Radiocommunications Licence Conditions (Maritime Ship Licence) Determination 2015

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Radiocommunications Licence Conditions (Maritime Ship Licence) Determination 2015
 
Radiocommunications Act 1992
The Australian Communications and Media Authority makes this Determination under paragraph 107(1)(f) of the Radiocommunications Act 1992.
Dated 6th March 2015
 
Chris Chapman
[signed]
Member
 
 
Richard Bean
[signed]
Member/General Manager
 
Australian Communications and Media Authority
 
 
Contents
Part 1                          Preliminary                                                                                    4
1.1       Name of Determination                                                                                             4
1.2       Commencement                                                                                                       4
1.2A    Revocation                                                                                                              4
1.3       Definitions                                                                                                               4
1.4       Structure of Determination                                                                                        7
Part 2                          Conditions that apply to the operation of stations            8
2.1       Application of Part 2                                                                                                8
2.2       Technical requirements                                                                                             8
2.3       Location of station                                                                                                   9
2.4       Qualified operator                                                                                                    9
2.5       Operation outside Australia                                                                                     10
2.6       Identification of stations                                                                                         10
2.7       Maritime ship stations and Automatic Identification System (AIS) frequencies           10
Part 3                          Additional conditions for the operation of ship stations Class B non assigned                                                                                     11
3.1       Application of Part 3                                                                                              11
3.2       Permitted communications                                                                                      11
3.3       Distress, urgency, safety or calling — MF and HF communications                          11
3.4       Distress, urgency, safety or calling — VHF and UHF communications                      12
3.5       Public correspondence by radiotelephony                                                               12
3.6       Public correspondence by radiotelegraphy using TOR or NBDP                               12
3.7       Commercial operations                                                                                           13
3.8       Non-commercial operations                                                                                    13
3.9       Port operations                                                                                                      13
3.10    Professional fishing operations                                                                               13
3.11    Radiodetermination communications                                                                       14
3.12    On-board communications                                                                                      14
3.13    Automatic Identification System (AIS) — ship station Class B non assigned              14
Part 4                          Additional conditions for the operation of ship stations Class C assigned                                                                                                       15
4.1       Application of Part 4                                                                                              15
4.2       Maintaining watch                                                                                                   15
4.3       Response to distress, urgency or safety messages and record keeping                   15
Part 5                          Additional conditions for operation of ship stations Class C non assigned                                                                                                       16
5.1       Application of Part 5                                                                                              16
5.2       Permitted communications                                                                                      16
5.3       Commercial operations by radiotelegraphy using Morse                                           16
5.4       Non-commercial operations                                                                                    17
5.5       Distress, urgency, safety or calling — MF and HF communications                          17
5.6       Distress, urgency, safety or calling — VHF and UHF communications                      17
5.7       Public correspondence by radiotelephony                                                               18
5.8       Public correspondence by radiotelegraphy using TOR or NBDP                               18
5.9       Port operations                                                                                                      18
5.10    Professional fishing operations                                                                               18
5.11    Radiodetermination communications                                                                       19
5.12    On-board communications                                                                                      19
5.12A Automatic Identification System (AIS) — ship station Class C non assigned              19
5.13    Maintaining watch                                                                                                   19
5.14    Response to distress, urgency or safety messages and record keeping                   19
Part 6                    Transitional and savings - maritime ship station manufactured or imported before commencement day                                                   21
6.1     Definitions                                                                                                             21
6.2     Effect despite revocation                                                                                       21
6.3     Application                                                                                                                    21
6.4     Deemed compliance with section 2.2                                                                       21
Schedule 1          Specified standards and documents                                  22
Part 1                             Standards                                                                                         22
Part 2                             Documents                                                                                       22
Schedule 2             Operating requirements for maritime ship stations Class B non assigned and Class C non assigned                                                             23
Part 1                             MF and HF communications for distress, urgency, safety or calling     23
Part 2                             VHF and UHF communications for distress, urgency, safety or calling 29
Part 3                             Public correspondence by radiotelephony                                          33
Part 4                             Public correspondence by radiotelegraphy for NBDP or TOR facilities 41
Part 5                             Commercial operations                                                                      43
Part 6                             Non-commercial operations                                                               46
Part 7                             Port operations                                                                                 50
Part 8                             Professional fishing operations                                                         51
Part 9                             Radiodetermination communications                                                  52
Part 10                           On-board communications                                                                 52
Part 11                           Automatic Identification System                                                         52
Schedule 3             Ship station Class C stations: requirements for maintaining watch       53
Schedule 4             Ship station Class C non assigned: operating requirements         55
Part 1                             Commercial operations by radiotelegraphy using Morse                      55
Part 2                             Non-commercial operations                                                               58
Part 1                 Preliminary
1.1           Name of Determination
                This Determination is the Radiocommunications Licence Conditions (Maritime Ship Licence) Determination 2015.
1.2           Commencement
                This Determination commences on the day after it is registered.
Note:       All legislative instruments must be registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments required to be maintained under the Legislative Instruments Act 2003. 
1.2A        Revocation
                The Radiocommunications Licence Conditions (Maritime Ship Licence) Determination 2002 [F2005B00085] is revoked.
1.3           Definitions
         (1)   In this Determination, unless the contrary intention appears:
Act means the Radiocommunications Act 1992.
ACMA means the Australian Communications and Media Authority.
AMSA means the Australian Maritime Safety Authority.
Australian territorial sea means the sea within the limits of the territorial sea declared by the Governor-General under section 7 of the Seas and Submerged Lands Act 1973.
calling means operating a maritime ship station to establish contact with another station.
commercial operations means the activities of commercial vessels (other than professional fishing operations and port operations).
distress, in relation to a transmission, means that a mobile unit, or a person, is threatened by grave and imminent danger and requires immediate assistance.
DSC (also known as digital selective calling) means a digital system of communications used for the following purposes:
                (a)    transmitting distress alerts from ships;
               (b)    transmitting acknowledgments of distress alerts from shore stations;
                (c)    relaying distress alerts;
               (d)    transmitting alerts prior to the broadcast of urgency and safety messages.
Note:       The transmission of a distress alert indicates that a ship is threatened by grave and imminent danger, and is requesting immediate assistance. A distress alert is a digital selective
call, using a distress call format, that provides the identification of the station in distress and its position.
Enhanced Group Calling – means a calling system used to broadcast maritime safety information and public correspondence via the Inmarsat satellite system.   
GMDSS certificate means a Global Maritime Distress Safety System (GMDSS) certificate issued by AMSA under the Navigation Act 2012.
Inmarsat means Inmarsat plc (formerly the International Maritime Satellite Organisation).
inshore boating radio service means a maritime mobile service between a limited coast station, and a maritime ship station operating in inshore waters or inland waterways.
inshore boating radio service organisation means an organisation formed for the purpose of using inshore boating radio services.
ITU means the International Telecommunication Union.
ITU Radio Regulations means the document published by the ITU and titled ‘Radio Regulations’ as existing from time to time.
Note:       The ITU Radio Regulations can be accessed at: www.itu.int.
LCMRS means limited coast maritime rescue station.
licence means:
                (a)    a maritime ship licence (ship station Class B assigned); or
               (b)    a maritime ship licence (ship station Class B non assigned); or
                (c)    a maritime ship licence (ship station Class C assigned); or
               (d)    a maritime ship licence (ship station Class C non assigned).
licensee means the holder of a licence, and includes any person authorised by the licensee to operate a station under the licence.
limited coast station (LCS) means any of the following stations:
                (a)    a maritime coast station operating as part of a limited coast assigned system;
               (b)    a limited coast non assigned station;
                (c)    a LCMRS.
maritime ship licence (ship station Class B assigned) means a maritime ship licence authorising the holder to operate a ship station Class B assigned.
maritime ship licence (ship station Class B non assigned) means a maritime ship licence authorising the holder to operate a ship station Class B non assigned.
maritime ship licence (ship station Class C assigned) means a maritime ship licence authorising the holder to operate a ship station Class C assigned.
maritime ship licence (ship station Class C non assigned) means a maritime ship licence authorising the holder to operate a ship station Class C non assigned.
MCS means a major coast station and includes Major Coast A Stations and Major Coast B Stations.
mobile unit means a ship, aircraft or other vehicle.
NBDP means narrow-band direct-printing, as defined in ITU Radio Regulation RR No. 51.41.  
Note:       ITU Radio Regulations can be accessed at: www.itu.int.
non-commercial operations means maritime operations other than:
                (a)    commercial operations; and
               (b)    port operations; and
                (c)    professional fishing operations.
port operations means activities relating to the operational handling, movement and navigation of ships in, or near, a port.
professional fishing operations, in relation to a station operated under a licence, means the licensee’s professional fishing activities.
radiodetermination communications means communications:
                (a)    for determining 1 or more of the following:
                          (i)    the position of an object;
                         (ii)    the velocity of the object;
                        (iii)    other characteristics of the object; or
(b)   for obtaining information allowing a person to determine any of the matters mentioned in paragraph (a).
safety, in relation to a transmission, means the safety of navigation or providing an important meteorological warning.
SAR means search and rescue.
TOR means telex-on-radio.
urgency means that urgent attention to the safety of a mobile unit, or a person, is required.
working means operating a maritime ship station to exchange messages with another station.
Note:       Unless the contrary intention appears, terms used in this Determination that are defined in the Act or in the Radiocommunications (Interpretation) Determination 2015 (Interpretation Determination) have the same meaning as in the Act or Interpretation Determination. Examples of terms used in this Determination which are defined in the Interpretation Determination include:
·         Automatic Indentification System (AIS)
·         high frequency (HF)
·         limited coast assigned system
·         limited coast maritime rescue station
·         limited coast non assigned station
·         major coast A station
·         major coast B station
·         maritime coast station
·         maritime mobile-satellite service
·         maritime mobile service
·         maritime ship station
·         medium frequency (MF)
·         public correspondence
·         radiodetermination
·         ship station Class B
·         ship station Class B assigned
·         ship station Class B non assigned
·         ship station Class C
·         ship station Class C assigned
·         ship station Class C non assigned
·         station
·         ultra high frequency (UHF)
·         very high frequency (VHF)
         (2)   Unless the contrary intention appears, terms used in this Determination that are defined in the ITU Radio Regulations have the same meaning as in those regulations.
                Note:       Terms defined in the ITU Radio Regulations include:
·      coast earth station
·      coast station
·      radiotelegraphy
·      radiotelephony
·      ship earth station
         (3)   For this Determination, a frequency band described using 2 frequencies starts immediately above the lower frequency and ends at the higher frequency.
1.4           Structure of Determination
         (1)   Part 2 of this Determination sets out conditions that apply to the operation, under a licence, of the following stations:
                (a)    a ship station Class B assigned;
               (b)    a ship station Class B non assigned;
                (c)    a ship station Class C assigned;
               (d)    a ship station Class C non assigned.
         (2)   Part 3 of this Determination sets out additional conditions that apply to the operation, under a licence, of a maritime ship station Class B non assigned.
         (3)   Part 4 of this Determination sets out additional conditions that apply to the operation, under a licence, of a maritime ship station Class C assigned.
         (4)   Part 5 of this Determination sets out additional conditions that apply to the operation, under a licence, of a maritime ship station Class C non assigned.
         (5)   However, if a condition in this Determination is inconsistent with a condition specified in the licence, the condition specified in the licence applies.
Part 2                 Conditions that apply to the operation of stations
  
