Table of Parts
                       Subpart A—General Information

    Sec.  80.1   Basis and purpose.
    Sec.  80.2   Other regulations that apply.
    Sec.  80.3   Other applicable rule parts of this chapter.
    Sec.  80.5   Definitions.
                    Subpart B—Applications and Licenses

    Sec.  80.11   Scope.
    Sec.  80.13   Station license required.
    Sec.  80.15   Eligibility for station license.
    Sec.  80.17   Administrative classes of stations.
    Sec.  80.21   Supplemental information required.
    Sec.  80.25   License term.
    Sec.  80.31   Cancellation of license.
    Sec.  80.33   Developmental license.
    Sec.  80.37   One authorization for a plurality of stations.
    Sec.  80.39   Authorized station location.
    Sec.  80.41   Control points and dispatch points.
    Sec.  80.43   Equipment acceptable for licensing.
    Sec.  80.45   Frequencies.
    Sec.  80.47   Operation during emergency.
    Sec.  80.49   Construction and regional service requirements.
    Sec.  80.51   Ship earth station licensing.
    Sec.  80.53   Application for a portable ship station license.
    Sec.  80.54   Automated  Maritime  Telecommunications System (AMTS)—System
    Sec.  80.55   Application for a fleet station license.
    Sec.  80.57   Canada/U.S.A. channeling arrangement for VHF maritime public
    Sec.  80.59   Compulsory ship inspections.
    Sec.  80.60   Partitioned licenses and disaggregated spectrum.
              Subpart C—Operating Requirements and Procedures

   Station Requirements—General
    Sec.  80.61   Commisson inspection of stations.
    Sec.  80.63   Maintenance of transmitter power.
   Station Requirements—Land Stations
    Sec.  80.67   General facilities requirements for coast stations.
    Sec.  80.68   Facilities  requirements  for  public  coast  stations using
    Sec.  80.69   Facilities requirement for public coast stations using telephony.
    Sec.  80.70   Special conditions relative to coast station VHF facilities.
    Sec.  80.71   Operating controls for stations on land.
    Sec.  80.72   Antenna requirements for coast stations.
    Sec.  80.74   Public coast station facilities for a telephony busy signal.
    Sec.  80.76   Requirements for land station control points.
   Station Requirements—Ship Stations
    Sec.  80.79   Inspection of ship station by a foreign Government.
    Sec.  80.80   Operating controls for ship stations.
    Sec.  80.81   Antenna requirements for ship stations.
    Sec.  80.83   Protection from potentially hazardous RF radiation.
   Operating Procedures—General
    Sec.  80.86   International regulations applicable.
    Sec.  80.87   Cooperative use of frequency assignments.
    Sec.  80.88   Secrecy of communication.
    Sec.  80.89   Unauthorized transmissions.
    Sec.  80.90   Suspension of transmission.
    Sec.  80.91   Order of priority of communications.
    Sec.  80.92   Prevention of interference.
    Sec.  80.93   Hours of service.
    Sec.  80.94   Control by coast or Government station.
    Sec.  80.95   Message charges.
    Sec.  80.96   Maintenance tests.
    Sec.  80.97   Radiotelegraph operating procedures.
    Sec.  80.98   Radiotelegraph testing procedures.
    Sec.  80.99   Radiotelegraph station identification.
    Sec.  80.100   Morse code requirement.
    Sec.  80.101   Radiotelephone testing procedures.
    Sec.  80.102   Radiotelephone station identification.
    Sec.  80.103   Digital selective calling (DSC) operating procedures.
    Sec.  80.104   Identification of radar transmissions not authorized.
   Operating Procedures—Land Stations
    Sec.  80.105   General obligations of coast stations.
    Sec.  80.106   Intercommunication in the mobile service.
    Sec.  80.107   Service of private coast stations and marine-utility stations.
    Sec.  80.108   Transmission of traffic lists by coast stations.
    Sec.  80.109   Transmission to a plurality of mobile stations by a public coast
    Sec.  80.110   Inspection and maintenance of antenna structure markings and
   associated control equipment.
    Sec.  80.111   Radiotelephone operating procedures for coast stations.
   Operating Procedures—Ship Stations
    Sec.  80.114   Authority of the master.
    Sec.  80.115   Operational conditions for use of associated ship units.
    Sec.  80.116   Radiotelephone operating procedures for ship stations.
   Special Procedures—Public Coast Stations
    Sec.  80.121   Public coast stations using telegraphy.
    Sec.  80.122   Public coast stations using facsimile and data.
    Sec.  80.123   Service to stations on land.
   Special Procedures—Private Coast Stations
    Sec.  80.131   Radioprinter operations.
    Sec.  80.133   Private coast stations using facsimile in Alaska.
   Special Procedures—Ship Stations
    Sec.  80.141   General provisions for ship stations.
    Sec.  80.142   Ships using radiotelegraphy.
    Sec.  80.143   Required frequencies for radiotelephony.
    Sec.  80.145   [Reserved]
   Shipboard General Purpose Watches
    Sec.  80.146   [Reserved]
    Sec.  80.147   Watch on 2182 kHz.
    Sec.  80.148   Watch on 156.8 MHz (Channel 16).
    Sec.  80.149   Answer to notice of violation.
                      Subpart D—Operator Requirements

