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[aprssig] Emergency beacons

Joseph M. Durnal joseph.durnal at gmail.com
Sat Apr 19 16:58:28 UTC 2008


I've never actually seen an emergency beacon, other than on the
internet, and I don't really believe everything I see on the internet.
 If you receive one over RF, you might be in a position to help, or at
least determine if there is an actual emergency.

73 de Joseph Durnal NE3R

On Sat, Apr 19, 2008 at 10:33 AM, Earl Needham <needhame1 at plateautel.net> wrote:
>
>        What's the general thought on emergency beacons?  Looking at
> <http://www.findu.com/cgi-bin/emergency.cgi> I see two stations in the past
> 24 hours are listed -- one in Belgium and one in the Indian Ocean.
>
>        Do we treat these as legitimate or false alarms?
>
>        The one shown in the Indian Ocean could very easily be in the
> southeast if the lat/long had + instead of -, and it was picked up by
> KE4BXF-10.  Maybe a programming error or something?
>
>        The one in Belgium is a digi.
>
>        7 3
>        Earl
>
> KD5XB -- Earl Needham
> Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cw_bugs
> Quoting from the Coast Guard: ZUT
>
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