Specification for Radio Equipment employed in the International VHF Maritime Mobile Radiotelephone Service (RB 274) - Western Australia


You may be required to comply with this specification if you are the master or owner of a ship.

It is a criminal offence for a master or owner of a ship to allow the ship to begin a voyage unless the ship is equipped with radio equipment as required by the regulations. One of these requirements is that the radio equipment must be either a single sideband installation, or, if the ship is operated exclusively within 20 nautical miles of the coast, a VHF frequency modulated installation which complies with this specification may be used.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

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Comply All Specification RB 274 issued in January 1976 by the Postal andTelecommunications Department of the Commonwealth - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on this document.

Act(s) name

Western Australian Marine Act 1982 WA

Regulation(s) name

W.A. Marine (Radiotelephony) Regulations 1981 WA

Administering agency

Department of Transport

Marine and Coastal

Contact details

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Marine Safety

Marine and Coastal

Department of Transport

Operating address: 140 William Street
Perth, Western Australia, 6000
Mailing address: GPO BOX C102
Perth, Western Australia 6839
Phone: 08 6551 6000
Fax: 08 6551 6001