    Sec.  80.151   Classification of operator licenses and endorsements.
   Coast Station Operator Requirements
    Sec.  80.153   Coast station operator requirements.
   Ship Station Operator Requirements
    Sec.  80.155   Ship station operator requirements.
    Sec.  80.156   Control by operator.
    Sec.  80.157   Radio officer defined.
    Sec.  80.159   Operator requirements of Title III of the Communications Act and
   the Safety Convention.
    Sec.  80.161   Operator requirements of the Great Lakes Radio Agreement.
    Sec.  80.163   Operator requirements of the Bridge-to-Bridge Act.
    Sec.  80.165   Operator requirements for voluntary stations.
   General Operator Requirements
    Sec.  80.167   Limitations on operators.
    Sec.  80.169   Operators required to adjust transmitters or radar.
    Sec.  80.175   Availability of operator licenses.
    Sec.  80.177   When operator license is not required.
    Sec.  80.179   Unattended operation.
                   Subpart E—General Technical Standards

    Sec.  80.201   Scope.
    Sec.  80.203   Authorization of transmitters for licensing.
    Sec.  80.205   Bandwidths.
    Sec.  80.207   Classes of emission.
    Sec.  80.209   Transmitter frequency tolerances.
    Sec.  80.211   Emission limitations.
    Sec.  80.213   Modulation requirements.
    Sec.  80.215   Transmitter power.
    Sec.  80.217   Suppression of interference aboard ships.
    Sec.  80.219   Special requirements for narrow-band direct-printing (NB-DP)
    Sec.  80.221   Special   requirements  for  automatically  generating  the
   radiotelephone alarm signal.
    Sec.  80.223   Special requirements for survival craft stations.
    Sec.  80.225   Requirements for selective calling equipment.
    Sec.  80.227   Special requirements for protection from RF radiation.
    Sec.  80.229   Special requirements for automatic link establishment (ALE).
           Subpart F—Equipment Authorization for Compulsory Ships

    Sec.  80.251   Scope.
    Sec.  80.268   Technical requirements for radiotelephone installation.
    Sec.  80.269   Technical requirements for radiotelephone distress frequency
   watch receiver.
    Sec.  80.271   Technical requirements for portable survival craft radiotelephone
    Sec.  80.273   Technical requirements for radar equipment.
    Sec.  80.275   Technical Requirements for Automatic Identification Systems (AIS)
    Sec.  80.288   Direction finding and homing equipment.
    Sec.  80.289   Requirements for radio direction finder.
    Sec.  80.290   Auxiliary receiving antenna.
    Sec.  80.291   Installation of direction finder.
    Sec.  80.292   Contingent acceptance of direction finder calibration.
    Sec.  80.293   Check bearings by authorized ship personnel.
             Subpart G—Safety Watch Requirements and Procedures

