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Posted 22 March 2018 - 09:29 PM

Have a new VHF to set up. Was wondering what an MMSI number is and what it does.


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Posted 22 March 2018 - 10:07 PM

Mmsi- maritime mobile service indentity number is a unique ID number for your boat. Coastguard will issue you one if you ask. Without it, your radio will not work on DSC (if equipped), and if you have an ais transponder it wont go either.
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Posted 23 March 2018 - 12:00 PM

Very timely as I'm literally just setting up for new VHF + AIS transceiver now. How do we apply for MMSI?


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Posted 23 March 2018 - 12:40 PM

Me too. Only had it for two years doing nothing.

This thread is motivation.


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Posted 23 March 2018 - 01:06 PM

Just filled in online form on CG website that looks like I’ve ordered myself (and paid for) new MMSI.

But acknowledgement email I’ve received reads as though I’ve ordered an online boating education course.

So god knows what’s going to arrive!
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#6 Island Time

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Posted 23 March 2018 - 03:01 PM

Apply here, at bottom of page.
https://www.boatinge...gn-application/
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Posted 23 March 2018 - 04:52 PM

I ended up just ringing them, very helpful.


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Posted 27 March 2018 - 12:06 PM

Yes in the end I got a call from a very helpful lady who talked me through the options and set everything up on the spot.

So now I have renewed VHF callsign and new MMSI for all my kit - perfect!


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Posted 27 March 2018 - 07:11 PM

That's cool. I had very noisy transition but tried it again without the VHF/FM/AM splitter and it works fine. Why would that be. Now hoping to get the radio connected to the plotter so that the position is shown on the radio screen.


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Posted 27 March 2018 - 10:38 PM

Likely a plug connection, the pl 259 plugs are often poorly installed. What brand and model splitter ?
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