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Offline Croaker Stroker

MMSI Directory
« on: February 26, 2011, 05:06:47 PM »
O.K. I know that there are at least 11 of you that have their MMSI numbers, so I want to start a Directory so our members can find each other on the water. 
(As Croaker gets you listed here, one of the monitors will remove your MMSI post,  StreamFixer  :stooges:)


Post up your number and I'll add you to the list...

Arima Boat Owner's Group  (All Boats)   -  033807580


USCG (All Ships)     -        036699999
USCG (All Land)      -        003669999

Sea Chaser           -        338075801
Croaker Stroker      -        338099792
BigMac               -        338082322 
Streamfixer          -        338130535       
Lady J (3wt)         -        338101466
Canvas Guy           -        338106585
MrG                  -        338095468
Tacken              -         338105072
VancouverTechie   -           338115127
TechDiver1           -        338098338
Enniberg's           -        316020665
Chuckster                -    338123806
reelist             -         338130388
Kimbrey           -           338132139
Rebait (Kodak)    -           338114258
Caston   -                    338108156
Hydro-Therapy       -         338138179
Bendito              -        338140955
Chuck Jones        -          338140854
Zarn                -         338144923
Ulua                -         338144625
dbhazjack       -             338146304
Ejthomp           -           338156768
Jorcutt              -        338155743
Jwoo 1800           -         338164193
MarkShoreline     -           338163976
Fishin Machine    -           338182414
DSCS             -            367469640
Salmon King       -           338184591
DSledgeR          -           338185759
Keel-er           -           338140554
AJFishin         -            338208168
RJr812            -           338209317
ATGEP            -            338233883
BruceL2_Fish      -           367786860
Irishman         -            338229629
Mooch              -          338311411
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Re: MMSI Directory
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2011, 12:45:57 PM »
Croaker, how does the group MMSI work?
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Offline Croaker Stroker

Re: MMSI Directory
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2011, 11:40:59 AM »
Croaker, how does the group MMSI work?

1) Your own numbers....

I am assuming that it works the same as an individual call. You program the group MMSI number into your radio. Mine allows for one number for my boat (individual) and one for my group (I'm not sure if I can belong to more than one group??).  I can only change my individual number twice, then I have to send the radio back to Standard Horizon to be re-programed. I don't know if the group number is the same ???

2) Numbers you are going to call....

There is a "address book" in your radio where you program MMSI numbers and names of boats you will be calling. (sort of like a phonebook) Again, I am assuming you program the group numbers that you will be calling just like an individual number.

This is what I get from the manual that came with my radio. Other radios may be different?? Also, I have no way to test the group calling feature on my radio since I am so far away from the group. Hopefully, once whe get a list of MMSI numbers established, a couple of you guys can program your radios with the numbers and try it out from your driveway. :anyone:

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Re: MMSI Directory
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2012, 05:06:08 PM »
The radio in my boat has a DSC function but I think the MMSI number thing is different.  I can however use a NMEA0183 connection to my GPS unit so does that mean I should get a number assigned to me?  What good are the numbers really?  Does the Coasties need them or rather would having them enhance their response if needed?
Lastly...How do I get a number assigned to me?

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Re: MMSI Directory
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2012, 05:36:07 PM »
Helps the coasties deal with you in an emergency.

At your search engine simply type MMSI and follow the links.  It's free.  Once assigned it stays with the boat however the registration needs to be updated if the registration number changes.  I will be getting a new one for my 19 as soon as I get the registration numbers back

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Offline fishorcrab

Re: MMSI Directory
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2012, 08:47:58 PM »
Depending on your radio and chartplotter....  ( and how much I remember when looking into this 3 years ago)

You program your MMSI number into your radio.
Attach your GPS NMEA output to your radio. Your GPS sends a message with your position, bearing and speed to your radio periodically. (about 1/sec). 

Primary benefit basic concept:
After encountering a panic situation on your boat or a boat you observe, you push the panic button for the required amount of time and, optionally,  select the emergency type.   Your radio sends a digital packet of information containing your lat lon, MMSI number out a specific channel, then switches to a reserved channel for talking. The equipment at the CG captures the packet, alerts the dispatcher who can now talk to you by voice. CG sends out a emergency packet that sends your lat lon and situation over the radio. Other boats appropriately equipped and configured capture your lat lon and on their radio.  Their radio sends the lat lon of your distressed boat to their chartplotter which displays an icon on the chart and those nearby boats can then directly navigate to come to your aid. The idea being that the guy out fishing nearby may render aid sooner than the CG can launch and arrive to assist. No need to friend them in advance by exchanging MMSI numbers.

