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Old 13 December 2004, 04:46   #11
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So the RibNet "group" MMSI 023200057 - ie starts with a single 0 Individual MMSI start with 2 + country code I think
Coat Guards start 00
Oops naughty! Individual MMSI number's MID (or Administration ID) is the first 3 digits ie 232, 234, 235 etc. The leading zero is just put in front of the MID and a digit is lost off the end.

As to the problem and PROBLEM it is I would suggest that you write (email) to Raymarine rather than telephone. When you have a response copy it to me and Mr J Collins Hd of Navigation and Safety at the MCA.

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As to the problem and PROBLEM it is I would suggest that you write (email) to Raymarine rather than telephone. When you have a response copy it to me and Mr J Collins Hd of Navigation and Safety at the MCA.

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As always a better answer from young Mike! git!


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Old 13 December 2004, 16:13   #13
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Still waiting to hear from Raymarine - I have submitted a "customer support query" from their web site - they say they will reply in 3 days

Anyway..... I think I can be a little more specific. I think the problem is only with storing numbers in the "phone book"

It seems to let you enter 00xxxxx as a direct call - but will not let you store a 00xxxxxx number in the "phone book"

Not really usefull!!!!


Just for interest - my idea was to store Swansea CG in the phone book, and then next time I was out I was going to call them on DSC as a DSC test on my way from Portishead to Penarth
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Just for interest - my idea was to store Swansea CG in the phone book, and then next time I was out I was going to call them on DSC as a DSC test on my way from Portishead to Penarth
Go to the top of the class!

In the last edition of the Airwaves newsletter that was exactly how the MCA wanted people to test Class D DSC equipment, by making passage reports.
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Just been checking on the progress of my "support request" with Raymarine.
Helpfully the website says that my problem is "Solved"...... they just havn't told me how yet!!!!

I have raised another "ticket" and suggested that they read this thread - hopefully they will post the solution here

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Are you going to be at London Boatshow?

If yes you should visit the Raymarine stand and have a chat with some of their techies!! In fact if you can PM some details no guarantees but I'll try and get the time to have a chat with them myself.

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Hi Everyone... thought I would provide an update.

I have now identified two problems on the Raymarine 240e :-

1) You cannot store a Coast Station MMSI into the "Phonebook" (these start 00)

2) If you make a DSC call manualy to a coast station (Coastguard) the following message is displayed
"SHIP-SHORE CALL NOT AVAILABLE"

This I found when tring to file a passage plan with Swansea Coastguard.

Raymarine have now realised the seriousness of these problems (after I contacted MCGA) and plan to realease a new version of software to resolve the issues within 2-3 after the radio has been tested again to gain type approval (I don't know how it got it with the current software)

Raymarine are then going to come and fit an updated radio to my vessel and check that all functions are working with my C80 - I've asked them to demonstrate the DSC location request feature that should display on the plotter.

I would assume that after this updates/swap outs would be available to other 240e owners so that they too can contact the CG via DSC!!

I'll keep you informed...

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Well done Jools.

Amazing how it passed approvals though??
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Great News!!!!!

My new Raymarine Radio has turned up (partly my fault for being away recently) and I installed and tested it last night. The software now seems to have been corrected and all DSC functions now are working

I Can now

1) Store the CG MMSI's in the "Phonebook"
2) make a ship to shore call (ie to the CG) via the phonebook or direct MMSI entery
3) Select a vessel from to the Phonebook and select "Position request"

I made a DSC call to Swansea CG last night - and it all worked well!!

To check your radio to see if you have old software Select Menu - System Information - Software

Old Version = v1.15, 12 Aug 2004
Can't make DSC Calls to shore stations, Can't store CG stations in phonebook

New Version = v1.17, 15 Feb 2005
All DSC functions now seem to function

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Hi Jools

Am glad it is all sorted for you.

Funny thing happened the other week.
I was in a bar with a rep from Raymarine.
He stated that someone from MCA was a tad upset with me for offering the advice I did on this thread!!!

Maybe other manufactures should take Icom's lead and get their staff on here to help thier customers!!!

On wards and up wards!!

And in the words of Kevin B Wilson DILLIGAF!!

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