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1. What is the minimum operating capacity required for VHF Survival Craft Transceiver batteries?

 
 
 
 

2. The height of a VHF radio antenna is more important than the power output wattage of the radio because __________.

 
 
 
 

3. How many VHF Survival Craft Transceivers are required aboard passenger ships?

 
 
 
 

4. Which action should you take after sending a false Distress alert on VHF?

 
 
 
 

5. With what other stations may portable survival craft transceivers communicate?

 
 
 
 

6. All VHF marine band radios operate in the simplex mode, which means that __________.

 
 
 
 

7. What is the normal operating power for ship-to-ship communications on channel 13?

 
 
 
 

8. While underway, if you are required to have a radiotelephone, you must maintain a continuous listening watch on channel __________.

 
 
 
 

9. The VHF radiotelephone calling/safety/distress frequency is __________.

 
 
 
 

10. The VHF radiotelephone frequency designated to be used only to transmit or receive information pertaining to the safe navigation of a vessel is __________.

 
 
 
 

11. What frequency has the FCC designated for the use of bridge-to-bridge radiotelephone communications?

 
 
 
 

12. Channel 13 (156.65 MHz), the designated bridge-to-bridge channel, may NOT be used to __________.

 
 
 
 

13. Under the "Vessel Bridge-to-Bridge Radiotelephone Act" the frequency for bridge- to-bridge communications is 156.65 MHz or channel __________.

 
 
 
 

14. Channel 13 is primarily used for ship to ship communication. Channel 13 is also authorized for __________.

 
 
 
 

15. You have just tried calling another vessel on the VHF and they have not replied. How long should you wait before calling that station again?

 
 
 
 

16. Marine Operators, when calling a ship on VHF-FM radiotelephone, normally call on channel __________.

 
 
 
 

17. You are making a telephone call ship-to-shore using the VHF-FM service. You can tell that the working channel is busy if you hear __________.

 
 
 
 

18. You are making ship-to-shore telephone calls on VHF. You should use the __________.

 
 
 
 

19. When do you use your FCC call sign when transmitting on channel 16?

 
 
 
 

20. You are using VHF channel 16 (156.8 MHz) or 2182 kHz. You need help but are not in danger. You should use the urgent signal __________.

 
 
 
 

21. What is the spoken emergency signal for a "man overboard" on the VHF radio?

 
 
 
 

22. Which kind(s) of broadcasts are available through Safety NET?

 
 
 
 

23. Which satellite system promulgated Maritime Safety Information?

 
 
 
 

24. Marine Safety Information is promulgated via satellite through which system?

 
 
 
 

25. Which system may be useful for messages, such as local storm warnings or a shore- to-ship distress alert, for which it is inappropriate to alert all ships in the satellite coverage area?

 
 
 
 

26. When signaling by flag hoist, what signal indicates completion of the communication?

 
 
 
 

27. A vessel is signaling to you by flag hoist, and the answer pennant is hoisted close-up. What action should you take?

 
 
 
 

28. You are approaching another vessel and see that she has the signal flag "F" hoisted. What should you do?

 
 
 
 

29. You are approaching another vessel and see that she has the signal flag "A" hoisted. What should you do?

 
 
 
 

30. You are approaching another vessel and see that she has the signal flag "J" hoisted. What should you do?

 
 
 
 

31. You are approaching another vessel and see that she has the signal flag "W" hoisted. What should you do?

 
 
 
 

32. You are approaching a small vessel and see that it has the signal flag "T" hoisted. What should you do?

 
 
 
 

33. While in port, what signal flag would inform the vessel's crew to report on board because the vessel was about to proceed to sea?

 
 
 
 

34. What signal flag is the "Pilot Flag" ("I have a pilot on board")?

 
 
 
 

35. While using the International Code of Signals, how can the receiving station indicate that they are able to distinguish the flag signal of the transmitting station, but cannot understand the meaning of it?

 
 
 
 

36. The flag hoist 62.2 would be sent as pennant 6, pennant 2 followed by what?

 
 
 
 

37. How would the flag hoist 1.33 be sent?

 
 
 
 

38. What is the correct interpretation of the flag hoist G, 4, 2, 1, first substitute.

 
 
 
 

39. What is the correct interpretation of the flag hoist F 2 1 3 second substitute?

 
 
 
 

40. How should a receiving station indicate that it cannot distinguish a signal sent by flag hoist?

 
 
 
 

41. How does a warship indicates that it wishes to communicate with a merchant ship?

 
 
 
 

42. If you send a flag hoist of MAJ 8, what information are you conveying?

 
 
 
 

43. What flag signal would you hoist if you wanted to ask a nearby vessel if he had a doctor on board?

 
 
 
 

44. vessel is flying the signal "BJ-1" from her starboard halyard. What does this signal mean?

 
 
 
 

45. Which tank vessel must carry a signaling lamp?

 
 
 
 

46. Which group would be used to send the signal Greenwich mean time 11:35 pm?

 
 
 
 

47. What would a signal indicating Greenwich mean time would be preceded with?

 
 
 
 

48. What letter is a signal indicating zone time preceded with?

 
 
 
 

49. The signal T 0735 means __________.

 
 
 
 

50. What is the International Code signal for calling an unknown station using flashing light?

 
 
 
 

51. What is the standard rate of signaling by flashing light?

 
 
 
 

52. You have called another vessel by flashing light and he has answered your call properly. You now send your call sign "DE KLIS". What should he respond with?