   Coast Station Safety Watches
    Sec.  80.301   Watch requirements.
    Sec.  80.302   Notice of discontinuance, reduction, or impairment of service
   involving a distress watch.
    Sec.  80.303   Watch on 156.800 MHz (Channel 16).
   Ship Station Safety Watches
    Sec.  80.304   Watch requirement during silence periods.
    Sec.  80.305   Watch requirements of the Communications Act and the Safety
    Sec.  80.307   Compulsory use of radiotelegraph auto alarm.
    Sec.  80.308   Watch required by the Great Lakes Radio Agreement.
    Sec.  80.309   Watch required by the Bridge-to-Bridge Act.
    Sec.  80.310   Watch required by voluntary vessels.
   Distress, Alarm, Urgency and Safety Procedures
    Sec.  80.311   Authority for distress transmission.
    Sec.  80.312   Priority of distress transmissions.
    Sec.  80.313   Frequencies for use in distress.
    Sec.  80.314   Distress signals.
    Sec.  80.315   Distress calls.
    Sec.  80.316   Distress messages.
    Sec.  80.317   Radiotelegraph and radiotelephone alarm signals.
    Sec.  80.318   Use of alarm signals.
    Sec.  80.319   Radiotelegraph distress call and message transmission procedure.
    Sec.  80.320   Radiotelephone distress call and message transmission procedure.
    Sec.  80.321   Acknowledgement of receipt of distress message.
    Sec.  80.322   Form of acknowledgement.
    Sec.  80.323   Information furnished by an acknowledging station.
    Sec.  80.324   Transmission  of  distress message by station not itself in
    Sec.  80.325   Control of distress traffic.
    Sec.  80.326   Notification of resumption of normal working.
    Sec.  80.327   Urgency signals.
    Sec.  80.328   Urgency message.
    Sec.  80.329   Safety signals.
    Sec.  80.330   Safety message.
    Sec.  80.331   Bridge-to-bridge communication procedure.
    Sec.  80.332   Equipment to aid search and rescue operations.
    Sec.  80.333   Stations in the maritime mobile-satellite service.
    Sec.  80.334   False distress alerts.
    Sec.  80.335   Procedures for canceling false distress alerts.
                           Subpart H—Frequencies

    Sec.  80.351   Scope.
    Sec.  80.353   [Reserved]
    Sec.  80.355   Distress, urgency, safety, call and reply Morse code frequencies.
    Sec.  80.357   Working frequencies for Morse code and data transmission.
    Sec.  80.359   Frequencies for digital selective calling (DSC).
    Sec.  80.361   Frequencies for narrow-band direct-printing (NBDP), radioprinter
   and data transmissions.
    Sec.  80.363   Frequencies for facsimile.
    Sec.  80.365   Scope.
    Sec.  80.367   General uses—radiotelephony.
    Sec.  80.369   Distress, urgency, safety, call and reply frequencies.
    Sec.  80.371   Public correspondence frequencies.
    Sec.  80.373   Private communications frequencies.
    Sec.  80.374   Provisions for frequencies in the 4000–4063 and the 8100–8195 kHz
   bands shared with the fixed service.
    Sec.  80.375   Radiodetermination frequencies.
   Ship Earth Stations
    Sec.  80.377   Frequencies for ship earth stations.
   Aircraft Stations
    Sec.  80.379   Maritime frequencies assignable to aircraft stations.
   Operational Fixed Stations
    Sec.  80.381   Frequencies for operational fixed stations.
   Vessel Traffic Services System (VTS)
    Sec.  80.383   Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) system frequencies.
   Automated Systems
    Sec.  80.385   Frequencies for automated systems.
   Alaska Fixed Stations
    Sec.  80.387   Frequencies for Alaska fixed stations.
   Maritime Support Stations
    Sec.  80.389   Frequencies for maritime support stations.
   Developmental Stations
    Sec.  80.391   Frequencies for developmental stations.
                        Subpart I—Station Documents

