Category Archive: January ’21

FISH-SAFE: The mayday distress call – Where it originated, when to use it, and when not to

Before the mayday distress call existed, that is before the radio as we know it was in use, telegraph operators used the Morse Code signal — three dots, three dashes, three dots — to communicate distress.  The sound of the tapped dots and dashes are often expressed as dih, dih, dih, dah, dah, dah, dih, …

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