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Ship Station (Radio) Technical Regulations, 1999 (SOR/2000-265)

Regulations are current to 2020-03-19 and last amended on 2017-07-13. Previous Versions

VHF Radio Installations (continued)

  •  (1) A VHF radio installation on board a Safety Convention ship shall meet the standards set out in International Maritime Organization Resolution A.803(19), entitled Performance Standards for Shipborne VHF Radio Installations Capable of Voice Communication and Digital Selective Calling and be certified by a country to which the Safety Convention applies as having passed the tests set out in the following standards of either

    • (a) the International Electrotechnical Commission:

      • (i) IEC 1097-3, entitled Global maritime distress and safety system (GMDSS) — Part 3: Digital selective calling (DSC) equipment — Operational and performance requirements, methods of testing and required testing results,

      • (ii) IEC 1097-7, entitled Global maritime distress and safety system (GMDSS) - Part 7: Shipborne VHF radiotelephone transmitters and receivers — Operational and performance requirements, methods of testing and required test results, and

      • (iii) IEC 1097-8, entitled Global maritime distress and safety system (GMDSS) — Part 8: Shipborne watchkeeping receivers for the reception of digital selective calling (DSC) in the maritime MF, MF/HF and VHF bands — Operational and performance requirements, methods of testing and required test results; or

    • (b) the European Telecommunications Standards Institute:

      • (i) EN 300 338, entitled Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Technical characteristics and methods of measurement for equipment for generation, transmission and reception of Digital Selective Calling (DSC) in the maritime MF, MF/HF and/or VHF mobile service,

      • (ii) EN 301 033, entitled Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Technical characteristics and methods of measurement for shipborne watchkeeping receivers for reception of Digital Selective Calling (DSC) in the maritime MF, MF/HF and VHF bands, and

      • (iii) ETS 300 162, entitled Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Radiotelephone transmitters and receivers for the maritime mobile service operating in the VHF bands; Technical characteristics and methods of measurement.

  • (2) A VHF radio installation on board a ship that is not a Safety Convention ship shall

    • (a) meet the standards prescribed in subsection (1);

    • (b) be certified by a country to which the Safety Convention applies as having passed the tests set out in standard EN 301 025 of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute, entitled Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Technical characteristics and methods of measurement for VHF radiotelephone equipment for general communications and associated equipment for Class “D” Digital Selective Calling (DSC); or

    • (c) be certified by a country to which the Safety Convention applies as having passed the tests set out in standard IEC 62238 of the International Electrotechnical Commission, entitled Maritime navigation and radiocommunication equipment and systems — VHF radiotelephone equipment incorporating Class “D” digital selective calling (DSC) — Methods of testing and required test results.

  • SOR/2003-386, s. 3

MF Radio Installations

 An MF radio installation on a ship shall permit

  • (a) the transmitting and receiving of distress and safety signals

    • (i) using DSC on frequency 2 187.5 kHz,

    • (ii) by voice communications on frequency 2 182 kHz, and

    • (iii) by voice communications on any other frequencies that are specifically assigned for the transmission of maritime safety information in the area in which the ship is navigating; and

  • (b) the maintaining of a DSC continuous watch on frequency 2 187.5 kHz.

 An MF radio installation shall meet the standards set out in International Maritime Organization Resolution A.804(19), entitled Performance Standards for Shipborne MF Radio Installations Capable of Voice Communication and Digital Selective Calling, and shall be certified by a country to which the Safety Convention applies as having passed the tests set out in the following standards of either

  • (a) the International Electrotechnical Commission:

    • (i) IEC 1097-3, entitled Global maritime distress and safety system (GMDSS) — Part 3: Digital selective calling (DSC) equipment — Operational and performance requirements, methods of testing and required testing results,

    • (ii) IEC 1097-8, entitled Global maritime distress and safety system (GMDSS) — Part 8: Shipborne watchkeeping receivers for the reception of digital selective calling (DSC) in the maritime MF, MF/HF and VHF bands — Operational and performance requirements, methods of testing and required test results, and

    • (iii) IEC 1097-9, entitled Global maritime distress and safety system (GMDSS) — Part 9: Shipborne transmitters and receivers for use in the MF and HF bands suitable for telephony, digital selective calling (DSC) and narrow band direct printing (NBDP) — Operational and performance requirements, methods of testing and required test results; or

