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FCC 80.1133
Revised as of September 1, 2021
Goto Year:2020 | 2022
  §  80.1133   Transmission of safety communications.

   (a) In a terrestrial system the announcement of the safety message must
   be made on one or more of the distress and safety calling frequencies
   specified in § 80.1077 using digital selective calling techniques. A
   separate announcement need not be made if the message is to be
   transmitted through the maritime mobile-satellite service.

   (b) The safety signal and message must normally be transmitted on one
   or more of the distress and safety traffic frequencies specified in
   § 80.1077, or via the maritime mobile satellite service or on other
   frequencies used for this purpose.

   (c) The safety signal consists of the word SECURITE. In radiotelephony,
   it is pronounced as in French.

   (d) The safety call format or the safety signal indicates that the
   calling station has an important navigational or meteorological warning
   to transmit.

   (e) In radiotelephony, the safety message must be preceded by the
   safety signal, repeated three times, and the identification of the
   transmitting station.

   (f) In narrow-band direct-printing, the safety message must be preceded
   by the safety signal and the identification of the transmitting

   (g) Error correction techniques, in accordance with ITU-R M.625-3
   (incorporated by reference, see § 80.7), as specified in § 80.1101, must
   be used for safety messages by direct-printing telegraphy. All messages
   must be preceded by at least one carriage return, a line feed signal, a
   letter shift signal, and the safety signal SECURITE.

   (h) Safety communications by direct-printing telegraphy should be in
   the ARQ mode when communicating directly to the Coast Guard or other
   coast stations on channels which they normally guard. Other distress
   communications, including those on simplex channels provided for that
   purpose, should be in the broadcast forward error correction mode. The
   ARQ mode may subsequently be used when it is advantageous to do so.

   [ 57 FR 9065 , Mar. 16, 1992, as amended at  68 FR 46981 , Aug. 7, 2003;  76 FR 67618 , Nov. 2, 2011]


Goto Section: 80.1131 | 80.1135

Goto Year: 2020 | 2022
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