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    Default Dual Watch

    Can I suggest that we use CH69 for interbutter communication?

    <hr width=100% size=1><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by jimi on 17/09/2004 10:29 (server time).</FONT></P>
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    Default Re: Dual Watch

    Ok by me Jimi,
    But how does one call up an unknown Scuttler?
    E.g. should we ....
    On 16
    Scuttle, scuttle, scuttle,
    Jimi or whatever x 3
    Then
    Wait for a fellow scuttler to call back and say hopefully
    "This is XYZ x 3 go Ch 06"???
    What's the form for making a general all scuttleing stations call??

    Cheers 'n See Ya Bob E..

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    I'd suggest we maintain a dual listening watch on 69 & 16 and make an initial call on CH69 along the lines of Scuttlebutts x 3, this is buttmaster x 3 and then the communication you vish to make .. how does that sound?

    <hr width=100% size=1><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by jimi on 17/09/2004 10:30 (server time).</FONT></P>
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    Default Re: Dual Watch

    Might find ch 69 less crowded?

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    Ok Jimi,
    So the first call will be on Ch06 ... saves cluttering up Ch16.
    And we'll call Scuttlebutters x 3 to see if there is a fellow invader in range..
    See Ya Bob E..

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    Yes Tome U could be right...
    But I think we've got to take a decision.. We can of course go to another channel after initial contact..
    I must admit that I really cannot remember which the crowded ones are ( aren't they all)
    I seem to remember that my hand held is set to scan 06, 08, 16, 72, and 77. I think they are the basic ship to ship channels but I'll check in my wee VHF book..
    The old fixed set only does Dual Watch..
    Cheers Bob E..

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    Good point Tom, have changed my post from 06 to 69, easier to remember as well.

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    Jimi You rascal you ... Youve edited from 06 to 69 now I'm really in a bloody quandry As usual So now please read Soixante Neuf (69) for 06 in any stoopid thing I wrote!!
    Cheers Bob E..

    <hr width=100% size=1><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by BobE on 17/09/2004 10:39 (server time).</FONT></P>

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    Default Inter-butt comms

    Young James has suggested Channel 69, which is not a working channel, but the name of a certain establishment situated just behind Cherbourg's navel base for the benefit of discharged seamen.

    Of the 4 working channels RORC is using Ch 72 for their start and finish comms, so can I suggest we use 08, which is the working channel which requires least wrist rotation when moving from Ch 16.

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    Default Re: Inter-butt comms

    ch69 is a non-commercial channel and rarely as cluttered as 6,8,72,77. Since I rarely use the radio, I don't have any preferences but it may be useful for the crews in company...

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