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A What is the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)? An automated ship-to-shore distress alerting system using satellite and advanced terrestrial communications systems. An emergency radio service employing analog and manual safety apparatus. An association of radio officers trained in emergency procedures. The international organization charged with the safety of ocean-going vessels.
C What authority does the Marine Radio Operator Permit confer? Grants authority to operate commercial broadcast stations and repair associated equipment. Allows the radio operator to maintain equipment in the Business Radio Service. Confers authority to operate licensed radio stations in the Aviation, Marine and International Fixed Public Radio Services. The non-transferable right to install, operate and maintain any type-accepted radio transmitter.
A Which of the following persons are ineligible to be issued a commercial radio operator license? Individuals who are unable to send and receive correctly by telephone spoken messages in English. Handicapped persons with uncorrected disabilities which affect their ability to perform all duties required of commercial radio operators. Foreign maritime radio operators unless they are certified by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). U.S. Military radio operators who are still on active duty.
B Who is required to make entries on a required service or maintenance log? The licensed operator or a person whom he or she designates. The operator responsible for the station operation or maintenance. Any commercial radio operator holding at least a Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit. The technician who actually makes the adjustments to the equipment.
B What is a requirement of every commercial operator on duty and in charge of a transmitting system? A copy of the Proof-of-Passing Certificate (PPC) must be on display at the transmitter location. The original license or a photocopy must be posted or in the operator's personal possession and available for inspection. The FCC Form 756 certifying the operator's qualifications must be readily available at the transmitting system site. A copy of the operator's license must be supplied to the radio station's supervisor as evidence of technical qualification.
D What is distress traffic? In radiotelegraphy, SOS sent as a single character; in radiotelephony, the speaking of the word, "Mayday." Health and welfare messages concerning the immediate protection of property and safety of human life. Internationally recognized communications relating to emergency situations. All messages relative to the immediate assistance required by a ship, aircraft or other vehicle in imminent danger.
A What is a maritime mobile repeater station? A fixed land station used to extend the communications range of ship and coast stations. An automatic on-board radio station which facilitates the transmissions of safety communications aboard ship. A mobile radio station which links two or more public coast stations. A one way low-power communications system used in the maneuvering of vessels.
D What is an urgency transmission? A radio distress transmission affecting the security of humans or property. Health and welfare traffic which impacts the protection of on-board personnel. A communications alert that important personal messages must be transmitted. A communications transmission concerning the safety of a ship, aircraft or other vehicle, or of some person on board or within sight.
B What is a ship earth station? A maritime mobile-satellite station located at a coast station. A mobile satellite station located on board a vessel. A communications system which provides line-of-sight communications between vessels at sea and coast stations. An automated ship-to-shore distress alerting system.
C What is the internationally recognized urgency signal? The letters "TTT" transmitted three times by radiotelegraphy. Three oral repetitions of the word "safety" sent before the call. The word "PAN" spoken three times before the urgent call. The pronouncement of the word "Mayday."
C What is a safety transmission? A radiotelephony warning preceded by the words "PAN." Health and welfare traffic concerning the protection of human life. A communications transmission which indicates that a station is preparing to transmit an important navigation or weather warning. A radiotelegraphy alert preceded by the letters "XXX" sent three times.
A What is a requirement of all marine transmitting apparatus used aboard United States vessels? Only equipment that has been type accepted by the FCC for Part 80 operations is authorized. Equipment must be approved by the U.S. Coast Guard for maritime mobile use. Certification is required by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Programming of all maritime channels must be performed by a licensed Marine Radio Operator.
C Where do you submit an application for inspection of a ship radio station? To a Commercial Operator Licensing Examination Manager (COLE Manager). To the Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC 20554. To the Engineer-in-Charge of the FCC District Office nearest the proposed place of inspection. To the nearest International Maritime Organization (IMO) review facility.
A What are the antenna requirements of a VHF telephony coast, marine utility or ship station? The shore or on-board antenna must be vertically polarized. The antenna array must be type accepted for 30-200 MHz operation by the FCC. The horizontally polarized antenna must be positioned so as not to cause excessive interference to other stations. The antenna must be capable of being energized by an output in excess of 100 watts.
B What regulations govern the use and operation of FCC-licensed ship stations operating in international waters? The regulations of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and Radio Officers Union. Part 80 of the FCC Rules plus the international Radio Regulations and agreements to which the United States is a party. The Maritime Mobile Directives of the International Telecommunication Union. Those of the FCC's Private Wireless Division, WTB, Washington, DC 20554.
C Which of the following transmissions are not authorized in the Maritime Service? Communications from vessels in dry dock undergoing repairs. Message handling on behalf of third parties for which a charge is rendered. Needless or superfluous radiocommunications. Transmissions to test the operating performance of on-board station equipment.
C What are the highest priority communications from ships at sea? All critical message traffic authorized by the ship's master. Navigation and meteorological warnings. Distress calls, and communications preceded by the international urgency and safety Authorized government communications for which priority right has been claimed.
D What is the best way for a radio operator to minimize or prevent interference to other stations? By using an omni-directional antenna pointed away from other stations. Reducing power to a level that will not affect other on-frequency communications. By changing frequency when notified that a radiocommunication causes interference. Determine that a frequency is not in use by monitoring the frequency before transmitting.
