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Old 02-22-2019, 05:02 PM  
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I wanted to test mine out, so I programmed in a buddy's MMSI, who kept his boat in the same marina. One day I saw him on board, and I knew he'd have the radio on, so I called him.

It was hilarious to watch him walking around his boat trying to figure out where that noise was coming from.

I think if the VHF, AIS and chartplotter are all networked, and the software allows you to just click or tap a vessel icon on the screen to call them, it would be a lot easier. I haven't used a system like that yet. It seems the manufacturers haven't settled on a standard yet, so it only works with a one-vendor electronics suite.
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