Standard checklist procedure in the aviation world from private pilot level is to check emergency frequency on radio at startup to ensure yours has not been set off by bad circuitry and at shutdown in case a hard landing.
False alarms happen in this world too.
Maybe this check proceedure should be added to radio checklist for boating and marine radio training course?????


David
C&C30MK2
Impulse


On April 12, 2018 06:36:50 David via CnC-List <cnc-list@cnc-list.com> wrote:
...and re-register it.

David F. Risch
Gulf
Stream
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From: CnC-List <cnc-list-boun...@cnc-list.com> on behalf of Mike via CnC-List <cnc-list@cnc-list.com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 5:05 PM
To: cnc-list@cnc-list.com
Cc: Mike
Subject: Re: Stus-List EPIRB testing and registration
Reminds me of the time we were visiting the Etobicoke Yacht Club. We were getting ready to leave and we kept hearing this beep, beep and couldn’t figure out where it was coming from. Before we could get away some friends stopped by and we had a coffee. I ask them if they could hear that annoying beep. They could but they also could not determine where it was coming from. While we were enjoying our coffee the DO came knocking and asked if we new the coast guard was looking for us and apparently everyone on Lake Ontario as well. We didn’t. He informed us that our EPIRB had gone off . Upon investigation I found that the little pill that dissolves in water had deteriorated. I immediately pulled the battery, and hailed the coast guard tp call off the posse.

What’s amazing is that I had never register the EPRIB when I bought Persuasion. The coast guard called the previous owner who gave them my name.

So thank you Marek for bringing this to everyone’s attention.

Conclusion; if you have an EPRIB or any other such devise and are not actively sailing SHUT IT OFF.

Thanks
Mike

C&C 37
Shoal draft
From: Marek Dziedzic via CnC-List
Sent: April 11, 2018 12:43 PM
To: C&C List
Cc: Marek Dziedzic
Subject: Stus-List EPIRB testing and registration

This might be of interest to some of us.

Apparently there are quite a few false alarms for EPIRB (and similar systems). there was an interesting blurb regarding this problem at Sail Feed:

https://www.sailfeed.com/2018/04/its-406-epirb-day/?utm_source=sail-enewsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=textlink&utm_campaign=enewsletter_SAIL180410

Marek

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