Goto Section: 80.851 | 80.854 | Table of Contents

FCC 80.853
Revised as of September 1, 2021
Goto Year:2020 | 2022
  §  80.853   Radiotelephone station.

   (a) The radiotelephone station is a radiotelephone installation and
   other equipment necessary for the proper operation of the installation.

   (b) The radiotelephone station must be installed to insure safe and
   effective operation of the equipment and to facilitate repair. Adequate
   protection must be provided against the effects of vibration, moisture,
   and temperature.

   (c) The radiotelephone station and all necessary controls must be
   located at the level of the main wheelhouse or at least one deck above
   the ship's main deck.

   (d) The principal operating position of the radiotelephone station must
   be in the room from which the ship is normally steered while at sea. In
   installations on cargo ships of 300 gross tons and upwards but less
   than 500 gross tons on which the keel was laid prior to January 1,
   1965, the location of the principal operating controls may be in a room
   adjoining and opening into the room from which the vessel is normally
   steered while at sea. If the station can be operated from any location
   other than the principal operating position, a positive means must be
   provided at the principal operating position to take full control of
   the station.

   [ 51 FR 31213 , Sept. 2, 1986, as amended at  68 FR 46973 , Aug. 7, 2003]


Goto Section: 80.851 | 80.854

Goto Year: 2020 | 2022
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