RULES & REGULATION DOCUMENTS FOR STATIONS IN THE MARITIME SERVICES
Basis and purpose.
Other regulations that apply.
Other applicable rule parts of this chapter.
Definitions.
Scope.
Station license required.
Eligibility for station license.
Administrative classes of stations.
Supplemental information required.
License term.
Cancellation of license.
Developmental license.
One authorization for a plurality of stations.
Authorized station location.
Control points and dispatch points.
Equipment acceptable for licensing.
Frequencies.
Operation during emergency.
Construction and regional service requirements.
Ship earth station licensing.
Application for a portable ship station license.
Automated Maritime Telecommunications System (AMTS)–System Licensing.
Application for a fleet station license.
Canada/U.S.A. channeling arrangement for VHF maritime public correspondence.
Compulsory ship inspections.
Partitioned licenses and disaggregated spectrum.
Inspection of stations.
Maintenance of transmitter power.
General facilities requirements for coast stations.
Facilities requirements for public coast stations using telegraphy.
Facilities requirement for public coast stations using telephony.
Special provisions relative to coast station VHF facilities.
Operating controls for stations on land.
Antenna requirements for coast stations.
Public coast station facilities for a telephony busy signal.
Requirements for land station control points.
Inspection of ship station by a Government.
Operating controls for ship stations.
Antenna requirements for ship stations.
Protection from potentially hazardous RF radiation.
International regulations applicable.
Cooperative use of frequency assignments.
Secrecy of communication.
Unauthorized transmissions.
Suspension of transmission.
Order of priority of communications.
Prevention of interference.
Hours of service.
Control by coast or Government station.
Message charges.
Maintenance tests.
Radiotelegraph operating procedures.
Radiotelegraph testing procedures.
Radiotelegraph station identification.
Morse code requirement.
Radiotelephone testing procedures.
Radiotelephone station identification.
Digital selective calling (DSC) operating procedures.
Identification of radar transmissions not authorized.
General obligations of coast stations.
Intercommunication in the mobile service.
Service of private coast stations and marine-utility stations.
Transmission of traffic lists by coast stations.
Transmission to a plurality of mobile stations by a public coast station.
Inspection and maintenance of antenna structure markings and associated control equipment.
Radiotelephone operating procedures for coast stations.
Authority of the master.
Operational conditions for use of associated ship units.
Radiotelephone operating procedures for ship stations.
Public coast stations using telegraphy.
Public coast stations using facsimile and data.
Service to stations on land.
Radioprinter operations.
Private coast stations using facsimile in Alaska.
General provisions for ship stations.
Ships using radiotelegraphy.
Required frequencies for radiotelephony.
Class C EPIRB operational procedures.
Watch on 500 kHz.
Watch on 2182 kHz.
Watch on 156.8 MHz (Channel 16).
Answer to notice of violation.
Classification of operator licenses and endorsements.
Coast station operator requirements.
Ship station operator requirements.
Control by operator.
Radio officer defined.
Operator requirements of Title III of the Communications Act and the Safety Convention.
Operator requirements of the Great Lakes Radio Agreement.
Operator requirements of the Bridge-to-Bridge Act.
Operator requirements for voluntary stations.
Limitations on operators.
Operators required to adjust transmitters or radar.
Availability of operator licenses.
When operator license is not required.
Unattended operation.
Scope.
Authorization of transmitters for licensing.
Bandwidths.
Classes of emission.
Transmitter frequency tolerances.
Emission limitations.
Modulation requirements.
Transmitter power.
Suppression of interference aboard ships.
Special requirements for narrow-band direct-printing (NB-DP) equipment.
Special requirements for automatically generating the radiotelephone alarm signal.
Special requirements for survival craft stations.
Requirements for selective calling equipment.
Special requirements for protection from RF radiation.
Special requirements for automatic link establishment (ALE).
Scope.
Technical requirements for main transmitter.
Technical requirements for reserve transmitter.
Manufacturing requirements for radiotelegraph automatic alarm receiver (auto alarm).
Technical requirements for radiotelegraph auto alarm receiver.
Technical requirements for automatic-alarm-signal keying device.
Common requirements for survival craft radio equipment.
Requirements for survival craft portable radio equipment.
Requirements for survival craft nonportable radio equipment.
Technical requirements for radiotelephone distress frequency watch receiver.
Technical requirements for portable survival craft radiotelephone transceivers.
Technical requirements for radar equipment.
Watch requirements.
