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GMDSS communications Furuno

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Hi oliana
Are you able to to say what each unit does? It looks as though the units on either side are duplicates but I cannot imagine what the central panel equipments do.
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John
 

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The outside sets are from top to bottom:-

printer, VHF set, VHF DSC (Digital Selective Calling) transceiver tuned to Channel 70 VHF for transmitiing text messages, Sat 'C' set - for data transfer.

The radio regs require 100% redundancy, hence the identical sets.

In the centre from top to bottom:-

GMDSS scanner, GMDSS alarm panel for sending a distress and at the bottom, a HF/MF transceiver.
 

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Looks like a full station for all area's A1 A2 A3 and A4. What a difference from what we had in the old days. But I think I would rather try and fix the old stuff.

Stan McNally
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Nobody fixes anything nowadays - they just replace it. Imagine Sparkie 2182 attacking that lot with his little bottle of nail varnish!

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orbitaman
Many thanks for the explanation. Are all the units self testing? Emergency service equipments in the UK were always duplicated but were never operated in hot standby.
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John
 

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