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FCC GROL Element 1
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1-1A3 Small passenger vessels that sail 20 to 150 nautical miles from the nearest land must have what additional equipment?
MF-HF SSB Transceiver
1-1A4 What equipment is programmed to initiate transmission of distress alerts and calls to individual stations?
1-2A2 When is a Marine Radio Operator Permit or higher license required for aircraft communications?
When operating on frequencies below 30 MHz not allocated exclusively to aeronautical mobile services.
1-2A3 Which of the following persons are ineligible to be issued a commercial radio operator license?
Individuals who are unable to send and receive correctly by telephone spoken messages in English.
1-3A3 What channel must all compulsory, non-GMDSS vessels monitor at all times in the open sea?
1-3A5 Which is true concerning a required watch on VHF Ch-16?
It is compulsory at all times while at sea until further notice, unless the vessel is in a VTS system
AND When a vessel is in an A1 sea area and subject to the Bridge-to-Bridge act and in a VTS system, a watch is not required on Ch-16, provided the vessel monitors both Ch-13 and VTS channel
AND It is always compulsory in sea areas A2, A3, and A4
1-3A6 What are the mandatory DSC watch keeping bands/channels?
8 MHz HF DSC, 1 other HF DSC, 2 MHz MF DSC and VHF Ch-70
1-4A2 Who is responsible for the proper maintenance of station logs?
The station licensee and the radio operator in charge of the station.
1-4A4 What is the proper procedure for making a correction in the station log?
The original person making the entry must strike out the error, initial the correction and indicate the date of the correction.
1-4A5 How long should station logs be retained when there are entries relating to distress or disaster situations?
For a period of three years from the last date of entry, unless notified by the FCC.
1-5A1 Radiotelephone stations required to keep logs of their transmissions must include:
Station, date and time
AND Name of operator on duty
AND Station call signs with which communication took place
1-5A3 Where should the GMDSS radio log be kept on board ship?
At the GMDSS operating position.
1-5A5 Which of the following log keeping statements is true?
Entries relating to pre-voyage, pre-departure and daily tests are required.
AND A summary of all required Distress communications heard and Urgency communications affecting the station's own ship. Also, all Safety communications (other than VHF) affecting the station's own ship must be logged.
1-6A1 What regulations govern the use and operation of FCC-licensed ship stations in international waters?
Part 80 of the FCC Rules plus the international Radio Regulations and agreements to which the United States is a party.
1-6A3 Where do you make an application for inspection of a ship GMDSS radio station?
To the Engineer-in-Charge of the FCC District Office nearest the proposed place of inspection.
1-6A6 By international agreement, which ships must carry radio equipment for the safety of life at sea?
Cargo ships of more than 300 gross tons and vessels carrying more than 12 passengers.
1-7B1 What traffic management service is operated by the U.S. Coast Guard in certain designated water areas to prevent ship collisions, groundings and environmental harm?
Vessel Traffic Service (VTS)
1-7B2 What is a bridge-to-bridge station?
A VHF radio station located on a ship's navigational bridge or main control station that is used only for navigational communications.
1-7B5 A ship station using VHF bridge-to-bridge Channel 13:
May be identified by the name of the ship in lieu of call sign.
1-8B1 What is the best way for a radio operator to minimize or prevent interference to other stations?
Determine that a frequency is not in use by monitoring the frequency before transmitting.
1-8B2 Under what circumstances may a coast station using telephony transmit a general call to a group of vessels?
When announcing or preceding the transmission of Distress, Urgency, Safety or other important messages.
1-8B6 What is the priority of communications?
Distress, Urgency and Safety.
1-9B2 Ordinarily, how often would a station using a telephony emission identify?
At the beginning and end of each transmission and at 15-minute intervals.
1-9B4 What should a station operator do before making a transmission?
Except for the transmission of distress calls, determine that the frequency is not in use by monitoring the frequency before transmitting.
1-10B1 What information must be included in a Distress message?
Name of vessel
AND Type of distress and specifics of help requested
1-10B3 What is a Distress communication?
An internationally recognized communication indicating that the sender is threatened by grave and imminent danger and requests immediate assistance.
1-10B4 What is the order of priority of radiotelephone communications in the maritime services?
Distress calls and signals, followed by communications preceded by Urgency and Safety signals and all other communications.
1-11B4 The Urgency signal concerning the safety of a ship, aircraft or person shall be sent only on the authority of:
Either Master of ship or person responsible for mobile station.
1-11B5 The Urgency signal has lower priority than:
1-11B6 What safety signal call word is spoken three times, followed by the station call letters spoken three times, to announce a storm warning, danger to navigation, or special aid to navigation?
1-12B4 GMDSS is primarily a system based on?
The linking of search and rescue authorities ashore with shipping in the immediate vicinity of a ship in Distress or in need of assistance.
