GMDSS Exam three

Jul
11

GMDSS Examinations modules and frequently asked questions - module three

  1. What is the Communication Act's definition of a "passenger ship"?
    1. Any ship which is used primarily in commerce for transporting persons to and from harbors or ports.
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GMDSS Examination module 2

Jul
11

 

GMDSS Examinations modules and frequently asked questions 2
 
 

  1. Who is responsible for payment of all charges accruing to other facilities for the handling or forwarding of messages?
    1. The licensee of the ship station transmitting the messages.
    2. The third party for whom the message traffic was originated.
    3. The master of the ship jointly with the station licensee.
    4. The licensed commercial radio operator transmitting the radiocommunication. 22

 

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GMDSS Examination module 1

Jul
11

GMDSS Examinations modules and frequently asked questions  1
 

  1. What is the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)?
    1. An automated ship-to-shore distress alerting system using satellite and advanced terrestrial communications systems.
    2. An emergency radio service employing analog and manual safety apparatus.
    3. An association of radio officers trained in emergency procedures.
    4. The international organization charged with the safety of ocean-going vessels.

 

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GMDSS questions

Jul
07

GMDSS frequently asked questions

  1. One licensed GMDSS operator aboard ship must be:
    1. Dedicated to receive and transmit distress traffic.
    2. Responsible for maintaining the watches on VHF channel 70, 2187.5 kHz and VHF channel 16.
    3. Responsible for receiving maritime safety broadcasts.
    4. All of these.
  2. Under GMDSS regulations, a ship may leave a port only if:
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VHF Radio Telephone

Mar
08
VHF R.T

VHF Maritime Mobile Radio

VHF Radio Telephone RT

 

For calling each station needs a name, normally it would be the ships name. As the ships name is not unique a radio call sign is allocated. Transceiver is a combination of transmitter and receiver.

 

Transceiver is a combination of transmitter and receiver.

 

Receiver RX

 

_ Power on/off : switch or combined with volume control

_ Volume control VC: loudspeaker

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NAVTEX

Feb
25
NAVTEX

NAVTEX

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WWNWS

Feb
25
The World‑Wide Navigational Warning Service

The World‑Wide Navigational Warning Service (WWNWS)

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EPIRB

Feb
25
EPIRB

Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs)
These devices have been available for many years. They are designed to provide an alert in the event of a sudden disaster: they can be fully automatic so that if a ship sinks,

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Inmarsat

Feb
25
INMARSAT system

INMARSAT

 

INMARSAT The International Mobile Satellite Organization (Inmarsat) plays a crucial role in the GMDSS. Over the years, advances in technology have enabled the organization to offer various services to ship owners and other users. They include the following: •

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DSC

Feb
25
DSC Digital selective calling

DSC Digital selective calling (DSC)

 

Distress alerting and safety calling on terrestrial frequencies (HF, MF and VHF) is carried out by means of digital selective calling (DSC).

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