Secondary benefit:
Your radio sends your lat lon out any time you transmit and the friends who have entered your MMSI number into their radio see the packet and your position is displayed on their chartplotter. They see that you are nearby and can navigate directly to you to get Arima images suitable for making banners or to fish in your secret spot.   :doh:

Missing part here is a means to test your installation to see that all this actually works.  I lost interest after hooking everything up.  :redface:  I understand that you can hail larger vessels to ask if they can see your boat on their display but I have not actually tried it.

Your mileage may vary.

General info http://www.vhf-dsc.info/how.html
Better info http://www.boatus.com/mmsi/MM1.htm
Official info http://www.uscg.mil/hq/cg9/rescue21/benefits.asp

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Offline Vancouvertechie

Re: MMSI Directory
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2012, 12:07:07 PM »
Depending on your radio and chartplotter....  ( and how much I remember when looking into this 3 years ago)

You program your MMSI number into your radio.
Attach your GPS NMEA output to your radio. Your GPS sends a message with your position, bearing and speed to your radio periodically. (about 1/sec). 

Primary benefit basic concept:
After encountering a panic situation on your boat or a boat you observe, you push the panic button for the required amount of time and, optionally,  select the emergency type.   Your radio sends a digital packet of information containing your lat lon, MMSI number out a specific channel, then switches to a reserved channel for talking. The equipment at the CG captures the packet, alerts the dispatcher who can now talk to you by voice. CG sends out a emergency packet that sends your lat lon and situation over the radio. Other boats appropriately equipped and configured capture your lat lon and on their radio.  Their radio sends the lat lon of your distressed boat to their chartplotter which displays an icon on the chart and those nearby boats can then directly navigate to come to your aid. The idea being that the guy out fishing nearby may render aid sooner than the CG can launch and arrive to assist. No need to friend them in advance by exchanging MMSI numbers.

Secondary benefit:
Your radio sends your lat lon out any time you transmit and the friends who have entered your MMSI number into their radio see the packet and your position is displayed on their chartplotter. They see that you are nearby and can navigate directly to you to get Arima images suitable for making banners or to fish in your secret spot.   :doh:

Missing part here is a means to test your installation to see that all this actually works.  I lost interest after hooking everything up.  :redface:  I understand that you can hail larger vessels to ask if they can see your boat on their display but I have not actually tried it.

Your mileage may vary.

General info http://www.vhf-dsc.info/how.html
Better info http://www.boatus.com/mmsi/MM1.htm
Official info http://www.uscg.mil/hq/cg9/rescue21/benefits.asp

Paul

Paul,

This actually works pretty well when configured correctly.  I was able to do a direct call to Canvas Guy at Sequim last year (I think unfortunately CG did a distress call 16 to ack).  :shrug9:  Once the responder "ack" the call and if the radio has lat & lon info then the information gets to your radio and eventually your plotter.  

I think the best thing about registering the MMSI is direct calls to each person instead of a broadcast on channel 68 to everyone where the halibut bite is.  

Just my two cents...


I will hopefully get this setup on the new boat soon and maybe do a demo.

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Re: MMSI Directory
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2012, 12:31:46 PM »
Just an addum:  Each radio gets one free change.  You go on line and do it (as I did 3Wgt's).

It gets complicated after that and thats when the manufacturer must reset.

Brian, check with Russ, but I think he was the first and only one.  You should be able to go online and change it to you.

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Re: MMSI Directory
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2012, 01:50:47 PM »
I'm a reliable source?  Gosh, someone please tell my wife!

Here's the web site you need to go to:

http://www.boatus.com/MMSI/

Here's the relevant section from their Q&A:

I have purchased a boat & radio with an MMSI number programmed into it. Can the MMSI number be transferred over to me?

