The Maritime Radio and Satellite Communications
This Manual is designed to help mariners the world over to understand, and to get the best from, radio and satellite communications. It explains the way radio and satellites work and the way the radio frequency spectrum is divided up, internationally and nationally, amongst the multitude of service providers and users. It covers intership communications, port/harbour and ship movement services, radio telephone and radio telex services, and maritime business (private) radio channels; also, broadcast services, including distress and safety facilities, weather, navigation warnings and weatherfax.
Regulatory aspects affecting services and equipment are examined and finally, the Manual explains how to choose the most appropriate equipment to meet your own particular communication requirements.
Alternatives to the normal global marine radio services, Cellular systems (maritime, and land mobile systems used by mariners) and the use of Amateur Radio in the ‘Maritime Mobile’ environment are also explained.