DSC Distress Communications
The use of Digital Selective Calling (DSC) in VHF and SSB radios is relatively new and not widely understood. This paper will give the reader a broad view of what DSC is and how it applies to recreational boats. Web site links and references are included for more detailed explanations. A simple form to guide you incase of emergency is included. See other Safety at Sea resources and Offshore Communications resources.
Selective Calling and Search & Rescue
Important information on Digital Selective Calling, MMSI, AIS and Search and Rescue areas in the Atlantic and Pacific. In the fast-moving world of marine electronics, this is an important, comprehensive review of how to make the most of your DSC-capable VHF and SSB, and how to use the technology available to maximize your chances for a successful rescue at sea.