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    Default Handheld vhf radios, the floating type.....

    Does anybody on here know anything about these... I need to buy a new one, one that floats this time.. Is there anybody on here with any knowledge or experience of these...

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    Two way radio or Radio microphone?

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    the two way radio.. I use them when out at sea fishing on my kayak.. till now i have borrowed them or one of the other guys would have one but it seems its time i should get my own but am unsure of the various makes and model.. there are plenty out there but i would not know what is a good value for money one over which ones has lots of flashing lights but is actually complete pants to use..

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    on marine band or just uhf/vhf?

    you can actually get a zip up type plastic bag that fits the radio and makes it waterproof.


    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/WATERPROOF-CAS...#ht_1024wt_907

    plus the waterproof radio's dont usually float unless you go for mil spec at a vast expence.

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    not interested in having it in a bag, its needs to be tidily clipped to my pfd vest or my crate and easily accessible. Each one i have seen that the owner has claimed will float has been demonstrated by being chucked in the sea, and floated.... I am going to take a look at some this afternoon, just going to have to take the shops word for it a good one though, was hoping to find one with gps so its easier to find me if there is and problem..

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    officialy, im sure you have to use a marine radio and have a licence for it.

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    If you're going that far out for sea fishing, you'll need a ship portable license which'll enable you to use them in the first place. You'll then be issued with a callsign that the coastguard or any other vessel will be able to identify you by, but you will also need a maritime radio operators licence (or take someone with you that has one).

    You might want to check this out:

    http://www.ofcom.org.uk/static/archi...info/ra364.htm

    If you're looking for one with GPS, u need to make sure it satisfies the minimum GMDSS criteria also. Its a strange area and there are heavy fines involved too.

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