Quote Originally Posted by KellysEye View Post
>Some pedantic VHF Instructor/Examiner git will be along any minute now and tell you that's against the Regulations.... 'cos

So coastguard calls are illegal as they are calling from the shore.
No; they have a shore station licence, just like your local marina does. Shore station licences are different; they are more limited and much more expensive (gosh, I can remember something from my Restricted R/T Certificate course!)