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§ 80.103 Digital selective calling (DSC) operating procedures.
(a) Operating procedures for the use of DSC equipment in the maritime
mobile service are as contained in ITU-R M.541-9 (incorporated by
reference, see § 80.7), and subpart W of this part.
(b) When using DSC techniques, coast stations and ship stations must
use maritime mobile service identities (MMSI) assigned by the
Commission or its designees.
(c) DSC acknowledgment of DSC distress and safety calls must be made by
designated coast stations and such acknowledgment must be in accordance
with procedures contained in ITU-R M.541-9 (incorporated by reference,
see § 80.7). Nondesignated public and private coast stations must follow
the guidance provided for ship stations in ITU-R M.541-9 (incorporated
by reference, see § 80.7), with respect to DSC “Acknowledgment of
distress calls” and “Distress relays.” (See subpart W of this part.)
(d) Group calls to vessels under the common control of a single entity
are authorized. A group call identity may be created from an MMSI
ending in a zero, assigned to this single entity, by deleting the
trailing zero and adding a leading zero to the identity.
[ 68 FR 46961 , Aug. 7, 2003, as amended at 73 FR 4480 , Jan. 25, 2008; 76 FR 67610 , Nov. 2, 2011]
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