You must set the user MMSI in
order to send a Distress call.
Please see page 40 to set the
This feature will allow you to transmit a Distress call.
In order to transmit a Distress call, press
and hold DISTRESS for 5 seconds.
The Distress call is transmitted and it
waits for about 210 - 270 seconds.
This is continued internally.
After the Distress call has been sent, the
Distress alert will sound every other
second, and it also "shadow-watches"
for a transmission between CH16 and
CH70 until an acknowledgment signal is
received from the Coast Guard shore
To cancel the Distress call, press
When the radio receives a Distress call,
the following screen appears. If an
acknowledgment is not received, the
Distress call is repeated until an
acknowledgment is received from the
Coast Guard shore station.
If the radio receives a Distress call, it will be displayed on the
LCD display. An emergency alert will sound. The name will be
displayed if it is the name registered in the directory.
Otherwise, sender's MMSI is displayed. Latitude, longitude,
and time information will also be displayed if the GPS module
is carried in the vessel that transmitted a DSC Distress call.