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A distress call (or distress signal) is any type of communication signal which requests assistance.
History and specificsEdit
These calls are usually sent by an individual or a group of people that encounter a problem that they can't deal with on their own. The purpose of the signal is to summon the help of people who can.
In the 23rd and 24th centuries, starships, starbases, and outposts were equipped to be able to send distress calls across space and subspace to any source that could receive the messages.
See also: SOS