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sef_64
sef_64
Pon Pon?
Jun 6 2009, 7:41 PM EDT | Post edited: Jun 6 2009, 7:41 PM EDT
Can someone tell me what "Pon Pon" means please, as said by Captain Keith, when the Wizard's engine wouldn't start, at the begining of Opie season 09? 26  out of 36 found this valuable. Do you?    
Katbody10
Katbody10
1. RE: Pon Pon?
Jun 6 2009, 7:52 PM EDT | Post edited: Jun 6 2009, 7:52 PM EDT
"Can someone tell me what "Pon Pon" means please, as said by Captain Keith, when the Wizard's engine wouldn't start, at the begining of Opie season 09?"
Here's what it means... it's an URGENT distress call.. but not an EMERGENCY:

Transmitting Distress Calls
When grave and imminent danger threatens life or property and immediate help
is required, transmit the MAYDAY Call on Channel 16. Start the call by repeating
MAYDAY three times. Once you have made contact, communicate your boat name,
position (latitude and longitude, or distance from known geographical point), problem,
type of assistance needed, number of people on board (and if any are
injured), safety equipment on board, and identifying characteristics of your vessel
(length, type, color). Monitor Channel 16 for a response.

For non-life-threatening situations such as:
• Running out of fuel
• Mechanical breakdown
Transmit a PAN-PAN (pronounced PON-PON) URGENCY call on Channel 16.
Start the call by repeating PAN-PAN three times. Once you have made contact,
communicate your boat name, position (latitude and longitude, or distance from
known geographical point), and type of assistance required or problem. Identify a
listening frequency and monitor that channel. Cancel PAN-PAN when urgency has
been resolved.

Kat
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NorskJenter
NorskJenter
2. RE: Pon Pon?
Jun 18 2009, 7:18 AM EDT | Post edited: Jun 18 2009, 7:18 AM EDT
Thanks for explaining! When that episode aired I tried to figure it out online but couldn't find it because I was spelling it wrong. This will make my future viewing experiences mush easier!!!! 19  out of 28 found this valuable. Do you?    
PharmacyGirl
PharmacyGirl
3. RE: Pon Pon?
Jun 18 2009, 7:22 AM EDT | Post edited: Jun 18 2009, 7:22 AM EDT
"Here's what it means... it's an URGENT distress call.. but not an EMERGENCY:

Transmitting Distress Calls
When grave and imminent danger threatens life or property and immediate help
is required, transmit the MAYDAY Call on Channel 16. Start the call by repeating
MAYDAY three times. Once you have made contact, communicate your boat name,
position (latitude and longitude, or distance from known geographical point), problem,
type of assistance needed, number of people on board (and if any are
injured), safety equipment on board, and identifying characteristics of your vessel
(length, type, color). Monitor Channel 16 for a response.

For non-life-threatening situations such as:
• Running out of fuel
• Mechanical breakdown
Transmit a PAN-PAN (pronounced PON-PON) URGENCY call on Channel 16.
Start the call by repeating PAN-PAN three times. Once you have made contact,
communicate your boat name, position (latitude and longitude, or distance from
known geographical point), and type of assistance required or problem. Identify a
listening frequency and monitor that channel. Cancel PAN-PAN when urgency has
been resolved.

