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Why do I need a Ship Radio Licence for my boat?
All vessels carrying a fixed or portable radio require a Ship Radio License. When applying for a Ship Radio License, you will need to submit information about your vessel, like name, tonnage, port of registration, list of safety equipment onboard, etc.
I only have a VHF portable radio. Do I still need a Ship Radio License?
All vessels carrying a portable radio require a Ship Portable Radio License. When applying for a Ship Radio License, you will need to submit information about your vessel, like name, tonnage, port of registration, list of safety equipment onboard, etc.
Can you provide a Ship Radio License for any type of boat?
Yes, all the licenses we provide are issued by the Official UK Authorities and can accommodate any type of vessel.
My Vessel is used commercially. Is your license valid for such operation?
Yes, all the licenses we provide are issued by the Official UK Authorities and are valid for both leisure and commercial operation.
Is this Ship Radio License valid in my country?
Yes, all the licenses we provide are issued by the Official UK Authorities and are valid anywhere in the world.
Will you send me a paper Ship Radio License?
All Ship Radio Licenses issued by the Official UK Authorities are in PDF format. We will send you an e-mail with your License, that you should print and keep onboard of the vessel.
Can I change an existing Ship Radio License?
Yes, as far as you have purchased your license from mmsi-radio.com. Changes to an existing Ship Radio License have a cost of $99.
I changed the name of the boat. Can I get a new Ship Radio License for the new boat’s name?
Yes. If you purchased the License originally from mmsi-radio.com, we can amend the existing license for a fee of $99. If you have purchased the license from a different vendor, you need to apply to a new Ship Radio License.
Do I need a MMSI?
If you have a DSC-radio or an AIS transponder you are required to have an MMSI. All our plans include a Ship Radio License with MMSI.
What is a DSC-Radio?
As of today, all VHF Maritime radios have DSC (Digital Selective Calling). DSC is a standard for transmitting pre-defined digital messages via the medium-frequency (MF), high-frequency (HF) and very-high-frequency (VHF) maritime radio systems. It is a core part of the Global Maritime Distress Safety System (GMDSS).
What is a MMSI?
A Maritime Mobile Service Identity (MMSI) is a series of nine digits which are sent in digital form over a radio frequency channel in order to uniquely identify ship stations, ship earth stations, coast stations, coast earth stations, and group calls. These identities are formed in such a way that the identity or part thereof can be used by telephone and telex subscribers connected to the general telecommunications network to call ships automatically.