2.1           Application of Part 2
         (1)   For paragraph 107(1)(f) of the Act, the operation, under a licence, of any of the following stations is subject to the conditions in this Part:
(a)a ship station Class B assigned;
(b)   a ship station Class B non assigned;
(c)a ship station Class C assigned;
(d)   a  ship station Class C non assigned.
         (2)   The conditions in this Part are additional to the conditions in other Parts of this Determination.
2.2           Technical requirements
(1)  A licensee must not operate a maritime ship station, or a transmitter or receiver forming part of a maritime ship station, unless the operation of the station, transmitter or receiver complies with subsections (2) and (3).
 
(2)  The ship station, transmitter or receiver must comply with the requirements in any standard (applicable standard) specified in Part 1 of Schedule 1 that applies to it.
 
Note:      This provision is not intended to limit the operation of paragraph 107(1)(d) of the Act, which provides that an apparatus licence is subject to a condition that any radiocommunications device operated under the licence must comply with all the standards applicable to it.
 
(3)   The ship station, transmitter or receiver must comply with the requirements in any document (applicable document) specified in Part 2 of Schedule 1 that applies to it.
 
(4)   If the ship station, transmitter or receiver complies with the applicable standard as in force at the time the ship station, transmitter or receiver is manufactured or imported, the station, transmitter or receiver meets the requirements of subsection (2).
 
(5)   If the ship station, transmitter or receiver complies with the edition of the applicable document that is in force at the time the ship station, transmitter or receiver is manufactured or imported, the station, transmitter or receiver meets the requirements of subsection (3).
 
Note:      A licensee must also comply with any applicable Marine Orders made by AMSA. – see www.amsa.gov.au.
2.3           Location of station
                A maritime ship station must not be operated on land.
2.4           Qualified operator
         (1)   A person who operates a maritime ship station (except a ship station operating on 27 MHz maritime channels) must be, or must be under the supervision of:
                (a)    a qualified operator; or
               (b)    the holder of a GMDSS certificate; or
                (c)    a person holding qualifications recognised by AMSA as equivalent qualifications for the station.
         (2)   A person who operates a maritime ship station (except a ship station operating on 27 MHz maritime channels) on an MF or HF maritime frequency band must be, or must be under the supervision of:
                (a)    a qualified operator who holds at least 1 of the following certificates:
                          (i)    a Restricted Radiotelephone Operator’s Certificate of Proficiency;
                         (ii)    a Marine Radio Operator’s Certificate of Proficiency; or
(iii)    a Long Range Operator’s Certificate of Proficiency; or
               (b)    the holder of a GMDSS certificate; or
                (c)    a person holding qualifications recognised by AMSA as equivalent qualifications for the station.
         (3)   A person who operates a maritime ship station (except a ship station operating on 27 MHz maritime channels) on a VHF maritime frequency band must be, or must be under the supervision of:
                (a)    a qualified operator who holds at least 1 of the following certificates:
                          (i)    a Restricted Radiotelephone Operator’s Certificate of Proficiency;
                         (ii)    a Marine Radio Operator’s Certificate of Proficiency;
                        (iii)    a Marine Radio Operator’s VHF Certificate of Proficiency;
   (iv)    a Short Range Operator’s Certificate of Proficiency; or
(v)     a Long Range Operator’s Certificate of Profiency; or
               (b)    the holder of a GMDSS certificate; or
                (c)    a person holding qualifications recognised by AMSA as equivalent qualifications for the station.
         (4)   For this section, a station is operated under the supervision of a person if the person is at the station when it is operated.
2.5           Operation outside Australia
         (1)   The licensee of a maritime ship station operating outside the Australian territorial sea must operate the station in accordance with:
                (a)    the Radio Regulations; and
               (b)    if the station is in the territorial sea of another country — the radiocommunications requirements of the country.
         (2)   If a maritime ship station is to be operated outside Australia on a frequency specified in the Manual for use by the Maritime Mobile and Maritime Mobile-Satellite Services, published by the ITU and as existing from time to time, the licensee must only operate the station to communicate with one of the following stations:
                (a)    a coast station operated in another country;
               (b)    a coast earth station operated in another country;
                (c)    a ship earth station;
               (d)    a ship station.
 
            Note:     The Manual for use by the Maritime Mobile and Maritime Mobile-Satellite Services is available at: www.itu.int.
2.6           Identification of stations
                At the start of each transmission or series of transmissions, the licensee of a maritime ship station must transmit:
                (a)    the call sign allocated by the ACMA; or
               (b)    another form of identity that clearly identifies the station; or
                (c)    for a station using DSC or AIS facilities — the maritime mobile service identity allocated by AMSA. 
2.7           Maritime ship stations and Automatic Identification System (AIS) frequencies
                A person must operate a maritime ship station on the following frequencies only in accordance with Part 11 of Schedule 2:
                (a)    161.975 MHz;
               (b)    162.025 MHz.
Part 3                 Additional conditions for the operation of ship stations Class B non assigned
3.1           Application of Part 3
         (1)   For paragraph 107(1)(f) of the Act, the operation, under a licence, of a ship station Class B non assigned is subject to the conditions in this Part.
         (2)   The conditions in this Part are additional to the conditions in Part 2.
3.2           Permitted communications
                A licensee must operate a ship station Class B non assigned only:
                (a)    for any of the following operations or activities:
                          (i)    distress, urgency, safety or calling;
                         (ii)    public correspondence;
                        (iii)    commercial operations;
                        (iv)    non-commercial operations;
                         (v)    port operations;
                        (vi)    professional fishing operations;
                       (vii)    radiodetermination communications;
                      (viii)    on-board communications;
                        (ix)    Automatic Indentification Systems purposes; and
               (b)    in accordance with the limitations in this Part about the operation or activity.
3.3           Distress, urgency, safety or calling — MF and HF communications
         (1)   If a licensee operates a ship station Class B non assigned on an MF or HF maritime frequency band for distress, urgency, safety or calling, the licensee must operate the station:
                (a)    on a frequency mentioned in column 2 of an item in Part 1 of Schedule 2;
               (b)    using a transmitter output power not more than the power mentioned in column 3 of the item;
                (c)    to communicate with a station mentioned in column 5 of the item;
               (d)    with a facility mentioned in column 6 of the item;
                (e)    for a purpose mentioned in column 7 of the item; and
                (f)    in accordance with the limitations (if any) mentioned in italics in column 7 of the item.
         (2)   If a limitation mentioned in an item in Part 1 of Schedule 2 states that this subsection applies, the carrier frequency specified in column 2 of the item must not be used as a calling frequency.
3.4           Distress, urgency, safety or calling — VHF and UHF communications
                If a licensee operates a ship station Class B non assigned on a VHF or UHF maritime frequency band for distress, urgency, safety or calling, the licensee must operate the station:
                (a)    on a frequency mentioned in column 2 of an item in Part 2 of Schedule 2;
               (b)    using a transmitter output power not more than the power mentioned in column 3 of the item;
                (c)    to communicate with a station mentioned in column 4 of the item;
               (d)    with a facility mentioned in column 5 of the item;
                (e)    for a purpose mentioned in column 6 of the item; and
                (f)    in accordance with the limitations (if any) mentioned in italics in column 6 of the item.
3.5           Public correspondence by radiotelephony
                If a licensee operates a ship station Class B non assigned for radiotelephony to transmit public correspondence, the licensee must operate the station:
                (a)    on a frequency mentioned in column 2 of an item in Part 3 of Schedule 2;
               (b)    using a transmitter output power not exceeding the power mentioned in column 3 of the item;
                (c)    to communicate with a station mentioned in column 5 of the item;
               (d)    with a facility mentioned in column 6 of the item; and
                (e)    in accordance with the limitations  (if any) mentioned in italics in column 6 of the item.
3.6           Public correspondence by radiotelegraphy using TOR or NBDP
                If a licensee operates a ship station Class B non assigned to transmit public correspondence for radiotelegraphy, the licensee must operate the station:
                (a)    on a frequency mentioned in column 2 of an item in Part 4 of Schedule 2;
               (b)    using a transmitter output power not exceeding the power mentioned in column 3 of the item; and
                (c)    to communicate with a major coast station for the purpose of TOR or NBDP.
 
