How do I use VHF-DSC?
DSC radios can be used exactly like the traditional marine units, but with additional benefits:
- pushbutton distress calling
- undesignated distress calling
- designated distress calling, such as fire, sinking, etc.
- pushbutton hailing
- group calling.
USPS offers a Using VHF & VHF/DSC Marine Radio seminar and The Boatowner's Guide to GMDSS and Marine Radio The Boatowner's Guide to GMDSS and Marine Radio, a USPS guide to the application and use of GMDSS systems. This text is written for the recreational boater and is available through International Marine / McGraw-Hill publishers