Displaying a buddies boat on a Simrad NSS 8 using Standard Horizon 2150/2200 and DSC


One of my fishing buddies finally got a radio that is capable of sending/receiving DSC information and thought I would share what is required to display this information on your NSS8 chart plotter.

 

1. Get yourself an MMSI number http://www.boatus.com/mmsi/

2. Enter  your MMSI into your Standard Horizon Radio

Hold the Call button down > Setup > MMSI and enter it –note you only get one shot at this!

3. Enter your buddies MMSI number in your directory

Hold the Call button down > Setup > DSC > Individual > Add and enter it

4.  Send a position request to your buddy

Call > DSC > Position Request > New ID > Choose your buddy you entered in #3

5. On the reply press “Save WPT” and enter twice

6.  On your NSS you should see a blue dot where you buddies boat is…

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hovering over it will give you some information…like the lat long

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7.  If you don’t see the DSC events occurring make sure and set your vessel alarms on in the settings screen (see below)

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