D Under what circumstances may a ship or aircraft station interfere with a public coast station? Under no circumstances during on-going radiocommunications. During periods of government priority traffic handling. When it is necessary to transmit a message concerning the safety of navigation or important meteorological warnings. In cases of distress.
C Who determines when a ship station may transmit routine traffic destined for a coast or Government station in the maritime mobile service? Shipboard radio officers may transmit traffic when it will not interfere with on-going radiocommunications. The order and time of transmission and permissible type of message traffic is decided by the licensed on-duty operator. Ship stations must comply with instructions given by the coast or Government station. The precedence of conventional radiocommunications is determined by FCC and international regulation.
A Who is responsible for payment of all charges accruing to other facilities for the handling or forwarding of messages? The licensee of the ship station transmitting the messages. The third party for whom the message traffic was originated. The master of the ship jointly with the station licensee. The licensed commercial radio operator transmitting the radiocommunication.
C Ordinarily, how often would a station using a telephony emission identify? At least every 10 minutes. At 15 minute intervals unless public correspondence is in progress. At the beginning and end of each communication and at 15 minute intervals. At 20 minute intervals.
C When does a maritime radar transmitter identify its station? By radiotelegraphy at the onset and termination of operation. At 20 minute intervals using an automatic transmitter identification system. Radar transmitters must not transmit station identification. By a transmitter identification label (TIL) secured to the transmitter.
B What is the general obligation of a coast or marine-utility station? To accept and dispatch messages without charge which are necessary for the business and operational needs of ships. To acknowledge and receive all calls directed to it by ship or aircraft stations. To transmit lists of call signs of all fixed and mobile stations for which they have traffic. To broadcast warnings and other information for the general benefit of all mariners.
D How does a coast station notify a ship that it has a message for the ship? By making a directed transmission on 2182 kHz or 156.800 MHz. The coast station changes to the vessel's known working frequency. By establishing communications using the eight digit maritime mobile service identification. The coast station may transmit at intervals lists of call signs in alphabetical order for which they have traffic.
B Under what circumstances may a coast station using telephony transmit a general call to a group of vessels? Under no circumstances. When announcing or preceding the transmission of distress, urgency, safety or other important messages. When the vessels are located in international waters beyond 12 miles. When identical traffic is destined for multiple mobile stations within range.
A Who has ultimate control of service at a ship's radio station? The master of the ship. A holder of a First Class Radiotelegraph Certificate with a six months service endorsement. The Radio Officer-in-Charge authorized by the captain of the vessel. An appointed licensed radio operator who agrees to comply with all Radio Regulations in force.
D What is the power limitation of associated ship stations operating under the authority of a ship station license? The power level authorized to the parent ship station. Associated vessels are prohibited from operating under the authority granted to another station licensee. The minimum power necessary to complete the radiocommunications. Power is limited to one watt.
C How is an associated vessel operating under the authority of another ship station license All vessels are required to have a unique call sign issued by the Federal Communications Commission. With any station call sign self-assigned by the operator of the associated vessel. By the call sign of the station with which it is connected and an appropriate unit designator. Client vessels use the call sign of their parent plus the appropriate ITU regional indicator.
B On what frequency should a ship station normally call a coast station when using a radiotelephony emission? On a vacant radio channel determined by the licensed radio officer. Calls should be initiated on the appropriate ship-to-shore working frequency of the coast station. On any calling frequency internationally approved for use within ITU Region 2. On 2182 kHz or 156.800 MHz at any time.
C On what frequency would a vessel normally call another ship station when using a radiotelephony emission? Only on 2182 kHz in ITU Region 2. On the appropriate calling channel of the ship station at 15 minutes past the hour. On 2182 kHz or 156.800 MHz unless the station knows the called vessel maintains a simultaneous watch on another intership working frequency. On the vessel's unique working radio-channel assigned by the Federal Communications Commission.
B What is required of a ship station which has established initial contact with another station on 2182 kHz or 156.800 MHz? The stations must check the radio channel for distress, urgency and safety calls at least once every ten minutes. The stations must change to an authorized working frequency for the transmission of messages. Radiated power must be minimized so as not to interfere with other stations needing to use the channel. To expedite safety communications, the vessels must observe radio silence for two out of every fifteen minutes.
C What type of communications may be exchanged by radio printer between authorized private coast stations and ships of less than 1600 gross tons? Public correspondence service may be provided on voyages of more than 24 hours. All communications providing they do not exceed 3 minutes after the stations have established contact. Only those communications which concern the business and operational needs of vessels. There are no restrictions.
A What are the service requirements of all ship stations? Each ship station must receive and acknowledge all communications with any station in the maritime mobile service. Public correspondence services must be offered for any person during the hours the radio operator is normally on duty. All Ship stations must maintain watch on 500 kHz, 2182 kHz and 156.800 MHz. Reserve antennas, emergency power sources and alternate communications installations must be available.
C When may the operator of a ship radio station allow an unlicensed person to speak over the transmitter? At no time. Only commercially licensed radio operators may modulate the transmitting apparatus. When the station power does not exceed 200 watts peak envelope power. When under the supervision of the licensed operator. During the hours that the radio officer is normally off duty.
