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AZ_Zoner 12-12-2016 14:18

Adding AIS to Older Electronics
 
We are considering adding an AIS-B to our 6 year old ray marine E120w plotter. We will most like go with the ray marine 650 AIS system as I hope this will be close to a plug and play set up. So being that we are new to this please give us any feed back as to the component and any installation info you may have.

I did get the shock of how much the FCC wants for a new MMSI. $220.00! Wow! What if I don't go with the international license. Does it still broadcast and receive if I did somewhere down the road went out of the US boarders?

Thanks for any input,

Craig

Badsanta 12-12-2016 16:07

Re: Adding AIS to Older Electronics
 
Raymarine has a blog site and answers usually in a few days.

AZ_Zoner 15-12-2016 08:29

Re: Adding AIS to Older Electronics
 
Thanks badsanta. Do you know anything about the coastal vs. the international mmsi?

Craig

Paul L 15-12-2016 11:51

Re: Adding AIS to Older Electronics
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by AZ_Zoner (Post 2280402)
Thanks badsanta. Do you know anything about the coastal vs. the international mmsi?

Craig

The boat's single MMSI is used in the AIS tx mode, VHF and if you have one in the an SSB with DSC capabilities. You can get an MMSI number from the likes of BoatUS in the US, but this MMSI has the following limits:
Quote:

BoatUS MMSI numbers are coded for recreational vessels cruising in U.S. waters only not otherwise required to be licensed; the registrations are downloaded into the U.S. Coast Guard Search & Rescue Database (MISLE) only. FCC-assigned MMSI numbers are coded for International Waters and go into the International Search & Rescue Database (ITU). In order to be accepted into the ITU database, any FCC assigned MMSI must end in zero. This is why the BoatUS MMSI number cannot be re-used when later applying for an FCC License for international cruising.
If you operate your VHF outside the US, ie in international waters, then you are required to have an FCC station license. An MMSI number comes with this license.

So, your AIS will function fine with either type of MMSI. If you hit the red emergency button on your VHF with a BoatUS MMSI while outside the US, the MMSI maybe not be looked up properly and may not be responded to.

AZ_Zoner 15-12-2016 12:27

Re: Adding AIS to Older Electronics
 
Paul L,
Thanks for the response. This is the info I needed. I will eventually need the international so moving forward on that one now.

Craig


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