Mystic OMc.book Page 12 Wednesday, August 13, 2003 5:26 PM
When you turn the Mystic On for the
first time, the unit is automatically set to
transmit at 5 watts (HI).
Press the [1W/5WLOCK] key to
change the transmitter output to 1 watt
Press the [1W/5WLOCK] key again to
change back to 5 watts (HI).
Each time the [1W/5WLOCK] key is pressed a short tone
sounds. Certain channels are set as 1 watt (LO) channels. They
are: 13 and 67 for the USA channels, and 13, 15, 17, and 20 for
the CAN channels. When the channel is set as a LO power
channel, you can transmit at 5 watts (HI) by pressing and
holding the [1W/5WLOCK] key during the call.
Marine Distress Procedure
Speak slowly – clearly – calmly.
Make sure your radio is On.
Tune to Channel 16.
Press the PTT button on the radio and say: "MAYDAY – MAYDAY
Give your ship ID.
Say "MAYDAY [your ship name]."
Give your location: (what navigational aids or landmarks are near).
State the nature of your distress.
Give the number of persons aboard and the conditions of any