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** Northland Radio ZMH292 does not monitor these frequencies**

Voice - mode USB or J3E

The MF/HF distress & calling frequencies should be programmed into the first six channels of your marine MF/HF transceiver.

Select 8291 KHz before switching the radio off so that frequency is the default at power on.

2182 4125  6215 8291 12290 16420 

Note:

All ships ceased monitoring the above frequencies in 1999, and very few remaining maritime coast stations monitor them 24/7 today.

For the above reasons, and the complexity involved in operating the equipment during an emergency, a MF/HF transceiver without DSC (digital selective calling) capability should NOT be relied upon in an emergency.