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Old 09 April 2012, 16:41   #1
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vhf radio

hi all, i am in need of a vhf radio and antenna, or a handheld would get me by for now,any old set would do as long as it is in a good working order,dont need the dsc thing but waterproof would be good, thanks, ste
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Old 10 April 2012, 02:05   #2
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The DSC thing, is the whole reason I just upgraded from a handheld to a fixed mount. DSC signals can be transmitted/relayed from one radio to the next, so maybe not for you, but for another boater? Just something to think about.
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Might be worth posting this in the "bits & peices" section with a "wanted" tag.

People are upgrading all the time.
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DSC signals can be transmitted/relayed from one radio to the next, .
Really well thats new !!
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Really well thats new !!
I assume Peter C means the ability to text other boats / groups using the DSC function? My Icom 505 has this function .
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Its not really text is it ? DSC is just an alerting function, granted with the Distress you can send a pre set text to cover the type of emergency, although even this is very limited...
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Watch this Coast Guard video starting at the 7 minute mark, until the end. The guy talking is USCG. Better yet watch the whole video. BTW Rescue 21 is now in place here in California It appears only the higher end radios relay, but the info is hard to find. Some info here. http://continuouswave.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/007963.html
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So your advocating HF on a rib !!! along with a very very top end (= Expensive) VHF Mmm
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class A VHF - 5 day course to use
class D - 1 day course

Class D is what you find on most leisure boats - in the USA they had a lower version of Class D but this had now be phased out.

Class A is only used by Coastguard and commercial shipping/vessels over a certain weight.

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Well i am in the process of up grading too ,
just seen this one and it doesent need batterys, doesent float but who cares with 100 foot of string on the end
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