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Mermaid Hunter
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Dont use HF. For Maydays at all unless you afe right smack up bum against the USA or Australia.
one monitors it.

No one in Asia monitors it, i doubt if anyone in Africa, or South America monitors it.

But if you are in Chesepeake bay after a few hours someone may hear you.
Brunei Bay Radio is in SEAsia and monitors HF/SSB and provides other services.

Australia SAR services monitor HF/SSB.

Monaco Radio can be reached from much of the African East and West Coasts.

There are a lot of nets in Africa and SE Asia although they aren't 24/7.

HF/DSC provides the opportunity to reach commercial shipping.
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