C What are the radio operator requirements of a cargo ship equipped with a 1000 watt peak-envelope-power radiotelephone station? The operator must hold a General Radiotelephone Operator License or higher class license. The operator must hold a Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit or higher class license. The operator must hold a Marine Radio Operator Permit or higher class license. The operator must hold a GMDSS Radio Maintainer's License.
A What are the radio operator requirements of a small passenger ship carrying more than six passengers equipped with a 1000 watt carrier power radiotelephone station? The operator must hold a General Radiotelephone Operator or higher class license. The operator must hold a Marine Radio Operator Permit or higher class license. The operator must hold a Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit or higher class license. The operator must hold a GMDSS Radio Operator's License.
D Which commercial radio operator license is required to operate a fixed tuned ship radar station with external controls? A radio operator certificate containing a Ship Radar Endorsement. A Marine Radio Operator Permit or higher. Either a First or Second Class Radiotelegraph certificate or a General Radiotelephone Operator License. No radio operator authorization is required.
B Which commercial radio operator license is required to install a VHF transmitter in a voluntarily equipped ship station? A Marine Radio Operator Permit or higher class of license. None, if installed by, or under the supervision of, the licensee of the ship station and no modifications are made to any circuits. A Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit or higher class of license. A General Radiotelephone Operator License.
B What transmitting equipment is authorized for use by a station in the maritime services? Transmitters that have been certified by the manufacturer for maritime use. Unless specifically excepted, only transmitters type accepted by the Federal Communications Commission for Part 80 operations. Equipment that has been inspected and approved by the U.S. Coast Guard. Transceivers and transmitters that meet all ITU specifications for use in maritime mobile service.
B What is the Communication Act's definition of a "passenger ship"? Any ship which is used primarily in commerce for transporting persons to and from harbors or ports. A vessel that carries or is licensed or certificated to carry more than 12 passengers. Any ship transporting more than six passengers for hire. A vessel of any nation that has been inspected and approved as a passenger carrying vessel.
A What is a distress communication? An internationally recognized communication indicating that the sender is threatened by grave and imminent danger and requests immediate assistance. Communications indicating that the calling station has a very urgent message concerning safety. Radiocommunications which, if delayed, will adversely affect the safety of life or property. An official radiocommunications notification of approaching navigational or meteorological hazards.
D Who may be granted a ship station license in the maritime service? Anyone, including foreign governments. Only FCC licensed operators holding a First or Second Class Radiotelegraph Operator's Certificate or the General Radiotelephone Operator License. Vessels that have been inspected and approved by the U.S. Coast Guard and Federal Communications Commission. The owner or operator of a vessel, or their subsidiaries.
A Who is responsible for the proper maintenance of station logs? The station licensee and the radio operator in charge of the station. The station licensee. The commercially licensed radio operator in charge of the station. The ship's master and the station licensee.
C How long should station logs be retained when there are entries relating to distress or disaster situations? Until authorized by the Commission in writing to destroy them. Indefinitely, or until destruction is specifically authorized by the U.S. Coast Guard. For a period of three years from the date of entry unless notified by the FCC. For a period of one year from the date of entry.
A Where must ship station logs be kept during a voyage? At the principal radiotelephone operating position. They must be secured in the vessel's strongbox for safekeeping. In the personal custody of the licensed commercial radio operator. All logs are turned over to the ship's master when the radio operator goes off duty.
C What is the antenna requirement of a radiotelephone installation aboard a passenger vessel? The antenna must be located a minimum of 15 meters from the radiotelegraph antenna. An emergency reserve antenna system must be provided for communications on 156.8 MHz. The antenna must be vertically polarized and as non-directional and efficient as is practicable for the transmission and reception of ground waves over seawater. All antennas must be tested and the operational results logged at least once during each voyage.
B Where must the principal radiotelephone operating position be installed in a ship station? At the principal radio operating position of the vessel. In the room or an adjoining room from which the ship is normally steered while at sea. In the chart room, master's quarters or wheel house. At the level of the main wheel house or at least one deck above the ship's main deck.
B What are the technical requirements of a VHF antenna system aboard a vessel? The antenna must provide an amplification factor of at least 2.1 dbi. The antenna must be vertically polarized and non-directional. The antenna must be capable of radiating a signal a minimum of 150 nautical miles on 156.8 MHz. The antenna must be constructed of corrosion-proof aluminum and capable of proper operation during an emergency.
C How often must the radiotelephone installation aboard a small passenger boat be inspected? Equipment inspections are required at least once every 12 months. When the vessel is first placed in service and every 2 years thereafter. At least once every five years. A minimum of every 3 years, and when the ship is within 75 statute miles of an FCC field office.
A How far from land may a small passenger vessel operate when equipped only with a VHF radiotelephone installation? No more than 20 nautical miles from the nearest land if within the range of a VHF public coast or U.S. Coast Guard station. No more than 100 nautical miles from the nearest land. No more than 20 nautical miles unless equipped with a reserve power supply. The vessel must remain within the communications range of the nearest coast station at all times.
