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Old 1st April 2011, 11:04
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I agree with all the sentiments expressed here, but as someone on the inside, let me tell you that NO ONE at IMO gives a stuff about the heritage value of 500.

Do not forget that IMO were the bastards who merrily presided over the demise of our profession. The much touted GMDSS is a mess. Principally because ships do not carry dedicated communicators.

Alas, 500 would have never been made a heritage freq, despite all the good work of ex-R/O's.

Sad, but true.

So, at least 500 remains as a safety freq for the maritime service.
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