3.7           Commercial operations
                If a licensee operates a ship station Class B non assigned for radiotelephony for commercial operations, the licensee must operate the station:
                (a)    on a frequency mentioned in column 2 of an item in Part 5 of Schedule 2;
               (b)    using a transmitter output power not exceeding the power mentioned in column 3 of the item;
                (c)    to communicate with a station mentioned in column 4 of the item;
               (d)    for a purpose mentioned in column 5 of the item; and
                (e)    in accordance with the limitations (if any) mentioned in italics in column 5 of the item.
3.8           Non-commercial operations
                If a licensee operates a ship station Class B non assigned for radiotelephony for non-commercial operations, the licensee must operate the station:
                (a)    on a frequency mentioned in column 2 of an item in Part 6 of Schedule 2;
               (b)    using a transmitter output power not exceeding the power mentioned in column 3 of the item;
                (c)    to communicate with a station mentioned in column 4 of the item;
               (d)    for a purpose mentioned in column 5 of the item; and
                (e)    in accordance with the limitations (if any) mentioned in italics in column 5 of the item.
3.9           Port operations
                If a licensee operates a ship station Class B non assigned for radiotelephony for port operations, the licensee must operate the station:
                (a)    on a frequency mentioned in column 2 of an item in Part 7 of Schedule 2;
               (b)    using a transmitter output power not exceeding the power mentioned in column 3 of the item;
                (c)    to communicate with a station mentioned in column 4 of the item; and
               (d)    for a purpose mentioned in column 5 of the item.
3.10        Professional fishing operations
                If a licensee operates a ship station Class B non assigned for radiotelephony for professional fishing operations, the licensee must operate the station:
                (a)    on a frequency mentioned in column 2 of an item in Part 8 of Schedule 2;
               (b)    using a transmitter output power not exceeding the power mentioned in column 3 of the item;
                (c)    to communicate with a station mentioned in column 5 of the item; and
               (d)    for a purpose mentioned in column 6 of the item.
3.11        Radiodetermination communications
                If a licensee operates a ship station Class B non assigned to transmit radiodetermination communications, the licensee must operate the station:
                (a)    on a frequency in a frequency band mentioned in column 2 of an item in Part 9 of Schedule 2;
               (b)    using a transmitter output power not exceeding the power mentioned in column 3 of the item; and
                (c)    for a purpose mentioned in column 4 of the item.
3.12        On-board communications
                If a licensee operates a ship station Class B non assigned for on-board communications, the licensee must operate the station:
                (a)    on a frequency mentioned in column 2 of an item in Part 10 of Schedule 2;
               (b)    using a transmitter output power not exceeding the power mentioned in column 3 of the item; and
                (c)    for a purpose mentioned in column 4 of the item.
3.13        Automatic Identification System (AIS) — ship station Class B non assigned
                If a licensee operates a ship station Class B non assigned for Automatic Identification System (AIS) purposes, the licensee must operate the station:
                (a)    on a frequency mentioned in column 2 of an item in Part 11 of Schedule 2;
               (b)    using a transmitter output power not exceeding the power mentioned in column 3 of the item; and
                (c)    for a purpose mentioned in column 4 of the item.
 
Part 4                 Additional conditions for the operation of ship stations Class C assigned
  
4.1           Application of Part 4
         (1)   For paragraph 107(1)(f) of the Act, the operation, under a licence, of a ship station Class C assigned is subject to the conditions in this Part.
         (2)   The conditions in this Part are additional to the conditions in Part 2.
4.2           Maintaining watch
                If a licensee operates a ship station Class C assigned on a type of ship mentioned in column 2 of an item in Schedule 3, the licensee must operate the station to maintain a listening watch in accordance with the requirements in columns 3 and 4 of the item.
4.3           Response to distress, urgency or safety messages and record keeping
         (1)   A licensee that operates a ship station Class C assigned that:
                (a)    receives a distress, urgency or safety message from another station; and
               (b)    does not immediately receive an indication that the message has been acknowledged,
                        must comply with subsections (2) and (3).
         (2)   The licensee must ensure, by the quickest and most effective means available, that:
                (a)    an acknowledgement of the message is directed to the other station; and
               (b)    the message is forwarded to:
                          (i)    the station or SAR authority named in the message; or
                         (ii)    if the message does not name a station or SAR authority — an appropriate station or SAR authority.
         (3)   The licensee must keep, for at least 2 years, a record of the following information relating to a message mentioned in subsection (1):
                (a)    the date and time of reception of the message;
               (b)    the identity of the other station;
                (c)    the frequency on which the message was received;
               (d)    the information in the message;
                (e)    the action taken by the licensee to comply with subsection (2).
Part 5                 Additional conditions for operation of ship stations Class C non assigned
  
5.1           Application of Part 5
         (1)   For paragraph 107(1)(f) of the Act, the operation, under a licence, of a ship station Class C non assigned is subject to the conditions in this Part.
         (2)   The conditions in this Part are additional to the conditions in Part 2.
5.2           Permitted communications
                A licensee must operate a ship station Class C non assigned only:
                (a)    for any of the following operations or activities:
                          (i)    commercial operations by radiotelegraphy using Morse;
                         (ii)    non-commercial operations;
                        (iii)    distress, urgency, safety or calling;
                        (iv)    public correspondence;
                         (v)    port operations;
                        (vi)    professional fishing operations;
                       (vii)    radiodetermination communications;
                      (viii)    on-board communications;
                        (xi)    Automatic Indentification Systems purposes; and
               (b)    in accordance with the limitations in this Part about the operation or activity.
5.3           Commercial operations by radiotelegraphy using Morse
                If a licensee operates a ship station Class C non assigned for radiotelegraphy using Morse for commercial operations, the licensee must operate the station:
                (a)    on a frequency mentioned in column 2 of an item in Part 1 of Schedule 4;
               (b)    using a transmitter output power not exceeding the power mentioned in column 3 of the item;
                (c)    to communicate with a station mentioned in column 4 of the item;
               (d)    for a purpose mentioned in column 5 of the item; and
                (e)    in accordance with the limitations (if any) mentioned in italics in column 5 of the item.
 
