Re: Maritime Frequencies


iolo roberts <iolex@...>
 

It used to be a requirement for vessels to carry qualified Radio Officers. This is no longer the case. Deck Officers now undergo training in GMDSS. All systems are doubled up for the event of a failure.
Check out GMDSS in Google.


On 2 Mar 2020, at 19:46, Michael.2E0IHW via Groups.Io <blumu@...> wrote:


Scary... Most tubs may have vintage HF equipment.
What if digi-wonders fail???

I muse over our blind dependence on
the wonders of modern tech...

Must needs polish up my sextant?
Okay, a bit OTT...

Michael 2E0IHW

On 02/03/2020 18:12, Max wrote:
Hi Derek
Not an expert on this by any means but I would imagine that the requirement for nearly all of this sort of traffic has now been replaced by AIS and Inmarsat?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automatic_identification_system
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inmarsat
Max



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