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TITLE 47—Telecommunication

CHAPTER I—FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED)

SUBCHAPTER D—SAFETY AND SPECIAL RADIO SERVICES

PART 80—STATIONS IN THE MARITIME SERVICES

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Subpart A—GENERAL INFORMATION

General

§80.1
Basis and purpose.
§80.2
Other regulations that apply.
§80.3
Other applicable rule parts of this chapter.
§80.5
Definitions.
§80.7
Incorporation by reference.
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Subpart B—APPLICATIONS AND LICENSES

§80.11
Scope.
§80.13
Station license required.
§80.15
Eligibility for station license.
§80.17
Administrative classes of stations.
§80.21
Supplemental information required.
§80.25
License term.
§80.31
Cancellation of license.
§80.37
One authorization for a plurality of stations.
§80.39
Authorized station location.
§80.41
Control points and dispatch points.
§80.43
Equipment acceptable for licensing.
§80.45
Frequencies.
§80.47
Operation during emergency.
§80.49
Construction and regional service requirements.
§80.51
Ship earth station licensing.
§80.53
Application for a portable ship station license.
§80.54
Automated Maritime Telecommunications System (AMTS)—System Licensing.
§80.55
Application for a fleet station license.
§80.57
Canada/U.S.A. channeling arrangement for VHF maritime public correspondence.
§80.59
Compulsory ship inspections.
§80.60
Partitioned licenses and disaggregated spectrum.
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Subpart C—OPERATING REQUIREMENTS AND PROCEDURES

Station Requirements—General

§80.61
Commission inspection of stations.
§80.63
Maintenance of transmitter power.

Station Requirements—Land Stations

§80.67
General facilities requirements for coast stations.
§80.68
Facilities requirements for public coast stations using telegraphy.
§80.69
Facilities requirement for public coast stations using telephony.
§80.70
Special conditions relative to coast station VHF facilities.
§80.71
Operating controls for stations on land.
§80.72
Antenna requirements for coast stations.
§80.74
Public coast station facilities for a telephony busy signal.
§80.76
Requirements for land station control points.

Station Requirements—Ship Stations

§80.79
Inspection of ship station by a foreign Government.
§80.80
Operating controls for ship stations.
§80.81
Antenna requirements for ship stations.
§80.83
Protection from potentially hazardous RF radiation.

Operating Procedures—General

§80.86
International regulations applicable.
§80.87
Cooperative use of frequency assignments.
§80.88
Secrecy of communication.
§80.89
Unauthorized transmissions.
§80.90
Suspension of transmission.
§80.91
Order of priority of communications.
§80.92
Prevention of interference.
§80.93
Hours of service.
§80.94
Control by coast or Government station.
§80.95
Message charges.
§80.96
Maintenance tests.
§80.97
Radiotelegraph operating procedures.
§80.98
Radiotelegraph testing procedures.
§80.99
Radiotelegraph station identification.
§80.100
Morse code requirement.
§80.101
Radiotelephone testing procedures.
§80.102
Radiotelephone station identification.
§80.103
Digital selective calling (DSC) operating procedures.
§80.104
Identification of radar transmissions not authorized.

Operating Procedures—Land Stations

§80.105
General obligations of coast stations.
§80.106
Intercommunication in the mobile service.
§80.107
Service of private coast stations and marine-utility stations.
§80.108
Transmission of traffic lists by coast stations.
§80.109
Transmission to a plurality of mobile stations by a public coast station.
§80.110
Inspection and maintenance of antenna structure markings and associated control equipment.
§80.111
Radiotelephone operating procedures for coast stations.

Operating Procedures—Ship Stations

§80.114
Authority of the master.
§80.115
Operational conditions for use of associated ship units.
§80.116
Radiotelephone operating procedures for ship stations.

Special Procedures—Public Coast Stations

§80.121
Public coast stations using telegraphy.
§80.122
Public coast stations using facsimile and data.
§80.123
Service to stations on land.

Special Procedures—Private Coast Stations

§80.131
Radioprinter operations.
§80.133
Private coast stations using facsimile in Alaska.

