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Old 11 May 2015, 09:24   #1
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Mayday instructions ?

Has anyone got a concise set of words that I can use to provide simple instructions for using my Radio to call in a Mayday ?

I will then turn it into a sticker for my RIB

Just wondering how others would word it as Id like to keep mine simple and easy to use. Something non boat / radio users could cope with.

I've a Standard Horizon DSC with my MMSI in it, so I don't need to tell them much. Just press the big red button I suppose.

But they may want / need to talk to the Coastguard as I'm going to be in the Med. (I will also translate it into French)

Mmmm, also will the DSC button work in the Med - will the French Coastguard know what's going on ?
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Cheers, that's kind of what I copied out of my radio book, but I also wondered if I should just say "press the RED button" ?

Or perhaps red distress button first, then follow it up with actually talking on the radio ?
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MIPDANIO MIPDANIO MIPDANIO


Mayday, mayday, mayday
Identification, "This is xxxxx" (repeat 3 times)
Position, "My position is xxxxxx" (I have my plotter set up to always show boat position in Lat, Lon)
Distress, give the nature of your distress, sinking, pirates, medical etc.
Assistance required
Number of pax on board
Information, any other relevant info, e.g. abandoning ship, taking to liferaft etc.
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Cheers, that's kind of what I copied out of my radio book, but I also wondered if I should just say "press the RED button" ?

Or perhaps red distress button first, then follow it up with actually talking on the radio ?
If I recall correctly, the DSC distress button will send an alert on the appropriate frequency (along with MMSI, position if connected, and type of emergency if entered), then switch to a voice channel.

In the US, the initial DSC call goes out on channel 70, then the unit waits for a DSC acknowledgement (while monitoring 16). If no ack comes, it sits on 70. If reply is received, all is good and survivors can talk away; if not, they may need to select 16 to communicate. [Note: this is on my SH radio; YMMV.]

IMO, "Press the red button" should do OK, as, assuming the events unfold as they should, people should be able to hit the button and talk (Note: actual sequence should be spelled out clearly: on mine, it's "Press the red button, then when display says 'DISTRESS', press and hold the red button until the countdown finishes.")

If the call goes unacknowledged, then a separate voice Mayday call should be made on channel 16 (in case there are non-DSC stations within range.)

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Trimix, have you got your SRC qualification? I had a script supplied with my RYA documents.
How about this from the RYA?
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That RYA card is great - I may just use that.

I did sit the exam, but wondered what others did in the real world.

I will be the only "trained" person on the RIB, so if I fall out all that's left will be complete novices in a panic. Its all nice and sunny in the Med, so me telling them how to use the Radio will soon be forgotten.

When I googled for examples I got thousands, rather than a condensed bit of advice from RIB users.

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This one was circulated on here a few years ago -
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