5.4           Non-commercial operations
                If a licensee operates a ship station Class C non assigned for radiotelephony for non-commercial operations, the licensee must operate the station:
                (a)    on a frequency mentioned in column 2 of an item in Part 2 of Schedule 4;
               (b)    using a transmitter output power not exceeding the power mentioned in column 3 of the item;
                (c)    to communicate with a station mentioned in column 4 of the item; and
               (d)    for a purpose mentioned in column 5 of the item.
5.5           Distress, urgency, safety or calling — MF and HF communications
         (1)   If a licensee operates a ship station Class C non assigned on an MF or HF maritime frequency band for distress, urgency, safety or calling, the licensee must operate the station:
                (a)    on a frequency mentioned in column 2 of an item in Part 1 of Schedule 2;
               (b)    using a transmitter output power not more than the power mentioned in column 4 of the item;
                (c)    to communicate with a station mentioned in column 5 of the item;
               (d)    with a facility mentioned in column 6 of the item;
                (e)    for a purpose mentioned in column 7 of the item; and
                (f)    in accordance with the limitations (if any) mentioned in italics in column 7 of the item.
         (2)   If a limitation mentioned in an item in Part 1 of Schedule 2 states that this subsection applies, the carrier frequency specified in column 2 of the item, must not be used as a calling frequency.
5.6           Distress, urgency, safety or calling — VHF and UHF communications
                If a licensee operates a ship station Class C non assigned on a VHF or UHF maritime frequency band for distress, urgency, safety or calling, the licensee must operate the station:
                (a)    on a frequency mentioned in column 2 of an item in Part 2 of Schedule 2;
               (b)    using a transmitter output power not more than the power mentioned in column 3 of the item;
                (c)    to communicate with a station mentioned in column 4 of the item;
               (d)    with a facility mentioned in column 5 of the item;
                (e)    for a purpose mentioned in column 6 of the item; and
                (f)    in accordance with the limitations (if any) mentioned in italics in column 6 of the item.
5.7           Public correspondence by radiotelephony
                If a licensee operates a ship station Class C non assigned for radiotelephony to transmit public correspondence, the licensee must operate the station:
                (a)    on a frequency mentioned in column 2 of an item in Part 3 of Schedule 2;
               (b)    using a transmitter output power not exceeding the power mentioned in column 4 of the item;
                (c)    to communicate with a station mentioned in column 5 of the item;
               (d)    with a facility mentioned in column 6 of the item; and
                (e)    in accordance with the limitations (if any) mentioned in italics in column 6 of the item.
5.8           Public correspondence by radiotelegraphy using TOR or NBDP
                If a licensee operates a ship station Class C non assigned to transmit public correspondence for radiotelegraphy, the licensee must operate the station:
                (a)    on a frequency mentioned in column 2 of an item in Part 4 of Schedule 2;
               (b)    using a transmitter output power not exceeding the power mentioned in column 4 of the item; and
                (c)    to communicate with a major coast station for the purpose of NBDP or TOR.
5.9           Port operations
                If a licensee operates a ship station Class C non assigned for radiotelephony for port operations, the licensee must operate the station:
                (a)    on a frequency mentioned in column 2 of an item in Part 7 of Schedule 2;
               (b)    using a transmitter output power not exceeding the power mentioned in column 3 of the item;
                (c)    to communicate with a station mentioned in column 4 of the item; and
               (d)    for a purpose mentioned in column 5 of the item.
5.10        Professional fishing operations
                If a licensee operates a ship station Class C non assigned for radiotelephony for professional fishing operations, the licensee must operate the station:
                (a)    on a frequency mentioned in column 2 of an item in Part 8 of Schedule 2;
               (b)    using a transmitter output power not exceeding the power mentioned in column 4 of the item;
                (c)    to communicate with a station mentioned in column 5 of the item; and
               (d)    for a purpose mentioned in column 6 of the item.
 
5.11        Radiodetermination communications
                If a licensee operates a ship station Class C non assigned to transmit radiodetermination communications, the licensee must operate the station:
                (a)    on a frequency in a frequency band, mentioned in column 2 of an item in Part 9 of Schedule 2;
               (b)    using a transmitter output power not exceeding the power mentioned in column 3 of the item; and
                (c)    for a purpose mentioned in column 4 of the item.
5.12        On-board communications
                If a licensee operates a ship station Class C non assigned for on-board communications, the licensee must operate the station:
                (a)    on a frequency mentioned in column 2 of an item in Part 10 of Schedule 2;
               (b)    using a transmitter output power not exceeding the power mentioned in column 3 of the item; and
                (c)    for a purpose mentioned in column 4 of the item.
5.12A      Automatic Identification System (AIS) — ship station Class C non assigned
                If a  licensee operates a ship station Class C non assigned for Automatic Identification System (AIS) purposes, the licensee must operate the station:
                (a)    on a frequency mentioned in column 2 of an item in Part 11 of Schedule 2;
               (b)    using a transmitter output power not exceeding the power mentioned in column 3 of the item; and
                (c)    for a purpose mentioned in column 4 of the item.
5.13        Maintaining watch
                If a licensee operates a ship station Class C non assigned on a type of ship mentioned in column 2 of an item in Schedule 3, the licensee must operate the station to maintain a listening watch in accordance with the requirements in columns 3 and 4 of the item.
5.14        Response to distress, urgency or safety messages and record keeping
         (1)   A licensee that operates a ship station Class C non assigned that:
                (a)    receives a distress, urgency or safety message from another station; and
               (b)    does not immediately receive an indication that the message has been acknowledged,
                 must comply with subsections (2) and (3).
 
         (2)   The licensee must ensure, by the quickest and most effective means available, that:
                (a)    an acknowledgement of the message is directed to the other station; and
               (b)    the message is forwarded to:
                          (i)    the station or SAR authority named in the message; or
                         (ii)    if the message does not name a station or SAR authority — an appropriate station or SAR authority.
         (3)   The licensee must keep, for at least 2 years, a record of the following information relating to a message mentioned in subsection (1):
                (a)    the date and time of reception of the message;
               (b)    the identity of the other station;
                (c)    the frequency on which the message was received;
               (d)    the information in the message;
                (e)    the action taken by the licensee to comply with subsection (2).
Part 6                 Transitional and savings – maritime ship station manufactured or imported before commencement day
 
6.1    Definitions
In this Part:
          commencement day means the day specified in section 1.2.
former determination means the Radiocommunications Licence Conditions (Maritime Ship Licence) Determination 2002.
 
6.2      Effect despite revocation
This Part has effect despite the revocation of the former determination.
 
            6.3    Application
This Part only applies to maritime ship stations manufactured in, or imported into, Australia before the commencement day.
 
6.4    Deemed compliance with section 2.2
A licensee who operates a maritime ship station to which this Part applies is taken to comply with section 2.2 of this Determination, if the licensee is in compliance with section 2.2 of the former determination as in force immediately before the commencement day.
 
 
 
 
 
Schedule 1       Specified standards and documents
                                                  (section 2.2)                                                    
Part 1     Standards
For section 2.2, the following standards are specified:
Radiocommunications (Devices Used in the Inshore Boating Radio Services Band) Standard 2008;
Radiocommunications (MF and HF Radiotelephone Equipment - International Maritime Mobile Service) Standard 2014; and
Radiocommunications (VHF Radiotelephone Equipment – Maritime Mobile Service) Standard 2014.
 
Part 2     Documents
For section 2.2, the following documents are specified:
IEC 61993-2, Edition 2, Maritime navigation and radiocommunication equipment and systems – Automatic identification systems – Part 2: Class A shipborne equipment of the automatic identification system (AIS) – Operational and performance requirements, methods of test and required test results, published by the International Electrotechnical Commission, as existing from time to time;
IEC 62287.1, Edition 2, Maritime navigation and radiocommunication equipment and systems—Class B shipborne equipment of the automatic identification system (AIS) Part 1: Carrier-sense time division multiple access (CSTDMA) techniques, published by the International Electrotechnical Commission, as existing from time to time; and
IEC 62287.2, Edition 1, Maritime navigation and radiocommunication equipment and systems - Class B shipborne equipment of the automatic identification system (AIS) - Part 2: Self-organising time division multiple access (SOTDMA) techniques, published by the International Electrotechnical Commission, as existing from time to time.
Note: Documents made or published by the International Electrotechnical Commission are available at http://www.iec.ch.
 
Schedule 2        Operating requirements for maritime ship stations Class B non assigned and Class C non assigned
(sections 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9, 3.10, 3.11, 3.12, 3.13, 5.5, 5.6, 5.7, 5.8, 5.9, 5.10, 5.11, 5.12 and 5.12A)
Note 1: A frequency mentioned in column 2 of an item in this Schedule applies to the sending of a transmission and the receipt of a transmission, unless the frequency is accompanied by the suffix ‘Tx’ (which refers only to the sending of a transmission) or ‘Rx’ (which refers only to the receipt of a transmission).
Note 2: The frequencies in Part 1 of this Schedule are to be used until 31 December 2016, as prescribed in Annex 1 to Appendix 17 (REV. WRC-12) of the ITU Radio Regulations. From 1 January 2017, Annex 2 to Appendix 17 (REV. WRC-12) of the ITU Radio Regulations comes into force.
 
