Originally Posted by klmmicro
Last weekend, there was a call out on 16 from the CG...someone had activated their DSC
with no MMSI number programmed in to whatever radio
they were using. The radio apparently did transmit a set of GPS coords, but no specific identifying info.
I heard that same incident - And when a VHF
rx's a DSC distress
, it screams bloody murder. I was in the marina, my fixed VHF and my handheld are all alarming.
Worst was those boats in the marina with the VHF on but nobody around to clear the alarm. Sounded like a alarm clock convention for awhile.
Then the CG had to blab about it for quite awhile. Never did find out if it was a real distress