VHF Training Tips

Digital Selective Calling (DSC) – Benefits

This is a really helpful leaflet published by the Maritime & Coastguard Agency which explains the benefits of using Digital Selective Calling (DSC) as part of the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS).

By pressing the Distress Alert button (Red Distress Button) on your VHF/DSC Base station or Handheld DSC Radio you can send your boat’s/radio’s identity, your position and the nature of your distress to both coast stations but most importantly also to other vessel sin your vicinity. This is just one of the benefits of using the DSC functionality – see the leaflet below for more information.

If you need to upgrade your VHF licence to include DSC book on one of our courses click HERE for more details.


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