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Old 29 April 2011, 07:41   #1
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VHF Mayday Procedure Change

I just got told by an RYA VHF/DSC instructor , that the Mayday Procedure has changed:

Important, though minor changes have occurred to the distress voice procedure following the recent world radio conference. In short if using DSC distress alerting, not only should you pass your MMSI number, but also your international call-sign. Additionally, as well as passing your MMSI and call-sign in the distress call, it should be repeated in the distress message.



Mayday (three times)
This is - Name of vessel (three times)
MMSI number
Call sign

Mayday (once) – This is – Name of Vessel (once)
MMSI number
Call sign
Position
Nature of distress
Total number on board
Require immediate assistance – over

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On page 4 of the spring Wavelength, or so it is said - not got mine yet.
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Blimey, I hope that if I ever have to send a mayday I remain sufficiently composed to remember all that.
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i'm looking to fill a CG66 form soon and have registered for the mmsi number, is the call sign something you give yourself if the boat name is an inconviniently long for mayday'ing?
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On page 4 of the spring Wavelength, or so it is said - not got mine yet.
confirmed (got mine yesterday )
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i'm looking to fill a CG66 form soon and have registered for the mmsi number, is the call sign something you give yourself if the boat name is an inconviniently long for mayday'ing?
You should have been issued one by Ofcom when you applied for your free vessel licence.
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got mine yesterday
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You should have been issued one by Ofcom when you applied for your free vessel licence.
Ours is 2CVL9 and Martini II's is 2BNJ7 so obviously they bear no resemblance whatsoever to the name of the vessel.
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Ours is 2CVL9 and Martini II's is 2BNJ7 so obviously they bear no resemblance whatsoever to the name of the vessel.
When did he say they did bear a resemblance?
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When did he say they did bear a resemblance?
Your not expecting Gotchi to read what he comments on are you lol
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