Originally Posted by codprawn
DSC has the potential for so much more - IF they could
Know I know they will react to an alert without a voice backup but from what people say they will be pretty much in the dark as to what or who they are dealing with!!!
To say the are in the dark is not strictly true.
Whislt it is not automatic that the info pops up at the moment, thay can find it PDQ.
Buy time you have given your voice mayday to follow they can have it to hand.
DSC is like digital telly.
They can't do away with the voice mayday back up until "most" people have a DSC radio on board.
As you don't even have to carry a radio on a lesiure boat it may be sometime off!!