Special Procedures—Ship Stations

§80.141
General provisions for ship stations.
§80.142
Ships using radiotelegraphy.
§80.143
Required frequencies for radiotelephony.
§80.145
[Reserved]

Shipboard General Purpose Watches

§80.146
[Reserved]
§80.147
Watch on 2182 kHz.
§80.148
Watch on 156.8 MHz (Channel 16).

Violations

§80.149
Answer to notice of violation.
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Subpart D—OPERATOR REQUIREMENTS

§80.151
Classification of operator licenses and endorsements.

Coast Station Operator Requirements

§80.153
Coast station operator requirements.

Ship Station Operator Requirements

§80.155
Ship station operator requirements.
§80.156
Control by operator.
§80.157
Radio officer defined.
§80.159
Operator requirements of Title III of the Communications Act and the Safety Convention.
§80.161
Operator requirements of the Great Lakes Radio Agreement.
§80.163
Operator requirements of the Bridge-to-Bridge Act.
§80.165
Operator requirements for voluntary stations.

General Operator Requirements

§80.167
Limitations on operators.
§80.169
Operators required to adjust transmitters or radar.
§80.175
Availability of operator licenses.
§80.177
When operator license is not required.
§80.179
Unattended operation.
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Subpart E—GENERAL TECHNICAL STANDARDS

§80.201
Scope.
§80.203
Authorization of transmitters for licensing.
§80.205
Bandwidths.
§80.207
Classes of emission.
§80.209
Transmitter frequency tolerances.
§80.211
Emission limitations.
§80.213
Modulation requirements.
§80.215
Transmitter power.
§80.217
Suppression of interference aboard ships.
§80.219
Special requirements for narrow-band direct-printing (NB-DP) equipment.
§80.221
Special requirements for automatically generating the radiotelephone alarm signal.
§80.223
Special requirements for survival craft stations.
§80.225
Requirements for selective calling equipment.
§80.227
Special requirements for protection from RF radiation.
§80.229
Special requirements for automatic link establishment (ALE).
§80.231
Technical Requirements for Class B Automatic Identification System (AIS) equipment.
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Subpart F—EQUIPMENT AUTHORIZATION FOR COMPULSORY SHIPS

§80.251
Scope.
§80.268
Technical requirements for radiotelephone installation.
§80.271
Technical requirements for portable survival craft radiotelephone transceivers.
§80.273
Radar standards.
§80.275
Technical Requirements for Class A Automatic Identification System (AIS) equipment.
§80.277
Ship Security Alert System (SSAS).
§80.288
Direction finding and homing equipment.
§80.289
Requirements for radio direction finder.
§80.290
Auxiliary receiving antenna.
§80.291
Installation of direction finder.
§80.292
Contingent acceptance of direction finder calibration.
§80.293
Check bearings by authorized ship personnel.
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Subpart G—SAFETY WATCH REQUIREMENTS AND PROCEDURES

Coast Station Safety Watches

§80.301
Watch requirements.
§80.302
Notice of discontinuance, reduction, or impairment of service involving a distress watch.
§80.303
Watch on 156.800 MHz (Channel 16).

Ship Station Safety Watches

§80.304
Watch requirement during silence periods.
§80.305
Watch requirements of the Communications Act and the Safety Convention.
§80.307
Compulsory use of radiotelegraph auto alarm.
§80.308
Watch required by the Great Lakes Radio Agreement.
§80.309
Watch required by the Bridge-to-Bridge Act.
§80.310
Watch required by voluntary vessels.

