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  1. #1
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    Question MMSI Number Help!!

    The other half just recently bought a motor yacht, it came with none of the manuals for the nav equipment and an MMSI number for the VHF is still unknown.

    How can I find it? The VHF is a shipmate RS8300/RS8315.

    Shipslass

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    Smile MMSI

    Hi Shiplass welcome to the forum.
    If you do a google search for your make and model of the radio you will be able to locate a manual for the radio and download it

    Sorry I cannot give you any further help.

    Sonic

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    You could try looking the boat up on;
    http://www.itu.int/online/mms/mars/ship_search.sh
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shipslass View Post
    How can I find it? The VHF is a shipmate RS8300/RS8315.
    You can download the RS8300 manual from here, but it's not a very explicit manual and doesn't seem to tell you how to find your own MMSI number! Still, it would be worth having a copy of it on board.

    To find out how to get your MMSI number, I'd suggest you phone Navico technical support on 01794 510010.

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    If you make a call to someone else does your mmsi no appear to the called party?

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    Looks like the procedure on page 6 shows how to display the MMSI number.

    If the radio was correctly registered I believe the OFCOM site has the ability to handle the transfer of ownership so that might tell you the number. You'll need to be there anyway to set in your details.

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    agree with the post above - find a mate with a dsc radio and call him using his MMSI number - yours will show up on his radio!

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    as long as you aren't in his memory - in which case your vessel name may appear rather than the MMSI - but then if you are in his memory he'll be able to look uop your MMSI number - its just like mobile phones!

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    My MMSI number scrolls across the display when the set is searching for a GPS fix when it is first switched on, it can also be called up on the display with a menu option.
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    Try any of the above, including the ITU data base which will also give you the callsign if you do not know it.


    However you will need to re-license in your own name so a call to Ofcom

    Amateur and Maritime Team
    Ofcom Licensing Centre
    PO Box 56373
    London
    SE1 9SZ
    Tel: 020 7981 3131 or 0300 123 1000
    Fax: 020 7981 3333
    Textphone: 020 7981 3043 or 0300 123 2024
    Please note that textphone numbers only work with special equipment used by people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
    E-mail: licensingcentre@ofcom.org.uk
    May well be the simplest thing to do.

    They have always proved to be helpful on the phone.

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