Notice of discontinuance, reduction, or impairment of service involving a distress watch.
Watch on 156.800 MHz (Channel 16).
Watch requirement during silence periods.
Watch requirements of the Communications Act and the Safety Convention.
Provisions governing the radiotelegraph watch.
Compulsory use of radiotelegraph auto alarm.
Watch required by the Great Lakes Radio Agreement.
Watch required by the Bridge-to-Bridge Act.
Watch required by voluntary vessels.
Authority for distress transmission.
Priority of distress transmissions.
Frequencies for use in distress.
Distress signals.
Distress calls.
Distress messages.
Radiotelegraph and radiotelephone alarm signals.
Use of alarm signals.
Radiotelegraph distress call and message transmission procedure.
Radiotelephone distress call and message transmission procedure.
Acknowledgement of receipt of distress message.
Form of acknowledgement.
Information furnished by an acknowledging station.
Transmission of distress message by station not itself in distress.
Control of distress traffic.
Notification of resumption of normal working.
Urgency signals.
Urgency message.
Safety signals.
Safety message.
Bridge-to-bridge communication procedure.
Equipment to aid search and rescue operations.
Stations in the maritime mobile-satellite service.
Scope.
General uses–radiotelegraphy.
Distress, urgency, safety, call and reply Morse code frequencies.
Morse code working frequencies.
Frequencies for digital selective calling (DSC).
Frequencies for narrow-band direct-printing (NBDP), radioprinter and data transmissions.
Frequencies for facsimile.
General uses–radiotelephony.
Distress, urgency, safety, call and reply frequencies.
Public correspondence frequencies.
Private communications frequencies.
Special provisions for frequencies in the 4000-4063 kHz and the 8100-8195 kHz bands shared with the fixed service.
Radiodetermination frequencies.
Frequencies for ship earth stations.
Maritime frequencies assignable to aircraft stations.
Frequencies for operational fixed stations.
Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) system frequencies.
Frequencies for automated systems.
Frequencies for Alaska fixed stations.
Frequencies for maritime support stations.
Frequencies for developmental stations.
Station documents requirement.
Availability of documents.
Station license.
Operator authorization.
Station logs.
Vessel certification or exemption.
On-board station equipment records.
ITU publications.
FCC Rules and Regulations.
Supplemental eligibility requirements.
Scope of communications.
Assignment and use of frequencies for manual Morse code telegraphy.
Digital selective calling.
Narrow-band direct-printing.
Assignment and use of frequencies for telephony.
Duplication of VHF service.
Maritime mobile repeater stations in Alaska.
Discontinuance or impairment of service.
Scope of service of the Automated Maritime Telecommunications System (AMTS).
AMTS points of communication.
Assignment and use of frequencies for AMTS.
Supplemental eligibility requirements.
Cooperative use of facilities.
Points of communication.
Scope of service.
Frequency assignment.
Assignment limitations.
Frequency coordination.
Marine VHF frequency coordinating committee(s).
Limitations on use.
Time limitation on communication.
Station identification.
Applicability.
Supplemental eligibility requirements.
Scope of communication.
Assignment and use of frequencies.
Licensing limitations.
Scope of communications.
Assignment and use of frequencies.
Scope of communications.
Use of frequencies.
Technical requirements.
Scope of service.
Priority of distress and other signals.
Hours of service of Alaska-public fixed stations.
Cooperative use of frequency assignments.
Frequencies available.
Signal strength requirements at the service area contour.
Applicability.
Topographical data.
Average terrain elevation.
Conversion graphs.
Effective antenna height.
Effective radiated power.
Propagation curve.
Shadow loss.
Method of computing coverage.
Co-channel interference protection.
Applicability.
Inspection of station.
Radio station.
Radio installations.
Requirements of main installation.
Requirements of radiotelephone installation.
Requirements of reserve installation.
Routing of power supply wiring.
Use of reserve installation.
Tests of reserve installation and automatic-alarm-signal keying device.
Automatic-alarm-signal keying device.
Installation of automatic-alarm-signal keying device.
Radiotelegraph auto alarm.
Installation of radiotelegraph auto alarm.
Tests of radiotelegraph auto alarm.
Direction finding and homing equipment.
Requirements for radio direction finder.
Auxiliary receiving antenna.
Installation of direction finder.
Contingent acceptance of direction finder calibration.
Check bearings by authorized ship personnel.
Homing facility requirements.
Radar installation requirements and specifications.
