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Old 05-16-2008, 06:41 AM   #1
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Default How to program MMSI info on the VHFs DSC?

I checked our Standard Horizon owner's manual and then went to their website and haven't found anything that instructs me about how to set up this MMSI information. Anybody have a source or instruction for placing my ID on the radio's DSC function?

Also, how does a boat's new owner override old MMSI contact information?
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What model SH radio do you own ?
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It's a SH Eclipse+GX1250SA should be a 2004 or 2005 model
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Update, thanks to Google. Here's the process link: http://www.boatus.com/mmsi/
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Default Re: How to program MMSI info on the VHFs DSC?

MMSI numbers are assigned to the boat, not the radio. So if you bought a used boat and the radio came with a MMSI number programmed into it, then that number should still be good.

The problem is that you will not be able to update the info. So applying for a new number is OK.

However, if you have the Eclipse+ GX1250SA you do not have a DSC radio. Your radio was type accepted before 1999. The manual for it is here.

http://www.standardhorizon.com/downl...pplication/pdf

Do you see a red plastic cover that says "distress" on it? The cover should flip up and under it will be a button. If you do not see that then you do not have a DSC radio. Therefore you will not be able to program a MMSI number into it.

If this is the radio you have, you need to buy a new one. Off the top of my head I would suggest the Quest X. It is the same size as your radio, so it will fit in the same bracket or cutout if you flush mounted. The Quest (as opposed to the Quest X) and the GX1000S are also good. For that matter, any DSC radio in this price range is good.

I did a quick check and Turtle Marine is closing out the Quest radios for $70. Not a bad price. The Quest X can be found for around $120. I like the Quest X over the Quest because the X model is a class D radio, which means it is ALWAYS listening to channel 70. The Quest scans channel 70. But both radios are good and both will work fine.

You will also need a GPS chart plotter on your boat. The radio connects to the plotter through a very simple connection.

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