All Ships Calls on DSC

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All Ships Calls on DSC

Postby marisca » Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:42 pm

What am I doing wrong? The radio goes off with a loud ringing noise, the screen says All Ships Call, I press Accept, the radio switches to Ch 67, then ....... nothing. This has now happened a wheen of times. Only things I can think of is that it's Holyhead CG or somewhere that sets off the digital call but is too far away for voice or I'm doing something stupid.

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Re: All Ships Calls on DSC

Postby sahona » Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:12 pm

The mmsi number of the sender will identify which CG sent the call.
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Re: All Ships Calls on DSC

Postby Fingal » Sat Jul 22, 2017 1:42 pm

i've also been annoyed by this. From memory the last time it happened it did identify as Stornoway CG presumably as someone with time on their hands entered various CG centres' `mmsi numbers into the radio's memory.
I do miss the old green Sailor VHF with the big clicky dial for channel selection and a telephone handset.
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Re: All Ships Calls on DSC

Postby mm5aho » Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:47 pm

One of the few times my DCS has called my attention to the radio, (other than mayday calls) it was a ship to ship call from Marisca!
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Re: All Ships Calls on DSC

Postby marisca » Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:02 pm

mm5aho wrote:One of the few times my DCS has called my attention to the radio, (other than mayday calls) it was a ship to ship call from Marisca!

Best times are when the recipient is approaching a mark rounding, about to hoist a spinnaker or is trying to pick up a mooring.


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