Data were recorded on the marine traffic and VHF-FM marine communications channel usage at Tampa, Florida, during the period of 18 to 25 October 1976. The marine traffic data were recorded by means of time-lapse photography of a radar display at Gadsden Point (MacDill Air Force Base). Recordings were made of the communications on VHF-FM maritime mobile Channels 13 and 16 as received at the site. The daily average of the marine traffic, including large, medium, small, and tugs-in-tow, at Tampa Bay was 16. Approximately 150 hours of communications on VHF-FM Channels 13 and 16 were recorded and monitored to determine the channel efficiency and utilization. The Channel 13 efficiency at Tampa Bay was 43.98 percent, the utilization was 3.43 percent. The Channel 16 efficiency was 59.40 percent, the utilization was 6.79 percent. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Coast Guard

    Office of Research and Development
    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Cherny III, J J
    • Watson, D E
    • Silva, R A
    • Charters, B H
  • Publication Date: 1978-4

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  • Pagination: 107 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00181373
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CGR/DC-7/78, USCG-D-30-78
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Oct 12 2002 12:00AM