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Old 07 December 2013, 12:47   #1
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Why cant I get an MMSI number ?

Ive got my certificate for VHF, Ive got a radio and Im now on Ofcoms website. But I cant seem to figure out how to get it to give me an MMSI number.

Whoever designed their website has never spoken to a customer or tried to use it. Ive registered, got an email telling me Ive registered, logged on and still cant find a bloody button to press to get a dam number.

It seems to keep directing me to apply for a licence ? Is that what I need ? Dont I just need an MMSI number ?

Bloody government websites - they clearly dont see users as customers.

(or Im thick, which is also just as likely)
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Old 07 December 2013, 12:53   #2
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If you have done your operators course then yopur instructor should have covered this !!!
FYI you DO NEED a licence a DSC one, and your MMSI will be on the PDF document..
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Old 07 December 2013, 12:56   #3
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My instructor probably did tell me, but Im old enough to forget more than Ive rememberd now
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You could just make up your MMSI like I did and it would be unique to the UK like mine. I now have to get the unit sent back to the manufacturer to get the MMSI reset at my expense
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Old 07 December 2013, 13:07   #5
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Ha ha, thats funny.

Right, Im filling in the online form and its asking me for my Vessel Gross Tonnage. Well it probably weights about 1500-1600 kgs. But on the form it suggests I can estimate it by length x width x height / 4. But that would be about 9.5 tons - which it isnt.

Mmm, I will just put 1.5 then.
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mmsi

same here I have just received my certificate in the post this morning, it contained the licence and nothing else .
so how do you obtain one ?
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Old 07 December 2013, 13:21   #7
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Eh ? Dont say that, Im filling the online stuff and hope to get one !
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Old 07 December 2013, 13:24   #8
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Ive got to the bit where you tell them what equipment you have on the boat, so Ive said VHF DSC fixed radio, so perhaps that will give me a number ?...............................

Ha, it has: 235102645

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Mmm, but now I have to put it in my radio.

Better get that bit right.
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I have the mmsi number and call sign ,input into vhf tomm ,very carefully app you only get one go at it
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