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

   Stations on Land
    Sec.  80.451   Supplemental eligibility requirements.
    Sec.  80.453   Scope of communications.
   Use of Telegraphy
    Sec.  80.455   Assignment  and  use  of  frequencies for manual Morse code
    Sec.  80.459   Digital selective calling.
    Sec.  80.461   Narrow-band direct-printing.
   Use of Telephony
    Sec.  80.465   Assignment and use of frequencies for telephony.
    Sec.  80.467   Duplication of VHF service.
    Sec.  80.469   Maritime mobile repeater stations in Alaska.
    Sec.  80.471   Discontinuance or impairment of service.
   Automated Systems
    Sec.  80.475   Scope of service of the Automated Maritime Telecommunications
   System (AMTS).
    Sec.  80.477   AMTS points of communication.
    Sec.  80.479   Assignment and use of frequencies for AMTS.
    Sec.  80.481   Alternative technical parameters for AMTS transmitters.
        Subpart K—Private Coast Stations and Marine Utility Stations

    Sec.  80.501   Supplemental eligibility requirements.
    Sec.  80.503   Cooperative use of facilities.
    Sec.  80.505   Points of communication.
    Sec.  80.507   Scope of service.
    Sec.  80.509   Frequency assignment.
    Sec.  80.511   Assignment limitations.
    Sec.  80.513   Frequency coordination.
    Sec.  80.514   Marine VHF frequency coordinating committee(s).
    Sec.  80.515   Limitations on use.
    Sec.  80.517   Time limitation on communication.
    Sec.  80.519   Station identification.
                    Subpart L—Operational Fixed Stations

    Sec.  80.551   Applicability.
    Sec.  80.553   Supplemental eligibility requirements.
    Sec.  80.555   Scope of communication.
    Sec.  80.557   Assignment and use of frequencies.
    Sec.  80.559   Licensing limitations.
            Subpart M—Stations in the Radiodetermination Service

    Sec.  80.601   Scope of communications.
    Sec.  80.603   Assignment and use of frequencies.
    Sec.  80.605   U.S. Coast Guard coordination.
                    Subpart N—Maritime Support Stations

    Sec.  80.651   Supplemental eligibility requirements.
    Sec.  80.653   Scope of communications.
    Sec.  80.655   Use of frequencies.
    Sec.  80.659   Technical requirements.
                      Subpart O—Alaska Fixed Stations

    Sec.  80.701   Scope of service.
    Sec.  80.703   Priority of distress and other signals.
    Sec.  80.705   Hours of service of Alaska-public fixed stations.
    Sec.  80.707   Cooperative use of frequency assignments.
    Sec.  80.709   Frequencies available.
    Sec.  80.711   Use of U.S. Government frequencies.
    Subpart P—Standards for Computing Public Coast Station VHF Coverage

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

Subpart R—Compulsory Radiotelephone Installations for Vessels 300 Gross Tons

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

    Sec.  80.901   Applicability.
    Sec.  80.903   Inspection of radiotelephone installation.
    Sec.  80.905   Vessel radio equipment.
    Sec.  80.907   Principal operating position.
    Sec.  80.909   Radiotelephone transmitter.
    Sec.  80.911   VHF transmitter.
    Sec.  80.913   Radiotelephone receivers.
    Sec.  80.915   Main power supply.
    Sec.  80.917   Reserve power supply.
    Sec.  80.919   Required capacity.
    Sec.  80.921   Proof of capacity.
    Sec.  80.923   Antenna system.
    Sec.  80.925   Electric light.
    Sec.  80.927   Antenna radio frequency indicator.
    Sec.  80.929   Nameplate.
    Sec.  80.931   Test of radiotelephone installation.
    Sec.  80.933   General small passenger vessel exemptions.
    Sec.  80.935   Station clock.
   Subpart T—Radiotelephone Installation Required for Vessels on the Great

    Sec.  80.951   Applicability.
    Sec.  80.953   Inspection and certification.
    Sec.  80.955   Radiotelephone installation.
    Sec.  80.956   Required frequencies and uses.
    Sec.  80.957   Principal operating position.
    Sec.  80.959   Radiotelephone transmitter.
    Sec.  80.961   Radiotelephone receiver.
    Sec.  80.963   Main power supply.
    Sec.  80.965   Reserve power supply.
    Sec.  80.967   Antenna system.
    Sec.  80.969   Illumination of operating controls.
    Sec.  80.971   Test of radiotelephone installation.
 Subpart U—Radiotelephone Installations Required by the Bridge-to-Bridge Act

