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Old 13 October 2005, 12:09   #51
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But from what others say they will STILL ignore alerts because they cry wolf too often - many people now turn the set off completely whereas before they DID listen to ch16 occasionally!!!
I've been out on the boat for over 200 hours this summer - with the radio on - and not had any false alerts on my DSC. Who 'cries wolf' too often? And I can't believe that people actually turn their radios off incase an emergency call interupts their boating...

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Old 13 October 2005, 12:25   #52
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And I can't believe that people actually turn their radios off incase an emergency call interupts their boating...

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Yeah, them Coasties can be right sods
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Old 13 October 2005, 15:05   #53
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I've been out on the boat for over 200 hours this summer - with the radio on - and not had any false alerts on my DSC. Who 'cries wolf' too often? And I can't believe that people actually turn their radios off incase an emergency call interupts their boating...

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I suppose a lot depends on the area you are operating in - I should imagine areas like the Solent etc get pretty busy!!!
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Old 13 October 2005, 15:22   #54
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areas like the Solent etc get pretty busy!!!
It does at times.

One day this summer our radio picked up a yottie lady calling Solent CG and reported a 'powerboat' in trouble...i.e. not able to proceed into Pompey Harbour. Sounded like an engine problem. The CG asked if she & her colleagues could provide assistance and she replied : 'Eeeoow, I don't know about that. It's a bit scruffy!'

Last year another call came in about a lady lost overboard mere feet from Yarmouth (well Black Rock area then ) CG out in full regalia only to hear 'it's OK, she's been found (aboard)'. An argument ensued as the poor CG insisted that things had to be checked out etc. and that they would be met in Lymington. No way said the Cruisers. Yes way said the CG (or words to that effect). Lord knows what was going on But all had to be followed up, dodgy or no.

You have to feel sorry for the emergency sevices for sure.

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Last year another call came in about a lady lost overboard mere feet from Yarmouth (well Black Rock area then ) CG out in full regalia only to hear 'it's OK, she's been found (aboard)'.

You have to feel sorry for the emergency sevices for sure.

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Hardly surprising this happened off Yarmouth. Surprising anyone within a few cables was even sobre enough to use the VHF!

It used to be fun to hang around a certain South Coast marina on Sundays watching the Birmingham Navy return from their Sunday Lunch excursion in Salty's, attempting to moor up. Fortunately, this year has been relatively peaceful. Apologies to anyone from Birmingham on this forum, it could easily have been the Scunthorpe Marine Auxiliary Reserve.
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Apologies to anyone from Birmingham on this forum, it could easily have been the Scunthorpe Marine Auxiliary Reserve.
Aaah such sweet memories, the glistening shores of Scunthorpe, the regatta's they held there while the band of the lifeguards played on and the waves splashed gently onto the sandy beach
T'was indeed another time and another place, perhaps its was Staines?
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I am aware that on other types of boats, yes they do exist!, some people are turning of the DSC radio due to a high call rate.
These calls normally come from over the sea, France.
The reports seem to say that some French Coastguards are using the wrong type of DSC call for routine traffic.

I think that in the world of Ribs and sports boats we don't get this problem.

After all our antenna is not 50-60 feet up in the air.

It is a well known fact that a DSC call will travel much further than a voice call.
The digital burst of data goes much further.
In some case 80-90 miles.

I have also spent a huge amout of time on the water this year and think we have heard one maybe two DSC Distress calls.

Most of my boating is in the Thames, Kent area.
I also spend a fair amount of time on the Solent too.

I also feel the some people are stating that there are a huge amount of false calls this simply is not true.

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and not had any false alerts on my DSC
are people confusing false mayday alerts with DSC all ships safety calls before a routine broadcast. I dont get the problem here and I probably spend more time afloat than most but I have had the situation off Poole where we have had several DSC all ships alerts in a very short space of time and all before routine broadcasts that I didnt want to listen to- and yes I did turn the fixed radio off cos it was getting to be b****y annoying, but I did leave a handheld radio on. Our Coastguard MRSC doesnt use DSC before his routine 4 hourly weather/nav broadcasts. What is the situation on your patch?
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It's interesting that no UK coastguard station, that I know of, is using DSC to alert for routine calls.
Certainly the main to I work with don't, Thames and Dover.
Yet in Fance it seems to happen a fair bit.

I do think that there is a huge lack of understanding of DSC.
Particulaly in the Rag and Stick area but in all area's of lesiure boating.
Also some of the so called experts in the boating press write some real twoddle!
So that don't help either.

These were some of the reason we here set about offering DSC talks to clubs.
There has been a good take up but by no means huge.

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