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Dont use HF. For Maydays at all unless you afe right smack up bum against the USA or Australia.
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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.
My plan is to use my Icom Marine SSB on 14.300 Mhz as I have General Class ham license. But if the conditions are bad, I would also try the CG freqs as well as other ham freq (my Icom is "unlocked" for all freq 2-27 Mhz. I guess it would be best to have sat phone and call CG direct. The folks on the "Bounty" did use ham e-mail to get their mayday through which is also a good method. I have herd stories of people trying to contact CG on marine SSB while between Hawaii and California but had no luck.

Also remember, in an emergency you can use ham bands even if you have no license- it is legal. Freq 14.3 Mhz has a range of up to 1/2 way round the world so someone will hear you if band is open.
 

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