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Old 13-10-2016, 15:55   #16
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Re: Cheap AIS installation in Phuket

Rolf,
Not wanting to drift the thread....but, think this is important info...

If you got your MMSI # from the FCC (or any other nation's licensing authority), then you have an "international MMSI#, and it is in the international database...
If you got your MMSI# from BoatUS, then you have a US-domestic-only MMSI# and it is only in Boat US's and USCG's databases...
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Well. That would have been good to know 5 years ago... How can I tell if I have a US only v International MMSI number? (am I hijacking this thread-not intending to...)
And, if you have anything other than a VHF radio on-board, and/or you sail in international waters, and/or sail in waters of any other nation, and/or communicate with vessels (or shore stations) in international waters or in other countries...then you must have a "ship's station license" (for US-flagged vessels, issued by the FCC, costs $240, good for 10 years) which would have your vessel's callsign and also have your MMSI#....
(you also need a radio operators license/permit, $35....good for life...)



Rolf, if you're asking these questions, I suspect that you do not have an FCC ships station license, and therefore do not have an international MMSI#....
(this should have been explained to you by the folks selling you the radios / AIS transponder / etc....and certainly would be explained to you by the installer!)
You didn't mention what your MMSI# is???
But, all FCC assigned MMSI# end in zero, so if your MMSI# ends in ZERO (0), then you're good to go!!



Notice my MMSI# in my signature....it ends in zero...
MMSI# 366933110



I hope this helps...

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Old 13-10-2016, 16:17   #17
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Re: Cheap AIS installation in Phuket

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I would NOT recommend a Raymarine AIS transponder....they are expensive and have a poor reliability record....(and I own and use a full suite of Raymarine electronics on-board, but don't use Raymarine AIS!!)
I have a RM AIS650 transponder and it works perfectly fine. It's not for someone on a tight budget...

For a real cheap option to comply with Thai regulations you could get a fishing buoy AIS transmitter like this

https://www.aliexpress.com/store/pro...627978851.html
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Re: Cheap AIS installation in Phuket

Email me yamseng1@yahoo.com.au

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Re: Cheap AIS installation in Phuket

Thank you so much John - I apparently don't have the FCC #, mine is: MMSI# 338145424, without the zero - d***it!!


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Re: Cheap AIS installation in Phuket

To see if your MMSI is internationally registered, enter it in this database search

Particulars of Ship stations

My FCC issued one was not registered until a month after I complained to the FCC.

I'm pretty sure the Thai's would let you slide by with an MMSI issued by Boat US.
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If a VHF is all you have, you're going to need to get a transponder with GPS built in, or buy both a transponder and a GPS
Contact Brent at PCYC at Chalong Bay.
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Re: Cheap AIS installation in Phuket

Do you need transponder, or just a receiver? The dAISy receiver costs < $60. and you'd probably need a $20 antenna.

But maybe I don't understand... how large is your boat, is it 30-60 Gross Tons? Am I missing baddly on the calculation

(4m X 14m x 3m) x .3= 50 gt
(3m x 10m x 2.5m) x .3= 22.5 gt
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