Publish Radiotelephone Handbook For Mariners

A new 104-page handbook to aid in the proper use of marine radiotelephones has been published by the Radio Technical Commission for Marine Services.

E n t i t l e d "Marine Radiotelephone Users Handbook," the easyto- understand book was produced primarily for the new marine radiotelephone owner, although it contains valuable reference information for all marine radio users.

The handbook was written by a task force representing radiotelephone m a n u f a c t u r e r s ; the F.C.C., U.S. Coast Guard and other marine-related government agencies; the U.S. Power Squadrons ; U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary ; the marine radio services of A.T. & T.; boating writers; and professional shipmasters.

Included are sections on obtaining radiotelephone licenses, installation instructions, selecting and using the correct channels for VHF FM, single-sideband radios for long-range communications, routine and emergency operating procedures with sample scenarios for ordinary and distress calls, and procedures to place a call to or from a vessel underway.

The book costs $5 and is available from marine electronics and boat equipment dealers. Quantity discounts are available for dealers and for group purchases from RTCM, c oF.C.C., P.O. Box 19087, Washington, D.C. 20036

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