B What is the minimum transmitter power level required by the FCC for a medium frequency transmitter aboard a compulsorily fitted vessel? At least 100 watts single side band suppressed carrier power. At least 60 watts PEP. The power predictably needed to communicate with the nearest public coast station operating on 2182 kHz. At least 25 watts delivered into 50 ohms effective resistance when operated with a primary voltage of 13.6 volts DC.
C What is a Class "A" EPIRB? An alerting device notifying mariners of imminent danger. A satellite-based maritime distress and safety alerting system. An automatic, battery-operated emergency position indicating radiobeacon that floats free of a sinking ship. A high efficiency audio amplifier.
A What are the radio watch requirements of a voluntary ship? While licensees are not required to operate the ship radio station, general purpose watches must be maintained if they do. Radio watches must be maintained on 500 kHz, 2182 kHz and 156.800 MHz, but no station logs are required. Radio watches are optional but logs must be maintained of all medium, high frequency and VHF radio operation. Radio watches must be maintained on the 156-158 MHz, 1600-4000 KHz and 4000-23000 kHz bands.
B What is the Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue System? A voluntary organization of mariners who maintain radio watch on 500 kHz, 2182 kHz and 156.800 MHz. An international system operated by the Coast Guard providing coordination of search and rescue efforts. A coordinated radio direction finding effort between the Federal Communications Commission and U.S. Coast Guard to assist ships in distress. A satellite-based distress and safety alerting program operated by the U.S. Coast Guard.
D What is a bridge-to-bridge station? An internal communications system linking the wheel house with the ship's primary radio operating position and other integral ship control points. A inland waterways and coastal radio station serving ship stations operating within the United States. A portable ship station necessary to eliminate frequent application to operate a ship station on board different vessels. A VHF radio station located on a ship's navigational bridge or main control station that is used only for navigational communications.
C Which of the following statements is true as to ships subject to the Safety Convention? A cargo ship participates in international commerce by transporting goods between harbors. Passenger ships carry six or more passengers for hire as opposed to transporting merchandise. A cargo ship is any ship that is not licensed or certificated to carry more than 12 passengers. Cargo ships are FCC inspected on an annual basis while passenger ships undergo U.S. Coast Guard inspections every six months.
B What is a "passenger carrying vessel" when used in reference to the Great Lakes Radio Agreement? A vessel that is licensed or certificated to carry more than twelve passengers. Any ship carrying more than six passengers for hire. Any ship, the principal purpose of which is to ferry persons on the Great Lakes and other inland waterways. A ship which is used primarily for transporting persons and goods to and from domestic harbors or ports.
B How do the FCC's Rules define a power-driven vessel? A ship that is not manually propelled or under sail. Any ship propelled by machinery. A watercraft containing a motor with a power rating of at least 3 HP. A vessel moved by mechanical equipment at a rate of 5 knots or more.
A How do the rules define "navigational communications"? Safety communications pertaining to the maneuvering or directing of vessels movements Important communications concerning the routing of vessels during periods of meteorological crisis. Telecommunications pertaining to the guidance of maritime vessels in hazardous waters. Radio signals consisting of weather, sea conditions, notices to mariners and potential dangers.
B What traffic management service is operated by the U.S. Coast Guard in certain designated water areas to prevent ship collisions, groundings and environmental harm? Water safety management bureau (WSMB). Vessel traffic service (VTS). Ship movement and safety agency (SMSA). Interdepartmental harbor and port patrol (IHPP).
C What action must be taken by the owner or operator of a vessel who changes its name? A Request for Ship License Modification (RSLM) must be submitted to the FCC's licensing facility. The Engineer-in-Charge of the nearest FCC field office must be informed. The Federal Communications Commission in Gettysburg, PA, must be notified in writing. Written confirmation must be obtained from the U.S. Coast Guard.
B When may a shipboard radio operator make a transmission in the maritime services not addressed to a particular station or stations? General CQ calls may only be made when the operator is off duty and another operator is on watch. Only during the transmission of distress, urgency or safety signals or messages, or to test the station. Only when specifically authorized by the master of the ship. When the radio officer is more than 12 miles from shore and the nearest ship or coast station is unknown.
A What is the order of priority of radiotelephone communications in the maritime services? Distress calls and signals, followed by communications preceded by urgency and safety signals. Alarm, radio-direction finding, and health and welfare communications. Navigation hazards, meteorological warnings, priority traffic Government precedence, messages concerning safety of life and protection of property and traffic concerning grave and imminent danger.
B What should a station operator do before making a transmission? Transmit a general notification that the operator wishes to utilize the channel. Except for the transmission of distress calls, determine that the frequency is not in use by monitoring the frequency before transmitting. Check transmitting equipment to be certain it is properly calibrated. Ask if the frequency is in use.
A What is the proper procedure for testing a radiotelephone installation? Transmit the station's call sign, followed by the word "test" on the radio channel being used for the test. A dummy antenna must be used to insure the test will not interfere with ongoing communications. Permission for the voice test must be requested and received from the nearest public coast station. Short tests must be confined to a single working frequency and must never be conduct
C What is the minimum radio operator requirement for ships subject to the Great Lakes Radio Agreement? Third Class Radiotelegraph Operator's Certificate. General Radiotelephone Operator License. Marine Radio Operator Permit. Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit.
