Originally Posted by malthouse
Regarding registering a UK beacon outside of the UK, Jon Till from McMurdo says:
"It may be possible to register in the UK - but it is not recommended. You should check with the UK EPIRB registry. The correct way to programme the unit is to get a serial number from the Finland authorities or alternatively to programme as MMSI."
Will register in Finland, thats not an issue. Will receive from the authorities written instructions about the programing of the unit, and correct programing will lead to a unique 15 digit hex code. It does not matter from where the unit is purchased( same procedure) as long as its programmed as per instructions.
Question is, can I receive the unit programmed(providing sending the instructions by the authorities)?