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[[File:Y4E2-Distress-beacon.jpg|thumb|A Starfleet distress beacon recovered by Romulan Commander Liviana Charvanek.]] A '''distress beacon''' is a [[probe]] or other type of beacon that is used to send a [[distress call]]. Starships, outposts, and other installations may resort to using a distress beacon in case their emergency systems go offline. One such installation equipped with a beacon was the [[Federation Embassy on Qo'noS]]. Theirs was called the "[[Flare]]" ({{n|DS9|sub=The Left Hand of Destiny|The Left Hand of Destiny, Book One{{!}}Book One}})
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[[File:Y4E2-Distress-beacon.jpg|thumb|A Starfleet distress beacon recovered by Romulan Commander Liviana Charvanek.]] A '''distress beacon''' is a [[probe]] or other type of beacon that is used to send a [[distress call]]. Starships, outposts, and other installations may resort to using a distress beacon in case their emergency systems go offline. One such installation equipped with a beacon was the [[Federation Embassy on Qo'noS]]. Theirs was called the "[[Flare]]" ({{n|DS9|sub=The Left Hand of Destiny|The Left Hand of Destiny, Book One{{!}}Book One}})
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==Usage==
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In [[2270]], the [[freighter]] {{uSS|Huron}} used a distress beacon to alert the [[starship]] {{uSS|Enterprise|NCC-1701}} that it was being attacked by an unidentified vessel. [[Captain]] [[Svenquist O'Shea]] chose a beacon over [[subspace communication]] in hopes that it would go unnoticed by their attacker. ({{en|TAS|sub=Log Five|The Pirates of Orion}})
   
 
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==See also==

Latest revision as of 17:48, November 6, 2019

Y4E2-Distress-beacon

A Starfleet distress beacon recovered by Romulan Commander Liviana Charvanek.

A distress beacon is a probe or other type of beacon that is used to send a distress call. Starships, outposts, and other installations may resort to using a distress beacon in case their emergency systems go offline. One such installation equipped with a beacon was the Federation Embassy on Qo'noS. Theirs was called the "Flare" (DS9 - The Left Hand of Destiny novel: Book One)

UsageEdit

In 2270, the freighter USS Huron used a distress beacon to alert the starship USS Enterprise that it was being attacked by an unidentified vessel. Captain Svenquist O'Shea chose a beacon over subspace communication in hopes that it would go unnoticed by their attacker. (TAS episode & Log Five novelization: The Pirates of Orion)

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