Table of Parts
[Code of Federal Regulations]
[Title 47, Volume 5, Parts 80 to end]
[Revised as of October 1, 1997]
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CHAPTER I--FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED)
PART 80--STATIONS IN THE MARITIME SERVICES
Subpart A--General Information
80.1 Basis and purpose.
80.2 Other regulations that apply.
80.3 Other applicable rule parts of this chapter.
Subpart B--Applications and Licenses
80.13 Station license required.
80.15 Eligibility for station license.
80.17 Administrative classes of stations.
80.19 Standard forms to be used.
80.21 Supplemental information required.
80.23 Filing of applications.
80.25 License term.
80.29 Changes during license term.
80.31 Cancellation of license.
80.33 Developmental 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.
80.47 Operation during emergency.
80.49 Time in which station is placed in operation.
80.51 Ship earth station licensing.
80.53 Application for a portable ship station license.
80.54 Automated Maritime Telecommunications System (AMTS)--System
80.55 Application for a fleet station license.
80.56 Transfer of ship station license prohibited.
80.57 Canada/U.S.A. channeling arrangement for VHF maritime public
80.59 Compulsory ship inspections.
Subpart C--Operating Requirements and Procedures
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
80.69 Facilities requirement for public coast stations using telephony.
80.70 Special provisions 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.
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
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 Class C EPIRB operational procedures.
Shipboard General Purpose Watches
80.146 Watch on 500 kHz.
80.147 Watch on 2182 kHz.
80.148 Watch on 156.8 MHz (Channel 16).
80.149 Answer to notice of violation.
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.
Subpart E--General Technical Standards
80.203 Authorization of transmitters for licensing.
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)
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).
Subpart F--Equipment Authorization for Compulsory Ships
80.253 Technical requirements for main transmitter.
80.255 Technical requirements for reserve transmitter.
80.257 Manufacturing requirements for radiotelegraph automatic alarm
receiver (auto alarm).
80.259 Technical requirements for radiotelegraph auto alarm receiver.
80.261 Technical requirements for automatic-alarm-signal keying device
80.263 Common requirements for survival craft radio equipment.
80.265 Requirements for survival craft portable radio equipment.
80.267 Requirements for survival craft nonportable radio equipment.
80.269 Technical requirements for radiotelephone distress frequency
80.271 Technical requirements for portable survival craft
80.273 Technical requirements for radar equipment.
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
80.306 Provisions governing the radiotelegraph watch.
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 signals.
80.315 Distress calls.
80.316 Distress messages.
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
80.325 Control of distress traffic.
80.326 Notification of resumption of normal working.
80.327 Urgency signals.
80.328 Urgency message.
80.329 Safety signals.
80.330 Safety message.
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.
80.353 General uses--radiotelegraphy.
80.355 Distress, urgency, safety, call and reply Morse code
80.357 Morse code working frequencies.
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.
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 Special provisions for frequencies in the 4000-4063 kHz and the
8100-8195 kHz bands shared with the fixed service.
80.375 Radiodetermination frequencies.
Ship Earth Stations
80.377 Frequencies for ship earth 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.
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.
80.391 Frequencies for developmental stations.
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 ITU publications.
80.417 FCC Rules and Regulations.
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
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.
80.475 Scope of service of the Automated Maritime Telecommunications
80.477 AMTS points of communication.
80.479 Assignment and use of frequencies for AMTS.
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.
80.511 Assignment limitations.
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.
Subpart L--Operational Fixed Stations
80.553 Supplemental eligibility requirements.
80.555 Scope of communication.
81.557 Assignment and use of frequencies.
81.559 Licensing limitations.
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.
Subpart N-Maritime Support Stations
80.651 Supplemental eligibility requirements.
80.653 Scope of communications.
80.655 Use of frequencies.
80.659 Technical requirements.
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.
Subpart P--Standards for Computing Public Coast Station VHF Coverage
80.753 Signal strength requirements at the service area contour.
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 Ratio of desired to undesired signal strengths.
