Originally Posted by Wibs
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.