  • (b) the European Telecommunications Standards Institute:

    • (i) EN 300 338, entitled Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Technical characteristics and methods of measurement for equipment for generation, transmission and reception of Digital Selective Calling (DSC) in the maritime MF, MF/HF and/or VHF mobile service,

    • (ii) EN 301 033, entitled Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Technical characteristics and methods of measurement for shipborne watchkeeping receivers for reception of Digital Selective Calling (DSC) in the maritime MF, MF/HF and VHF bands, and

    • (iii) ETS 300 373, entitled Radio Equipment and Systems (RES); Technical characteristics and methods of measurement for maritime mobile transmitters and receivers for use in the MF and HF bands.

MF/HF Radio Installations

  •  (1) An MF/HF radio installation shall be capable of transmitting and receiving distress and safety signals on

    • (a) all frequencies in the MF band from 1 605 kHz to 4 000 kHz inclusive that are specifically assigned to the maritime mobile service;

    • (b) all frequencies in the HF band from 4 001 kHz to 27 500 kHz inclusive that are specifically assigned to the maritime mobile service; and

    • (c) any other frequencies that are specifically assigned for the transmission of maritime safety information in the area in which the ship is navigating.

  • (2) An MF/HF radio installation shall be capable of maintaining a DSC continuous watch on

    • (a) frequency 2 187.5 kHz;

    • (b) frequency 8 414.5 kHz; and

    • (c) at least one of the following DSC distress and safety frequencies, namely,

      • (i) 4 207.5 kHz,

      • (ii) 6 312 kHz,

      • (iii) 12 577 kHz, or

      • (iv) 16 804.5 kHz.

  • (3) Paragraph (1)(a) does not apply in respect of an MF/HF radio installation that is on board a ship that is not a Safety Convention ship and is capable of transmitting and receiving on the frequencies that are specifically assigned for the transmission of maritime safety information in the area in which the ship is navigating.

 An MF/HF radio installation’s transmitter on board a ship shall be capable of delivering 125 W peak envelope power at the output of the transmitter.

 An MF/HF radio installation shall meet the standards set out in International Maritime Organization Resolution A.806(19), entitled Performance Standards for Shipborne MF/HF Radio Installations Capable of Voice Communication, Narrow-Band Direct Printing and Digital Selective Calling, and be certified by a country to which the Safety Convention applies as having passed the tests set out in the following standards of either

  • (a) the International Electrotechnical Commission:

    • (i) IEC 1097-3, entitled Global maritime distress and safety system (GMDSS) — Part 3: Digital selective calling (DSC) equipment — Operational and performance requirements, methods of testing and required testing results,

    • (ii) IEC 1097-8, entitled Global maritime distress and safety system (GMDSS) — Part 8: Shipborne watchkeeping receivers for the reception of digital selective calling (DSC) in the maritime MF, MF/HF and VHF bands — Operational and performance requirements, methods of testing and required test results, and

    • (iii) IEC 1097-9, entitled Global maritime distress and safety system (GMDSS) — Part 9: Shipborne transmitters and receivers for use in the MF and HF bands suitable for telephony, digital selective calling (DSC) and narrow band direct printing (NBDP) — Operational and performance requirements, methods of testing and required test results; or

  • (b) the European Telecommunications Standards Institute:

    • (i) ETS 300 067, entitled Radio Equipment and Systems Radiotelex equipment operating in the maritime MF/HF service Technical characteristics and methods of measurement,

    • (ii) EN 300 338, entitled Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Technical characteristics and methods of measurement for equipment for generation, transmission and reception of Digital Selective Calling (DSC) in the maritime MF, MF/HF and/or VHF mobile service,

    • (iii) ETS 300 373, entitled Radio Equipment and Systems (RES); Technical characteristics and methods of measurement for maritime mobile transmitters and receivers for use in the MF and HF bands, and

    • (iv) EN 301 033, entitled Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Technical characteristics and methods of measurement for shipborne watchkeeping receivers for reception of Digital Selective Calling (DSC) in the maritime MF, MF/HF and VHF bands.

 
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