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  1. #1
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    Default When guests on board Boost your ego, call Chnl 16 !?

    My guess is, that no matter how often we rage about sailors calling the Coastguard for a 'radio check', the ego boost they get by demonstrating to their guests such 'in control' skills is just too tempting.

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    Default Re: When guests on board Boost your ego, call Chnl 16 !?

    Quote Originally Posted by STATUE View Post
    My guess is, that no matter how often we rage about sailors calling the Coastguard for a 'radio check', the ego boost they get by demonstrating to their guests such 'in control' skills is just too tempting.
    They must have very low self esteem if they think that'll impress anybody, surely?

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    Default Re: When guests on board Boost your ego, call Chnl 16 !?

    Haha, I totally agree; for some people, this is the highlight of the day.

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    Default Re: When guests on board Boost your ego, call Chnl 16 !?

    Quote Originally Posted by CAPTAIN FANTASTIC View Post
    Haha, I totally agree; for some people, this is the highlight of the day.
    For the CG it is probably their highlight as well- How depressing is that?
    It is all down to the fact that my wife does not understand me !!

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    Default Re: When guests on board Boost your ego, call Chnl 16 !?

    Quote Originally Posted by STATUE View Post
    My guess is, that no matter how often we rage about sailors calling the Coastguard for a 'radio check', the ego boost they get by demonstrating to their guests such 'in control' skills is just too tempting.
    Why would anyone 'rage' over something that really doesnt seem to matter very much at all?

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    Default Re: When guests on board Boost your ego, call Chnl 16 !?

    Quote Originally Posted by STATUE View Post
    My guess is, that no matter how often we rage about sailors calling the Coastguard for a 'radio check', the ego boost they get by demonstrating to their guests such 'in control' skills is just too tempting.
    Untill the coastguard asks for his call sign and he doesn't know it! 😁

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    Default Re: When guests on board Boost your ego, call Chnl 16 !?

    Quote Originally Posted by DJE View Post
    Untill the coastguard asks for his call sign and he doesn't know it! ��
    I heard this happen one hot Sunday morning a few years ago.
    All was quiet at first. Then the calls started up. After two or three of them, the CG (it was the now defunct Thames CG) started asking for call signs. Obvious panic ensued on board each caller's boat in turn.
    And after that, peace returned!
    Keep up to date with 'East Coast Pilot' at www.eastcoastpilot.com

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    Default Re: When guests on board Boost your ego, call Chnl 16 !?

    Quote Originally Posted by DJE View Post
    Untill the coastguard asks for his call sign and he doesn't know it! ��
    Brilliant! I have mine plastered on the front of the boat manual, but have never been asked for it
    Cynical Scottish almost retired engineer.

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    Default Re: When guests on board Boost your ego, call Chnl 16 !?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy View Post
    Brilliant! I have mine plastered on the front of the boat manual, but have never been asked for it
    Our boat call sign is on the ‘crib sheet for making a mayday call’ stuck to the bulkhead at the chart table.

    As I haven’t made a radio check call for several years (last time the mast was out and reinstated) I’m losing interest in the thread.
    Semper aliud

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    Default Re: When guests on board Boost your ego, call Chnl 16 !?

    The call sign for "Nikia" is printed on Dymo tape and stuck on the vhf .

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