Kat"
You r a Genius Kat! What would we do with out you
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Silvie75
Silvie75
4. RE: Pon Pon?
Jun 18 2009, 7:50 AM EDT | Post edited: Jun 18 2009, 7:50 AM EDT
Well that explains that PAN PAN, OMG, i did the same thing as NorskJenter, i google it, but nothing was coming out, well i can say nothing, but a lot of stuff the was not related to that at all.
Taking this a bit out of topic, i happen to see the episode last night, a repeat, where the Wizard crew was trying to put the cover over the pots, but what a disaster........... my heart sank when i started to watch this. Keith was obviously sad, stress and truly scare for his crew member. I was worry about Keith's brother, which i think is such a good hearted person. My tears were non stop. What i scare they had. i wonder how is season will turn out??
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SoCalcowboy
SoCalcowboy
5. RE: Pon Pon?
Jun 18 2009, 8:07 AM EDT | Post edited: Jun 18 2009, 8:07 AM EDT
"You r a Genius Kat! What would we do with out you"
It has been my contention that Kat is the smartest one of us all on this site.Got a question? ASK KAT! If she don't know the answer,NOBODY DOES!!!!
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PharmacyGirl
PharmacyGirl
6. RE: Pon Pon?
Jun 18 2009, 8:18 AM EDT | Post edited: Jun 18 2009, 8:18 AM EDT
"It has been my contention that Kat is the smartest one of us all on this site.Got a question? ASK KAT! If she don't know the answer,NOBODY DOES!!!!"
That is true...I think Kat, AMY C, & The Illustrator would tie for the 3 most Knowlegeable wiki women!!
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SoCalcowboy
SoCalcowboy
7. RE: Pon Pon?
Jun 18 2009, 8:24 AM EDT | Post edited: Jun 18 2009, 8:24 AM EDT
"That is true...I think Kat, AMY C, & The Illustrator would tie for the 3 most Knowlegeable wiki women!! "
Ah! Don't count out our beloved Capt. Sajsam,she right up there too.
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PharmacyGirl
PharmacyGirl
8. RE: Pon Pon?
Jun 18 2009, 9:14 AM EDT | Post edited: Jun 18 2009, 9:14 AM EDT
Well Shame on me for Forgetting Sajjie. I must have had a momentarity mental collapse. LOL 1  out of 2 found this valuable. Do you?    
SoCalcowboy
SoCalcowboy
9. RE: Pon Pon?
Jun 18 2009, 9:23 AM EDT | Post edited: Jun 18 2009, 9:23 AM EDT
"Well Shame on me for Forgetting Sajjie. I must have had a momentarity mental collapse. LOL"
Your forgiven.BUT NEXT TIME!!! Its fifty lashe's with wet Siggy spagetti!!!LOL!!
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PharmacyGirl
PharmacyGirl
10. RE: Pon Pon?
Jun 18 2009, 11:20 AM EDT | Post edited: Jun 18 2009, 11:20 AM EDT
LMAO!! Agreed! but can edgar do the lashing??? ;-) 1  out of 1 found this valuable. Do you?    
Katbody10
Katbody10
11. RE: Pon Pon?
Jun 18 2009, 1:03 PM EDT | Post edited: Jun 18 2009, 1:03 PM EDT
"That is true...I think Kat, AMY C, & The Illustrator would tie for the 3 most Knowlegeable wiki women!! "
Aw shucks... I'm honored and flattered.. but I don't deserve all that.. LOL.. :-) I just try to help out where and when I can.. there's lots' o' stuff I don't know about.. :-)

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Katbody10
Katbody10
12. RE: Pon Pon?
Jun 18 2009, 1:04 PM EDT | Post edited: Jun 18 2009, 1:04 PM EDT
"Well Shame on me for Forgetting Sajjie. I must have had a momentarity mental collapse. LOL"
You must have Jesse's "sometimers" ... LOL... we keep accusing her of infecting us with those dang things.. LOL

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HotNurse40
HotNurse40
13. RE: Pon Pon?
Jun 18 2009, 1:11 PM EDT | Post edited: Jun 18 2009, 1:11 PM EDT
"You must have Jesse's "sometimers" ... LOL... we keep accusing her of infecting us with those dang things.. LOL

