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Old 08 July 2002, 16:03   #1
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ICOM DSC controller

First in answer to Ribalds question - yes there are 2 airials with an ICOM set up. One is only a recieving airial for DSC, the other is the Tx/Rx for the main VHF (inc Tx for DSC)

As explained by ICOM - a set with only 1 airial - SIMRAD - stops recieving DSC when you are transmitting - so if you broadcast a DSC Distress and then send the Mayday over Ch16 - If a ship/CG sends you an ACK this will be missed by your DSC set.

Commercial sets must have 2 airials - and this is the same for ICOM

Anyway my main question
The GPS - DSC connection isn't made yet. The ICOM manual is a bit lacking in this area, but a phone call to ICOM today was usefull and they tell me the connection is through a simple phono socket (like your stereo).

As "Panther" is safely tucked away can somebody with a DSC-100 confirm that this is the connection and I'll make one up ready to fit for the weekend.


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Old 09 July 2002, 03:06   #2
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Hi Jools

That is correct...a phono plug at one end and bare wires to connect at thye other. I purchased mine in Maplin for about £2 as it saves a lot of hassle soldering etc. If I find part no I will let you know...

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