Part 1          MF and HF communications for distress, urgency, safety or calling
 
Item
Carrier frequency
(Channel number)
Maximum transmitter output power (ship station Class B non assigned)
Maximum transmitter output power (ship station Class C non assigned)
Stations with which licensee may communicate
Operational facility
Purpose
(Limitations)

MF

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

101
2112 kHz
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pX
LCS
Maritime ship stations
Radio-telephony
Safety of vessels and persons

102
2174.5 kHz
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pX
MCS
NBDP
Distress, urgency and safety

103
2182 kHz
400 watts pX
100 watts pZ
1 500 watts pX
400 watts pZ
MCS
LCS
SAR aircraft station
Maritime ship stations
Radio-telephony
Distress, urgency, safety and calling
Mode of operation must be AM or a compatible SSB mode

104
2187.5 kHz
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pX
LCS
MCS
Maritime ship stations
DSC
Distress, urgency and safety

105
2201 kHz
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pX
MCS
Radio-telephony
Maritime safety information

106
2524 kHz
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pX
LCS
Maritime ship stations
Radio-telephony
Safety of vessels and persons

107
 
 
 
 
 
3 023 kHz
 
 
 
 
 
400 watts pX
 
 
 
 
1 500 watts pX
 
 
 
 
 
Aircraft station
 
Maritime ship stations
Radio-telephony
Radiotelephony Communication when the ship is involved in coordinated air/sea SAR operations

HF

108
4125 kHz
400 watts pX
1 000 watts pX
LCS
MCS
SAR aircraft station
Maritime ship stations
Radio-telephony
Distress, urgency and safety
Calling
Supplementary to 2182 kHz

109
4134 kHz Tx
4426 kHz Rx
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pX
MCS
Radio-telephony
Maritime safety information

110
4177.5 kHz
400 watts pX
1 000 watts pX
MCS
Maritime ship stations
NBDP
Distress, urgency and safety

111
4207.5 kHz
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pX
LCS
MCS
Maritime ship stations
DSC
Distress, urgency and safety

112
4208 kHz Tx
4219.5 kHz Rx
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pX
LCS
MCS
DSC
Calling

113
4620 kHz
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pX
LCS
Maritime ship stations
Radio-telephony
Safety of vessels and persons

114
5680 kHz
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pX
Aircraft Stations
Maritime ship stations
Radio-telephony
Radiotelephony Communication when the ship is involved in coordinated air/sea SAR operations
 

115
6206 kHz Tx
6507 kHz Rx
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pX
MCS
Radio-telephony
Maritime safety information

116
6215 kHz
400 watts pX
1 000 watts pX
LCS
MCS
Maritime ship stations
Radio-telephony
Distress, urgency, safety and calling
Supplementary to 2182 kHz

117
6268 kHz
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pX
MCS
Maritime ship stations
NBDP
Distress, urgency and safety

118
6312 kHz
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pX
LCS
MCS
Maritime ship stations
DSC
Distress, urgency and safety

119
6312.5 kHz Tx
6331 kHz Rx
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pX
LCS
MCS
DSC
Calling

120
8176 kHz
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pX
MCS
Radio-telephony
Maritime safety information

121
8255 kHz
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pX
LCS
MCS
Radio-telephony
Calling

122
8291 kHz
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pX
LCS
MCS
Maritime ship stations
Radio-telephony
Distress, urgency and safety
The licensee must only use this frequency for calling before transmitting safety traffic information

123
8376.5 kHz
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pX
MCS
Maritime ship stations
NBDP
Distress, urgency and safety

124
8414.5 kHz
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pX
LCS
MCS
Maritime ship stations
DSC
Distress, urgency and safety

125
8415 kHz Tx
8436.5 kHz Rx
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pX
LCS
MCS
DSC
Calling

126
12290 kHz
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pX
LCS
MCS
Maritime ship stations
Radio-telephony
Distress, urgency, safety and calling
Subsections 3.3(2) and 5.5(2) apply

127
12359 kHz
400 watts pX
1 000 watts pX
LCS
MCS
Radio-telephony
Calling
Subsections 3.3(2) and 5.2(2) apply

128
12365 kHz
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pX
MCS
Radio-telephony
Maritime safety information

129
12520 kHz
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pX
MCS
Maritime ship stations
NBDP
Distress, urgency and safety

130
12577 kHz
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pX
LCS
MCS
Maritime ship stations
DSC
Distress, urgency and safety

131
12577.5 kHz Tx
12657 kHz Rx
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pX
LCS
MCS
DSC
Calling

132
16420 kHz
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pX
LCS
MCS
Maritime ship stations
Radio-telephony
Distress, urgency, safety and calling
Subsections 3.3(2) and 5.5(2) apply

133
16537 kHz
400 watts pX
1 000 watts pX
LCS
MCS
Radio-telephony
Calling
Subsections 3.3(2) and 5.5(2) apply

134
16695 kHz
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pX
MCS
Maritime ship stations
NBDP
Distress, urgency and safety

135
16804.5 kHz
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pX
LCS
MCS
Maritime ship stations
DSC
Distress, urgency and safety

136
16805 kHz Tx
16903 kHz Rx
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pX
LCS
MCS
DSC
Calling

137
18898.5 kHz Tx
19703.5 kHz Rx
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pX
LCS
MCS
DSC
Calling

138
22374.5 kHz Tx
22444 kHz Rx
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pX
LCS
MCS
DSC
Calling

139
25208.5 kHz Tx
26121 kHz Rx
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pX
LCS
MCS
DSC
Calling

140
27860 kHz
(86)
4 watts pZ
12 watts pX
4 watts pZ
12 watts pX
LCS
Maritime ship stations
Radio-telephony
Distress, urgency, safety and calling
Supplementary to 27880 kHz (channel 88)
Mode of operation must be AM or compatible SSB mode

141
27880 kHz
(88)
4 watts pZ
12 watts pX
4 watts pZ
12 watts pX
LCS
Maritime ship stations
Radio-telephony
Distress, urgency, safety and calling
Mode of operation must be AM or compatible SSB mode

Part 2          VHF and UHF communications for distress, urgency, safety or calling
 
Item
Carrier frequency
(Channel number)
Maximum transmitter output power
Stations with which licensee may communicate
Operational facility
Purpose
(Limitations)

 
 
 
 
 
 

200
 
121.500 MHz
 
25 watts pY
 
Aircraft Stations
 
Maritime Stations
Radio-telephony
 
Radiotelephony Communication when the ship is involved in coordinated air/sea SAR operations

201
123.100 MHz
25 watts pY
Aircraft Stations
 
Maritime Stations
 
Radio-telephony
Radiotelephony Communication when the ship is involved in coordinated air/sea SAR operations

202
156.300 MHz
(06)
25 watts pY
Aircraft stations
Maritime ship stations
Radio-telephony
Radiotelephony Communication when the ship is involved in coordinated air/sea SAR operations

203
156.375 MHz
(67)
25 watts pY
MCS
LCS
Maritime ship stations
Radio-telephony
Distress, urgency and safety
Supplementary to 156.800 MHz (channel 16)

204
156.525 MHz
(70)
25 watts pY
MCS
Maritime ship stations
DSC
Distress, urgency, safety and calling

205
156.650 MHz
(13)
25 watts pY
Maritime ship stations
Radio-telephony
Distress, urgency and safety

206
156.800 MHz
(16)
25 watts pY
MCS
LCS
Maritime ship stations
Radio-telephony
Distress, urgency, safety and calling

207
157.025 MHz Tx
161.625 MHz Rx
(80)
25 watts pY
LCS
Maritime ship stations
Radio-telephony
Distress, urgency, safety and ship movement
The licensee must use this carrier frequency only if direct ship‑to‑ship or ship‑to‑shore communications on other carrier frequencies are not practicable

208
157.050 MHz Tx
161.650 MHz Rx
(21)
25 watts pY
LCS
Maritime ship stations
Radio-telephony
Distress, urgency, safety and ship movement
The licensee must use this carrier frequency only if direct ship‑to‑ship or ship‑to‑shore communications on other carrier frequencies are not practicable

209
157.075 MHz Tx
161.675 MHz Rx
(81)
25 watts pY
LCS
Maritime ship stations
Radio-telephony
Distress, urgency, safety and ship movement
The licensee must use this carrier frequency only if direct ship‑to‑ship or ship‑to‑shore communications on other carrier frequencies are not practicable

210
157.100 MHz Tx
161.700 MHz Rx
(22)
25 watts pY
LCS
Maritime ship stations
Radio-telephony
Distress, urgency, safety and ship movement
The licensee must use this carrier frequency only if direct ship‑to‑ship or ship‑to‑shore communications on other carrier frequencies are not practicable

211
157.125 MHz Tx
161.725 MHz Rx
(82)
25 watts pY
 
LCS
Maritime ship stations
 
Radio-telephony
Distress, urgency, safety and ship movement
The licensee must use this carrier frequency only if direct ship‑to‑ship or ship‑to‑shore communications on other carrier frequencies are not practicable

212
160.900
MHz
(2006)
25 watts pY
 
MCS
LCS
 
Radio-telephony
DSC
AIS
 
Reserved for experimental use for future applications
 

213
161.975
MHz
(AIS-SART
AIS 1)
12.5 watts
pY
 
Maritime
ship stations
MCS
LCS
 
ais
Locating and safety-
related messaging
 

214
162.025
MHz
(AIS-SART
AIS 2
12.5 watts
pY
Maritime
Ship stations
MCS
LCS
AIS
 
Locating and safety-
related messaging

215
 
1626.5 MHz–1646.5 MHz Tx
1530 MHz–1545 MHz Rx
Not applicable
Earth stations
Maritime ship stations
Inmarsat
Distress, urgency and safety
The licensee must use this carrier frequency only to participate in the maritime satellite service

