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Mayday! Mayday! British rescue sparked by faulty TV receiver, AFP

"A faulty digital television receiver has sparked a helicopter rescue mission after sending out a rogue distress signal, the Royal Air Force said. The "freeview" box -- which normally allows television viewers access to dozens of digital TV and radio channels via a standard, rooftop aerial -- sent out a signal identical to that for emergency beacons at sea."

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