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post #16 of Old 02-12-2007
Larus Marinus
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Simultaneous vs dual watch

We have an odd new regulation this year. We have to be able to listen on two frequencies simultaneously. No, not dual-watch, that rapidly switches from the selected channel to channel 16 and locks onto 16 if there is anything there. We have to have two receivers, one might be dual watching 16. So OK I have a hand held for the grab bag and a dear old indestructable Sailor RT144B as main machine. But no DSC. This side of the pond DSC has not found very high favour. Ok, if we are replacing the set for other reasons, we go for it, but just to spend cash when I already have two? No AIS is higher on my list.
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