High Seas and Coastal Harbor Radio in National Emergency
- A quick search yielded some procedures since 911 but nothing much
earlier. I assume there were practices in place for operators and
management during the Cold War for priorites,restrictions,patches etc
involving vessel comms(domestic and foreign) in emergency
scenarios;anyone have any specifics?; especially in pre SATCOM days.
- If you can find an older copy of the Pub. *Radio Aids to Navigation*, the
back has a chapter on "Naval Control of Shipping" which discusses a variety
of communications procedures, focused principally on Europe and the North
Atlantic (there is even a fallout rose for the English Channel). The thing
that always fascinated me was the reference to "Envelope Alfa," described as
a "turnover item" upon Masters relief, IOW, it had to stay with the ship and
in the Masters custody.
Also, here is a URL that might be of interest:
de Mark, WL7BCT
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