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VHF-FM licenses are issued by the

FCC

1

You will need an operator's license for your VHF-FM if you

plan to dock in a foreign port

2

If a VHF-FM channel number has the letter A attached to it, this means the channel is

USA only

3

Before you transmit

listen to see if someone else is using the channel

4

At the beginning and end of each message, you must

state your name actually, the name of your vessel

5

The most important purpose of a marine radiotelephone is

safety

6

Radios equipped with digital selective calling (DSC)

use channel 70 to transmit its digital informaiton

7

If you set your squelch control too low you will

receive too many stations

8

The distress signal that is used to indicate grave and imminent danger and to request immediate assistance is

MAYDAY MAYDAY MAYDAY

9

Which channel is the Coast Guard liaison channel

16

10

When you have completed your radiotelephone communication and do not require a reply use the proword

out

11

If you hear SEELONCE MAYDAY on your marine radio, you know that

a mayday is in progress
you are NOT supposed to use your radio
Radio silence is requested
ALL of the above

12

The range of your VHF-FM radio depends on

height of your antenna
height of the receiving antenna
gain of your antenna
ALL of the above

13

Keep a watch on the calling channel at all times except when

you are communicating on another channel, or your radio is not turned on

14

A radio message concerning weather or safety of navigation is preceded by the words

securite

15

Do not call a Coast Guard Station on Channel 16 to request

a radio check

16

Although you may install your VHF-FM radio, any repairs or internal adjustments must be made by

an FCC licensed general class commercial operator

17

Although a CB radio may be useful, it should not be seen as a means of

contacting the Coast Guard

18

When calling another vessel, the preliminary call must not exceed

30 seconds

19

If you can't reach a limited coast station on its working channel, call it on

channel 16

20

If another station answers your call and you identify yourself, then

request that it switch to a working channel

21

If you do not get a reply to your call to another station, wait

at least 2 minutes before trying again

22

After you have tried THREE times to call another station, wait a least

15 minutes

23

An urgency message is preceded by the urgency signal

pan-pan

24

If you willfully or repeatedly violate teh communications act or the FCC rules, you may

have your license revoked, if you have one
be fined
be sent to prision
ALL of the above