A recent post on Panbo, the popular marine electronics website, raised an interesting issue of the number of VHF DSC radios in the United States that have not been properly configured for DSC. This really got us thinking, because two of our products; the new GPS150 DualNav Positioning Sensor and our AIT2000 Class B transponder are ideal position sources for a DSC capable VHF radio, but if people are not connecting a GPS to their radio, then perhaps more information is needed.
The benefits of DSC are well proven and in most cases, connection is easy with just a couple of wires to be joined. To take away some of the confusion of which wires to connect, Digital Yacht will be publishing a couple of new Tech Notes that show how to connect our products to the most popular brands of VHF Radios.
The first Tech Note is for Icom radios and you can click here to download a copy. We have tried to cover all of the different models of Icom radios but if your model is missing or the wiring does not match, please let us know and we will add/modify it.