Thread: Disabling DSC
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Old 08-25-2017, 03:10 PM   #41
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Originally Posted by twistedtree View Post
Clicking on an AIS boat icon and picking "call boat" might happen, if only it worked. I have yet to hear of any VHF, chart plotter combination that actually will do that, though I suppose they must exist somewhere.
I have a Garmin VHF200 (N2K) radio, GPSMAP 7212 and 740 plotters and a Si-Tex MDA-1 Class B AIS and it all works perfectly. Very handy in the Galveston Ship Channel and Gulf ICW working with commercial traffic.

Conversely, using DSC to contact pleasure boats is a non-starter IMHO. Just too complicated.
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