Subpart Q--Compulsory Radiotelegraph Installations for Vessels 1600
Stations on Shipboard
80.802 Inspection of station.
80.804 Radio station.
80.805 Radio installations.
80.806 Requirements of main installation.
80.807 Requirements of radiotelephone installation.
80.808 Requirements of reserve installation.
80.809 Routing of power supply wiring.
80.810 Use of reserve installation.
80.811 Tests of reserve installation and automatic-alarm-signal keying
80.812 Automatic-alarm-signal keying device.
80.813 Installation of automatic-alarm-signal keying device.
80.814 Radiotelegraph auto alarm.
80.815 Installation of radiotelegraph auto alarm.
80.817 Tests of radiotelegraph auto alarm.
80.818 Direction finding and homing equipment.
80.819 Requirements for radio direction finder.
80.820 Auxiliary receiving antenna.
80.821 Installation of direction finder.
80.822 Contingent acceptance of direction finder calibration.
80.823 Check bearings by authorized ship personnel.
80.824 Homing facility requirements.
80.825 Radar installation requirements and specifications.
80.826 Interior communication systems.
80.827 Requirements for interior communication systems.
80.828 Radiotelegraph station clock.
80.829 Survival craft nonportable radiotelegraph installation.
80.830 Power supply for survival craft nonportable radiotelegraph
80.831 Survival craft portable radiotelegraph equipment.
80.832 Tests of survival craft radio equipment.
80.833 Class S survival craft emergency position indicating
80.834 Survival craft portable two-way radiotelephone.
80.835 Ship and survival craft station spare parts, tools, instruction
books, circuit diagrams and testing equipment.
80.836 General exemptions.
Subpart R--Compulsory Radiotelephone Installations for Vessels 300 Gross
80.853 Radiotelephone station.
80.854 Radiotelephone installation.
80.855 Radiotelephone transmitter.
80.856 Automatic radiotelephone alarm signal generator.
80.857 Installation of automatic radiotelephone alarm signal generator.
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
80.868 Card of instructions.
80.869 Test of radiotelephone station.
80.870 Survival craft radio equipment.
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
80.879 Radar installation requirements and specifications.
Subpart S--Compulsory Radiotelephone Installations for Small Passenger
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.
80.931 Test of radiotelephone installation.
80.933 General small passenger vessel exemptions.
80.935 Station clock.
Subpart T--Radiotelephone Installation Required for Vessels on the Great
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.
Subpart U--Radiotelephone Installations Required by the Bridge-to-Bridge
80.1003 Station required.
80.1005 Inspection of station.
80.1007 Bridge-to-bridge radiotelephone installation.
80.1009 Principal operator and operating position.
80.1015 Power supply.
80.1017 Antenna system.
80.1019 Antenna radio frequency indicator.
80.1023 Test of radiotelephone installation.
Subpart V--Emergency Position Indicating Radiobeacons (EPIRB's)
80.1053 Special requirements for Class A EPIRB stations.
80.1055 Special requirements for Class B EPIRB stations.
80.1057 Special requirements for Class C EPIRB stations.
80.1059 Special requirements for Class S EPIRB stations.
80.1061 Special requirements for 406.025 MHz EPIRBs.
Subpart W--Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)
80.1067 Inspection of station.
80.1069 Maritime sea areas.
80.1073 Radio operator requirements for ship stations.
80.1074 Radio maintenance personnel for at-sea maintenance.
80.1075 Radio records.
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.
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.
80.1115 Transmission of a distress alert by a station not itself in
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 Transmissions of safety communications.
80.1135 Transmission of maritime safety information.
Subpart X--Voluntary Radio Installations
80.1151 Voluntary radio operations.
80.1153 Station log and radio watches.
80.1159 Narrow-band direct-printing (NB-DP).
80.1161 Emergency position indicating radiobeacon (EPIRB).
80.1165 Assignment and use of frequencies.
80.1171 Assignment and use of frequencies.
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.
80.1185 Supplemental eligibility for mobile-satellite stations.
80.1187 Scope of communication.
80.1189 Portable ship earth stations.
80.1201 Special provisions for cable-repair ship stations.
Authority: Secs. 4, 303, 48 Stat. 1066, 1082, as amended; 47 U.S.C.
154, 303, 307(e) unless otherwise noted. Interpret or apply 48 Stat.
1064-1068, 1081-1105, as amended; 47 U.S.C. 151-155, 301-609; 3 UST
3450, 3 UST 4726, 12 UST 2377.
Source: 51 FR 31213, Sept. 2, 1986, unless otherwise noted.
Subpart A--General Information