Goto Section: 80.175 | 80.179 | Table of Contents

FCC 80.177
Revised as of September 1, 2021
Goto Year:2020 | 2022
  §  80.177   When operator license is not required.

   (a) No radio operator authorization is required to operate:

   (1) A shore radar, a shore radiolocation, maritime support or shore
   radionavigation station;

   (2) A survival craft station or an emergency position indicating radio

   (3) A ship radar station if:

   (i) The radar frequency is determined by a nontunable, pulse type
   magnetron or other fixed tuned device, and

   (ii) The radar is capable of being operated exclusively by external

   (4) An on board station; or

   (5) A ship station operating in the VHF band on board a ship
   voluntarily equipped with radio and sailing on a domestic voyage.

   (b) No radio operator license is required to install a VHF transmitter
   in a ship station if the installation is made by, or under the
   supervision of, the licensee of the ship station and if modifications
   to the transmitter other than front panel controls are not made.

   (c) No operator license is required to operate coast telephone stations
   or marine utility stations.

   (d) No radio operator license is required to install a radar station on
   a voluntarily equipped ship when a manual is included with the
   equipment that provides step-by-step instructions for the installation,
   calibration, and operation of the radar. The installation must be made
   by, or under the supervision of, the licensee of that ship station and
   no modifications or adjustments other than to the front panel controls
   are to be made to the equipment.

   [ 51 FR 31213 , Sept. 2, 1986, as amended at  53 FR 41434 , Oct. 28, 1987;
    62 FR 40305 , July 28, 1997]


Goto Section: 80.175 | 80.179

Goto Year: 2020 | 2022
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