If the MMSI number was assigned by BoatUS and the previous owner has closed the account, we can re-register the MMSI number for the new owner. If the previous owner has not closed the account, we will attempt to contact them to verify that they are not still using the number in another radio.  If the previous owner cannot be contacted or is still using the MMSI you will need to reprogram the radio with a new number.  To check if your MMSI was assigned through BoatUS, Call 1-800-563-1536 and provide the MMSI number.


If Russ has his login info, he could probably log into his account and change it.  Or you can call the 800 # above and they can do the process.
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Offline Croaker Stroker

Re: MMSI Directory
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2012, 08:04:05 PM »

My Standard Horizon owner's manual says that I can input the mmsi number twice. After that, it needs to go back to the factory to be re-set.
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Re: MMSI Directory
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2012, 06:08:53 AM »

 I notice non of the arima owners have a FCC issued number. Have any of you had a problem when entering Canada or using your radio in Canada with the non international MMSI numbers? I just got a radio that will take a MMSI number and would like to take the boat to Canada in the future and don't need any problems. But I also don't want to send the government $200 if I don't need to.

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Re: MMSI Directory
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2012, 04:22:10 PM »
I don't think there is a need for a Canadian MMSI number, plus I believe you can only enter one MMSI number into your radio. What is legally required to operate a VHF radio in Canada or international waters is a FCC radio Operators card or license. I have had the FCC radio operators license for more than 20 years and it has no expiration date. I received mine back whe it was also required to have a FCC license and call sign for your VHF radio. The FCC license which required renewal every 2 or 3 years is no longer required to own & operate a VHF radio for a recreational boater in US waters.
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Re: MMSI Directory
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2013, 09:09:44 PM »
I live in Canada and I know of no requirement for a card or licence for a VHF radio.

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Re: MMSI Directory
« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2013, 09:44:44 PM »
Ian, you might want to have a look at this info:

http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/marinesafety/oep-navigation-radiocomms-faqs-1489.htm

While you are correct about the radio not needing a licence, the 'operator' must be licenced. You would need an MMSI number to operate it in the US and also if you have a unit with DSC & AIS.


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Offline Croaker Stroker

Re: MMSI Directory
« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2013, 10:32:12 PM »
The way I read this, an MMSI number is required by the FCC if your radio is DSC capable. (U.S.)

Radios with Digital Selective Calling (DSC) Capability
If you have a marine radio with DSC capability, you must obtain a nine-digit maritime mobile service identity (MMSI) number and have it programmed into the unit before you transmit. Each vessel needs only one MMSI number. Prior to obtaining an MMSI number, you will be asked to provide certain information about your ship. It is important that you obtain an MMSI number because the U.S. Coast Guard uses this information to help speed search and rescue operations.


http://wireless.fcc.gov/services/index.htm?job=licensing&id=ship_stations
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Re: MMSI Directory
« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2015, 08:17:42 PM »
Everytime I powered up my Standard Horizon Radio, it asked me for a MMSI number. It is hard code into the radio, if you loose power the number will stay in memory. Just remember if you sale your boat keep the radio or some else will be riding around with your number.
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Re: MMSI Directory
« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2015, 07:13:52 AM »
Actually that is a good thing as your boat data stays with the number.  If the CG comes looking for you in a 17' Arima (as your MMSI number tells them) and you are now in trouble in a 24' Duckworth tin can with the old radio things can become problematic for you and them.

The solution is fairly straight forward, have the number changed in the radio.  I think you can do that one time then the maker has to do it.

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Re: MMSI Directory
« Reply #17 on: March 21, 2015, 12:08:38 PM »
The new Standard Horizon radios I purchased this year give you one attempt at programming your MMSI number and then make you repeat the process before accepting the number. After entering the last number in the sequence it became a bit confusing... but I got through it... lol. If you fail or need to program a new MMSI # the must be sent to S.H. for reprogramming the MMSI number.

On my older Uniden VHF's provided three "opportunities to program your MMSI number into the radio.


Everytime I powered up my Standard Horizon Radio, it asked me for a MMSI number. It is hard code into the radio, if you loose power the number will stay in memory. Just remember if you sale your boat keep the radio or some else will be riding around with your number.
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Re: MMSI Directory
« Reply #18 on: July 17, 2015, 08:01:50 AM »
Lots of good information here ...  lots of board members, not very many folks on the list   :shrug9:

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