Yes, you can listen, and you can make distress (only) calls.
Agree with above, however you still need a licence on the boat to carry the radio, even if your only listining, this is a different licence to the Certificate of competance.

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Yes, you can listen, and you can make distress (only) calls.
You can also use M (37a) & M2 without an SRC of old VHF ticket.
Hopefully the charter boat will have a licence for a fitted radio, which will alow you to listen only to other channels. Check that there is a "Tax disk" showing outboard on the port side and it is in date.
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