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Specification for Radio Equipment Employed in the International VHF Maritime Mobile Radiotelephone Service - Western Australia


You may need 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 compliant radio equipment. 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.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources Important
Comply All Specification RB 274 issued in January 1976 by the Postal and Telecommunications Department of the Commonwealth - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on this document. Important

Act(s) name

Western Australian Marine Act 1982 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

W.A. Marine (Radiotelephony) Regulations 1981 Western Australia

Administering agency

Department of Transport


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