"
Kat , you are a Genius my luv... and also Capt. Sajjie. Hugs.... Oh, I just had to rush Crabby to the sick bay on the Chaser thread, Gotta Go.. Duty calls! LOL....Hotty....
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Katbody10
Katbody10
14. RE: Pon Pon?
Jun 18 2009, 3:04 PM EDT | Post edited: Jun 18 2009, 3:04 PM EDT
"Kat , you are a Genius my luv... and also Capt. Sajjie. Hugs.... Oh, I just had to rush Crabby to the sick bay on the Chaser thread, Gotta Go.. Duty calls! LOL....Hotty...."
Take good care of our body guard, hotty... he's a rather valuable member of our crew!! LOL... :-)

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PharmacyGirl
PharmacyGirl
15. RE: Pon Pon?
Jun 18 2009, 4:44 PM EDT | Post edited: Jun 18 2009, 4:44 PM EDT
"Aw shucks... I'm honored and flattered.. but I don't deserve all that.. LOL.. :-) I just try to help out where and when I can.. there's lots' o' stuff I don't know about.. :-)

"
Yeah, I'm sure there is.. but you always come thru when no one else Has a Clue & it's much appriecated. :-)
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Katbody10
Katbody10
16. RE: Pon Pon?
Jun 18 2009, 7:15 PM EDT | Post edited: Jun 18 2009, 7:15 PM EDT
"Yeah, I'm sure there is.. but you always come thru when no one else Has a Clue & it's much appriecated. :-)"
aw.. well.. thank you very much! :-)

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PharmacyGirl
PharmacyGirl
17. RE: Pon Pon?
Jun 19 2009, 2:01 PM EDT | Post edited: Jun 19 2009, 2:01 PM EDT
"aw.. well.. thank you very much! :-)

"
You very Welcome! :-)
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BEJohnson
BEJohnson
18. RE: Pon Pon?
Jul 22 2009, 2:21 AM EDT | Post edited: Jul 22 2009, 3:13 AM EDT
Hey guys this is my first post and I wanted to point out something about the call PAN-PAN. The correct pronunciation is PAN-PAN ( /ˈpæn ˈpæn/) The æ is pronounced as in bad, ban, pan or bat. Here is a link (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:IPA_for_English) to the International Phonetic Alphabet for English that gives the correct pronunciation for most English vowels. PON-PON is NOT correct and will not be recognized by many agencies around the world.

The USCG has mispronounced the call for years. My late wife, who was a two star U.S. Navy admiral (Rear Admiral upper half) and a holder of a PhD in languages and linguistics (among others) and was fluent in 36 different languages was constantly correcting the USCG but they live in a world of their own. When she was a captain and the commanding officer of a cruiser she instructed her communication section to admonish and correct the USCG after the urgent situation was resolved anytime the error was heard.

When I received my Radiotelephone First Class license with ship RADAR endorsement in 1972 we were also taught to pronounce the call as PAN-PAN. In amateur radio the call is PAN-PAN also.

Wikipedia page on PAN-PAN: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan-pan
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Copycub
Copycub
19. RE: Pon Pon?
Jul 22 2009, 4:15 AM EDT | Post edited: Jul 22 2009, 4:15 AM EDT
"Here's what it means... it's an URGENT distress call.. but not an EMERGENCY:

Transmitting Distress Calls
When grave and imminent danger threatens life or property and immediate help
is required, transmit the MAYDAY Call on Channel 16. Start the call by repeating
MAYDAY three times. Once you have made contact, communicate your boat name,
position (latitude and longitude, or distance from known geographical point), problem,
type of assistance needed, number of people on board (and if any are
injured), safety equipment on board, and identifying characteristics of your vessel
(length, type, color). Monitor Channel 16 for a response.

For non-life-threatening situations such as:
• Running out of fuel
• Mechanical breakdown
Transmit a PAN-PAN (pronounced PON-PON) URGENCY call on Channel 16.
Start the call by repeating PAN-PAN three times. Once you have made contact,
communicate your boat name, position (latitude and longitude, or distance from
known geographical point), and type of assistance required or problem. Identify a
listening frequency and monitor that channel. Cancel PAN-PAN when urgency has
been resolved.

Kat"
Wow, Kat thanks your a wealth of information.
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