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Hi, I purchased a West Marine vhf 550 in the US and having returned to England I am not sure if the mmsi number issued here will work. Also is it possible to reconfigure the set for UK use?

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Welcome to FixYa!

The DSC MMSI number can be used internationally as long as it is licensed for such.
Yes it is possible to reconfigure the set, see instructions below.

Different areas of the world use different VHF frequencies, although the channel designation (1-88) may be the same.

There are three modes: USA, International, and Canadian.

Press and hold the UIC key for two seconds to change from USA to International to Canadian Modes in turn.

• When Country Mode is changed, Channel 16 is automatically selected, not the last channel used. (Fig. 6a-6c)
• The Radio Status Display will verify your selection with SEL USA, SEL INTERNATIONAL, and SEL CANADIAN.

Please refer to the image below.

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I hope that this will help.
Thank you for using FixYa and keep me posted!

Posted on Mar 15, 2011


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