Distress, Alarm, Urgency and Safety Procedures

§80.311
Authority for distress transmission.
§80.312
Priority of distress transmissions.
§80.313
Frequencies for use in distress.
§80.314
Distress communications.
§80.317
Radiotelegraph and radiotelephone alarm signals.
§80.318
Use of alarm signals.
§80.319
Radiotelegraph distress call and message transmission procedure.
§80.320
Radiotelephone distress call and message transmission procedure.
§80.321
Acknowledgement of receipt of distress message.
§80.322
Form of acknowledgement.
§80.323
Information furnished by an acknowledging station.
§80.324
Transmission of distress message by station not itself in distress.
§80.325
Control of distress traffic.
§80.326
Notification of resumption of normal working.
§80.327
Urgency signals and messages.
§80.329
Safety signals and messages.
§80.331
Bridge-to-bridge communication procedure.
§80.332
Equipment to aid search and rescue operations.
§80.333
Stations in the maritime mobile-satellite service.
§80.334
False distress alerts.
§80.335
Procedures for canceling false distress alerts.
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Subpart H—FREQUENCIES

Radiotelegraphy

§80.351
Scope.
§80.353
[Reserved]
§80.355
Distress, urgency, safety, call and reply Morse code frequencies.
§80.357
Working frequencies for Morse code and data transmission.
§80.359
Frequencies for digital selective calling (DSC).
§80.361
Frequencies for narrow-band direct-printing (NBDP), radioprinter and data transmissions.
§80.363
Frequencies for facsimile.

Radiotelephony

§80.365
Scope.
§80.367
General uses—radiotelephony.
§80.369
Distress, urgency, safety, call and reply frequencies.
§80.371
Public correspondence frequencies.
§80.373
Private communications frequencies.
§80.374
Provisions for frequencies in the 4000-4063 and the 8100-8195 kHz bands shared with the fixed service.

Radiodetermination

§80.375
Radiodetermination frequencies.

Ship Earth Stations

§80.377
Frequencies for ship earth stations.

Aircraft Stations

§80.379
Maritime frequencies assignable to aircraft stations.

Operational Fixed Stations

§80.381
Frequencies for operational fixed stations.

Vessel Traffic Services System (VTS)

§80.383
Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) system frequencies.

Automated Systems

§80.385
Frequencies for automated systems.

Alaska Fixed Stations

§80.387
Frequencies for Alaska fixed stations.

Maritime Support Stations

§80.389
Frequencies for maritime support stations.

Developmental Stations

AIS Stations

§80.393
Frequencies for AIS stations.
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Subpart I—STATION DOCUMENTS

§80.401
Station documents requirement.
§80.403
Availability of documents.
§80.405
Station license.
§80.407
Operator authorization.
§80.409
Station logs.
§80.411
Vessel certification or exemption.
§80.413
On-board station equipment records.
§80.415
Publications.
§80.417
FCC Rules and Regulations.
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Subpart J—PUBLIC COAST STATIONS

Stations on Land

§80.451
Supplemental eligibility requirements.
§80.453
Scope of communications.

Use of Telegraphy

§80.455
Assignment and use of frequencies for manual Morse code telegraphy.
§80.459
Digital selective calling.
§80.461
Narrow-band direct-printing.

Use of Telephony

§80.465
Assignment and use of frequencies for telephony.
§80.467
Duplication of VHF service.
§80.469
Maritime mobile repeater stations in Alaska.
§80.471
Discontinuance or impairment of service.

Automated Systems

§80.475
Scope of service of the Automated Maritime Telecommunications System (AMTS).
§80.477
AMTS points of communication.
§80.479
Assignment and use of frequencies for AMTS.
§80.481
Alternative technical parameters for AMTS transmitters.
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Subpart K—PRIVATE COAST STATIONS AND MARINE UTILITY STATIONS

§80.501
Supplemental eligibility requirements.
§80.503
Cooperative use of facilities.
§80.505
Points of communication.
§80.507
Scope of service.
§80.509
Frequency assignment.
§80.513
Frequency coordination.
§80.514
Marine VHF frequency coordinating committee(s).
§80.515
Limitations on use.
§80.517
Time limitation on communication.
§80.519
Station identification.
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Subpart L—OPERATIONAL FIXED STATIONS

§80.551
Applicability.
§80.553
Supplemental eligibility requirements.
§80.555
Scope of communication.
§80.557
Assignment and use of frequencies.
§80.559
Licensing limitations.
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Subpart M—STATIONS IN THE RADIODETERMINATION SERVICE

