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Old 07 June 2009, 12:31   #11
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Sorry to pick you up on this Havener but your wrong on the MMSI bit.

What you do is go into the Ofcom website and register a change of ownership to the existing MMSI so that your details are recorded against it instead of the previous owner.

The MMSI is locked to the radio and should be handed from owner to owner.

I always thought it was how Havener said but if your right it makes buying second hand boats with DSC radio's less of a head breaker.
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Old 07 June 2009, 13:22   #12
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I always thought it was how Havener said but if your right it makes buying second hand boats with DSC radio's less of a head breaker.
The previous owner is supposed to "Park" the licence when he sells the boat then the new user just reactivates it with their details.
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Old 07 June 2009, 13:34   #13
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The previous owner is supposed to "Park" the licence when he sells the boat then the new user just reactivates it with their details.
Ah I see. Like I say I thought the MMSI number stayed with the person. So anyone buying a second hand boat would then have to get the radio to a dealer for it to be reset. Good stuff! Cheers Chris
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MMSI Transfer

I have just gone through the exercise with Ofcom.

1. Original owner of vessel [person who has licence] accesses the licence online and `surrenders' the licence.
2. The original owner informs the new owner of the MMSI and the call sign.
3. New owner accesses the licence online, using the MMSI and call sign.
4. New owner registers their details against the original licence number, MMSI and call sign, as they are all issued for the vessel not the person.

You can do it using old fashioned paper and Royal Mail, but unless you are over 75 years old Ofcom will charge you 20 for the priviledge. Online it is free for life.

Once the info has been recorded by Ofcom, it is their responsibility to inform IUT of the change of ownership to go on MARS database!

I hope that is all clear. If not, Ofcom are quite helpful if you telephone them 020 7981 3131.
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Old 18 June 2009, 09:31   #15
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... but unless you are over 75 years old Ofcom will charge you 20 for the priviledge. ....
Well if my internet goes down I'll have to ask Rogue Wave to do it
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Old 18 June 2009, 09:36   #16
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Solent Ribman - what was the outcome of the GPS - VHF problems ? I spent Tuesday 'fiddling' with mine as one of the kids has switched off/ changed the output from the GPS to the VHF . ( I have the same model VHF as you ) .

I admit for the first time I actually read the manual which was quite enlightening ! I went equipped with wire cutters etc to the boat & after reading the book for a few mins - all was fine ! L&L + course & speed now on the VHF display.

Simple when I bothered to read how it all works ! If the wire is connected it may be the output setting on the GPS that is not set up right. There is some kind of network that the NAVMAn systems work to that allows one to control the others ( lighting etc ) .
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Old 18 June 2009, 15:51   #17
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VHF set up

Blackroady - Nice to hear you have children that are fiddlers! My 14 year old son is very good technically and I have to get him to slow down to my speed! My problem is I work away and only get home at week-ends and then usually we are rushing around to get the kids sailing somewhere - so I haven't had the time yet to look at it in depth. I did look at the manual briefly and did not quite get to grips with it. I'll have another look at it. I think the VHF will be the simple bit. The GPS is probably going to challenge us technically. I have to say I like all equipment to work correctly and having something which is not currently working as it is intended I find terribly frustrating.
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