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Adelaide Jay
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« on: August 09, 2014, 10:01:11 PM »

Hi folks, I'm looking at getting a new radio to replace an old 27 meg AM GME. Looking at old post on non SA forums I need some kind of competency cert to use a VHF set. What's  the deal here in SA and what's a good FM set up, I mean the volume and quality out of the GME set I have is seriously shit it's like trying to listening to a beans tin hooked up to a speaker magnet and I have done that !!. Some of the other brands like cobra and uniden are designed for the USA Huh Thanks again you lot . Jay
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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2014, 06:34:56 PM »

Hi Jay,
Generally, all the GME Marine products are very good, they have built a magnificent reputation.
Have you had your radio since new? Perhaps it's previous life is a little questionable? I have GME in my Savage and Uniden in my LandBruiser. All four are terrific!

Anyway, here is some info' to assist you with your other question.
http://www.ses.sa.gov.au/site/volunteer_marine_rescue/marine_radio.jsp

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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2014, 08:03:46 PM »

Hi Jay,
Generally, all the GME Marine products are very good, they have built a magnificent reputation.
Have you had your radio since new? Perhaps it's previous life is a little questionable? I have GME in my Savage and Uniden in my LandBruiser. All four are terrific!

Anyway, here is some info' to assist you with your other question.
http://www.ses.sa.gov.au/site/volunteer_marine_rescue/marine_radio.jsp

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Thanks mercman I will check that out
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« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2014, 10:25:21 AM »

The competency cert you refer to is on of: Restricted Radio Operatorís Certificate of Proficiency, Marine Radio Operatorís Certificate of Proficiency or Marine Radio Operatorís VHF Certificate of Proficiency.  These are a requirement under the "class license" to operate a VHF marine radio.
http://www.acma.gov.au/Citizen/Consumer-info/All-about-spectrum/Marine-and-Amateur-Radio/marine-vhf-radio
http://www.amc.edu.au/how-obtain-certificate-proficiency

Gary
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Adelaide Jay
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« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2014, 08:47:14 PM »

Thanks guys for the info, it all seems a little over the top for a device that's there to help if your in trouble, I mean I wonder how many fishermen buy a 27 meg only to find out it's shit when you need it most ?.
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« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2014, 03:01:09 PM »

What I got told when I got my boat license, you technically only need the license to operate it. So you can have it in the boat with out issue but to operate it you need the license. However if you used it in a genuine emergency you would be unlucky to be charged for not having a license.
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« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2014, 07:17:30 PM »

http://www.acma.gov.au/Citizen/Consumer-info/All-about-spectrum/Marine-and-Amateur-Radio/marine-certificates-of-proficiency
Just to clarify, no license required to operate 27 mhz...other vhf usage as per link above.
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« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2014, 09:31:42 PM »

Thanks for all the info folks, I just found a internet based training company that do a VHF only licence for $60
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