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RE: uo-14 and emergency traffic



Bruce,

Depends on the local custom.  A lot of Hams started in CB and the "break"
carried along with them...sort of like "destinated" etc.  Lots of local
repeater users use that work routinely.  I too was taught it was for
emergency use, but....

W.S. "Red" Johnson
Amateur Radio Station
K1RED


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From: owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org [mailto:owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org]On
Behalf Of Bruce Paige
Sent: Friday, August 11, 2000 11:04 PM
To: amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
Subject: [amsat-bb] uo-14 and emergency traffic


this evening on the 0250z pass of uo14, there was a station that continually
called break. this on an fm repeater is the word used to indicate there is
emergency traffic. but i never heard him give any emergency traffic nor
anyone yield to him.

am i missing something in the fcc rules on this? 'sos' is used for an
emergency call on cw and 'mayday' is used for an emergency on sideband
and according to the rules, 'break' is used for an emergency on fm.

thanks...bruce



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