 
 
Part 3          Public correspondence by radiotelephony
 
Item
Carrier frequency
(Channel number)
Maximum transmitter output power (ship station Class B non assigned)
Maximum transmitter output power (ship station Class C non assigned)
Stations with which licensee may communicate
Operational facility
(Limitations)

301
4074 kHz Tx
4366 kHz Rx
(404)
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pZ
MCS
Radiotelephony

302
4077 kHz Tx
4369 kHz Rx
(405)
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pZ
MCS
Radiotelephony

303
4098 kHz Tx
4390 kHz Rx
(412)
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pZ
MCS
Radiotelephony

304
4107 kHz Tx
4399 kHz Rx
(415)
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pZ
MCS
Radiotelephony

305
4113 kHz Tx
4405 kHz Rx
(417)
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pZ
MCS
Radiotelephony

306
4119 kHz Tx
4411 kHz Rx
(419)
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pZ
MCS
Radiotelephony

307
4134 kHz Tx
4426 kHz Rx
(427)
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pZ
MCS
Radiotelephony

308
6218 kHz Tx
6519 kHz Rx
(607)
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pZ
MCS
Radiotelephony

309
8198 kHz Tx
8722 kHz Rx
(802)
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pZ
MCS
Radiotelephony

310
8210 kHz Tx
8734 kHz Rx
(806)
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pZ
MCS
Radiotelephony

311
8225 kHz Tx
8749 kHz Rx
(811)
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pZ
MCS
Radiotelephony

312
8237 kHz Tx
8761 kHz Rx
(815)
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pZ
MCS
Radiotelephony

313
8243 kHz Tx
8767 kHz Rx
(817)
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pZ
MCS
Radiotelephony

314
8258 kHz Tx
8782 kHz Rx
(822)
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pZ
MCS
Radiotelephony

315
8279 kHz Tx
8803 kHz Rx
(829)
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pZ
MCS
Radiotelephony

316
8708 kHz
(834)
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pZ
MCS
Radiotelephony

317
12236 kHz Tx
13083 kHz Rx
(1203)
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pZ
MCS
Radiotelephony

318
12305 kHz Tx
13152 kHz Rx
(1226)
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pZ
MCS
Radiotelephony

319
12308 kHz Tx
13155 kHz Rx
(1227)
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pZ
MCS
Radiotelephony

320
12314 kHz Tx
13161 kHz Rx
(1229)
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pZ
MCS
Radiotelephony

321
12320 kHz Tx
13167 kHz Rx
(1231)
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pZ
MCS
Radiotelephony

322
16363 kHz Tx
17245 kHz Rx
(1602)
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pZ
MCS
Radiotelephony

323
16369 kHz Tx
17251 kHz Rx
(1604)
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pZ
MCS
Radiotelephony

324
16387 kHz Tx
17269 kHz Rx
(1610)
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pZ
MCS
Radiotelephony

325
16393 kHz Tx
17275 kHz Rx
(1612)
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pZ
MCS
Radiotelephony

326
16423 kHz Tx
17305 kHz Rx
(1622)
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pZ
MCS
Radiotelephony

327
22006 kHz Tx
22702 kHz Rx
(2203)
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pZ
MCS
Radiotelephony

328
22033 kHz Tx
22729 kHz Rx
(2212)
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pZ
MCS
Radiotelephony

329
22066 kHz Tx
22762 kHz Rx
(2223)
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pZ
MCS
Radiotelephony

330
22081 kHz Tx
22777 kHz Rx
(2228)
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pZ
MCS
Radiotelephony

331
22087 kHz Tx
22783 kHz Rx
(2230)
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pZ
MCS
Radiotelephony

332
22111 kHz Tx
22807 kHz Rx
(2238)
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pZ
MCS
Radiotelephony

333
25073 kHz Tx
26148 kHz Rx
(2502)
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pZ
MCS
Radiotelephony

334
156.025 MHz Tx
160.625 MHz Rx
(60)
25 watts pY
25 watts pY
MCS
Radiotelephony

335
156.050 MHz Tx
160.650 MHz Rx
(01)
25 watts pY
25 watts pY
MCS
Radiotelephony

336
156.075 MHz Tx
160.675 MHz Rx
(61)
25 watts pY
25 watts pY
MCS
Radiotelephony

337
156.100 MHz Tx
160.700 MHz Rx
(02)
25 watts pY
25 watts pY
MCS
Radiotelephony

338
156.125 MHz Tx
160.725 MHz Rx
(62)
25 watts pY
25 watts pY
MCS
Radiotelephony

339
156.150 MHz Tx
160.750 MHz Rx
(03)
25 watts pY
25 watts pY
MCS
Radiotelephony

340
156.175 MHz Tx
160.775 MHz Rx
(63)
25 watts pY
25 watts pY
MCS
Radiotelephony

341
156.200 MHz Tx
160.800 MHz Rx
(04)
25 watts pY
25 watts pY
MCS
Radiotelephony

342
156.250 MHz Tx
160.850 MHz Rx
(05)
25 watts pY
25 watts pY
MCS
Radiotelephony

343
156.325 MHz Tx
160.925 MHz Rx
(66)
25 watts pY
25 watts pY
MCS
Radiotelephony

344
156.350 MHz Tx
160.950 MHz Rx
(07)
25 watts pY
25 watts pY
MCS
Radiotelephony

345
157.075 MHz Tx
161.675 MHz Rx
(81)
25 watts pY
25 watts pY
MCS
Radiotelephony

346
157.150 MHz Tx
161.750 MHz Rx
(23)
25 watts pY
25 watts pY
MCS
Radiotelephony

347
157.175 MHz Tx
161.775 MHz Rx
(83)
25 watts pY
25 watts pY
MCS
Radiotelephony

348
157.200 MHz Tx
161.800 MHz Rx
(24)
25 watts pY
25 watts pY
MCS
Radiotelephony

349
157.225 MHz Tx
161.825 MHz Rx
(84)
25 watts pY
25 watts pY
MCS
Radiotelephony

350
157.250 MHz Tx
161.850 MHz Rx
(25)
25 watts pY
25 watts pY
MCS
Radiotelephony

351
157.275 MHz Tx
161.875 MHz Rx
(85)
25 watts pY
25 watts pY
MCS
Radiotelephony

352
157.300 MHz Tx
161.900 MHz Rx
(26)
25 watts pY
25 watts pY
MCS
Radiotelephony

353
157.325 MHz Tx
161.925 MHz Rx
(86)
25 watts pY
25 watts pY
MCS
Radiotelephony

354
157.350 MHz Tx
161.950 MHz Rx
(27)
25 watts pY
25 watts pY
MCS
Radiotelephony

355
157.400 MHz Tx
162.000 MHz Rx
(28)
25 watts pY
25 watts pY
MCS
Radiotelephony

356
1625.5 MHz–1647.5 MHz Tx
1525 MHz–1545 MHz Rx
Terminal type C: 12 dBW EIRP
Terminal type A: 37 dBW EIRP
Terminal type M: 29 dBW EIRP
Terminal type B: 33 dBW EIRP
Terminal type C: 12 dBW EIRP
Terminal type A: 37 dBW EIRP
Terminal type M: 29 dBW EIRP
Terminal type B: 33 dBW EIRP
Earth station
Inmarsat
The licensee must give priority to the reception of distress, urgency and safety messages over public correspondence


Part 4          Public correspondence by radiotelegraphy for NBDP or TOR facilities
 
Item
Carrier frequency
Maximum transmitter output power (ship station Class B non assigned)
Maximum transmitter output power (ship station Class C non assigned)

401
4175.0 kHz Tx
4213.0 kHz Rx
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pX

402
4177.0 kHz Tx
4215.0 kHz Rx
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pX

403
4178.0 kHz Tx
4215.5 kHz Rx
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pX

404
4179.0 kHz Tx
4216.5 kHz Rx
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pX

405
6265.5 kHz Tx
6317.0 kHz Rx
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pX

406
6267.5 kHz Tx
6319.0 kHz Rx
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pX

407
6268.5 kHz Tx
6319.5 kHz Rx
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pX

408
6269.5 kHz Tx
6320.5 kHz Rx
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pX

409
8379.0 kHz Tx
8419.0 kHz Rx
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pX

410
8381.0 kHz Tx
8421.0 kHz Rx
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pX

411
8382.0 kHz Tx
8422.0 kHz Rx
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pX

412
8383.0 kHz Tx
8423.0 kHz Rx
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pX

413
12479.5 kHz Tx
12582.0 kHz Rx
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pX

414
12481.5 kHz Tx
12584.0 kHz Rx
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pX

415
12482.5 kHz Tx
12585.0 kHz Rx
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pX

416
12483.5 kHz Tx
12586.0 kHz Rx
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pX

417
16686.0 kHz Tx
16809.5 kHz Rx
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pX

418
16688.0 kHz Tx
16811.5 kHz Rx
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pX

