Thread: Disabling DSC
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Old 08-24-2017, 11:56 PM   #31
BDofMSP
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It surprises me that some people seem to think that DSC is just for emergency calling. It's Digital Selective Calling. As in I can selectively call my fishing or cruising partner, or the Coast Guard, directly. Like a phone. Without hailing and tying up 16. From what I read here about radio ettiquette this would be something I think people would embrace rather than reject. Plus you can request position updates that don't even require a person to respond. We use it frequently and appreciate it. I realize that doesn't address the OPs alarm issue. I think that's more radio specific.
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