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Old 03-20-2007, 06:48 PM
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Default 2 VHF radios -should both be wired up to gps & DSC?

I have two vhf radios on my boat. my question is if both are wired up to the gps & dsc what happens in an emergency do you press both vhf dsc buttons? would one cancel out the other? i asked an electronics distributor and they were not sure of the answer. do both need to be registered?
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You would only use one to send a distress DSC distress call.
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I have the same set-up, wired as you say. Pressing one of the DSC buttons will accomplish your goal.

Register both? No, you register your boat, not your radio. If you have 7 VHF's onboard, ALL should be programmed with the same MMSI number.
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How do you register the boat/radio ?
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Default Re: 2 VHF radios -should both be wired up to gps & DSC?

Easy. Go to www.boatus.com and on the upper "destination bar," put your cursor on "Boating Safety." Move your cursor down to "VHF/DSC Registration," and you're there. Takes about 10 minutes to imput a little personal data/information.

You can do the same thing on the www.seatow.com website. Scroll down on the left column and you will see the "MMSI" box.
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Default Re: 2 VHF radios -should both be wired up to gps & DSC?

wire both of them to your gps, in case one goes down, you can push the distress on the other unit and have it transmit position and time

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