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Old 08-01-2012
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Originally Posted by SeaQuinn:903918
I would also like to get more info on the SSB. can someone explain what is required to use it and how to obtain those items?
Your SSB needs to be registered to a ship, but first it needs an MMSI. There are a number of ways to do it, none of them too complicated, just Google MMSI. Next you need to set up a ship's license and this is done through the FCC. Then you'll need to program the radio with the MMSI. Then you'll need to get an RROP operator's licence, again from the FCC. I could certainly be more specific but get online and do some research.
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