MANUAL FOR USE BY THE MARITIME MOBILE AND MARITIME MOBILE—SATELLITE SERVICES
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The present official ITU Manual has been released in accordance with the Radio Regulations, Article 20 and takes into consideration all results obtained in the course of the relevant technical studies conducted in the ITU-R. This set consists of two separate volumes. The first volume opens with the introductory information,, followed by the detailed system overview of the GMDSS describing the working principles, communication services. provision of MSI and major sub-systems.
The scope of main activities and responsibilities is also addressed here together with the general rules, radio- and operational procedures established within the system, proper use of the radio frequencies for alerting, requirements to the radio personnel, station identification, other procedures and related publication. The appendix contains the terminology and definitions, technical characteristics, tables of allocation, glossary and abbreviations.
The second volume of the set is intended to provide the extracts from the numerous regulatory documents directly associated with the maritime operations, such as the ITU Convention. Among the issues addressed in this part there are responsibilities, suspension of services, infringements, harmful interference, distress calls/messages, monetary unit, secret language and so many other relevant and important information.
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