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Hi,

 

Is there anyone in the Toronto area that can help me test my new VHF radio and the DSC features? 

I'm new to VHF and don't feel comfortable polling random strangers. lol

 

Thanks

 

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You can put in a test mmsi number for the DSC. Check with the Coast Guard

Sent from my DROID4 using Lake Ontario United mobile app

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Thanks.  Any idea on the exact mmsi number for the great lakes?

 

Google is not my friend today.

 

Also checked sea tow for automated radio check service not available here. :(

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You can request a radio quality check with the coast gaurd. They will give you two numbers that go up to 5, with 5 being the best. First is how clear when he heard you, and second is how continuous (are you breaking up). You can hail them on 16 and they will tell you to live to another channel.

Last I heard you cannot make a distress test on DSC, so I'm not sure you can test it, unless you communicate with other boaters via a DSC call.

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