A What FCC authorization is required to operate a VHF transmitter on board a vessel voluntarily equipped with radio and sailing on a domestic voyage? No radio operator license or permit is required. Marine Radio Operator Permit. Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit. General Radiotelephone Operator License.
D On what frequencies does the Communications Act require radio watches by compulsory radiotelephone stations? Watches are required on 500 kHz and 2182 kHz. Continuous watch is required on 2182 kHz only. On all frequencies between 405-535 kHz, 1605-3500 kHz and 156-162 MHz. Watches are required on 2182 kHz and 156.800 MHz.
D What is the purpose of the international radiotelephone alarm signal? To notify nearby ships of the loss of a person or persons overboard. To call attention to the upcoming transmission of an important meteorological warning. To alert radio officers monitoring watch frequencies of a forthcoming distress, urgency or safety message. To actuate automatic devices giving an aural alarm to attract the attention of the operator where there is no listening watch on the distress frequency.
C What is the proper procedure for making a correction in the station log? The ship's master must be notified, approve and initial all changes to the station log. The mistake may be erased and the correction made and initialled only by the radio operator making the original error. The original person making the entry must strike out the error, initial the correction and indicate the date of correction. Rewrite the new entry in its entirety directly below the incorrect notation and initial the change.
C What authorization is required to operate a 350 watt PEP maritime voice station on frequencies below 30 MHz aboard a small non-commercial pleasure vessel? Third Class Radiotelegraph Operator's Certificate. General Radiotelephone Operator License. Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit. Marine Radio Operator Permit.
A What is selective calling? A coded transmission directed to a particular ship station. A radiotelephony communication directed at a particular ship station. An electronic device which uses a discriminator circuit to filter out unwanted signals. A telegraphy transmission directed only to another specific radiotelegraph station.
A In the International Phonetic Alphabet, the letters D, N, and O are represented by the words: Delta, November, Oscar. Denmark, Neptune, Oscar. December, Nebraska, Olive. Delta, Neptune, Olive.
D When is it legal to transmit high power on channel 13? Failure of vessel being called to respond. In a blind situation such as rounding a bend in a river. During an emergency. All of these.
A What must be in operation when no operator is standing watch on a compulsory radio equipped vessel while out at sea? An auto alarm. Indicating Radio Beacon signals. Distress-Alert signal device. Radiotelegraph transceiver set to 2182 kHz.
D When may a bridge-to-bridge transmission be more than 1 watt? When broadcasting a distress message. When rounding a bend in a river or traveling in a blind spot. When calling the Coast Guard. When broadcasting a distress message and rounding a bend ina river or traveling in a blind spot.
B When are EPIRB batteries changed? After emergency use; after battery life expires. After emergency use; as per manufacturers instructions marked on outside of transmitter with month and year replacement date. After emergency use; every 12 months when not used. Whenever voltage drops to less than 50% of full charge.
D The radiotelephone distress message consists of: MAYDAY spoken three times, call sign and name of vessel in distress. Particulars of its position, latitude and longitude, and other information which might facilitate rescue, such as length, color and type of vessel, number of persons on board. Nature of distress and kind of assistance desired. All of these.
A If a ship sinks, what device is designed to float free of the mother ship, is turned on automatically and transmits a distress signal? EPIRB on 121.5 MHz/243 MHz or 406.025 MHz. EPIRB on 2182 kHz and 405.025 kHz. Bridge-to-bridge transmitter on 2182 kHz. Auto alarm keyer on any frequency.
D International laws and regulations require a silent period on 2182 kHz: For three minutes immediately after the hour. For three minutes immediately after the half-hour. For the first minute of every quarter-hour. For three minutes immeidately after the hour and the half-hour.
B How should the 2182 kHz auto-alarm be tested? On a different frequency into antenna. On a different frequency into dummy load. On 2182 KHz into antenna. Only under U.S. Coast Guard authorization.
C What is the average range of VHF marine transmissions? 150 miles. 50 miles. 20 miles. 10 miles.
C A ship station using VHF bridge-to-bridge Channel 13: May be identified by call sign and country of origin. Must be identified by call sign and name of vessel. May be identified by the name of the ship in lieu of call sign. Does not need to identify itself within 100 miles from shore.
D When using a SSB station on 2182 kHz or VHF-FM on Channel 16: Preliminary call must not exceed 30 seconds. If contact is not made, you must wait at least 2 minutes before repeating the call. Once contact is established you must switch to a working frequency. All of these.
A By international agreement, which ships must carry radio equipment for the safety of life at sea? Cargo ships of more than 300 gross tons and vessels carrying more than 12 passengers. All ships traveling more than 100 miles out to sea. Cargo ships of more than 100 gross tons and passenger vessels on international deep-sea voyages. All cargo ships of more than 100 gross tons.
A What is the most important practice that a radio operator must learn? Monitor the channel before transmitting. Operate with lowest power necessary. Test a radiotelephone transmitter daily. Always listen to 121.5 MHz.
