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121.5 and 243 MHz emergency beacons will no longer be monitored by satellite after February 1, 2009

Where can I find more information regarding the the phaseout of 121.5 MHz beacons for satellite distress alerting?
Information regarding the phaseout is available from the NOAA SARSAT website: http://www.sarsat.noaa.gov
Who can I contact if I have questions regarding the switchover?
Individuals may contact LCDR Katherine Niles (katherine.m.niles@uscg.mil) in the Coast Guard Office of Search and Rescue (CG-534)
How can I add the countdown widget to my web site?
Add one of the following HTML code examples to your web page:
<iframe name="Emergency Beacon Switchover" src="http://www.uscg.mil/global/widget/switchover.html" width="225" height="145" scrolling="no"><a href="http://www.uscg.mil/global/widget/switchover.html">View Message</a></iframe>
<iframe name="Emergency Beacon Switchover" src="http://www.uscg.mil/global/widget/switchover.html" width="150" height="205" scrolling="no"><a href="http://www.uscg.mil/global/widget/switchover.html">View Message</a></iframe>
<iframe name="Emergency Beacon Switchover" src="http://www.uscg.mil/global/widget/switchover.html" width="350" height="120" scrolling="no"><a href="http://www.uscg.mil/global/widget/switchover.html">View Message</a></iframe>