Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 25-09-2012, 13:33   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 42
Reciprocal ham license - Bahamas - Social Security Number???

We are getting ready to go cruising in the Bahamas in the Fall and are getting ready to apply for a reciprocal ham license with the Bahamian URCA, the agency tasked with issuing reciprocal licenses. On the application they ask for your National Insurance /Social Security Number. In this day and age of identity theft, I am a little concerned about sending that info to a foreign country, sight unseen. Am I being too cautious? Have others provided their SS number? Any problems? Thanks for the input. gchabs.
__________________

__________________
gchabs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-09-2012, 13:50   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: On the hook in Florida
Boat: Tayana V42 - Passages
Posts: 504
Re: Reciprocal ham license - Bahamas - Social Security Number???

I don't recall using my SSN. You only need to fill out two pages of their very general purpose form but I forget which two pages. Take a look on waterwayradio.net.

John
__________________

__________________
Trying to live on 20th century money in the 21st century.
jcapo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-09-2012, 12:44   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Rhode Island
Boat: Tayana FD-12
Posts: 612
Images: 6
Re: Reciprocal ham license - Bahamas - Social Security Number???

Are you doing this so you can use Winlink/airmail?
__________________
phorvati is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-09-2012, 16:42   #4
Moderator Emeritus
 
GordMay's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario - 48-29N x 89-20W
Boat: (Cruiser Living On Dirt)
Posts: 31,596
Images: 240
Re: Reciprocal ham license - Bahamas - Social Security Number???

You should be careful about sharing your Social Security Number, even when you are asked for it. You should ask why your number is needed, how it will be used and what will happen if you refuse. The answers to these questions can help you decide if you want to give out your Social Security number.
Social Security Publications
Legal requirements to provide your Social Security number
__________________
Gord May
"If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time/$ to fix it?"



GordMay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-09-2012, 02:00   #5
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 42
Re: Reciprocal ham license - Bahamas - Social Security Number???

Folks: Thanks for the replies. I plan on using winlink and sailmail, as well as communicating on ssb and ham channels. Consequently, I will need the reciprocal. I think I will just submit the application without the SSN and add a note asking if they really need it. Since it is in the area of the application dealing with health insurance, I may also include a copy of my health insurance card. If that doesn' work, then we will go to plan B. . . . Anyone have a plan B. Thanks. George
__________________
gchabs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-09-2012, 09:56   #6
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Boucherville, Qc. Canada
Boat: Beneteau, oceanis 423
Posts: 8
Send a message via Skype™ to PassePort III
Re: Reciprocal ham license - Bahamas - Social Security Number???

When asked around last winter in the exumas lot of cruisers didn`t know about the licence others just didn`t bother, so I opted for plan B.
I do not recall about such licence in the med either.
I wonder where else do they ask for a reciprocal ham license?
Just my opinion.
Bob.
__________________
PassePort III is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-09-2012, 10:26   #7
Senior Cruiser
 
Cheechako's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Skagit City, WA
Posts: 19,375
Re: Reciprocal ham license - Bahamas - Social Security Number???

I got it, and often wondered why I bothered after I went everywhere else in the Caribe without.....
__________________
"I spent most of my money on Booze, Broads and Boats. The rest I wasted" - Elmore Leonard











Cheechako is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 30-09-2012, 10:30   #8
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: On the hook in Florida
Boat: Tayana V42 - Passages
Posts: 504
Re: Reciprocal ham license - Bahamas - Social Security Number???

Quote:
Originally Posted by PassePort III View Post
I wonder where else do they ask for a reciprocal ham license?
All countries except for ones covered by agreements discussed on this page.

Reciprocal Permit FAQs

What is enforced is a different story.

John
__________________

__________________
Trying to live on 20th century money in the 21st century.
jcapo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
Bahamas, license, security

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:25.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.