DSC-60 MF/HF DSC Watch Receiver The Furuno DSC-60 is a new Class A MF/HF Digital Selective Calling (DSC) system with built-in DSC Watch Receiver designed to fully meet the GMDSS carriage requirements. It complies with new IMO Resolutions A.804 and A.806 as amended by MSC.68(68) and relevant IEC and ETSI testing standards, and ITU Recommendations. The DSC system is one essential element of the GMDSS, enhancing vessel navigation safety with its automated digital communications capabilities.
Connected with an associated MF/HF transceiver, the DSC-60 terminal generates and receives digital selective calls for quick and efficient establishment of distress, urgency, safety and routine communications with other ships and coast stations that install MF/HF DSC facilities. The DSC-60 automatically controls the working frequencies for radio communications and Telex. Class of emission and other parameters are also controlled according to the telecommand in an incoming call.
In an emergency, the DSC-60 transmits distress alert via the MF/HF radiotelephone by simply pressing the [DISTRESS] button. For monitoring of distress alarm, the DSC-60 incorporates a DSC Watch Receiver which provides continuous scanning of the six distress frequencies. On A2 vessels, only 2187.5 kHz is monitored.
The DSC-60 can also be used as a remote controller of Furuno MF/HF radiotelephone or other make which accepts FST (Frequency Set Information) sentence in IEC 61162-1 digital interface standards.
For upgrading of routine communications, a built-in receiver board to scan and receive DSC ship business/routine frequencies (1.6 MHz to 27.5 MHz) is available as an option.