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

    Sec.  80.1051   Scope.
    Sec.  80.1053   Special requirements for Class A EPIRB stations.
    Sec.  80.1055   Special requirements for Class B EPIRB stations.
    Sec.  80.1057   [Reserved]
    Sec.  80.1059   Special requirements for Class S EPIRB stations.
    Sec.  80.1061   Special requirements for 406.0–406.1 MHz EPIRB stations.
    Sec.  80.1063   Special requirements for INMARSAT–E EPIRB stations.
        Subpart W—Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)

   General Provisions
    Sec.  80.1065   Applicability.
    Sec.  80.1067   Inspection of station.
    Sec.  80.1069   Maritime sea areas.
    Sec.  80.1071   Exemptions.
    Sec.  80.1073   Radio operator requirements for ship stations.
    Sec.  80.1074   Radio maintenance personnel for at-sea maintenance.
    Sec.  80.1075   Radio records.
    Sec.  80.1077   Frequencies.
   Equipment Requirements for Ship Stations
    Sec.  80.1081   Functional requirements.
    Sec.  80.1083   Ship radio installations.
    Sec.  80.1085   Ship radio equipment—General.
    Sec.  80.1087   Ship radio equipment—Sea area A1.
    Sec.  80.1089   Ship radio equipment—Sea areas A1 and A2.
    Sec.  80.1091   Ship radio equipment—Sea areas A1, A2, and A3.
    Sec.  80.1093   Ship radio equipment—Sea areas A1, A2, A3, and A4.
    Sec.  80.1095   Survival craft equipment.
    Sec.  80.1099   Ship sources of energy.
    Sec.  80.1101   Performance standards.
    Sec.  80.1103   Equipment authorization.
    Sec.  80.1105   Maintenance requirements.
   Operating Procedures for Distress and Safety Communications
    Sec.  80.1109   Distress, urgency, and safety communications.
    Sec.  80.1111   Distress alerting.
    Sec.  80.1113   Transmission of a distress alert.
    Sec.  80.1114   False distress alerts.
    Sec.  80.1115   Transmission of a distress alert by a station not itself in
    Sec.  80.1117   Procedure for receipt and acknowledgement of distress alerts.
    Sec.  80.1119   Receipt and acknowledgement of distress alerts by coast stations
   and coast earth stations.
    Sec.  80.1121   Receipt and acknowledgement of distress alerts by ship stations
   and ship earth stations.
    Sec.  80.1123   Watch requirements for ship stations.
    Sec.  80.1125   Search and rescue coordinating communications.
    Sec.  80.1127   On-scene communications.
    Sec.  80.1129   Locating and homing signals.
    Sec.  80.1131   Transmissions of urgency communications.
    Sec.  80.1133   Transmission of safety communications.
    Sec.  80.1135   Transmission of maritime safety information.
                  Subpart X—Voluntary Radio Installations

    Sec.  80.1151   Voluntary radio operations.
    Sec.  80.1153   Station log and radio watches.
   Voluntary Telegraphy
    Sec.  80.1155   Radioprinter.
    Sec.  80.1157   Facsimile.
    Sec.  80.1159   Narrow-band direct-printing (NB-DP).
    Sec.  80.1161   Emergency position indicating radiobeacon (EPIRB).
   Voluntary Telephony
    Sec.  80.1165   Assignment and use of frequencies.
    Sec.  80.1169   [Reserved]
    Sec.  80.1171   Assignment and use of frequencies.
   On-Board Communications
    Sec.  80.1175   Scope of communications of on-board stations.
    Sec.  80.1177   Assignment and use of frequencies.
    Sec.  80.1179   On-board repeater limitations.
    Sec.  80.1181   Station identification.
    Sec.  80.1183   Remote control for maneuvering or navigation.
   Mobile-Satellite Stations
    Sec.  80.1185   Supplemental eligibility for mobile-satellite stations.
    Sec.  80.1187   Scope of communication.
    Sec.  80.1189   Portable ship earth stations.
    Sec.  80.1201   Special provisions for cable-repair ship stations.
                  Subpart Y—Competitive Bidding Procedures

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

   Authority:   Secs. 4, 303, 307(e), 309, and 332, 48 Stat. 1066, 1082, as
   amended; 47 U.S.C. 154, 303, 307(e), 309, and 332, 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