419
16689.0 kHz Tx
16812.5 kHz Rx
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pX

420
16690.0 kHz Tx
16813.5 kHz Rx
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pX

421
18873.0 kHz Tx
19683.5 kHz Rx
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pX

422
18875.0 kHz Tx
19685.5 kHz Rx
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pX

423
18876.0 kHz Tx
19686.5 kHz Rx
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pX

424
18877.0 kHz Tx
19687.5 kHz Rx
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pX

425
22287.0 kHz Tx
22379.0 kHz Rx
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pX

426
22290.0 kHz Tx
22382.0 kHz Rx
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pX

427
22291.0 kHz Tx
22383.0 kHz Rx
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pX

428
22289.0 kHz Tx
22381.0 kHz Rx
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pX

429
25175.5 kHz Tx
26103.5 kHz Rx
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pX

430
25177.5 kHz Tx
26105.5 kHz Rx
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pX

431
25178.5 kHz Tx
26106.5 kHz Rx
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pX

432
25179.5 kHz Tx
26107.5 kHz Rx
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pX

Part 5          Commercial operations
 
Item
Carrier frequency
(Channel number)
Maximum transmitter output power
Stations with which licensee may communicate
Purpose
(Limitations)

501
1715 kHz
400 watts pX
LCS
Maritime ship stations
Calling and working
The station must communicate only with:
(a)     a limited coast station operated by the same commercial organisation as the licensee’s station; or
(b)     a ship station affiliated with the same commercial organisation as the licensee’s station

502
1725 kHz
400 watts pX
LCS
Maritime ship stations
Calling and working
The station must communicate only with:
(a)     a limited coast station operated by the same commercial organisation as the licensee’s station; or
(b)     a ship station affiliated with the same commercial organisation as the licensee’s station
 

503
1775 kHz
400 watts pX
LCS
Maritime ship stations
Calling and working
The station must communicate only with:
(a)     a limited coast station operated by the same commercial organisation as the licensee’s station; or
(b)     a ship station affiliated with the same commercial organisation as the licensee’s station

504
2008 kHz
400 watts pX
LCS
Maritime ship stations
Calling and working
The station must communicate only with:
(a)     a limited coast station operated by the same commercial organisation as the licensee’s station; or
(b)     a ship station affiliated with the same commercial organisation as the licensee’s station

505
2032 kHz
400 watts pX
LCS
Maritime ship stations
Calling and working
The station must communicate only with:
(a)     a limited coast station operated by the same commercial organisation as the licensee’s station; or
(b)     a ship station affiliated with the same commercial organisation as the licensee’s station

506
2436 kHz
400 watts pX
LCS
Maritime ship stations
Calling and working
The station must communicate only with:
(a)     a limited coast station operated by the same commercial organisation as the licensee’s station; or
(b)     a ship station affiliated with the same commercial organisation as the licensee’s station

507
2524 kHz
400 watts pX
LCS
Maritime ship stations
Safety of vessels and persons

508
2638 kHz
400 watts pX
Maritime ship stations
Calling and working

509
27680 kHz
(68)
12 watts pX
4 watts pZ
LCS
Maritime ship stations
Calling and working

510
156.300 MHz
(06)
25 watts pY
Maritime ship stations
Calling and working

511
156.400 MHz
(08)
25 watts pY
Maritime ship stations
Calling and working

512
156.625 MHz
(72)
25 watts pY
Maritime ship stations
Calling and working

513
156.725 MHz
(74)
25 watts pY
LCS
Maritime ship stations
Calling and working

514
156.925 MHz Tx
161.525 MHz Rx
(78)
25 watts pY
LCS
Calling and working

 
 
 
Part 6          Non-commercial operations
 
Item
Carrier frequency
(Channel number)
Maximum transmitter output power
Stations with which licensee may communicate
Purpose
(Limitations)

601
1715 kHz
400 watts pX
LCS
Maritime ship stations
Calling and working
The station must communicate only with:
(a)     a limited coast station operated by the same non‑commercial organisation as the licensee’s station; or
(b)     a ship station affiliated with the same non‑commercial organisation as the licensee’s station

602
1725 kHz
400 watts pX
LCS
Maritime ship stations
Calling and working
The station must communicate only with:
(a)     a limited coast station operated by the same non‑commercial organisation as the licensee’s station; or
(b)     a ship station affiliated with the same non‑commercial organisation as the licensee’s station

603
1775 kHz
400 watts pX
LCS
Maritime ship stations
Calling and working
The station must communicate only with:
(a)     a limited coast station operated by the same non‑commercial organisation as the licensee’s station; or
(b)     a ship station affiliated with the same non‑commercial organisation as the licensee’s station

604
2008 kHz
400 watts pX
LCS
Maritime ship stations
Calling and working
The station must communicate only with:
(a)     a limited coast station operated by the same non‑commercial organisation as the licensee’s station; or
(b)     a ship station affiliated with the same non‑commercial organisation as the licensee’s station

605
2032 kHz
400 watts pX
LCS
Maritime ship stations
Calling and working
The station must communicate only with:
(a)     a limited coast station operated by the same non‑commercial organisation as the licensee’s station; or
(b)     a ship station affiliated with the same non‑commercial organisation as the licensee’s station

606
2284 kHz
400 watts pX
Maritime ship stations
Calling and working

607
2436 kHz
400 watts pX
LCS
Maritime ship stations
Calling and working
The station must communicate only with:
(a)     a limited coast station operated by the same non‑commercial organisation as the licensee’s station; or
(b)     a ship station affiliated with the same non‑commercial organisation as the licensee’s station

608
2524 kHz
400 watts pX
LCS
Maritime ship stations
Safety of vessels and persons
Calling and working

609
27900 kHz
(90)
12 watts pX
4 watts pZ
LCS
Calling and working
The station must communicate only with a limited coast station operated by the same inshore boating service organisation or the inshore boating service organisation of which the licensee is a member

610
27910 kHz
(91)
12 watts pX
4 watts pZ
LCS
Calling and working
The station must communicate only with a limited coast station operated by the same inshore boating service organisation or the inshore boating service organisation of which the licensee is a member

611
27940 kHz
(94)
12 watts pX
4 watts pZ
LCS
Maritime ship stations
Calling and working
The station must communicate only with:
(a)     a limited coast station operated by the same inshore boating service organisation or the inshore boating service organisation of which the licensee is a member; or
(b)     a station affiliated with the organisation for the conduct of events by inshore boating service organisations

612
27960 kHz
(96)
12 watts pX
4 watts pZ
Maritime ship stations
Calling and working

613
27980 kHz
(98)
12 watts pX
4 watts pZ
LCS
Maritime ship stations
Calling and working
The station must communicate only with a station operated by a recognised rescue organisation, including a station on land

614
156.625 MHz
(72)
25 watts pY
Maritime ship stations
Calling and working

615
156.675 MHz
(73)
25 watts pY
LCS
Maritime ship stations
Calling and working

616
156.875 MHz
(77)
25 watts pY
Maritime ship stations
Calling and working

Part 7          Port operations
 
Item
Carrier frequency
(Channel number)
Maximum transmitter output power
Stations with which licensee may communicate
Purpose
 

701
156.300 MHz
(06)
25 watts pY
Maritime ship stations
Calling and working

702
156.400 MHz
(08)
25 watts pY
Maritime ship stations
Calling and working

703
156.425 MHz
(68)
25 watts pY
LCS
Calling and working

704
156.450 MHz
(09)
25 watts pY
LCS
Maritime ship stations
Calling and working

705
156.500 MHz
(10)
25 watts pY
LCS
Maritime ship stations
Calling and working

706
156.550 MHz
(11)
25 watts pY
LCS
Calling and working

707
156.600 MHz
(12)
25 watts pY
LCS
Calling and working

708
156.625 MHz
(72)
25 watts pY
Maritime ship stations
Calling and working

709
156.650 MHz
(13)
25 watts pY
LCS
Maritime ship stations
Calling and working

710
156.700 MHz
(14)
25 watts pY
LCS
Calling and working

711
156.975 MHz Tx
161.575 MHz Rx
(79)
25 watts pY
LCS
Calling and working

712
157.000 MHz Tx
161.600 MHz Rx
(20)
25 watts pY
LCS
Calling and working

713
 
 
714
157.375 MHz
(87)
 
157.425 MHz
(88)
25 watts pY
 
 
25 watts pY
 
LCS
 
 
LCS
Calling and working
 
 
Calling and working

 
Part 8          Professional fishing operations
 
Item
Carrier frequency
(Channel number)
Maximum transmitter output power (ship station Class B non assigned)
Maximum transmitter output power (ship station Class C non assigned)
Stations with which licensee may communicate
Purpose

801
2112 kHz
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pZ
LCS
Maritime ship stations
Calling and working

802
2164 kHz
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pZ
Maritime ship stations
Calling and working

803
4535 kHz
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pZ
LCS
Maritime ship stations
Safety of vessels and persons
Calling and working

