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Old 17 March 2008, 14:20   #1
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new ships radio

Hi
New boat is getting close to being finished.
I am trying get all 'paperwork' done before collecting it.
As will be going straight to sea.

what is the proceedure for imputting new MMSI number.

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New boat and new radio (Raymarine 218e DCS VHF) fitted by builder.
Have today registered with Ofcom and gained call sign and new MMSI number

Is there a certain proceedure for imputting this number and getting the radio to accept it? ie for it to recieve incoming dsc calls.

Also I got an A4 page printed from the Ofcom website saying 'ships radio license' do I still need the circular 'tax disc' type or are are they now obsolete?

Any other new radio registration pointers- not covered in above!!
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Old 17 March 2008, 14:23   #2
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Get the manual for the radio out and look up "set up" or "installation".

Somewhere in there it will tell you how to key in the MMSI Number.

Radio "Tax" discs are now obsolete.
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Old 17 March 2008, 14:29   #3
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Its available online too from Raymarines Web Site:-

To enter or view the MMSI ID number:
1. From the DSC Menu, select DSC SETUP.
2. From the DSC SETUP menu item, select MY MMSI ID.
If an existing MMSI ID is stored, the value appears. If the MMSI ID is blank,
dashes appear, indicating that one has yet to be entered. The first character
space to be modified is highlighted with a flashing underline.
3. Rotate the CH/OK knob. The flashing underline is replaced with a numeric
character. Continue rotating the knob to scroll through the selections. Use the
< and > soft keys to edit selected characters, if necessary.
4. When the appropriate number appears, press the CH/OK knob to accept.
The next character to be filled in sequence is then underlined. Continue this
process until all MMSI characters have been entered.
5. When all digits have been selected, press DONE to accept.
You are prompted to re-enter the MMSI number.
6. Using the CH/OK knob, re-enter all nine MMSI digits to confirm.
7. Press the CH/OK knob to accept your selections.
If the second entry does not match the first entry, a warning message is displayed
and you are prompted to press BACK, and then retry.
8. When complete, press DONE to accept. The PROGRAMMING SUCCESSFUL
screen appears.
9. Press DONE one last time to save the MMSI ID number and return to the DSC
SETUP screen.
Note:
The Ray218/Ray55 is designed to be used as a recreational Ship Station only.
You cannot begin the MMSI ID number with 0 (single zero), as this prefix
indicates a GROUP ID.
You cannot begin the MMSI ID number with 00 (double zero), as this prefix
indicates a COAST STATION.
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Old 17 March 2008, 14:48   #4
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Paul,

Easiest way to get your MMSI number configured in the radio:

Send MMSI number to Redbay and ask them to do it - I would expect them to do this as part of "installing" the radio.



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Old 17 March 2008, 16:16   #5
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I'd be with Polwart - ask Gary to input the MMSI, he's currently removing one for me! No better man
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thats decided then

Peterb
I looked on the Ramarine site and could only find the CE certificate of conformity, but not the actual manual to download.
so thanks for that detail. I've learnt from your notes that it is fairly straightforward.
With both Neil and wiilk advise I may ask Redbay to do it.

Good to know the 'tax disc' thing is obsolete.
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Heres the manual if you want to download it.
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