§80.601
Scope of communications.
§80.603
Assignment and use of frequencies.
§80.605
U.S. Coast Guard coordination.
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Subpart N—MARITIME SUPPORT STATIONS

§80.651
Supplemental eligibility requirements.
§80.653
Scope of communications.
§80.655
Use of frequencies.
§80.659
Technical requirements.
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Subpart O—ALASKA FIXED STATIONS

§80.701
Scope of service.
§80.703
Priority of distress and other signals.
§80.705
Hours of service of Alaska-public fixed stations.
§80.707
Cooperative use of frequency assignments.
§80.709
Frequencies available.
§80.711
Use of U.S. Government frequencies.
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Subpart P—STANDARDS FOR COMPUTING PUBLIC COAST STATION VHF COVERAGE

§80.751
Scope.
§80.753
Signal strength requirements at the service area contour.
§80.755
Applicability.
§80.757
Topographical data.
§80.759
Average terrain elevation.
§80.761
Conversion graphs.
§80.763
Effective antenna height.
§80.765
Effective radiated power.
§80.767
Propagation curve.
§80.769
Shadow loss.
§80.771
Method of computing coverage.
§80.773
Co-channel interference protection.
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Subpart Q—[RESERVED]

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Subpart R—TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR CARGO VESSELS NOT SUBJECT TO SUBPART W

§80.851
Applicability.
§80.853
Radiotelephone station.
§80.854
Radiotelephone installation.
§80.855
Radiotelephone transmitter.
§80.858
Radiotelephone receiver.
§80.859
Main power supply.
§80.860
Reserve power supply.
§80.861
Required capacity.
§80.862
Proof of capacity.
§80.863
Antenna system.
§80.864
Emergency electric lights.
§80.865
Radiotelephone station clock.
§80.866
Spare antenna.
§80.867
Ship station tools, instruction books, circuit diagrams and testing equipment.
§80.868
Card of instructions.
§80.869
Test of radiotelephone station.
§80.871
VHF radiotelephone station.
§80.872
The VHF radiotelephone installation.
§80.873
VHF radiotelephone transmitter.
§80.874
VHF radiotelephone receiver.
§80.875
VHF radiotelephone power supply.
§80.876
VHF radiotelephone antenna system.
§80.877
Controls and indicators required for VHF radiotelephone installation.
§80.880
Vessel radio equipment.
§80.881
Equipment requirements for ship stations.
§80.882
2182 kHz watch.
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Subpart S—COMPULSORY RADIOTELEPHONE INSTALLATIONS FOR SMALL PASSENGER BOATS

§80.901
Applicability.
§80.903
Inspection of radiotelephone installation.
§80.905
Vessel radio equipment.
§80.907
Principal operating position.
§80.909
Radiotelephone transmitter.
§80.911
VHF transmitter.
§80.913
Radiotelephone receivers.
§80.915
Main power supply.
§80.917
Reserve power supply.
§80.919
Required capacity.
§80.921
Proof of capacity.
§80.923
Antenna system.
§80.925
Electric light.
§80.927
Antenna radio frequency indicator.
§80.929
Nameplate.
§80.931
Test of radiotelephone installation.
§80.933
General small passenger vessel exemptions.
§80.935
Station clock.
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Subpart T—RADIOTELEPHONE INSTALLATION REQUIRED FOR VESSELS ON THE GREAT LAKES

§80.951
Applicability.
§80.953
Inspection and certification.
§80.955
Radiotelephone installation.
§80.956
Required frequencies and uses.
§80.957
Principal operating position.
§80.959
Radiotelephone transmitter.
§80.961
Radiotelephone receiver.
§80.963
Main power supply.
§80.965
Reserve power supply.
§80.967
Antenna system.
§80.969
Illumination of operating controls.
§80.971
Test of radiotelephone installation.
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Subpart U—RADIOTELEPHONE INSTALLATIONS REQUIRED BY THE BRIDGE-TO-BRIDGE ACT

