Table of Parts
[Code of Federal Regulations]
[Title 47, Volume 5, Parts 80 to end]
[Revised as of October 1, 1997]
From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access
[CITE: 47CFR80]

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                       TITLE 47--TELECOMMUNICATION

                     Subpart A--General Information


80.1  Basis and purpose.
80.2  Other regulations that apply.
80.3  Other applicable rule parts of this chapter.
80.5  Definitions.

                  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.
80.19  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.
80.45  Frequencies.
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

                      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 
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.

                      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 
80.110  Inspection and maintenance of antenna structure markings and 
          associated control equipment.
80.111  Radiotelephone operating procedures for coast stations.

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                   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

80.201  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) 
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

80.251  Scope.
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 
          watch receiver.
80.271  Technical requirements for portable survival craft 
          radiotelephone transceivers.
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.

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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.

                         Subpart H--Frequencies


80.351  Scope.
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.


80.365  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  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.

                            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

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.

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                            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.

                            Automated Systems

80.475  Scope of service of the Automated Maritime Telecommunications 
          Systems (AMTS).
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

80.551  Applicability.
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

80.751  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  Ratio of desired to undesired signal strengths.

  Subpart Q--Compulsory Radiotelegraph Installations for Vessels 1600 
                               Gross Tons

                          Stations on Shipboard

80.801  Applicability.
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.

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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 
          radiobeacons (EPIRB's).
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 

80.851  Applicability.
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 
          testing equipment.
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 

80.901  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.

Subpart T--Radiotelephone Installation Required for Vessels on the Great 

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.

Subpart U--Radiotelephone Installations Required by the Bridge-to-Bridge 

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.

     Subpart V--Emergency Position Indicating Radiobeacons (EPIRB's)

80.1051  Scope.
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)

                           General Provisions

80.1065  Applicability.
80.1067  Inspection of station.
80.1069  Maritime sea areas.
80.1071  Exemptions.

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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.

       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.

                          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.


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