Interior communication systems.
Requirements for interior communication systems.
Radiotelegraph station clock.
Survival craft nonportable radiotelegraph installation.
Power supply for survival craft nonportable radiotelegraph installation.
Survival craft portable radiotelegraph equipment.
Tests of survival craft radio equipment.
Class S survival craft emergency position indicating radiobeacons (EPIRB’s).
Survival craft portable two-way radiotelephone.
Ship and survival craft station spare parts, tools, instruction books, circuit diagrams and testing equipment.
General exemptions.
Applicability.
Radiotelephone station.
Radiotelephone installation.
Radiotelephone transmitter.
Automatic radiotelephone alarm signal generator.
Installation of automatic radiotelephone alarm signal generator.
Radiotelephone receiver.
Main power supply.
Reserve power supply.
Required capacity.
Proof of capacity.
Antenna system.
Emergency electric lights.
Radiotelephone station clock.
Spare antenna.
Ship station tools, instruction books, circuit diagrams and testing equipment.
Card of instructions.
Test of radiotelephone station.
Survival craft radio equipment.
VHF radiotelephone station.
The VHF radiotelephone installation.
VHF radiotelephone transmitter.
VHF radiotelephone receiver.
VHF radiotelephone power supply.
VHF radiotelephone antenna system.
Controls and indicators required for VHF radiotelephone installation.
Radar installation requirements and specifications.
Applicability.
Inspection of radiotelephone installation.
Vessel radio equipment.
Principal operating position.
Radiotelephone transmitter.
VHF transmitter.
Radiotelephone receivers.
Main power supply.
Reserve power supply.
Required capacity.
Proof of capacity.
Antenna system.
Electric light.
Antenna radio frequency indicator.
Nameplate.
Test of radiotelephone installation.
General small passenger vessel exemptions.
Station clock.
Applicability.
Inspection and certification.
Radiotelephone installation.
Required frequencies and uses.
Principal operating position.
Radiotelephone transmitter.
Radiotelephone receiver.
Main power supply.
Reserve power supply.
Antenna system.
Illumination of operating controls.
Test of radiotelephone installation.
Applicability.
Station required.
Inspection of station.
Bridge-to-bridge radiotelephone installation.
Principal operator and operating position.
Transmitter.
Receiver.
Power supply.
Antenna system.
Antenna radio frequency indicator.
Nameplate.
Test of radiotelephone installation.
Scope.
Special requirements for Class A EPIRB stations.
Special requirements for Class B EPIRB stations.
Special requirements for Class C EPIRB stations.
Special requirements for Class S EPIRB stations.
Special requirements for 406.025 MHz EPIRBs.
Applicability.
Inspection of station.
Maritime sea areas.
Exemptions.
Radio operator requirements for ship stations.
Radio maintenance personnel for at-sea maintenance.
Radio records.
Frequencies.
Functional requirements.
Ship radio installations.
Ship radio equipment–General.
Ship radio equipment–Sea area A1.
Ship radio equipment–Sea areas A1 and A2.
Ship radio equipment–Sea areas A1, A2, and A3.
Ship radio equipment–Sea areas A1, A2, A3, and A4.
Survival craft equipment.
Ship sources of energy.
Performance standards.
Equipment authorization.
Maintenance requirements.
Distress, urgency, and safety communications.
Distress alerting.
Transmission of a distress alert.
Transmission of a distress alert by a station not itself in distress.
Procedure for receipt and acknowledgement of distress alerts.
Receipt and acknowledgement of distress alerts by coast stations and coast earth stations.
Receipt and acknowledgement of distress alerts by ship stations and ship earth stations.
Watch requirements for ship stations.
Search and rescue coordinating communications.
On-scene communications.
Locating and homing signals.
Transmissions of urgency communications.
Transmission of safety communications.
Transmission of maritime safety information.
Voluntary radio operations.
Station log and radio watches.
Radio printer.
Facsimile.
Narrow-band direct-printing (NB-DP).
Emergency position indicating radiobeacon (EPIRB).
Assignment and use of frequencies.
Assignment and use of frequencies.
Scope of communications of on-board stations.
Assignment and use of frequencies.
On-board repeater limitations.
Station identification.
Remote control for maneuvering or navigation.
Supplemental eligibility for mobile-satellite stations.
Scope of communication.
Portable ship earth stations.
Special provisions for cable-repair ship stations.
Maritime communications services subject to competitive bidding.
Designated entities.