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Old 12 August 2008, 06:38   #1
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DSC radio and position

When you have a DCS radio linking into the GPS to give your position, is this transmitted as part of the message on channel 70 when you have a mayday situation.. i should know this?

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Old 12 August 2008, 06:45   #2
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yes and the message is repeated until acknowledged by Coastguard.

You may then be called or transmit further info on channel 16
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Old 12 August 2008, 06:49   #3
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Yes the DSC mayday transmission includes your MMSI number and vessel position. The position data comes from the GPS if linked to the radio, otherwise your co-ordinates have to be input manually.
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