1-12B5 What is the responsibility of vessels under GMDSS?
Every ship is able to perform those communications functions that are essential for the Safety of the ship itself and of other ships.
1-12B6 GMDSS is required for which of the following?
SOLAS Convention ships of 300 gross tonnage or more.
1-13C1 What is the purpose of the INT-USA control settings on a VHF?
To change certain International Duplex channel assignments to simplex in the U.S. for VTS and other purposes.
1-13C2 VHF ship station transmitters must have the capability of reducing carrier power to:
1-13C5 The "Scan" function is used to:
Sequentially scan all or selected channels.
1-14C2 What is the aircraft frequency and emission used for distress communications?
121.500 MHz - A3E
1-14C4 Which channel is utilized for the required bridge-to-bridge watch?
VHF-FM on Ch-13 in most areas of the continental United States
1-14C5 Which channel would most likely be used for routine ship-to-ship voice traffic?
1-15C1 Which modes could be selected to receive vessel traffic lists from high seas shore stations?
SSB and FEC
1-15C4 MF/HF transceiver power levels should be set:
To the lowest level necessary for effective communications.
1-15C5 To set-up the MF/HF transceiver for a TELEX call to a coast station, the operator must:
Select F1B mode or J2B mode, depending on the equipment manufacturer.
1-16C2 What is the MF radiotelephony calling and Distress frequency?
1-16C6 For general communications purposes, simplex frequencies are:
Normally used between ship stations and private stations
AND Normally used between ship stations
1-16C3 For general communications purposes, paired frequencies are:
Normally used with public coast stations.
1-17C1 What is the proper procedure for testing a radiotelephone installation?
Transmit the station's call sign, followed by the word "test" on the frequency being used for the test.
1-17C2 When testing is conducted on 2182 kHz or Ch-16, testing should not continue for more than ________ in any 5-minute period.
1-17C4 The best way to test the MF-HF NBDP system is?
Initiate an ARQ call to a Coast Station and wait for the automatic exchange of answerbacks.
1-18C2 Which would be an indication of proper operation of a SSB transmitter rated at 60 watt PEP output?
In SITOR communications, the power meter can be seen fluctuating regularly from zero to the 60 watt relative output reading.
1-18C4 What would be an indication of a malfunction on a GMDSS station with a 24 VDC battery system?
A constant 30 volt reading on the GMDSS console voltmeter.
1-18C6 Which of the following conditions would be a symptom of malfunction in a 2182 kHz radiotelephone system that must be reported to the Master, then logged appropriately.
No indication of power output when speaking into the microphone.
1-19D3 What is the most common type of antenna for GMDSS VHF?
Vertical whip antenna
1-19D6 A vertical whip antenna has a radiation pattern best described by?
1-20D1 For a small passenger vessel inspection, reserve power batteries must be tested:
At intervals not exceeding 12 months, or during the inspection.
1-20D2 What are the characteristics of the Reserve Source of Energy under GMDSS?
Must be independent of the ship's electrical system when the RSE is needed to supply power to the GMDSS equipment.
1-20D5 What is the requirement for emergency and reserve power in GMDSS radio installations?
All newly constructed ships under GMDSS must have both emergency and reserve power sources for radio communications.
1-21D1 What is an EPIRB?
A battery-operated emergency position-indicating radio beacon that floats free of a sinking ship.
1-21D2 When are EPIRB batteries changed?
After emergency use or within the month and year replacement date printed on the EPIRB.
1-21D6 What is an advantage of a 406 MHz satellite EPIRB?
It is compatible with the COSPAS-SARSAT Satellites and Global Maritime Distress Safety System (GMDSS) regulations.
AND Provides a fast, accurate method for the Coast Guard to locating and rescuing persons in distress.
AND Includes a digitally encoded message containing the ship's identity and nationality.
1-22D1 In which frequency band does a search and rescue transponder operate?
1-22D3 What is the purpose of the SART's audible tone alarm?
It informs survivors that assistance may be nearby.
1-22D5 At what point does a SART begin transmitting?
If it has been placed in the "on" position, it will respond when it has been interrogated by a 9-GHz RADAR signal.
1-23D1 Which statement is NOT true regarding the requirements of survival craft portable two-way VHF radiotelephone equipment?
Operates simplex on Ch-70 and at least one other channel.
1-23D4 Equipment for radiotelephony use in survival craft stations under GMDSS must have what capability?
Operation on Ch-16
1-24D2 MSI can be obtained by one (or more) of the following:
AND HF NBDP
1-24D3 Which of the following is the primary frequency that is used exclusively for NAVTEX broadcasts internationally?
1-24D4 What means are used to prevent the reception of unwanted broadcasts by vessels utilizing the NAVTEX system?
Programming the receiver to reject unwanted broadcasts.
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