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Amateur Radio Operators and Coast Guards Worldwide Cooperate to Perform MAYDAY Rescue

Posted by on Apr 24, 2008 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

At 03:00Z on the Saturday Pacific seafarers ham radio net, controller Randy KH6RC in his Ocean View, Hawaii radio shack, received a relay from Patricia ZL2RK aboard SV Chameleon, at Aur Atoll in the Marshall Islands. She had contacted RCC New Zealand at 02:45z to declare a MAYDAY for SV Windswept, a 62 foot trimaran. The trimaran had been dismasted [80ft mast] in the Marshal Islands. There were two people on board, husband and wife, both in there 70’s. They had communicated with SV Chameleon by marine SSB, as they do not have a ham radio license. The New Zealand Coast Guard declared...

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