[amsat-bb] Re: Ham Radios on Cruises

Tony Langdon vk3jed at gmail.com
Tue Mar 1 16:17:17 PST 2011

At 08:41 AM 3/2/2011, Donald Jacob wrote:
>I'm sorry, maybe I'm missing something.
>Wouldn't it be much easier to say (on web page or what ever since this topic
>has been address MANY MANY times) that you must check with the ships
>Captain and/or communications officer. Forget FCC or any other
>nation's communications
>authority, since once at sea the ship is totally under the authority
>of the Captain -- Maritime Law.

Permission for both maritime and aeronautical operation used to be 
part of the Australian regulations exam (I remember studying 
it).  I'm not sure if that is still the case these days.  In any 
case, who you had to get permission to operate from depended on both 
where the ship was registered, and where it was at the time (i.e. 
territorial waters or international waters) you were to be operating, 
but in all cases, the captain had to give consent (in addition to the 
various national authorities involved), from what I recall.  That was 
the common thread.

73 de VK3JED / VK3IRL

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