§80.1001
Applicability.
§80.1003
Station required.
§80.1005
Inspection of station.
§80.1007
Bridge-to-bridge radiotelephone installation.
§80.1009
Principal operator and operating position.
§80.1011
Transmitter.
§80.1013
Receiver.
§80.1015
Power supply.
§80.1017
Antenna system.
§80.1019
Antenna radio frequency indicator.
§80.1021
Nameplate.
§80.1023
Test of radiotelephone installation.
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Subpart V—EMERGENCY POSITION INDICATING RADIOBEACONS (EPIRB'S)

§80.1051
Scope.
§80.1053
Prohibition on certification, manufacture, importation, sale or use of Class A, Class B, Class S, and INMARSAT-E EPIRBs.
§§80.1055-80.1059
[Reserved]
§80.1061
Special requirements for 406.0-406.1 MHz EPIRB stations.
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Subpart W—GLOBAL MARITIME DISTRESS AND SAFETY SYSTEM (GMDSS)

General Provisions

§80.1065
Applicability.
§80.1067
Inspection of station.
§80.1069
Maritime sea areas.
§80.1071
Exemptions.
§80.1073
Radio operator requirements for ship stations.
§80.1074
Radio maintenance personnel for at-sea maintenance.
§80.1075
Radio records.
§80.1077
Frequencies.

Equipment Requirements for Ship Stations

§80.1081
Functional requirements.
§80.1083
Ship radio installations.
§80.1085
Ship radio equipment—General.
§80.1087
Ship radio equipment—Sea area A1.
§80.1089
Ship radio equipment—Sea areas A1 and A2.
§80.1091
Ship radio equipment—Sea areas A1, A2, and A3.
§80.1093
Ship radio equipment—Sea areas A1, A2, A3, and A4.
§80.1095
Survival craft equipment.
§80.1099
Ship sources of energy.
§80.1101
Performance standards.
§80.1103
Equipment authorization.
§80.1105
Maintenance requirements.
§80.1107
Test of radiotelephone station.

Operating Procedures for Distress and Safety Communications

§80.1109
Distress, urgency, and safety communications.
§80.1111
Distress alerting.
§80.1113
Transmission of a distress alert.
§80.1114
False distress alerts.
§80.1115
Transmission of a distress alert by a station not itself in distress.
§80.1117
Procedure for receipt and acknowledgement of distress alerts.
§80.1119
Receipt and acknowledgement of distress alerts by coast stations and coast earth stations.
§80.1121
Receipt and acknowledgement of distress alerts by ship stations and ship earth stations.
§80.1123
Watch requirements for ship stations.
§80.1125
Search and rescue coordinating communications.
§80.1127
On-scene communications.
§80.1129
Locating and homing signals.
§80.1131
Transmissions of urgency communications.
§80.1133
Transmission of safety communications.
§80.1135
Transmission of maritime safety information.
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Subpart X—VOLUNTARY RADIO INSTALLATIONS

General

§80.1151
Voluntary radio operations.
§80.1153
Station log and radio watches.

Voluntary Telegraphy

§80.1155
Radioprinter.
§80.1157
Facsimile.
§80.1159
Narrow-band direct-printing (NB-DP).
§80.1161
Emergency position indicating radiobeacon (EPIRB).

Voluntary Telephony

§80.1165
Assignment and use of frequencies.
§80.1169
[Reserved]
§80.1171
Assignment and use of frequencies.

On-Board Communications

§80.1175
Scope of communications of on-board stations.
§80.1177
Assignment and use of frequencies.
§80.1179
On-board repeater limitations.
§80.1181
Station identification.
§80.1183
Remote control for maneuvering or navigation.

Mobile-Satellite Stations

§80.1185
Supplemental eligibility for mobile-satellite stations.
§80.1187
Scope of communication.
§80.1189
Portable ship earth stations.

Radiodetermination

§80.1201
Special provisions for cable-repair ship stations.
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Subpart Y—COMPETITIVE BIDDING PROCEDURES

§80.1251
Maritime communications subject to competitive bidding.
§80.1252
Designated entities.


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