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Old 11-07-2016, 03:21   #166
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Re: DSC Basics

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Sounds like how my wife drives a car. Ignoring lights in the dash.
You knew what mattered and what you could ignore....

A centralised alarm panel within reach of the 'seat of command' would have been a nice touch.
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Old 11-07-2016, 03:30   #167
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So... does it make the same racket when receiving a routine non urgent call ..ie from another yacht?
Noises are different, but both of them are loud and annoying.

And just as you described -- typically undesignated distress from bloody Ushant which goes off just as you are trying to get her alongside on a stormy night, and really need to be able to hear your crew's shouts about how many meters or centimeters are left before contact with the quay Sod's law. Actually happened on multiple occasions.

I've gone from using the helm second station to cancel the alerts to using the helm second station to simply shut down the radio as we start our harbor maneuvers
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Radio check, radio check, radio check ... can anyone hear me?
Yeah, there is that.... <sigh>... Sea Tow's automated radio check system (channel 27, in this area) is nifty. If people would use it, it'd be even niftier.


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On my Standard Horizon with inbuilt AIS, I just select one of the ships coming up on the AIS and then I can hail them using 'DSC CALL' and it's meant to be as simple as that.
I've heard of capabilities like that. Our network doesn't support it; wish it did...


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Anybody here know what noise their DSC makes when a 'call' comes in?
Ours -- at least for DSC distress calls -- apparently uses the same alarm mechanism/sound that a VHF weather alert causes. Either is loud enough to wake the dead. Very easily distinguished from all the other alarms that could go off on our bridge...

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