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Post by b1gash » Thu Jul 23, 2009 7:06 pm

hi all, iv just got a boat for the first time, and i know i must do a course on alot of things, but i must do my radio licence.
iv been on the net looking for course's but im being told the first course i can go on is in Dec.
dos anyone know of any course's around east london???



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Post by hammyloz » Thu Jul 23, 2009 7:54 pm

look on ebay there are loads...and also wait for your plotter to arrive as it has all the courses on there so you wont have to pay loads for books

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Post by b1gash » Thu Jul 23, 2009 8:03 pm

will do hammyloz but i have been told that i have to do the radio one

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Post by jacko69 » Thu Jul 23, 2009 8:03 pm

the radio licence is only a day course and its easy to do google RYA you will get all the information from them on courses in your area, and i would take the power boat course as alot of marinas and slipway wont let you launch without it

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Post by pjs » Thu Jul 23, 2009 8:08 pm

You will also need to apply to OFCOM for a licence as well as getting your certificate to use it. It is free if you do it online, this is the link http://www.ofcom.org.uk/media/features/boatingonline

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Post by b1gash » Thu Jul 23, 2009 8:23 pm

thanks pjs, iv tryed that but i keep getting asked for RSGB candidate number.

how do i get that????

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Post by tomcat » Fri Jul 24, 2009 8:25 am

Using the previously posted link, first click the option to register your radio, (radio licencing section) then select the link for log in or register, then, new user or organisation. This allows you to register your details, ofcom then send you out the details you require to complete the process to your home address.
I think the mailing bit from them at the end is verification of your details.

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Post by pjs » Fri Jul 24, 2009 9:59 am

Not sure. You do get a canditate number when you get your short range certificate, might be that

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Post by feenagh » Fri Jul 24, 2009 10:10 am

Hello b1gash
I completed the VHF Radio course at Denton Sea School at Gravesend - not too far from London. Telephone 01322 629600 (Admin. Support) or 01474 534960 (Thameside Campus). Website: http://www.nwkcollege.ac.uk/nstc
I don't know when their next course is but I did mine in the winter time.
Regards Paul

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