4. MF DSC watchkeeping facility ( regs IV/9.1.2 and IV/10.1.3 )
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4. MF DSC watchkeeping facility ( regs IV/9.1.2 and IV/10.1.3 )

 This requirement can be met by:

  • a separate MF DSC watch receiver locked on 2,187.5kHz; or
  • a dedicated MF DSC watch receiver combined with the MF radiotelephone.

If DSC operation is desirable on other frequencies, an additional scanning receiver shall be provided.

A single DSC decoder may be used to serve both the DSC watch and the additional scanning receiver only if continuous watch for distress and safety calls can be maintained.


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