Alain, thank you for the input. I have a Standard Horizon HX850S which is DSC capable and is a handheld. Very handy, especially in MOB
situation. One correction is there is no need to have a ship registered or documented to get MMSI: one cannot use DSC capability outside her contry without a ships station license
; so yes one would legally need to get a ships stations license which requires registration
, but only when abroad. That is the case in US, at least. Again, thank you for the reply.