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Old 02-24-2012, 07:28 PM
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Promise, my last DSC question. How do you know if DSC is connected and working properly? I am rewiring mine to new chartplotter but after I am finished, what can I do to verify it is good to go short of setting the thing off??!?
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You can exchange MMSI numbers with a friend and see if he can bring you up and vice versa

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Your screen on the radio should also show if you have a gps signal or not. If not it will say no gps signal.
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Newer DSC radios are supposed to have a "TEST" option in the menu. So if your radio is brand new, look in the menu settings under DSC and you should see a TEST CALL option. If not, then you really only have 2 ways to check it. 1) just confirm your radio is getting GPS position (confirms one way communications) and 2) get a buddies MMSI number, plug it in and do a Position Request call to your buddy and his position and icon should show up on your chartplotter and will confirm 2 way communications.

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