The Hull Truth - Boating and Fishing Forum

Go Back   The Hull Truth - Boating and Fishing Forum > BOATING FORUMS > The Boating Forum
Search

Notices

Random Quote: Old fishermen never die, you just smell that way...
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-16-2008, 06:41 AM
  #1    
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 14,278
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?
__________________
Rick
Alabama Gulf Coast
Chaparral 240 Signature (Sold)
motorhome (newest cruiser)
bamaboy473 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2008, 06:44 AM
  #2    
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: On the wild side !!
Posts: 5,382
Default Re: How to program MMSI info on the VHFs DSC?

What model SH radio do you own ?
BW23 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Old 05-16-2008, 08:04 AM
  #3    
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 14,278
Default Re: How to program MMSI info on the VHFs DSC?

It's a SH Eclipse+GX1250SA should be a 2004 or 2005 model
__________________
Rick
Alabama Gulf Coast
Chaparral 240 Signature (Sold)
motorhome (newest cruiser)
bamaboy473 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2008, 08:06 AM
  #4    
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 14,278
Default Re: How to program MMSI info on the VHFs DSC?

Update, thanks to Google. Here's the process link: http://www.boatus.com/mmsi/
__________________
Rick
Alabama Gulf Coast
Chaparral 240 Signature (Sold)
motorhome (newest cruiser)
bamaboy473 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2008, 11:44 AM
  #5    
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Miami, FloriDUH
Posts: 2,025
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.

__________________
1999 20 foot Seagull power cat
Single 135 Optimax outboard

Lazy_Iguana is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
DSC/MMSI Number Question JasonWA The Boating Forum 1 06-03-2008 08:51 AM
How to program MMSI into the VHF? bamaboy473 Marine Electronics Forum 5 05-16-2008 12:32 PM
DSC and MMSI number question flapbreaker Marine Electronics Forum 6 11-02-2005 03:22 PM
MMSI for DSC radios mazzetti The Boating Forum 3 08-28-2005 09:44 AM
DSC-input of MMSI # reel hungry Marine Electronics Forum 2 05-05-2003 02:16 PM

 



©2009 TheHullTruth.com

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0