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Signal GK is an abbreviation for Gashimeku Kaalariin, Vilani for vessel in distress.
The code signal GK originated on Vland (Vland 1717) as a distress signal in maritime and aviation activity. The code was later extended to spaceflight and even later to starflight.
History & Background (Dossier)
Signal GK was one of the standard communications codes of the Vilani Imperium. When the Second Imperium succeeded it, Signal GK was retained as a distress code co-equal with the Terran SOS and Mayday signals.
The Imperial Navigation Act of 103 requires all vessels, whether military or civilian, to respond to the GK, SOS, or Mayday signals, provided such response does not endanger the ship and crew of the responding vessel.
References & Contributors (Sources)
This list of sources was used by the Traveller Wiki Editorial Team and individual contributors to compose this article. Copyrighted material is used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author. The page history lists all of the contributions.
- Marc Miller. Signal GK (Game Designers Workshop, 1984), 46.
- Marc Miller. Imperial Encyclopedia (Game Designers Workshop, 1987), 37.
- Jae Campbell. Encyclopaedia Dagudashaag (Signal-GK, 2017), 323.
- Loren Wiseman. GURPS Traveller Core Rules (Steve Jackson Games, 1998), 59.