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Old 09-12-2010, 04:08 PM   #30
Keith
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Re: Dsc

Absolutely. I have mine hooked up to the VHF and HF. The USCG is continually upgrading their stations to handle these distress calls. I got to see one in operation a few years ago at USCG group San Francisco, right under the golden gate bridge. When you hit the button, it immediately sounds an alarm and prints out a page with your vessel information (assuming you've registered it) and your exact point at the time of transmission. Pretty cool!

Also other DSC equipped radios will sound an alarm when you hit the button.
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