RNLI radio licence fee threat

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RNLI radio licence fee threat

Post by tomcat » Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:06 pm

In relation to the threat of cost implications by Ofcom for radio licencing of the RNLI I have started a petition to the Prime Minister.
I appeal to all boat owners and supporters of the RNLI to append their support to this cause.
The link to the petition is here.
Please publicise the details wherever you can. I'm going to contact a colleague at BBC radio and sea angling mag's to try to gain momentum.
http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/RNLI2009



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Post by jacko69 » Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:15 pm

As a boat owner and a regular at sea i have signed the petition i dont want my life putting at risk through the closure of any RNLI stations however small



Dave :D

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Post by h4ppy-chris » Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:20 pm

done ;)

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Post by rabbi2 » Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:35 pm

Signed with pleasure.

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Post by pjs » Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:29 pm

Signed. Also added that should include other voluntary bodies such as other lifeboat groups

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Post by squiresoak » Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:28 pm

Signed too. Don't have a boat but hopefully I might get dragged into the sea one day by a giant cod and will need rescuing.

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Post by crossy » Wed Jan 21, 2009 8:51 pm

done ;)

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Post by peteo » Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:11 am

as an RNLI volunteer any support is welcome thanks guys :)

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Re: RNLI radio licence fee threat

Post by seaotter » Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:24 am

Signed ;)

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Post by tomcat » Fri Jan 23, 2009 11:38 am

peteo wrote:as an RNLI volunteer any support is welcome thanks guys :)
Anything we can do pales into insignificance compared to what the RNLI are willing to do for us. The thanks are definatly to YOU. =D> George.

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Post by jacko69 » Fri Jan 23, 2009 12:48 pm

Well said george where would we be if it wernt for the volunteers of the RNLI


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Post by colesy » Fri Jan 23, 2009 7:54 pm

sorted , definately signed this! X( ( colesy )

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Post by kevrach » Sun Feb 01, 2009 3:30 pm

hi all, where do i get a licence from?and whats the cost?
im looking to buy a hand held radio soon, any recomendations?

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Post by tomcat » Sun Feb 01, 2009 3:53 pm

A vhf licence for a private vessel is currently free. You will require a personal qualification to actualy operate the radio. Many courses are run throughout the UK by the RYA and various marine colleges. To obtain the boat/handheld radio licence use the attached ofcom link and follow the link for licensing.
http://www.ofcom.org.uk/

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Post by h4ppy-chris » Sun Feb 01, 2009 4:02 pm


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