Originally Posted by Trimix
Using it in an emergency seems easy and foolproof.
Yeah, the red emergency button, sure.
But the instructions for using it otherwise confused me.
This was what I was referring to. You can call a selected MMSI, a selected group of MMSI's, poll for position (again, single or group), and a lot of other stuff that is really complicated to set up and even worse to remember the procedure for using.
Which, I think, is why I use it as an old non-DSC VHF, with the red button just in case.