By G D Lees & W G Williamson
This new edition of Handbook for Marine Radio Communication updates the GMDSS rules, regulations and procedures in light of the revised regulations introduced by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in 2008. it is an incomparable reference source for all vessels using maritime radio communication systems. This edition details recent changes in operating procedures to GMDSS, improvements to communication equipment and the new opportunities they provide. This includes Ship Security Alerting System (SSAS), Long Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT), AIS-SARTs, Iridium communication services and amendments to GMDSS certification. It continues to be a useful teaching aid for all GMDSS topics.
As with pervious editions, this revised publication remains a single source of information for today's maritime communications. Readers requiring additional information have the opportunity to access the fully referenced material, including comprehensive contact details of pertinent organisations, relevant regulatory authorities and service providers. The enhanced format, larger diagrams, comprehensive index and extensive appendices provides the reader with imporved access to the contents of this important book.
- 1. Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)
- 2. Distress, Urgency and Safety Communications
- 3. Digital Selective Calling (DSC)
- 4. Safety-Related Equipment and Services
- 5. Satellite Communications
- 6. Radio Telex
- 7. Radiotelephony (RT)
- 8. General Regulations
- 9. Radio Traffic
- 10. Meteorological Services
- 11. Electronic Position-Fixing System
- 12. Certification