Sending a Designated Distress Call

When you send a designated distress call, the nature of your emergency is transmitted to the receiving stations.

  1. Lift the spring-loaded door, and press DISTRESS.
  2. Turn the SELECT dial, and select the type of distress call.
    TIP: You can select CLEAR to exit the screen without sending a distress call.
  3. Hold DISTRESS for at least three seconds.

    The radio beeps and counts down the seconds. DISTRESS CALL COUNTING DOWN appears on the screen.

    The radio sounds an alarm, switches to channel 70, and transmits your call on high (25 W) power.

  4. Press any key to silence the alarm sound.

    The radio tunes to channel 16 on high (25 W) power.

  5. Hold PTT on the handset or radio to relay your message.

    The radio waits for an acknowledgment (ACK) on channel 70 from a listening station.

GUID-B7A0C5D8-4F64-4F06-BA16-2206EFCAF537 v5
September 2023