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Old 17 November 2004, 14:10   #1
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I am in the process of registering my new radio. One of the questions is "do you require a selcall number?"

I did a search on google and it defnined it as some sort of selective calling thingy. Has this got anything to do with DCS - odviously, I do want an MMSI number - is that what this question is asking me??
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The guidance notes (see Part 7) suggest the 'Selcall' number is NOT the same as the MMSI number.

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To get your mmsi number you have to do a VHF DSC course, even if you have done a vhf course in the past, you now have to do a day course /refresher to get the number I surpose the nice thing is that if you did hit the red button the SAR know who they are looking for.and you can call up you mates direct if they have mmsi
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To get your mmsi number you have to do a VHF DSC course, even if you have done a vhf course in the past, you now have to do a day course /refresher to get the number I surpose the nice thing is that if you did hit the red button the SAR know who they are looking for.and you can call up you mates direct if they have mmsi
I did the VHF DCS course about three months ago; it's the Radio Licencing authority that issue MMSIs.
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You do not need to do the SRC VHF/DSC 1 day course to get your MMSI number. The MMSI is allocated to the Vessel and not the holder of the "authority to operate" certificate.
To get your MMSI number either complete the application form from OFCOM, which you can do on line, and tick the box which says you have a DSC set on board and they will automatcally give you an MMSI number. The MMSI number can be for a Ship's Radio Licence or a Hand Portable (20.00 (ships)or 15.00 (hand portable) annual fee).
Anyone who holds the old VHF radio certificate from a 1 day course can atrend a "Short Course" (1/2 day) and do a conversion. I always try and get those wanting the DSC conversion to do the full day as revision but only charge them for the 1/2 day as they are just sitting on a course with whom the majority who have never done a radio course before.
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