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Old 02 July 2015, 15:20   #11
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I've just bought the SH DSC handheld off of John Kennett. That is pre-programmed with an MMSI number. John has de-registered the number on Ofcom and whilst I can find info that I can re-register it to my license I'm yet to find the online form that enables me to do it. Any help in pointing me in the right direction gratefully accepted.
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Old 02 July 2015, 15:24   #12
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Like you say....

It is a faff.

I thought I was told that being so difficult also helps with theft, as said spotty oik will not be able to sell on a second hand unit that's been nicked as easily.

Presume dealers that CAN remove MMSI's do some sort of check.?

Is there a website/contact that you can use if you find your VHF has been stolen.?

A national database available to all..??
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Like you say....

It is a faff.

I thought I was told that being so difficult also helps with theft, as said spotty oik will not be able to sell on a second hand unit that's been nicked as easily.

Presume dealers that CAN remove MMSI's do some sort of check.?

Is there a website/contact that you can use if you find your VHF has been stolen.?

A national database available to all..??
In the big scheme of things, I would think that VHF theft is virtually non-existent & wouldn't warrant any kind of resource (i.e. money) input into any kind of database. Who'd pay for it? don't forget the VHF licence is free, start asking for this & that & some Agency (Ofcom) will see an opening to make a few quid.


Dealers can reset MMSI numbers, also a few units can be reset using a combination of key presses to bring up hidden menus.
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I've just bought the SH DSC handheld off of John Kennett. That is pre-programmed with an MMSI number. John has de-registered the number on Ofcom and whilst I can find info that I can re-register it to my license I'm yet to find the online form that enables me to do it. Any help in pointing me in the right direction gratefully accepted.
Ofcom says "You will therefore need to apply for a new licence in your name, retaining the call sign and MMSI number of the vessel"

Downloadable forms and resources | Ofcom

It's just a quick 12 page form
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