May 16, 2022

This Week in Amateur Radio

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Radio ham helps save man swept overboard

On Thursday night, April 28 UTC, an emergency call came in that a ship had a man overboard. A Norwegian radio amateur helped to save the person in question

A translation of the post by Norway’s national society NRRL says:

In addition to being an avid radio amateur, Geir Tore Christiansen LA5ZO is also an avid sailor. He is currently in port in Horta on the island of Faial in the Azores with the sailboat Ocean Viking.

Thursday night at 2341 UTC, he received an emergency call on digital selective call (DSC) at 12 MHz. The call came from the Hong Kong-registered bulk carrier M/V Shandong Fu Xin who is on his way from New Orleans with a course for the Panama Canal. They reported person overboard and stated their position at 27.39N and 88.49E.

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