Originally Posted by jeremiason
You are absolutely wrong, at least if you want to obey the law.
Holy Ducks Bum, Batman! I'll have to reform!
Same thing if you inherit a VHF
with the MMSI programmed in, you can pay to have it changed, or you can use it illegally, and feel like a CRIMINAL, but it works. My old VHF was like that and I used to DSC
other boats to arrange drinking appointments instead of using the boat name on the radio
so crooks can tell who if off their boats... But every time I did I shivered in my shoes worrying the International Sea Police would pop out of the anchorage like a Cocaine addicted Mermaid and arrest my finger!
But didnt someone Google
how to change the MMSI? It's a series of button pushes as you turn the unit on. Google
it and see if you can save the $40