Handheld DSC VHF/GPS, I wish!

Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now excited to have Ben Stein as very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Panbo is going to the next level in 2019 and beyond.

4 Responses

  1. Preston says:

    I think the Mystic is in production. Uniden has it at the top of their marine radio page.
    I looked it up on Amazon and they’re for sale @ $619. They must be made of pure expensium. Also, the shipping weight is 30.8 POUNDS. Hopefully, that’s the weight of a really nice box that provide emergency shelter.

  2. awboater says:

    Might some VHF radios suppress DSC transmission if the MMSI number and GPS information not present?

  3. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    My HX does have an MMSI number; I think it has to to make a DSC Alert call. But I’ve never heard of DSC filtering like you suggest.

  4. aland says:

    A handheld with DSC is just what I have been looking for. Great for the life raft. You are sitting out there bobbing around and a ship goes by, I want to be able to “ring their Bells” on the bridge not just hope that they are monitoring 16!

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