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Old 06-04-2012, 04:42   #1
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Reporting your position :Re-setting / Refreshing my Pea Sized brain:

OK,, ya break down at sea and then call Vessel Assist or Sea Tow. Looking at the screen, what numbers to they want to find your position?
( I tried to post the image larger, but it's automagically downsized for the forum frame).

How ( in what order ) and what do you read back over the radio so they can find your location?:


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Re: Reporting your position :Re-setting / Refreshing my Pea Sized brain:

The vessel position "Ves Pos". Read the latitude first (the one ending in N - for north) and then the longitude (the ending in W - for west).

That will do the trick.
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Re: Reporting your position :Re-setting / Refreshing my Pea Sized brain:

My position is two five degrees five zero decimal three minutes north, zero eight zero degrees zero seven decimal zero minutes west.

I am rounding up the longitude to the nearest decimal on a minute.
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Re: Reporting your position :Re-setting / Refreshing my Pea Sized brain:

Thanks.
I've heard the Coast Guard say "Dot" instead of decimal. I'll use decimal.
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The old fashioned way was to give a range and bearing FROM a know point. this fancy gps stuff will never catch on

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Re: Reporting your position :Re-setting / Refreshing my Pea Sized brain:

I think they can extract/poll your position when you are talking from properly wired dsc radio. Otherwise give them your lat and long. If you are close to a permanent fixture you can tell them your pos. relative to it too.

In real life the lat and long are often read degrees minutes and decimals.

Remember to update them if you are in the current, etc..

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They can't extract your position from a dsc radio unless you've set it up to return automatic position requests or you specifically answer a position poll request.

They obviously get such a position with a distress DSC alert.

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Re: Reporting your position :Re-setting / Refreshing my Pea Sized brain:

Just push the MOB button.
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Just push the MOB button.
And this helps how !!! I suppose it's nice icon to look at on your plotter, while waiting to be found.

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Re: Reporting your position :Re-setting / Refreshing my Pea Sized brain:

If the boat's not going anywhere then it's a Man On Boat alarm. Plus, it'll display the position.
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If the boat's not going anywhere then it's a Man On Boat alarm. Plus, it'll display the position.
Which is already stated on the MFD where your pushing the button.

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Re: Reporting your position :Re-setting / Refreshing my Pea Sized brain:

I was always told "not to quit my day job".

It's a joke son!
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Re: Reporting your position :Re-setting / Refreshing my Pea Sized brain:

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Thanks.
I've heard the Coast Guard say "Dot" instead of decimal. I'll use decimal.
Internationally decimal (pronounced as day-say-mal) is correct but when in Rome etc.
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Talking Re: Reporting your position :Re-setting / Refreshing my Pea Sized brain:

Wotname, I put in your coordinates and it put you at the Russian & Turkish baths in Miami fl. did I fall in to a joke or is that where you are ? ps I'm new to this navigation thank so i could be way off
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