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1] What is the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)?

a} An automated ship-to-shore distress alerting system using satellite and advanced terrestrial
communications systems.

b} An emergency radio service employing analog and manual safety apparatus.

c} An association of radio officers trained in emergency procedures.

d} The international organization charged with the safety of ocean-going vessels.
a} An automated ship-to-shore distress alerting system using satellite and advanced terrestrial
communications systems.@@
2] What authority does the Marine Radio Operator Permit confer?

a} Grants authority to operate commercial broadcast stations and repair associated equipment.

b} Allows the radio operator to maintain equipment in the Business Radio Service.

c} Confers authority to operate licensed radio stations in the Aviation, Marine and
International Fixed Public Radio Services.

d} The non-transferable right to install, operate and maintain any type-accepted radio
transmitter.
c} Confers authority to operate licensed radio stations in the Aviation, Marine and
International Fixed Public Radio Services.@@
3] Which of the following persons are ineligible to be issued a commercial radio operator
license?

a} Individuals who are unable to send and receive correctly by telephone spoken messages in
English.

b} Handicapped persons with uncorrected disabilities which affect their ability to perform all
duties required of commercial radio operators.

c} Foreign maritime radio operators unless they are certified by the International Maritime
Organization (IMO).

d} U.S. Military radio operators who are still on active duty.
a} Individuals who are unable to send and receive correctly by telephone spoken messages in
English.@@
4] Who is required to make entries on a required service or maintenance log?

a} The licensed operator or a person whom he or she designates.

b} The operator responsible for the station operation or maintenance.

c} Any commercial radio operator holding at least a Restricted Radiotelephone Operator
Permit.

d} The technician who actually makes the adjustments to the equipment.
b} The operator responsible for the station operation or maintenance.@@
5] What is a requirement of every commercial operator on duty and in charge of a
transmitting system?

a} A copy of the Proof-of-Passing Certificate (PPC) must be on display at the transmitter
location.

b} The original license or a photocopy must be posted or in the operator's personal
possession and available for inspection.

c} The FCC Form 756 certifying the operator's qualifications must be readily available at the
transmitting system site.

d} A copy of the operator's license must be supplied to the radio station's supervisor as
evidence of technical qualification.
b} The original license or a photocopy must be posted or in the operator's personal
possession and available for inspection.@@
] What is distress traffic?

a} In radiotelegraphy, SOS sent as a single character; in radiotelephony, the speaking of the
word, "Mayday."

b} Health and welfare messages concerning the immediate protection of property and safety
of human life.

c} Internationally recognized communications relating to emergency situations.

d} All messages relative to the immediate assistance required by a ship, aircraft or other
vehicle in imminent danger.
d} All messages relative to the immediate assistance required by a ship, aircraft or other
vehicle in imminent danger.@@
7] What is a maritime mobile repeater station?

a} A fixed land station used to extend the communications range of ship and coast
stations.

b} An automatic on-board radio station which facilitates the transmissions of safety
communications aboard ship.

c} A mobile radio station which links two or more public coast stations.

d} A one way low-power communications system used in the maneuvering of vessels.
a} A fixed land station used to extend the communications range of ship and coast
stations.@@
8] What is an urgency transmission?

a} A radio distress transmission affecting the security of humans or property.

b} Health and welfare traffic which impacts the protection of on-board personnel.

c} A communications alert that important personal messages must be transmitted.

d} A communications transmission concerning the safety of a ship, aircraft or other vehicle,
or of some person on board or within sight.
d} A communications transmission concerning the safety of a ship, aircraft or other vehicle,
or of some person on board or within sight.
9] What is a ship earth station?

a} A maritime mobile-satellite station located at a coast station.

b} A mobile satellite station located on board a vessel.

c} A communications system which provides line-of-sight communications between vessels
at sea and coast stations.

d} An automated ship-to-shore distress alerting system.
b} A mobile satellite station located on board a vessel.@@
10] What is the internationally recognized urgency signal?

a} The letters "TTT" transmitted three times by radiotelegraphy.

b} Three oral repetitions of the word "safety" sent before the call.

c} The word "PAN" spoken three times before the urgent call.

d} The pronouncement of the word "Mayday."
c} The word "PAN" spoken three times before the urgent call.
11] What is a safety transmission?

a} A radiotelephony warning preceded by the words "PAN."

b} Health and welfare traffic concerning the protection of human life.

c} A communications transmission which indicates that a station is preparing to transmit an
important navigation or weather warning.

d} A radiotelegraphy alert preceded by the letters "XXX" sent three times.
c} A communications transmission which indicates that a station is preparing to transmit an
important navigation or weather warning.@@
12] What is a requirement of all marine transmitting apparatus used aboard United States
vessels?

a} Only equipment that has been type accepted by the FCC for Part 80 operations is
authorized.

b} Equipment must be approved by the U.S. Coast Guard for maritime mobile use.

c} Certification is required by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

d} Programming of all maritime channels must be performed by a licensed Marine Radio
Operator.
a} Only equipment that has been type accepted by the FCC for Part 80 operations is
authorized.
13] Where do you submit an application for inspection of a ship radio station?

