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Re: uo-14 and emergency traffic



Careful here! The words MAYDAY signify that LIFES ARE IN DANGER! For
lesser emergencies the words PAN PAN are used! Unless it is a LIFE AND
DEATH matter use the words PAN PAN. 
73, Peter, NH6VB.

On Sat, 12 Aug 2000 10:33:37 -0400 "Henry Moseley" <hmose@sover.net>
writes:
> I feel compelled to point out, as it is very important, that the US 
> has
> formally agreed to use the international convention of "MAYDAY" for 
> voice,
> and "SOS" for CW.
> 
> Use what you want, but if you hear "MAYDAY", Please, please, please 
> regard
> it as an emergency. By the way, you can be prosecuted for falsly
> transmitting a "MAYDAY", but you can say "BREAK" as many times as 
> you wish
> and the FCC does not care, and neither do  many others.
> 
> Henry
> KA1RRT
> 
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