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VHF radio info for the tuna/kingy chasers

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Re: VHF radio info for the tuna/kingy chasers

Postby Seasherpa » 12 May 2016, 12:00

Rhino wrote:Well done Eoin. :up:
The AWQ might encourage a few more to get qualified.

I haven't received my LROCP licence yet despite having done the exam two weeks ago. The invigilators aren't authorised to score that exam and they have to be sent to ACMA.
I think we get a wallet size plastic licence.


Yep I got one of those too. Mug shot taken and printed and handed out on the day. Pretty efficient process which was good. :thumbsup:
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Re: VHF radio info for the tuna/kingy chasers

Postby CrazyChenski » 12 May 2016, 12:18

FishnDive wrote:
Rhino wrote:Well done Eoin. :up:
The AWQ might encourage a few more to get qualified.

I haven't received my LROCP licence yet despite having done the exam two weeks ago. The invigilators aren't authorised to score that exam and they have to be sent to ACMA.
I think we get a wallet size plastic licence.


Yep I got one of those too. Mug shot taken and printed and handed out on the day. Pretty efficient process which was good. :thumbsup:


How much is the course?
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Re: VHF radio info for the tuna/kingy chasers

Postby shane » 12 May 2016, 12:32

$145 according to their website:

http://boattraining.com.au/upcoming-course-dates/

Next course is Tue, 24 May 2016 - 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM, Wells St. Frankston — Beach end (Waves Restaurant)

Other upcoming courses:

Wed, 08 June 2016 - 06:00 PM - 09:00 P at 3 Aquatic Drive Albert Park
Tue, 14 June 2016 - 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM at 28 Ferguson St. Williamstown
Tue, 21 June 2016 - 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM Wells St. Frankston — Beach end (Waves Restaurant)

We should pick one (or 2) and do it in a group.
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Re: VHF radio info for the tuna/kingy chasers

Postby Rhino » 12 May 2016, 16:39

FishnDive wrote:
Rhino wrote:Well done Eoin. :up:
The AWQ might encourage a few more to get qualified.

I haven't received my LROCP licence yet despite having done the exam two weeks ago. The invigilators aren't authorised to score that exam and they have to be sent to ACMA.
I think we get a wallet size plastic licence.


Yep I got one of those too. Mug shot taken and printed and handed out on the day. Pretty efficient process which was good. :thumbsup:


Mine can't be too far away now. Just received a text message of my result. 96% from 50 questions. That'll do..... :D
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Re: VHF radio info for the tuna/kingy chasers

Postby Jacko » 13 May 2016, 01:26

After seeing Minnys rig at Port Augusta I have been considering mounting my old 25 Watt GME electrophone and its whip I had on my 17 foot runabout to the outback.
The whip would make a good VYAK flag pole.
If I ever get around to it I will also have to follow it up with the course.
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Re: VHF radio info for the tuna/kingy chasers

Postby Rhino » 18 May 2016, 18:57

It arrived today :D

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Re: VHF radio info for the tuna/kingy chasers

Postby Seasherpa » 18 May 2016, 19:50

Rhino wrote:It arrived today :D

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Nicely done Rhino.
Does that licence cover you for a MF/HF unit too?
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Re: VHF radio info for the tuna/kingy chasers

Postby Rhino » 18 May 2016, 19:57

FishnDive wrote:Nicely done Rhino.
Does that licence cover you for a MF/HF unit too?


Yes it does mate. :up:
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Re: VHF radio info for the tuna/kingy chasers

Postby Reeling » 12 Dec 2017, 13:04

Rather than start a new thread, I thought I'd bump a perfectly old one.

Is this a compulsory exam/qualification for using a VHF radio? I am looking at getting my safety equipment ready for NSC and I came across this thread when searching for VHF reviews.

If it is a compulsory qualification, How do you fair if you just wish to hire/rent a radio for NSC?

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Re: VHF radio info for the tuna/kingy chasers

Postby Seasherpa » 12 Dec 2017, 13:08

Reeling wrote:Rather than start a new thread, I thought I'd bump a perfectly old one.

Is this a compulsory exam/qualification for using a VHF radio? I am looking at getting my safety equipment ready for NSC and I came across this thread when searching for VHF reviews.

If it is a compulsory qualification, How do you fair if you just wish to hire/rent a radio for NSC?

Cheers


You are supposed to have a licence to operate a VHF the exception being in an emergency. For the comp, you will be able to get updates on weather etc over vhf and you will have it there should you need it in case of emergency. I'm sure if you asked them the Coast Guard would rather you had a means of communication on the water than not irrespective of licence. The course is good though, I learned heaps on it and would recommend it. If nothing else, you should look up the correct format for making a distress call - imho everyone should learn that.
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