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Old 21 May 2006, 10:03   #1
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Could anyone tell me where I could obtain an MMSI number online?

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Yep, when you buy your ship radio license your MMSI comes with it.

http://www.radiolicenceforms.co.uk/S...ationNotes.asp
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Thanks, will check it out
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Keying it in.

I haven't programmed my MMSI number into my Icom.

Is it absolutely necessary?
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Do you have to do a DSC course to get your mmsi number
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Do you have to do a DSC course to get your mmsi number
No, but technically illegal to operate the set using DSC mode. You will be required to do the DSC conversion.
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“I haven't programmed my MMSI number into my Icom. Is it absolutely necessary?”
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

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Do you have to do a DSC course to get your mmsi number
No, the MMSI number is related to the Licence for the vessel itself whereas the SRC Course that you attend with a RYA Training Centre will lead to the Licence for the person – you.

That said legally you can still operate a VHF on board a craft without a licence if you are doing so under the supervision of a qualified operator – so for example you can get others on board to make the calls for you under your supervision if you hold a licence.

If it all hits the fan though forget about licences and just make the necessary calls/dsc alerts!

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Don’t forget too that if you have a licence already for the ship then you add an MMSI then you can get an MMSI number issued for that licence.

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The big point is that the DSC functions will not work without the MMSI number.

On some sets you recieve DSC Distress call but you will not be able to send anything.

As with Paul's comments, kinda defeats the object of having a DSC radio.

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