IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
If your vessel requires assistance, contact other vessels and
the Coast Guard by sending a Distress call on Channel 16.
Or, transmit your Distress call using digital selective calling
on Channel 70.
INSTALLATION NOTE
Installation:
The installation of this equipment should be made in such a
manner as to respect the EC recommended electromagnetic
field exposure limits. (1999/519/EC)
The maximum RF power available from this device is 25
watts. The antenna should be installed as high as possible
for maximum efficiency and the installation height should be
at least 1.4 meters above any accessible position. In the case
where an antenna cannot be installed at a reasonable height,
then the transmitter should neither be continuously operated
for long periods if any person is within a distance of 1.4 me-
ters of the antenna, nor operated at all if any person is touch-
ing the antenna.
It is recommended that antenna of a maximum gain of 3 dB
are used. If higher gain antenna are required then please
contact your Icom distributor for revised installation recom-
mendations.
Operation:
The exposure to RF electromagnetic field is only applicable
when this device is transmitting. This exposure is naturally re-
duced due to the nature of alternating periods of receiving and
transmitting. Keep your transmissions to the minimum neces-
sary.
USING CHANNEL 16
DISTRESS CALL PROCEDURE
1. “MAYDAY MAYDAY MAYDAY.”
2. “THIS IS ...............” (name of vessel).
3. Say your call sign or other description of the vessel (AND
9 digit DSC ID if you have one).
4. “LOCATED AT ...............” (your position).
5. State the nature of the distress and assistance required.
6. Give any other information which might facilitate the res-
cue.
USING DIGITAL SELECTIVE CALLING (Ch 70)
DISTRESS CALL PROCEDURE
1. While lifting up the key cover, hold down [DISTRESS]
for 3 seconds until you hear 3 short beeps and then one
long beep.
2. Wait for an acknowledgment on Channel 70 from a coast
station.
•฀฀After฀ the฀ acknowledgement฀ is฀ received,฀ Channel฀ 16฀ is฀ auto-
matically selected.
3. Hold down [PTT], then transmit the appropriate informa-
tion as listed above.
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