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2013 Edition, June 11, 2004

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MF and HF radiocommunications equipment in the international maritime mobile radiotelephone service

Includes all amendments and changes through Amendment 2, August 2013

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SAME AS ETS 300 373, SAA AS/NZS 4582
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Product Details:

  • Revision: 2013 Edition, June 11, 2004
  • Published Date: August 2013
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: Standards New Zealand (SNZ)
  • Page Count: 68
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

Description / Abstract:

This European Telecommunication Standard (ETS) states the minimum requirements for radio transmitters and receivers, for use on ships, operating in either the Medium Frequency (MF) only or in the Medium and High Frequency (MF/HF) bands allocated in the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Radio Regulations [1], to the Maritime Mobile Service (MMS). Radio transmitters and receivers capable of operation only in the medium frequency (MF) are not permitted.

This ETS refers to equipment for one or more of the following:

- Single SideBand (SSB) modulation for telephony transmission and reception; (J3E)

NOTE: From 1 July 2002 H3E emission is no longer required. (Refer to ITU Radio Regulations Appendix 13 Distress and Safety Communications.)

- Frequency Shift Keying (FSK) or SSB modulation of a keyed sub-carrier to transmit and receive Digital Selective Calling (DSC) signals in accordance with ITU-R Recommendation 493-5 [5].

This Standard also refers to equipment capable of narrow band direct printing telegraphy (NBDP). This ETS also refers to radio equipment, which is not integrated with the DSC encoder or decoder, but defines the interfaces with such equipment.

NOTE: The requirements for integrated equipment may be found in other relevant ETSs.

The tests in this ETS are applicable to receivers for operating on all frequencies in the bands 1 605 kHz to 4 000 kHz or 1 605 kHz to 27,5 MHz as allocated in the Radio Regulations [1], to the MMS. Equipment operating only in the frequency band 1605 kHz to 4000 kHz is not permitted.

Other spot frequency receivers should meet all the requirements of this ETS and other relevant standards as applicable for the frequencies and modes provided.

This ETS includes the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and ITU requirements included in the relevant provisions of the Radio Regulations [1], the International Convention for the Safety Of Life At Sea (SOLAS) [3], and the IMO Resolutions A.421(XI), A.610(15), A.613(15), and A.694(17) [4].

If the equipment, or parts of it, are designed in such a manner that they can be used for other categories of maritime radiocommunication (e.g. Morse telegraphy or NBDP (ETS 300 067) [9]), those parts of the equipment should fulfil the relevant requirements of the appropriate standards for the service(s) in question e.g. ETS 300 067 [9]. The equipment referred to and complying with this Standard is classified as follows:

a) Class 1, being equipment designed to provide full compliance with International Maritime Organization (IMO) GMDSS carriage requirements for MF/HF installations. Class 1 equipment is to meet all requirements of this Standard.

b) Class 2, being equipment designed to provide radio telephony and a minimum DSC alerting capability for ships not required to comply with full GMDSS carriage requirements. Class 2 equipment is to meet the requirement of the Standard unless otherwise specified.