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FCC 80.383
Revised as of December 2, 2020
Goto Year:2020 | 2022
  §  80.383   Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) system frequencies.

   This section describes the carrier frequencies available for use in the
   Coast Guard Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) systems within the designated
   geographic radio protected areas.

   (a) Assigned frequencies:

   Vessel Traffic Control Frequencies
   Carrier frequencies (MHz) Geographic areas
   156.250 Seattle.
   156.550 New York, New Orleans,^2 Houston, Prince William Sound,^2
   Berwick Bay.
   156.600 New York, New Orleans,^2 Houston, San Francisco,^2 Sault Ste.
   Marie.^2
   156.700 New York, New Orleans,^2 Seattle, San Francisco.^1

   ^1Private coast station licenses for the use of this frequency will not
   be renewed beyond November 1, 1997. Continued use until expiration must
   be on a noninterference basis to Coast Guard VTS communications.

   ^2Private coast station licenses for the use of this frequency in this
   area will expire at the end of the current license term or five years
   after the adopted date of the final rule, whichever comes first.
   Continued use until expiration must be on a noninterference basis to
   Coast Guard VTS communications.

   (b) The U.S. Coast Guard designated radio protection areas for VTS are
   as follows:

   (1) New York. The rectangle between north latitudes 40 degrees and 42
   degrees and west longitudes 71 degrees and 74 degrees 30 minutes;

   (2) New Orleans. The rectangle between North latitudes 27 degrees 30
   minutes and 31 degrees 30 minutes and West longitudes 87 degrees 30
   minutes and 93 degrees;

   (3) Houston. The rectangle between north latitudes 28 degrees 30
   minutes and 30 degrees 20 minutes and west longitudes 93 degrees 30
   minutes and 96 degrees;

   (4) Seattle (Puget Sound). The area encompassed between the United
   States-Canadian border and a line drawn from 49 degrees North 121
   degrees West on the United States-Canadian Border, to 46 degrees 30
   minutes North 121 degrees West, then to 46 degrees 30 minutes North 125
   degrees West, then to 48 degrees 30 minutes North 125 degrees West, and
   then east to the United States-Canadian Border;

   (5) San Francisco. The rectangle between north latitudes 39 degrees and
   37 degrees and west longitudes 120 degrees 50 minutes and 123 degrees
   20 minutes; and

   (6) Prince William Sound. The rectangle between North latitudes 61
   degrees 17 minutes and 59 degrees 22 minutes and West longitudes 149
   degrees 39 minutes and 145 degrees 36 minutes.

   (7) Sault Ste. Marie. The rectangle between North latitudes 45 degrees
   and 47 degrees, and West longitudes 83 degrees and 85 degrees.

   (8) Berwick Bay. The rectangle between North latitudes 28 degrees 30
   minutes and 30 degrees 30 minutes, and West longitudes 90 degrees 50
   minutes and 92 degrees.

   (c) The use of the frequencies shown in paragraph (a) of this section
   is permitted in areas outside the Coast Guard radio protection areas
   provided there is no interference to VTS communications within the VTS
   areas.

   [ 51 FR 31213 , Sept. 2, 1986, as amended at  52 FR 35245 , Sept. 18, 1987;
    54 FR 8746 , Mar. 2, 1989;  55 FR 46514 , Nov. 5, 1990;  58 FR 16504 , Mar.
   29, 1993;  61 FR 26120 , May 24, 1996;  61 FR 26466 , May 28, 1996;  63 FR 53313 , Oct. 5, 1998]

   

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