a} To a Commercial Operator Licensing Examination Manager (COLE Manager).

b} To the Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC 20554.

c} To the Engineer-in-Charge of the FCC District Office nearest the proposed place of
inspection.

d} To the nearest International Maritime Organization (IMO) review facility.
c} To the Engineer-in-Charge of the FCC District Office nearest the proposed place of
inspection.
14] What are the antenna requirements of a VHF telephony coast, marine utility or ship
station?

a} The shore or on-board antenna must be vertically polarized.

b} The antenna array must be type accepted for 30-200 MHz operation by the FCC.

c} The horizontally polarized antenna must be positioned so as not to cause excessive
interference to other stations.

d} The antenna must be capable of being energized by an output in excess of 100 watts.
a} The shore or on-board antenna must be vertically polarized.@@
15] What regulations govern the use and operation of FCC-licensed ship stations operating in
international waters?

a} The regulations of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and Radio Officers
Union.

b} Part 80 of the FCC Rules plus the international Radio Regulations and agreements to
which the United States is a party.

c} The Maritime Mobile Directives of the International Telecommunication Union.

d} Those of the FCC's Private Wireless Division, WTB, Washington, DC 20554.
b} Part 80 of the FCC Rules plus the international Radio Regulations and agreements to
which the United States is a party.@@
16] Which of the following transmissions are not authorized in the Maritime Service?

a} Communications from vessels in dry dock undergoing repairs.

b} Message handling on behalf of third parties for which a charge is rendered.

c} Needless or superfluous radiocommunications.

d} Transmissions to test the operating performance of on-board station equipment.
c} Needless or superfluous radiocommunications.@@
17] What are the highest priority communications from ships at sea?

a} All critical message traffic authorized by the ship's master.

b} Navigation and meteorological warnings.

c} Distress calls, and communications preceded by the international urgency and safety
signals.

d} Authorized government communications for which priority right has been claimed.
c} Distress calls, and communications preceded by the international urgency and safety
signals.@@
18] What is the best way for a radio operator to minimize or prevent interference to other
stations?

a} By using an omni-directional antenna pointed away from other stations.

b} Reducing power to a level that will not affect other on-frequency communications.

c} By changing frequency when notified that a radiocommunication causes interference.

d} Determine that a frequency is not in use by monitoring the frequency before
transmitting.
Determine that a frequency is not in use by monitoring the frequency before
transmitting.@@
19] Under what circumstances may a ship or aircraft station interfere with a public coast
station?

a} Under no circumstances during on-going radiocommunications.

b} During periods of government priority traffic handling.

c} When it is necessary to transmit a message concerning the safety of navigation or
important meteorological warnings.

d} In cases of distress.
d} In cases of distress.
20] Who determines when a ship station may transmit routine traffic destined for a coast or
Government station in the maritime mobile service?

a} Shipboard radio officers may transmit traffic when it will not interfere with on-going
radiocommunications.

b} The order and time of transmission and permissible type of message traffic is decided by
the licensed on-duty operator.

c} Ship stations must comply with instructions given by the coast or Government
station.

d} The precedence of conventional radiocommunications is determined by FCC and
international regulation.
c} Ship stations must comply with instructions given by the coast or Government
station.@@
21] Who is responsible for payment of all charges accruing to other facilities for the handling
or forwarding of messages?

a} The licensee of the ship station transmitting the messages.

b} The third party for whom the message traffic was originated.

c} The master of the ship jointly with the station licensee.

d} The licensed commercial radio operator transmitting the radiocommunication.
a} The licensee of the ship station transmitting the messages.@@
22] Ordinarily, how often would a station using a telephony emission identify?

a} At least every 10 minutes.

b} At 15 minute intervals unless public correspondence is in progress.

c} At the beginning and end of each communication and at 15 minute intervals.

d} At 20 minute intervals.
c} At the beginning and end of each communication and at 15 minute intervals.@@
23] When does a maritime radar transmitter identify its station?

a} By radiotelegraphy at the onset and termination of operation.

b} At 20 minute intervals using an automatic transmitter identification system.

c} Radar transmitters must not transmit station identification.

d} By a transmitter identification label (TIL) secured to the transmitter.
c} Radar transmitters must not transmit station identification.@@
24] What is the general obligation of a coast or marine-utility station?

a} To accept and dispatch messages without charge which are necessary for the business and
operational needs of ships.

b} To acknowledge and receive all calls directed to it by ship or aircraft stations.

c} To transmit lists of call signs of all fixed and mobile stations for which they have traffic.

d} To broadcast warnings and other information for the general benefit of all mariners.
b} To acknowledge and receive all calls directed to it by ship or aircraft stations.@@
25] How does a coast station notify a ship that it has a message for the ship?

a} By making a directed transmission on 2182 kHz or 156.800 MHz.

b} The coast station changes to the vessel's known working frequency.

c} By establishing communications using the eight digit maritime mobile service
identification.

d} The coast station may transmit at intervals lists of call signs in alphabetical order for
which they have traffic.
d} The coast station may transmit at intervals lists of call signs in alphabetical order for
which they have traffic.@@