Crazyhorse said all new radios are dangerous
DSC radios are a pain in the arse and are infact DANGEROUS.
It can not be turned off..unless you are a radio tech and know what you are doing! hehehe..
Then went on to imply that you need to be a radio tech to set them up properly.
Kiwifish (no relation) then said:
"They are not dangerous, only the un-educated operator makes it dangerous"
The fact that Crazyhorse fixed his beeping radio would indicate the issue was in its set up, and is now not a dangerous item on his boat.
Sorry kiwifish, are you saying I am an "uneducated operator"?
Crazyhorse did list a number of radio tech qualifications he has in this post, possibly to demonstrate he is not an uneducated operator. I see now Crazyhorse has edited out that long list of qualifications, possibly in hindsight to his above post that the issue with his radio was infact related to a set up issue. So credit there to Crazyhorse to put the shovel down and stop digging.
But I am with Kiwifish, DSC radio's are not dangerous.
What is becoming apparent between this thread, the discussion of flares versus electronic safety aids, and the very informative thread on AIS from Island Time, is that it is important to take the time to understand and correctly set up these modern safety aids / electronics. A case of reading the manual (and reading it again if you don't get it first time...)
Its the modern version of seamanship - RTFM.