THE NEW GREAT LAKES LAKES-WIDE ALL-VHF AUTOMATED MARINE TELEPHONE SYSTEM

This paper presents a brief description of the Great Lakes Lakes-Wide All-VHF Automated Marine Telephone System (the System) and proceeds to describe four of the System's unique problems and the answers developed. The problems considered herein are concerned with the especially serious effects on automated services of co-channel interference due to ducting phenomena; with direct dialing from ships, particularly as to use of the proper shore station and selection of the appropriate working channel; with automated handling of ship reports to their Dispatchers and the National Weather Service; and with direct-dialing guidance to land callers to obviate the need for foreknowledge as to ship location.

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

    Radio Technical Commission for Marine Services

    /Federal Communications Commission
    Washington, DC  USA  20554
  • Authors:
    • Herrick, R H
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Pagination: 7 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00178702
  • 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