D Portable ship radio transceivers operated as associated ship units __________. Must be operated on the safety and calling frequency 156.8 MHz (Channel 16) or a VHF intership frequency. May not be used from shore without a separate license. Must only communicate with the ship station with which it is associated or with associated portable ship units. All of these.
B Which is a radiotelephony calling and distress frequency? 500 kHz. 2182 kHz. 156.3 MHz. 3113 kHz.
A What is the priority of communications? Distress, urgency, safety and radio direction finding. Safety, distress, urgency and radio direction finding. Distress, safety, radio direction finding, search and rescue. Radio direction finding, distress and safety.
B Cargo ships of 300 to 1600 gross tons should be able to transmit a minimum range of: 75 miles. 150 miles. 200 miles. 300 miles.
D Radiotelephone stations required to keep logs of their transmissions must include: Station, date and time. Name of operator on duty. Station call signs with which communication took place. All of these.
C Each cargo ship of the United States which is equipped with a radiotelephone station for compliance with Part II of Title III of the Communications Act shall while being navigated outside of a harbor or port keep a continuous and efficient watch on: 2182 kHz. 156.8 MHz. 2182 kHz and 156.8 MHz. Monitor all frequencies within the 2000 kHz to 27500 kHz band used for communications.
B What call should you transmit on channel 16 if your ship is sinking? SOS three times. MAYDAY three times. PAN three times. URGENCY three times.
B Under normal circumstances, what do you do if the transmitter aboard your ship is operating off-frequency, over modulating or distorting? Reduce to low power. Stop transmitting. Reduce audio volume level. Make a notation in station operating log.
B The urgency signal has lower priority than: Direction finding. Distress. Safety. Security.
D The primary purpose of bridge-to-bridge communications is: Search and rescue emergency calls only. All short range transmission aboard ship. Transmission of Captain's orders from the bridge. Navigational communications.
C What is the international VHF digital selective calling channel? 2182 kHz. 156.35 MHz. 156.525 MHz. 500 kHz.
D When your transmission is ended and you expect no response, say: BREAK. OVER. ROGER. CLEAR.
D When attempting to contact other vessels on Channel 16: Limit calling to 30 seconds. If no answer is received, wait 2 minutes before calling vessel again. Channel 16 is used for emergency calls only. Limit calling to 30 seconds and if no answer is received, wait 2 minutes before calling vessel again.
D When a message has been received and will be complied with, say: MAYDAY. OVER. ROGER. WILCO.
D The FCC may suspend an operator license upon proof that the operator: Has assisted another to obtain a license by fraudulent means. Has willfully damaged transmitter equipment. Has transmitted obscene language. Any of these.
B What channel must compulsorily equipped vessels monitor at all times in the open sea? Channel 8, 156.4 MHz. Channel 16, 156.8 MHz. Channel 22A, 157.1 MHz. Channel 6, 156.3 MHz.
A When testing is conducted on 2182 kHz or 156.8 MHz testing should not continue for more than ___________ in any 5 minute period. 10 seconds. 1 minute. 2 minutes. None of these.
A Which VHF channel is used only for digital selective calling? Channel 70. Channel 16 Channel 22A. Channel 6.
A VHF ship station transmitters must have the capability of reducing carrier power to: 1 watt. 10 watts. 25 watts. 50 watts.
B The system of substituting words for corresponding letters is called: International code system. Phonetic system. Mnemonic system. 10 codes.
D How long should station logs be retained when there are no entries relating to distress or disaster situations? For a period of three years from the date of entry unless notified by the FCC. Until authorized by the Commission in writing to destroy them. Indefinitely, or until destruction is specifically authorized by the U.S. Coast Guard. For a period of one year from the date of entry.
C The auto alarm device for generating signals shall be: Tested monthly using a dummy load. Tested every three months using a dummy load. Tested weekly using an dummy load. None of these.
D Licensed radiotelephone operators are not required on board ships for: Voluntarily equipped ship stations on domestic voyages operating on VHF channels. Ship radar, provided the equipment is non-tunable, pulse type magnetron and can be operated by means of exclusively external controls. Installation of a VHF transmitter in a ship station where the work is performed by or under the immediate supervision of the licensee of the ship station. Any of these.
A Under what license are hand-held transceivers covered when used on board a ship at sea? The ship station license. Under the authority of the licensed operator. Walkie-talkie radios are illegal to use at sea. No license is needed.
D What should an operator do to prevent interference? Turn off transmitter when not in use. Monitor channel before transmitting. Transmissions should be as brief as possible. Monitor channel before transmitting and make transmissions as brief as possible.
B Identify a ship station's radiotelephone transmissions by: Country of registration. Call sign. Port of registry. Name of vessel operator.
D Maritime emergency radios should be tested: Before each voyage. Weekly while the ship is at sea. Every 24 hours. Before each voyage and weekly while the ship is at sea.
C The URGENCY signal concerning the safety of a ship, aircraft or person shall be sent only on the authority of: Master of ship. Person responsible for mobile station. Either Master of ship or person responsible for mobile station. An FCC licensed operator.
D Survival craft emergency transmitter tests may NOT be made: For more than 10 seconds. Without using station call sign, followed by the word "test." Within 5 minutes of a previous test. All of these.
