[aprssig] Emergency beacons
Joseph M. Durnal
joseph.durnal at gmail.com
Sat Apr 19 11:58:28 CDT 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
> KD5XB -- Earl Needham
> Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
> Quoting from the Coast Guard: ZUT
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