RIVER COMMUNICATIONS--PRESENT AND FUTURE
One significant stride in improving communications for today's barge and towing operations is being taken with the proposed VHF/FM prototype project on the Lower Mississippi River being developed under a cost-sharing arrangement between the Maritime Administration and the barge and towing industry. Added relief will come with the availability of additional VHF channels for automated service and the all-important need for users to control their own communications destiny. The RTCM Special Committee 69 has made a comprehensive study of present and future requirements for marine communications, which should provide the basis for future planning. These recommendations have been approved by The American Waterways Operators, Inc., the national representative of the barge and towing industry.
- Presented at the RTCM Assembly Meeting, April 18-21, 1977, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.
Radio Technical Commission for Marine Services/Federal Communications Commission
Washington, DC United States 20554
- Gray, C H
- Publication Date: 1977
- Pagination: 7 p.
- TRT Terms: Communication systems; Inland waterways traffic; Radio; Tug ship interaction; Very high frequency
- Old TRIS Terms: River communications; Tug barge operations; Vhf communications
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Operations and Traffic Management;
- Accession Number: 00178700
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Radio Technical Commission for Marine Services
- Report/Paper Numbers: V3, Pap 106-77/DO-98
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 29 1978 12:00AM