D International laws and regulations require a silent period on 2182 kHz: For three minutes immediately after the hour. For three minutes immediately after the half-hour. For the first minute of every quarter-hour. For three minutes immediately after the hour and half-hour.
B How should the 2182 kHz auto alarm be tested? On a different frequency into antenna. On a different frequency into dummy load. On 2182 kHz into dummy load. On 2182 kHz into antenna.
D Each cargo ship of the United States which is equipped with a radiotelephone station for compliance with the Safety Convention shall, while at sea: Not transmit on 2182 kHz during emergency conditions. Keep the radiotelephone transmitter operating at full 100% carrier power for maximum reception on 2182 KHz. Reduce peak envelope power on 156.8 MHz during emergencies. Keep continuous watch on 2182 kHz using a watch receiver having a loudspeaker and auto alarm distress frequency watch receiver.
C What is the procedure for testing a 2182 kHz ship radiotelephone transmitter with full carrier power while out at sea? Reduce to low power, then transmit test tone. Switch transmitter to another frequency before testing. "This is (call letters) testing." If all meters indicate normal values, it is assumed transmitter is operating properly. It is not permitted to test on the air.
C If your transmitter is producing spurious harmonics or is operating at a deviation from the technical requirements of the station authorization: Continue operating until returning to port. Repair problem within 24 hours. Cease transmission. Reduce power immediately.
A As an alternative to keeping watch on a working frequency in the band 1600-4000 kHz, an operator must tune station receiver to monitor 2182 kHz: At all times. During distress calls only. During daytime hours of service. During the silence periods each hour.
D An operator or maintainer must hold a General Radiotelephone Operator License to: Adjust or repair FCC licensed transmitters in the aviation, maritime and international fixed public radio services. Operate voluntarily equipped ship maritime mobile or aircraft transmitters with more than 1,000 watts of peak envelope power. Operate radiotelephone equipment with more than 1,500 watts of peak envelope power on cargo ships over 300 gross tons. All of these.
C What is the radiotelephony calling and distress frequency? 500 kHz. 500R122JA. 2182 kHz. 2182R2647.
A If a ship radio transmitter signal becomes distorted: Cease operations. Reduce transmitter power. Use minimum modulation. Reduce audio amplitude.
C Tests of survival craft radio equipment, EXCEPT EPIRBs and two-way radiotelephone equipment, must be conducted: At weekly intervals while the ship is at sea. Within 24 hours prior to departure when a test has not been conducted within a week of departure. At weekly intervals while the ship is at sea and within 24 hours prior to departure when a test has not been conducted within a week of departuree. When required by the Commission.
C Each cargo ship of the United States which is equipped with a radiotelephone station for compliance with Part II of Title III of the Communications Act shall while being navigated outside of a harbor or port keep a continuous watch on: 2182 kHz. 156.8 Mhz. 2182 kHz and 156.8 MHz. Cargo ships are exempt from radio watch regulations.
C When may you test a radiotelephone transmitter on the air? Between midnight and 6:00 AM local time. Only when authorized by the Commission. At any time as necessary to assure proper operation. After reducing transmitter power to 1 watt.
C What is the required daytime range of a radiotelephone station aboard a 900 ton ocean going cargo vessel? 25 miles. 50 miles. 150 miles. 500 miles.
B What do you do if the transmitter aboard your ship is operating off-frequency, over modulating or distorting? Reduce to low power. Stop transmitting. Reduce audio volume level. Make a notation in station operating log.
A What is the authorized frequency for an on-board ship repeater for use with a mobile transmitter operating at 467.750 MHz? 457.525 MHz. 467.775 MHz. 467.800 MHz. 467.825 MHz.
D Survival craft EPIRBs are tested: With a manually activated test switch. With a dummy load having the equivalent impedance of the antenna affixed to the EPIRB. With radiation reduced to a level not to exceed 25 microvolts per meter. All of these.
C What safety signal call word is spoken three times, followed by the station call letters spoken three times, to announce a storm warning, danger to navigation, or special aid to navigation? PAN. MAYDAY. SECURITY. SAFETY.
B When should both the call sign and the name of the ship be mentioned during radiotelephone transmissions? At all times. During an emergency. When transmitting on 2182 kHz. Within 100 miles of any shore.
C How often is the auto alarm tested? During the 5-minute silent period. Monthly on 121.5 MHz using a dummy load. Weekly on frequencies other than the 2182 kHz distress frequency using a dummy antenna. Each day on 2182 kHz using a dummy antenna.
C One nautical mile is approximately equal to how many statute miles? 1.61 statute miles. 1.83 statute miles. 1.15 statute miles. 1.47 statute miles.
D A reserve power source must be able to power all radio equipment plus an emergency light system for how long? 24 hours. 12 hours. 8 hours. 6 hours.
D Frequencies used for portable communications on board ship: 9300-9500 MHz. 1636.5-1644 MHz. 2900-3100 MHz. 457.525-467.825 MHz.
A In the FCC rules the frequency band from 30 to 300 MHz is also known as: Very High Frequency (VHF). Ultra High Frequency (UHF). Medium Frequency (MF). High Frequency (HF).
