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Old 22 May 2006, 05:52   #11
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Old 22 May 2006, 06:53   #12
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Old 22 May 2006, 15:21   #13
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One of the key benefits of DSC radios is the ability to transmit the MMSI number with the Distress Alert. This can then be linked at the Coastguard Station that receives your Alert to information held about you and your vessel – which you submitted on your licence application. In the event that something goes wrong then you’ll want a response as quickly as possible and this could help them assist you more quickly. Having your vessels name then allows the Coastguard to link it to your CG66 (if you’ve submitted one) further enhancing the chances of finding you, assisting etc
Just to add that your VHF DSC radio should be connected to your gps so that if in the event you have to send a DSC distress alert not only will your MMSI be broadcast but also your Lat and Long if it is not connected then you will have to input your position manually.
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Old 24 May 2006, 18:21   #14
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So do i need to do a conversion course to get a MMSI
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Old 24 May 2006, 18:35   #15
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No. You need the conversion course to upgrade your normal VHF certificate to allow you to use a DSC radio. This is your radio operator's licence, (OFCOM call it a radio operator's certificate, just incase you think they are different things.).

You can simply apply for your ship's radio licence and an MMSI will be allocated to you automatically as will be your call sign.

During application, there is no check on your qualification or your radio equipment.
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Old 25 May 2006, 11:38   #16
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During application, there is no check on your qualification or your radio equipment
just like taxing a car-they dont want to see your driving licence.

For abuse of the system and a sure way to cock it all up the boat we brought back by sea from S.Ireland recently after friend had bought it second hand over there was a pearler. Looking in the menu of the already fitted dsc radio the mmsi entered in the set was 123456789 !!! Now there's a very,very naughty boy. Imagine that coming out as an id number on a dsc distress alert.
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just like taxing a car-they dont want to see your driving licence.

For abuse of the system and a sure way to cock it all up the boat we brought back by sea from S.Ireland recently after friend had bought it second hand over there was a pearler. Looking in the menu of the already fitted dsc radio the mmsi entered in the set was 123456789 !!! Now there's a very,very naughty boy. Imagine that coming out as an id number on a dsc distress alert.
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