COASTAL SERVICE IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST

Marine communications services are provided in the Pacific Northwest by several different agencies, some governmental some industrial. Information has been gleaned from several sources and put together in one document, which contains a summary of the services presently offered and some useful information on planned future installations. The addresses from which further specific information can be obtained are included, and also a map which shows the present VHF terminals serving the coast from Seattle to the southern tip of South East Alaska. The latest information circular on "Maritime Mobile VHF Frequency Allocations West Coast of Canada" is included, summarizing the use of each of the VHF intership and ship-shore frequencies (Appendix 18 block) in western Canadian waters. There are figures on the tremendous increase in VHF public correspondence traffic in recent years (3000 calls a month in 1972 compared with 25,000 in a month in 1976), and showing the relative lack of increase in MF/HF traffic.

  • 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:
    • Eldridge, B
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Pagination: 9 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00178704
  • 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