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Old 06 December 2009, 04:22   #41
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I don't think our little hand-held has the option - we have a Standard Horizon HX750E and the H/M/L refers to watts not channels - having looked at the handbook there doesn't seem to be an option for M1 M2 or P4 - is this something only available on a few radios?


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you probaly already know that i have a boat, but i guess you're really on about my sense of humor, i'll expain, in the 54 years i've been alive some of the idiots i've encountered have watered it done somewhat, know i have acute allergy towards tossers, it's not really that i don't have a sense of humor it's just there is always someone round the corner who tries peeing on my bonfire
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You have my full sympathy. I have just finished wrestling my (flooded) SR out in F7 or F8ish. Dead battery involved in this one.

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. I have just finished wrestling my (flooded) SR out in F7 or F8ish.
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Blimey Ian - horrible for you - and I now know exactly what they means and our weather wasn't that bad!!!!

Hope you get her back up and running quickly
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I don't think our little hand-held has the option - we have a Standard Horizon HX750E and the H/M/L refers to watts not channels - having looked at the handbook there doesn't seem to be an option for M1 M2 or P4 - is this something only available on a few radios?


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You are correct that the transmit power of your H/H (High, Medium, or Low) is nothing to do with the channels themselves.

Channel 37a is known as M or M1 on most sets, and channel M2 is for some reason known as P4 on Icom sets. They were historically Marina channels in the uk, however the Marinas now have channel 80, which is duplex, so M1 and M2 are used for Yacht Club Safety boats and race control.

To select M1 or M2 (which is how they are programmed) on your Standard Horizon, either go up to Channel 88 and press the up button, or go down from Channel 01. They may look like n1 and n2 - but they will be the ones you want!
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Thanks Jimbo - that's totally correct - so n1 = channel 31 and n2 = channel 32 - that's great thanks you so much


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Thanks Jimbo - that's totally correct - so n1 = channel 31 and n2 = channel 32 - that's great thanks you so much


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Nearly - n1=channel 37a. M2 doesn't have an equivalent Channel number.

29 to 36 are private channels.

Sounds to me like your man called Hayling Rescue on M1/37a

http://www.ukseakayakguidebook.co.uk...f_channels.htm
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Ahh okay - that makes sense - with regard n2 - what's that used for?

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No probs - happy when I find questions I can actually answer!

M2 (Or n2) would also be used by Safety Boats (Not like the RNLI or Lifeboats - more yacht club/regatta safety craft) for their communications, and race control for communications with competitors. It's often used during Cowes Week etc for transmitting courses and race information.

A lot of this comes down to licensing - to license a shore station for any channel is fairly difficult and expensive, however to license a shore station for Channels 80, M1 and M2, is a straightforward process - on the assumption that these channels are only used by Marinas and Yacht Clubs.

I would hazard a guess that our man on Hayling Rescue probably has a base station license which covers the use of 80, M1, and M2, and chooses M1 (37a) to call him up on. This is not uncommon - when I send safety boat teams to events, and I want people on shore with VHF radios, we use M1 as the most appropriate channel.
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