804
4620 kHz
400 watts pX
1 500 watts pZ
LCS
Maritime ship stations
Calling and working

805
27720 kHz
(72)
12 watts pX
4 watts pZ
25 watts pY
LCS
Maritime ship stations
Calling and working

806
27820 kHz
(82)
12 watts pX
4 watts pZ
25 watts pY
LCS
Maritime ship stations
Calling and working

807
156.575 MHz
(71)
25 watts pY
25 watts pY
LCS
Maritime ship stations
Calling and working

808
156.625 MHz
(72)
25 watts pY
25 watts pY
Maritime ship stations
Calling and working

809
156.875 MHz
(77)
25 watts pY
25 watts pY
Maritime ship stations
Calling and working

Part 9          Radiodetermination communications
 
Item
 
Frequency band
Maximum transmitter output power
Purpose

901
 
2.9 GHz–3.1 GHz
60 kilowatts pX
Maritime Radionavigation (radar)

902
 
9.2 GHz–9.5 GHz
60 kilowatts pX
Maritime Radionavigation (radar)

Part 10        On-board communications
 
Item
Carrier frequency
Maximum transmitter output power
Purpose

1001
457.525 MHz
457.550 MHz
457.575 MHz
467.525 MHz
467.550 MHz
467.575 MHz
2 watts pY
Calling and working

 
Part 11        Automatic Identification System
 
Item
Carrier frequency
(Channel number)
Maximum transmitter output power
Purpose

1101
161.975 MHz
(AIS 1)
12.5 watts pY
AIS

1102
 
 
 
162.025 MHz
(AIS 2)
 
 
12.5 watts pY
 
 
 
 
 
 
AIS
 
Note: VHF channels 27, 28, 87 and 88 may be used for possible testing of future AIS applications without causing harmful interference to, or claiming protection from, existing applications and stations operating in the fixed and mobile services. (Note Z, Appendix 18, ITU Radio Regulations).

 
Schedule 3        Ship station Class C stations: requirements for maintaining watch
(sections 4.2 and 5.13)
  
Item
Type of ship
Type of watch to be maintained
Requirements

1
Ship equipped in accordance with GMDSS, and fitted with a VHF DSC radio installation
Continuous watch on VHF DSC channel 70
 

2
Ship equipped in accordance with GMDSS, and fitted with an MF radio installation
Continuous watch on the distress and safety DSC frequency 2187.5 kHz
 

3
Ship equipped in accordance with GMDSS
Continuous watch on the distress and safety DSC frequencies 2187.5 kHz and 8414.5 kHz
Continuous watch on at least 1 of the distress and safety DSC frequencies 4207.5 kHz, 6312 kHz, 12577 kHz and 16804.5 kHz, as appropriate to the time of day and the ship’s geographical position
The watch may be kept using a scanning receiver

4
Every ship equipped in accordance with GMDSS
Continuous watch for satellite shore-to-ship distress alert relays
The watch must be kept using Enhanced Group Calling over the Inmarsat C system

5
Every ship
Radio watch for broadcast of maritime safety information
The watch must be kept on the appropriate frequency or frequencies on which the information is broadcast for the area where the ship is located

6
Every ship
Continuous (when practicable) listening watch on VHF channel 16 (156.80 MHz)
The watch must be kept at the position from which the ship is normally navigated

 
 
 
Note: Radio watch requirements for ship stations Class B may be subject to the provisions of the National Standard for Commercial Vessels or Marine Orders published or made by AMSA.

 
 
 
 

 
Schedule 4        Ship station Class C non assigned: operating requirements
(sections 5.3 and 5.4)
Note 1: A frequency mentioned in column 2 of an item in this Schedule applies to the sending of a transmission and the receipt of a transmission, unless the frequency is accompanied by the suffix ‘Tx’ (which refers only to the sending of a transmission) or ‘Rx’ (which refers only to the receipt of a transmission).
Note 2: The frequencies in Part 1 of this Schedule are to be used until 31 December 2016, as prescribed in Annex 1 to Appendix 17 (REV. WRC-12) of the ITU Radio Regulations. From 1 January 2017, Annex 2 to Appendix 17 (REV. WRC-12) of the ITU Radio Regulations comes into force.
Note 3: References to ‘Group’ series and ‘Channel’ series in Part 1 are references to the groups and channels that the carrier frequencies relate to, as set out in Annex 1 to Appendix 17 of the ITU Radio Regulations.
Part 1          Commercial operations by radiotelegraphy using Morse
 
Item
Carrier frequency
(Channel number)
Maximum transmitter output power
Stations with which licensee may communicate
Purpose
(Limitations)

 
 
 
 
 

101
8368.5 kHz
1 500 watts pZ
MCS
Ship station Class C
Calling

102
4184.0 kHz
6276.0 kHz
8368.0 kHz
12552.0 kHz
16736.0 kHz
22280.5 kHz
25172.0 kHz
1 500 watts pZ
MCS
Ship station Class C
Calling
Group Common Series 3

103
4184.5 kHz
6276.5 kHz
8369.0 kHz
12553.5 kHz
16738.0 kHz
22281.0 kHz
25172.0 kHz
1 500 watts pZ
MCS
Ship station Class C
Calling
Group Common Series 4

104
4186.0 kHz
6280.0 kHz
8370.0 kHz
12554.0 kHz
16738.5 kHz
22284.5 kHz
25172.5 kHz
1 500 watts pZ
MCS
Ship station Class C
Calling
Group IV Series 9

105
4186.5 kHz
6280.5 kHz
8370.5 kHz
12554.5 kHz
16738.5 kHz
22284.0 kHz
25172.5 kHz
1 500 watts pZ
MCS
Ship station Class C
Calling
Group IV Series 10

106
4191.5 kHz
6289.0 kHz
8346.0 kHz
12426.5 kHz
16623.5 kHz
22246.5 kHz
25166.0 kHz
1 500 watts pZ
MCS
Ship station Class C
Working
Channel 10 Series

107
4193.5 kHz
6291.5 kHz
8348.5 kHz
12428.5 kHz
16625.5 kHz
22248.5 kHz
25168.0 kHz
1 500 watts pZ
MCS
Ship station Class C
Working
Channel 14 Series

108
4195.5 kHz
6293.5 kHz
8350.5 kHz
12430.5 kHz
16627.5 kHz
22250.5 kHz
25170.0 kHz
1 500 watts pZ
MCS
Ship station Class C
Working
Channel 18 Series

109
4197.5 kHz
6295.5 kHz
8352.5 kHz
12432.5 kHz
16629.5 kHz
22252.5 kHz
1 500 watts pZ
MCS
Ship station Class C
Working
Channel 22 Series

110
4198.5 kHz
6296.5 kHz
8353.5 kHz
12433.5 kHz
16630.5 kHz
22253.5 kHz
1 500 watts pZ
MCS
Ship station Class C
Working
Channel 24 Series

111
4201.5 kHz
6299.5 kHz
8356.5 kHz
12436.5 kHz
16633.5 kHz
22256.5 kHz
1 500 watts pZ
MCS
Ship station Class C
Working
Channel 30 Series

112
8358.5 kHz
12438.5 kHz
16635.5 kHz
22258.5 kHz
1 500 watts pZ
MCS
Ship station Class C
Working
Channel 34 Series

113
8361.5 kHz
12441.5 kHz
16638.5 kHz
22261.5 kHz
1 500 watts pZ
MCS
Ship station Class C
Working
Channel 40 Series

114
8363.5 kHz
12443.5 kHz
16640.5 kHz
22263.5 kHz
1 500 watts pZ
MCS
Ship station Class C
Working
Channel 44 Series

115
8371.5 kHz
12446.5 kHz
16643.5 kHz
22266.5 kHz
1 500 watts pZ
MCS
Ship station Class C
Working
Channel 50 Series

116
6298.0 kHz
(27)
8355.0 kHz
(27)
22277.5 kHz
(72)
26163.0 kHz
(04)
1 500 watts pZ
MCS
Ship station Class C
Working
Channels Various

 
 
Part 2          Non-commercial operations
 
Item
Carrier frequency
(Channel number)
Maximum transmitter output power
Stations with which licensee may communicate
Purpose

201
2284 kHz
1 500 watts pX
Maritime ship station located on a yacht or another pleasure craft
Calling and working

 
 
 
 
 

202
2524 kHz
1 500 watts pX
LCMRS
Ship station Class B
Calling and working

203
156.300 MHz
(06)
25 watts pY
Ship station Class B
Calling and working

204
156.400 MHz
(08)
25 watts pY
Ship station Class B
Calling and working

205
156.625 MHz
(72)
25 watts pY
Ship station Class B
Calling and working

206
156.675 MHz
(73)
25 watts pY
LCMRS
Ship station Class B
Calling and working

207
156.725 MHz
(74)
25 watts pY
LCMRS
Ship station Class B
Calling and working

208
156.875 MHz
(77)
25 watts pY
Ship station Class B
Calling and working