ICOM  IC-M710

MANUAL MAY DAY CALL

 

1. Push  the RESET [2182kHz] button to select the emergency frequency.  Screen should read “EMERGEN”.

 

2. Push  [ALARM] & [TX FREQ] buttons together for 1 second.  The unit will transmit an alarm tone.

    

3. Wait 30 seconds.  Then push the [ALARM] button to turn off the alarm tone. 

4.   Pick up the hand set – push the switch to “on” and say:

MAYDAY MAYDAY, MAYDAY

THIS IS IRONBARQUE, IRONBARQUE, IRONBARQUE

MAYDAY IRONBARQUE

ZULU QUEBEC CHARLIE OSCAR FOUR

LOCATED AT….(Read off Lat/Lon from B&G GPS Plus 12)

OUR EMERGENCY IS……(Explain the nature of the emergency)

WE NEED ASSISTANCE….. (Tell them what help you need)

WE ARE A 70 FOOT WHITE HULLED SAILING VESSEL – SINGLE MAST

WE HAVE number of crew ABOARD.

AGES ARE …..(Tell them the first name and ages)

WE HAVE THE FOLLOWING INJURIES…… / NO INJURIES

5.      Turn off the handset and listen
6 .     Repeat in 2 minutes until contact made