Due to a number of factors involving the FCC, BoatUS and me. I have the incorrect MMSI number programmed in my Raymarine VHF 218. I have finally straightened out the mess and have the correct MMSI number in hand.
I dug out the manual to get the instructions to reprogram the radio and to my amazement the manuals states that you only get one shot at installing the number and I have used mine up. The only fix would be to return the radio to Raymarine and they would clear the old number. Finding this hard to believe, I contacted Raymarine, explained my problem and asked if I could reset the unit while it is still in the boat. Their response, "Nope, send it back to us and we will reset it."
I just can not see the factory reprogramming an EPROM for every radio that needs to reset the MMSI number. I would think that there is some magic key sequence, as on other Raymarine radios, to reset the unit.
So, finally my question; does anyone know how to reset the MMSI number in the Raymarine VHF 218 radio without removing it from the boat?