B What channel must VHF-FM equipped vessels monitor at all times the station is operated? Channel 8; 156.4 MHz. Channel 16; 156.8 MHz. Channel 5A; 156.25 MHz. Channel 1A; 156.07 MHz.
A When testing is conducted within the 2170-2194 kHz and 156.75- 156.85 MHz. bands, transmissions should not continue for more than ___________ in any 15 minute period. 30 seconds. 1 minute. 5 minutes. No limitation.
D What emergency radio testing is required for cargo ships? Tests must be conducted weekly while ship is at sea. Full power carrier tests into dummy load. Specific gravity check in lead acid batteries, or voltage under load for dry cell batteries. All of these.
C The master or owner of a vessel must apply how many days in advance for an FCC ship inspection? 60 days. 30 days. 3 days. 24 hours.
A Marine transmitters should be modulated between: 75%-100%. 70%-105% 85%-100% 75%-120%
D What is a good practice when speaking into a microphone in a noisy location? Overmodulation. Change phase in audio circuits. Increase monitor audio gain. Shield microphone with hands.
A When pausing briefly for station copying message to acknowledge, say: BREAK. OVER. WILCO. STOP.
D Overmodulation is often caused by: Turning down audio gain control. Station frequency drift. Weather conditions. Shouting into microphone.
C To indicate a response is expected, say: WILCO. ROGER. OVER. BREAK.
B When all of a transmission has been received, say: ATTENTION. ROGER. RECEIVED. WILCO.
D What information must be included in a DISTRESS message? Name of vessel. Location. Type of distress and specifics of help requested. All of these.
B The maritime MF radiotelephone silence periods begin at _______ and_______ minutes past the UTC hour. :15 , :45. :00 , :30. :20, :40. :05 , :35.
C A marine public coast station operator may not charge a fee for what type of communication? Port Authority transmissions. Storm updates. Distress. All of these.
A Which of the following represent the first three letters of the phonetic alphabet? Alpha Bravo Charlie. Adam Baker Charlie. Alpha Baker Crystal. Adam Brown Chuck.
C Two way communications with both stations operating on the same frequency is: Radiotelephone. Duplex. Simplex. Multiplex.
A When a ship is sold: New owner must apply for a new license. FCC inspection of equipment is required. Old license is valid until it expires. Continue to operate; license automatically transfers with ownership.
A What is the second in order of priority? URGENT. DISTRESS. SAFETY. MAYDAY.
D Portable ship units, hand-helds or walkie-talkies used as an associated ship unit: Must operate with 1 watt and be able to transmit on Channel 16. May communicate only with the mother ship and other portable units and small boats belonging to mother ship. Must not transmit from shore or to other vessels. All of these.
A The HF (high frequency) band is: 3 - 30 MHz. 3 - 30 GHz. 30 - 300 MHz. 300 - 3000 MHz.
B Omega operates in what frequency band? Below 3 kHz. 3 - 30 kHz. 30 - 300 kHz. 300 -3000 kHz.
D Shipboard transmitters using F3E emission (FM voice) may not exceed what carrier power? 500 watts. 250 watts. 100 watts. 25 watts.
D Loran C operates in what frequency band? VHF; 30 -300 MHz. HF; 3 30 MHz. MF; 300 - 3000 kHz. LF; 30-300 kHz.
B What has most priority: URGENT. DISTRESS. SAFETY. SECURITY.
A When and how may Class A and B EPIRBs be tested? Within the first 5 minutes of the hour; tests not to exceed 3 audible sweeps or one second, whichever is longer. Within first 3 minutes of hour; tests not to exceed 30 seconds. Within first 1 minute of hour, test not to exceed 1 minute. At any time ship is at sea.
D When is the Silent Period on 2182 kHz, when only emergency communications may occur? One minute at the beginning of every hour and half hour. At all times. No designated period; silence is maintained only when a distress call is received. Three minutes at the beginning of every hour and half hour.
A What is the frequency range of UHF? 0.3 to 3 GHz. 0.3 to 3 MHz. 3 to 30 kHz. 30 to 300 MHz.
D A room temperature of + 30.0 degrees Celsius is equivalent to how many degrees Fahrenheit? 104 83 95 86
D Atmospheric noise or static is not a great problem: At frequencies below 20 MHz. At frequencies below 5 MHz. At frequencies above 1 MHz. At frequencies above 30 MHz.
D Frequencies which have substantially straight-line propagation characteristics similar to that of light waves are: Frequencies below 500 kHz. Frequencies between 500 kHz and 1,000 kHz. Frequencies between 1,000 kHz and 3,000 kHz. Frequencies above 50,000 kHz.
C In the International Phonetic Alphabet, the letters E, M, and S are represented by the words: Echo, Michigan, Sonar. Equator, Mike, Sonar. Echo, Mike, Sierra. Element, Mister, Scooter.
B What is the international radiotelephone distress call? "SOS, SOS, SOS; THIS IS;" followed by the call sign of the station (repeated 3 times). "MAYDAY, MAYDAY, MAYDAY; THIS IS;" followed by the call sign (or name, if no call sign assigned) of the mobile station in distress, spoken three times. For radiotelephone use, any words or message which will attract attention may be used. The alternating two tone signal produced by the radiotelephone alarm signal generator.