Originally Posted by Mike Martin
The hand-held DSC was intorduced onto the UK market a couple of years ago, we are actually the ONLY administration that has allowed its use.
So here follows the health warning! No other Administration allows use of the Simrad product as it is not a proper DSC radio and in fact it is now to be withdrawn from the market totally due to a European decision. So if you buy one be aware of its limits.
Mike is spot on they are no longer manufactured after Sept 2004 as they do not meet IMO regs if you got one as a freebie well done , perhaps in the future ie when Gallileo is up and running then we will get this feature fitted as standard . plenty of schools around will do you your vhf check the RYA website as Louise rightly said