Maritime Mobile and Maritime at Anchor

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Maritime Mobile and Maritime at Anchor

Postby djcleckie » Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:03 pm

Am I correct in thinking (I am sure I read it somewhere but now I cannot find it anywhere on the website) that in order to activate a square/island or NATS the whole station must be on dry land?

Being /MM or /MA even if moored at a pier/slip etc. does not count.

Just a thought perhaps I am mixing up IOTA and WAB rules.

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Re: Maritime Mobile and Maritime at Anchor

Postby DamianM0BKV » Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:39 pm

As I think I mentioned some time ago when a ship or boat is moored they should operate as /P. only change to /MM when they cast off.
I noticed that GC0SYG was posted as /MM. Did they give this when they were tided up? Not that OFCOM or anybody worries these days.
The rule in WAB I don't understand is if you're in inland waters (as on a canal boat) then the WAB square can be claimed. But when does the estuary of a river like the River Thames or Severn or Humber become in land. The Rver Thames is tidal way past Westminster.
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Re: Maritime Mobile and Maritime at Anchor

Postby g4iar » Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:22 am

Ordnance Survey maps show the Normal Tidal Limit (NTL) on their maps. Inland boats beyond this are valid for WAB contacts. This marker was used a the guide when we did the Coastal and Tidal Award.
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