Transmission of a Distress Alert: the Distress Alert can be performed in two ways. This can be done by:
- Using the Distress button on the front panel of the transceiver.
- Or by composing a Distress message on the message terminal (this will be explained later).
Practise on the Inmarsat C simulatorTransmission of a Distress Alert direct on the transceiver can be performed as follows:
- Lift the cover to reach the distress button.
Caution: Before lifting the cover and pressing the alert button, verify if your real geographical position is the same as is shown on the Inmarsat C terminal. If it is not, insert your correct position manually.
- Send a Distress Alert by pressing the button on the transceiver for a period of five seconds.
- During the five seconds the distress button is pressed down the alarm indication light on the transceiver starts blinking and the built-in terminal buzzer starts to beep.
- After this period of five seconds the indication light will come steadily on and the buzzer will be silent.
- When the distress alert has been confirmed, this will be shown by the alarm indication light going off for a short period every 15 seconds.
- If the alert is not confirmed the light will turn itself off.
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