Receiving DSC and ATIS
Incoming radio calls that includes the coding for DSC or ATIS will be
displayed in the Local CallLog at the dispatcher. (Example above)
The different call types will be displayed in plain text and with helping
colours to differentiate for example emergency calls. Emergencies can also have
an extra alert sound.
All calls are displayed with a time stamp and the origin of the call. Showing
ID of the caller and which radio in the SoftRadio system that decoded the call.
Calls that can be, or shall be, acknowledged will have an "Ack"-button for
DSC calls are easily sent from a small window where you select the different
possible types of call and enter a number to call. You can also enter a channel,
together with the call, that you want the responder to set on his radio, to be
used for voice communication.
After all is set you just press the "Send Call" button.
Some DSC calls needs to have an acknowledge. When such a call is recieved an
"Ack"-button will appere next to the call.
You will then get the choice to send the acknowledgement right away, change
the channel that the caller suggested or to send "Unable to comply", if you
You can send the acknowledge more than one time if needed. And also change
parameters for the new acknowledge.
ATIS Export, Option 3151
There is an extra software that exports the ATIS information to third party
applications. This is useful when you have GIS systems presenting ships on a
chart. You might then highlite the ship that is transmitting.