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Have people here been able to join a boat going up river which has vhf aboard can do the course and buy a set but don’t want the expense. Used to radio use as had DC 10 and Airbus taxi approval when in work as aircraft eng but Lic expired now. Had fun doing that had total radio failure while taxing round Gatwick in a dc 10 and brake failure in a A 300 while approaching live runway crossing all in a days work lol l. Anyway would like to transit with a legal Lic holder   

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25 minutes ago, Oddjob said:

Have people here been able to join a boat going up river which has vhf aboard can do the course and buy a set but don’t want the expense. Used to radio use as had DC 10 and Airbus taxi approval when in work as aircraft eng but Lic expired now. Had fun doing that had total radio failure while taxing round Gatwick in a dc 10 and brake failure in a A 300 while approaching live runway crossing all in a days work lol l. Anyway would like to transit with a legal Lic holder   

 

Having an Aircraft VHF licence would be of no use (legally), it is a totally different test and licence for Marine VHF.

Even if your Aircraft VHF licence was still current it would be illegal for you to operate a marine VHF. There are even different tests / licences within 'Marine' use which allow you to do different things on different frequencies.

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In reality you don't need a vhf licence to transit between Limehouse and Teddington on a boat. 

 

Exit the lock, turn right, phone London VTS using a cellphone to advise them that you are inward bound for Brentford. 

 

Carry a VHF radio aboard the craft and if you need to use it in an emergency then use it. 

 

It is very likely you won't need to use it for transmitting.  Use for receiving (which is very handy) is not subject to any registration or licensing requirements. 

 

ETA you could possibly get a situation with a PLA launch managing bridge transits but their main aim will be to get you off their water so inward bound it seems unlikely it would be an issue. 

 

 

 

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55 minutes ago, magnetman said:

Carry a VHF radio aboard the craft and if you need to use it in an emergency then use it. 

 

2 hours ago, Oddjob said:

............... buy a set but don’t want the expense

 

 

He is looking to 'ride on someones coat tails' who already has a Licence and VHF

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