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    Posted: 11 February 2014 at 8:21pm
Hi, 

well I've just got my new boat and has a built in vhf. so i guess its time to do things properly and do the exam. 

just wandering who locally you could recommend and what the requirement actually is legally to have the radio on my boat, as I'm a bit confused by the whole thing 

thanks 

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I did mine at Hamble...
 
 
Hope I dont get shot down here, but I personally think its about familiarity.
I make so many "Protocol" mistakes.. I "Out" when I sometimes mean "Over", I "Over" when I mean "Out".
 
Learn the phonetic alphabet (I have never had to use it, nor heard it used). Get used to speaking slowly and clearly. Listen and look up (Google) protocols. Then do the course.. Pay your £100, get your license, then "worry" about whether you are going to be "ok" when you make that first transmission.. :-)
 
Its a legal requirement, so do it.. But get ready to forget majority of it within a week.
 
Just be respectful..
 
As a side note I think I am correct in saying that you need a VHF license to operate Radar.!!!
 
Do it... Its a day thats all and you stay the right side of the law..
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Vhf licence is required and worthwhile. A lot is common sense,
nick kincart who runs boatability at camber quay does a good course with good examples of why !
People are forgiving of radio protocol but it could save your life...or someone else
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thanks for info guys, just want to do it right as in my last boat just had a handheld for emergencies never used it. but this time want to do things properly
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Hi Ben like you have just got my boat and need to do a vhf course. I have just done my RYA level 2 powerboat course in southampton, they also do the vhf course I found them very good and am going to do my vhf there. He runs a course for max 6 ,I have a couple of friend who also need to do the course .
If you are interested send me a PM.
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If I remember correctly, you need two licenses.  

(1) a radio license for the boat which you get from OFCOM and this is where you get a new - or transfer an old - MMSI and call sign (and this is the one that you need to get various add-ons for portable, radar etc). This consists of about 10 A4 pages and, believe it or not, it is illegal not to have a copy of it on board. 

(2) a personal permit to operate a VHF radio which you normally get via a RYA course. 

It's been a while since I did mine but I'm sure someone on here will correct or confirm. Smile
Boat name MeMe; MMSI 235 086 284;    Call sign 2ELL9
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Originally posted by MadMackem MadMackem wrote:

If I remember correctly, you need two licenses.  

(1) a radio license for the boat which you get from OFCOM and this is where you get a new - or transfer an old - MMSI and call sign (and this is the one that you need to get various add-ons for portable, radar etc). This consists of about 10 A4 pages and, believe it or not, it is illegal not to have a copy of it on board. 

(2) a personal permit to operate a VHF radio which you normally get via a RYA course. 

It's been a while since I did mine but I'm sure someone on here will correct or confirm. Smile
 
Spot on. If it is a second hand boat and you are not quite sure of the MMSI or call sign history, have a look here, all boats with a call sign will be listed and you can search by name:
 
If the boat is already registered you just have to get the ownership details changed.
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