This paper outlines the rationale for and the development of the Coast Guard's Distress Alerting and Locating System. DALS is intended to ultimately provide real-time distress alerting, identification, and location of incidents occurring in the U.S. coastal waters to 20 nautical miles offshore. Topics to be discussed include background and SAR experience, current developmental status, future work and the ramifications of implementing a Distress Alerting and Locating System for recreational boats.

  • 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:
    • Chiswell III, B M
  • Publication Date: 1973-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 9 p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 4

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00050270
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Radio Technical Commission for Marine Services
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper 104-73/DO-73
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1973 12:00AM