Instructions for making a Distress Call are described in Section 5. Intership commu- nications should be restricted to Channels 6, 8, 72 and 77. The revised entry appears in the list. If you only have a 27Mhz radio, then this course handbook is ideal to learn and understand the procedures of operating a radio without having to sit for the examination as no certificate is needed. Once a contact has been established on channel 70 by digital transmission, the communication continues by analogue transmission in radiotelephony on a working channel.
If you have disabled automatic channel changing, as described on page 78, you are first prompted whether to accept the call. However, operators are still required to identify their vessels at the beginning of each series of transmissions. The system uses advanced technology and automation to ensure that search and rescue authorities, as well as ships in the vicinity of an emergency, are alerted reliably and rapidly. The new entry appears in the Phonebook. It receives the incoming signal and simultaneously retransmits it on a different frequency.
Copyrighted Material Chapter 7 117 7. Turn the radio on and select a channel. No reply is expected and I have no further messages for you. The handbook includes recommended syllabi for each of the certificates and icons throughout the book indicate relevant areas of study for each qualification. Protection of distress frequencies 2.
It is very important that you complete the owner information and return the card to the factory in order to receive full warranty benefits. You can send an individual routine call, a test call or a group call to stations having a common interest. Marine radio communications can also provide a variety of services to small vessels, including weather and navigational information as well as other services important to those at sea. Radio check The caller is requesting confirmation that their radio is working and indication of strength and clarity 5x5. If you want to know more or withdraw your consent to all or some of the cookies, please refer to the. The deck officer of Marbella on channel 08: Neptune, this is Marbella. The Navtex receiver should have either an integrated printing device or a display screen to show newly received messages and a memory to hold messages for at least 24 hours.
Initiate the transmission by Send, then by the key. If there are no channels in memory, the default is All Scan. Also used when switching the radio off. The menu structure is outlined in the following drawing. It shuts off automatically after two minutes. Different parts of the radio spectrum have extremely different ranges, and the next diagram indicates such ranges. Neptune says goodbye on channel 08: Marbella, this is Neptune.
Marbella continues on channel 08: Neptune, this is Marbella. Floro Radio has even several offshore sites, each keeping watch on its own working channel. Each time the candidate must pay the current processing fee and submit a photo. Never use the Distress call when your ship or person is not in an emergency situation. The alert tone is muted, the All Ships Call is interrupted and the normal screen appears on the display. This booklet is based on extracts from the Marine Radio Operators Handbook 2008 and re ects the new arrangements for maritime communication stations from 1 July 2002.
The envelope icon disappears when the log is opened. The list of available functions appear on the dot matrix display. Last updated: 17 December 2012. For any individual call not only routine, but an individual urgency or safety announcement an acknowledgement is required before proceeding with the voice call and message. Accepting the arrow returns the current char- acter to its default value and moves you back to the previous position.
The first character space is highlighted with a flashing underline. The Ray54 is programmed to receive 10 weather channels and sound an alarm if a weather alert is received. Preparing for the examination can be done two ways. The Coast Station controls and indicates the subsequent working channel within its acknowledgement. Receiving Group Calls The Ray54 can receive Group Routine Calls from anyone in your prearranged group. Menu operations are fully described in Chapter 6: 10. No voice channel is proposed as it will be nominated by the coast radio station.