Jump to content
Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Leaf Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble
Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Leaf Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble

Aguila

Member
  • Content count

    57
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

7 Neutral

About Aguila

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Lancashire.
  • Interests
    'Rose of Parbold' crew member. Amateur radio enthusiast since 1979 - Callsign G4LTI.

Previous Fields

  • Occupation
    Retired Project Manager
  • Boat Location
    Parbold

Recent Profile Visitors

715 profile views
  1. From Regents Canal along the Thames

    Rubbish. If you're not going to take notice of the help on offer, why ask the question in the first place ?
  2. From Regents Canal along the Thames

    d) manning and operation of the VHF radio by a suitably qualified person, capable of communicating effectively in English.
  3. Aguila

  4. From Regents Canal along the Thames

    My experience on the Ribble Link is the same. Preston Docks Harbourmaster monitors CH 14. The nearest Coastguard station is Holyhead on Anglesey which has relay masts at Liverpool Bay and on the Fylde Coast, however, Savick Brook is in the shadow of both of them. Tarleton Lock on the River Douglas (L & L Rufford Branch) is supposed to monitor CH 74 around high tide but I've never heard a squeak on CH 74 in the area. To be legal, the answer is 'yes'. I would go ahead and do the course anyway. You'll learn a lot more than how to press the PTT button !
  5. From Regents Canal along the Thames

    I never said you didn't ! A VHF SRC is needed before the 'transmit' button is pressed on ANY radio.
  6. From Regents Canal along the Thames

    BUT:- If you make an emergency call on a mobile phone, only the recipient hears it. If you make a 'Mayday' call on VHF CH 16, everyone in range hears it, and if you make the 'Mayday' call via DCS on CH 70, your GPS lat/long location is also transmitted. My DCS radio makes a hell of a racket if it picks up a DCS 'Mayday' call. I know which one I would use.
  7. From Regents Canal along the Thames

    I am. I can use my hand-held radio on ANY vessel as my callsign is personal to me (Txxxxxx) and not a boat's name.
  8. From Regents Canal along the Thames

    You don't need both for a hand-portable radio, only one permanently fixed on a boat.
  9. Marina Dog Ban

    I've only ever come across 'skriking' in Pie Eater Land.
  10. From Regents Canal along the Thames

    DSC and EPIRB's are part of the test so it's no good going in for it if you don't have the knowledge. I've got a VHF Short Range Certificate for trips over the Ribble Link using an Icom IC-M91D hand-held radio.
  11. Can't cruise as they've closed a lock!

    No. Was on Shanks' Pony and wanted to get back to Parbold before it got dark. Only boat in the vicinity of Appley Lock is Y-Knot and it's moored below the lock.
  12. Can't cruise as they've closed a lock!

    Nope, not there. No boats moored down the arm either. The arm is only accessible by water during the closure because the deep lock footbridge is fenced off. I hope the O.P. isn't the muppet moored opposite the winding hole near 'The Boathouse' restaurant at Appley Bridge.
  13. Can't cruise as they've closed a lock!

    You must be a better sleeper than I am !
  14. Can't cruise as they've closed a lock!

    There's an hourly bus service from Appley Bridge. It's route 312/313 (Appley Br / Skelmersdale / Parbold / Burscough) and is run by Preston Bus. Skelmersdale has the Concourse shopping centre, including a big Asda, and Burscough has a Tesco store. Previous lock is Dean Lock (90) but I wouldn't want to spend much time there. It's directly under the M6 at Gathurst Viaduct between J26 & J27.
  15. Can't cruise as they've closed a lock!

    Some pictures from Appley Lock taken this morning.
×