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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the RTCM Assembly Meeting, April 18-21, 1977, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Radio Technical Commission for Marine Services

    /Federal Communications Commission
    Washington, DC  United States  20554
  • Authors:
    • Gray, C H
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Pagination: 7 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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