Receiving Distress Calls and Distress Relay Calls
When receiving a distress call or a distress relay call, DISTRESS or DISTR RELAY, and information about the call, such as MMSI number and the nature of the distress, appear on the radio screen. A distress call is sent from a vessel in need of assistance, and a distress relay call is sent from either another vessel or a station on behalf of a vessel in need of assistance.
The radio sends data related to the call over the NMEA® network based on how you configure MMSI filters (Configuring DSC NMEA Transmissions).
To view additional information about the distress call and switch to channel 16, select .
To accept the distress call and switch to channel 16, select OK.
To review information about the distress call without switching to channel 16 automatically, select PAUSE.
To ignore the distress call and stay on the current channel, press CLEAR.