Originally Posted by Top banana
Hi folks, just bought a simrad dsc hand held vhf of ebay, if there has been a mmsi number programmed in the unit can i reprogram it with my number. or will i have to send it off somewhere, and if so any sugestions.
Is it an HT52? If it isn't, and I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong, I don't think you will need an MMSI.
I'm pretty sure the Simrad HT52, and the McMurdo R2 (Both to the best of my knowledge now withdrawn from sale brand new) are the only handhelds with DSC.
If it is an HT52, you will need to have the existing portable license transferred, as the MMSI stays with the radio in this case. The mmsi will begin with 2359.