Radio Ocean RO 4800 (Furuno VHF)
South Pacific Familyadventure 2008
Tue 18 Sep 2012 15:35
With it´s antenna in the mainmast this is our main VHF.Being able to receive AIS data and equipped with DSC this unit was installed on Fiji 2010.The aim was to connect to GPS and over NMEA to the laptop for AIS presentation.For "lack of energy "reasons this has not been done yet,but the unit receives AIS data as expected(it´s presented on the VHF screen) and once programmed with the ships MMSI number the DSC seems to be working(obviously without GPS position until NMEA connected).
DSC seems to be well developed in Europe but rarely found on yachts overseas,especially in the South Pacific.