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Old 30 March 2005, 15:43   #1
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VHF courses, whats the quickest and cheapest!!

hi to you al
My dad recently ordered a VHF radio last week and it arrived today !
Trouble is we relised we need to do a course to use it! DAM
We have done our RYA level 1 and 2 powerboat course , it was good but we chose a blimen expensive one!
any one know of a place ( preferably local - southampton area ) that you could recomend?
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Old 30 March 2005, 15:57   #2
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Hi Hannah,

I did my VHF course with Doug at stormforce coaching last weekend. very good course, only £65 plus 20 quid to the RYA and i got a lot from it.

www.stormforce.biz

there are lots of other places around. i am sure you will get some more replies on here.
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Old 30 March 2005, 16:53   #3
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Hannah,

Doug is indeed good (he's who I was teaching the PB2 course for Easter weekend) and he's got ALL the gear!
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If you fancy a day trip to the Isle of wight i can do it , same price as Doug same equipment as well
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I need to do a VHF course too.
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hi to you al
My dad recently ordered a VHF radio last week and it arrived today !
Trouble is we relised we need to do a course to use it! DAM
We have done our RYA level 1 and 2 powerboat course , it was good but we chose a blimen expensive one!
any one know of a place ( preferably local - southampton area ) that you could recomend?
write back
regards hannah
I hope it was an Icom

Lots of good schools in and around your area.

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Old 31 March 2005, 05:29   #7
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hey i think that doug definetly sounds like the guy !
thanks for all your help !
If any one knows of some one even cheaper please let me know
And another thing , have in got to be 16 years old to do the VHF course?
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Old 31 March 2005, 05:34   #8
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You can do the course and will get Certificate of Competence and you will get your Authority to Operate when you turn 16.

Have a great course
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Old 31 March 2005, 05:37   #9
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Old 31 March 2005, 15:39   #10
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Hi Hannah,
I'm running VHF courses on Wednesday 13th and Friday 29th April out of the Professional Powerboat Training's new office in Shamrock Quay, Southampton. Ring 01758 612 685 and ask for Aime. She will quote you a rate.

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Hannah It's also worth contacting Gaffirs as they do VHF courses (Gosport and Fareham Inshore Rescue) I rthik they teach the courses from their rescue station which is cool! The money also goes to a safety net that's good to have around you when on the water

http://www.hants.gov.uk/gafirs/NEW01/training.html
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I would also ask any school if the only use the PC smulators or the have live radio simulators as well.
I would try to go to a school that uses live radio sims.
It is far more realistic than using the PC based sims.

All IMHO

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Old 01 April 2005, 09:49   #13
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does this doug guy use the real thing ?
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Yup !and if you read this Doug thats another pint mate
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Old 01 April 2005, 12:35   #15
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Hannah - Is that young speak for something or did you just want to make an announcement about your sexuality?
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