Goto Section: 80.955 | 80.957 | Table of Contents

FCC 80.956
Revised as of October 1, 2020
Goto Year:2019 | 2021
  §  80.956   Required frequencies and uses.

   (a) Each VHF radiotelephone installation must be capable of
   transmitting and receiving G3E emission as follows:

   (1) Channel 16--156.800 MHz-Distress, Safety and Calling; and

   (2) Channel 6--156.300 MHz--Primary intership.

   (b) The radiotelephone station must have additional frequencies as

   (1) Those ship movement frequencies appropriate to the vessel's area of
   operation: Channel 11--156.550 MHz, Channel 12--156.600 MHz, or Channel
   14--156.700 MHz.

   (2) The navigational bridge-to-bridge frequency, 156.650 MHz (channel

   (3) Such other frequencies as required for the vessel's service.

   (4) One channel for receiving marine navigational warnings for the area
   of operation.

   (c) Every radiotelephone station must include one or more transmitters,
   one or more receivers, one or more sources of energy and associated
   antennas and control equipment. The radiotelephone station, exclusive
   of the antennas and source of energy, must be located as high as
   practicable on the vessel, preferably on the bridge, and protected from
   water, temperature, and electrical and mechanical noise.

   [ 51 FR 31213 , Sept. 2, 1986, as amended at  53 FR 17052 , May 13, 1988]


Goto Section: 80.955 | 80.957

Goto Year: 2019 | 2021
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