This paper deals mainly with Radio officers on the Dutch mercantile marine fleet, but a similar situation exists in other countries. The present duties of the Radio Officer on board ship are described and an analysis is being made of the future activities of the Radio Officer. It is assumed that morse telegraphy will disappear in the distant future, so the 8 hours mandatory watch. It is believed that the present position of the Radio Officer should change by a process of evaluation into an electronic officer capable of carrying out more technical duties than at present. In the Netherlands the training program of Radio Officers is based on this philosophy.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the April 25-27, 1973 Seattle RTCM Assembly Meeting. Volume 1--Papers A thru E, Maritime Satellite Telecommunications Activity; Volume 2--Papers F thru L, Maritime Antennas, Personnel, and ITU Conference Activity; Volume 3--Papers M thru R, Systems Approaches to Maritime Telecommunications; Volume 4--Papers S thru Y, Navigation and Position Fixing in Maritime Telecommunications. Sold only as a complete four volume set--$10.00 per set.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Radio Technical Commission for Marine Services

    /Federal Communications Commission
    Washington, DC  United States  20554
  • Authors:
    • Hylkema, H T
  • Publication Date: 1973-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 14 p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 2

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00050262
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Radio Technical Commission for Marine Services
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper 102-73/DO-71
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1973 12:00AM