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Old 08 September 2008, 19:22   #1
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Has anyone ever used their MMSI - or anyone else's

... except of course if you hit the DSC button in anger?
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Old 08 September 2008, 19:27   #2
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I did use it a few times for routine calls to the coastguard a few years ago when i first got it. It is easier just to use ch 16 usually so just stopped doing it.
On sunday I had the manual out at the beginning of the run just in case anybody tried to call me as I couldn't remember the procedure for answering a call!
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Old 08 September 2008, 19:28   #3
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Yes, why?

In conversation with local CG personnel, it appears they've had single figure MMSI calls. Ever.
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Old 08 September 2008, 19:56   #4
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Quite a bit. Find it very handy for getting hold of other boats that I am working with/trying to find - the ringing is a lot more noticeable than you trying to call up repeatedly on channel 16.
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Old 11 September 2008, 04:33   #5
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Has anyone actually programmed the RIBnet group MMSI into their radio?

There must be enough people with MMSI capable radios now to make it worthwhile on group outings.

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Old 11 September 2008, 07:03   #6
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I did before the trip up the Clyde last week but I don't think anyone used it at all.
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Old 11 September 2008, 07:38   #7
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I use it frequently - saves a lot of time, keeps Ch 16 clear, and less likelihood of other people following you to a working channel to eavesdrop
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