 
 
 
 

53. How is the "call" part of a signal by flashing light made?

 
 
 
 

54. A message by flashing light consists of four elements, including the call, the identity, the text, and what fourth element?

 
 
 
 

55. When signaling by flashing light, what should the signal "C" should be used to indicate?

 
 
 
 

56. Which signal given by flashing light changes a statement into a question?

 
 
 
 

57. When signaling by flashing light, how should you acknowledge a correctly received repetition of a signal?

 
 
 
 

58. In a message sent by flashing light, what group of letters will direct the receiver of a message to repeat the transmission back to the sender?

 
 
 
 

59. The groups "AA" and "AB" are used in conjunction with what other group in signaling by flashing light?

 
 
 
 

60. If you make an error while signaling by flashing light what action should you take?

 
 
 
 

61. What is the unit of duration of a dash in Morse Code?

 
 
 
 

62. In all forms of signaling, what is the waiting signal?

 
 
 
 

63. What should be used to send the group "Bearing 074° True"?

 
 
 
 

64. If you receive a message "A243" by any method of signaling, what would it be referring to?

 
 
 
 

65. What does the signal "AS", when used in signaling by the International Code of Signals mean?

 
 
 
 

66. there is a possibility of confusion, which signal should be used to send the group "True Bearing 045 Degrees"?

 
 
 
 

67. Which signal should be used to send the group "Distance 750 nautical miles"?

 
 
 
 

68. What is indicated by the signal letter R followed by one or more numbers?

 
 
 
 

69. Which group should be used to send the signal Longitude 109°34'West?

 
 
 
 

70. What is the meaning of the signal "G0325"?

 
 
 
 

71. What is the meaning of the signal "G1325"?

 
 
 
 

72. Which vessel(s) is(are) required to comply with the vessel bridge-to-bridge radiotelephone regulations while navigating?

 
 
 
 

73. Which vessel(s) is(are) required to comply with the vessel bridge-to-bridge radiotelephone regulations while navigating?

 
 
 
 

74. The "Vessel Bridge-to-Bridge Radiotelephone Act" applies to which towboat?

 
 
 
 

75. The "Vessel Bridge-to-Bridge Radiotelephone Act" applies to __________.

 
 
 
 

76. Which vessel is NOT required to have a radiotelephone?

 
 
 
 

77. General requirements for a vessel's radiotelephone station log are that __________.

 
 
 
 

78. Any person maintaining a listening watch on a bridge-to-bridge radiotelephone must be able to __________.

 
 
 
 

79. By regulation, you MUST keep a record of the use of your radiotelephone for a minimum of __________.

 
 
 
 

80. According to the "Vessel Bridge-to-Bridge Radiotelephone Act", your radiotelephone log must contain __________.

 
 
 
 

81. Which is the required location of the radiotelephone station aboard a vessel to which the "Vessel Bridge-to-Bridge Radiotelephone Act" applies?

 
 
 
 

82. The radiotelephone required by the "Vessel Bridge-to-Bridge Radiotelephone Act" is for the exclusive use of __________.

 
 
 
 

83. Which statement is TRUE concerning radiotelephones on board towing vessels?

 
 
 
 

84. All towing vessels of 26 feet or longer while navigating are required to carry which item?

 
 
 
 

85. The regulations governing the frequencies of the bridge-to-bridge radiotelephone are issued by the __________.

 
 
 
 

86. What is the calling and distress frequency on a single side band (SSB) marine radiotelephone?

 
 
 
 

87. The range of a SSB transmission is MOST affected by __________.

 
 
 
 

88. What time of day would an SSB radio have the longest transmitting range?

 
 
 
 

89. After receiving your distress call, the U.S.C.G. may ask you to switch to which SSB frequency?

 
 
 
 

90. VHF Channel 6 is used exclusively for what kind of communications?

 
 
 
 

91. If you know that the vessel you are about to call on the VHF radio maintains a radio watch on both the working and the calling frequencies, which frequency should you call on?

 
 
 
 

92. The national distress, safety, and calling frequency is channel __________.

 
 
 
 

93. Which VHF channel should you avoid using as a working channel?

 
 
 
 

94. What is the average range of vessel-to-vessel VHF-FM radio communications?

 
 
 
 

95. Which channel is designated as the VHF follow-on communications channel and is required in all portable survival craft equipment?

 
 
 
 

96. When making VHF radio calls to nearby stations, what level of transmitting power should you use?

 
 
 
 

97. Which radiotelephone transmission may be sent over channel 16?

 
 
 
 

98. What is the expected range of a VHF radio transmission from a vessel to a shore station?

 
 
 
 

99. What is maximum power allowed by the FCC for VHF-FM radio transmissions?

 
 
 
 

100. You are monitoring VHF Channel 16 when you receive a call to your vessel, TEXAS PRIDE. What is the proper way to answer this call?

 
 
 
 


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