Element 7R: Restricted GMDSS Radio Operating Practices

effective 8/01/2006

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7R-A-32: EPIRB: Alerting & Features

7R-32E1: What feature(s) may be found on certain satellite EPIRB units?

All of these

Strobe light

Emergency transmission on 406 MHz.

Float-free release bracket.

7R-32E2: What feature is not found on 406 MHz satellite EPIRB units?

Aural locator signal.

121.5 MHz emergency homing transmitter.

Emergency transmission on 406.025 MHz.

Float-free release bracket.

7R-32E3: What statement is true regarding 406 MHz EPIRB transmissions?

Transmits a unique hexadecimal identification number.

Allows immediate voice communications with the RCC.

Coding permits the SAR authorities to know if manually or automatically activated.

Radio Operator programs an I.D. into the SART immediately prior to activation.

7R-32E4: Which of the following is normally found on EPIRBs that are detected by satellites?

All of the above

A strobe light

A 5-watt 406-MHz beacon.

A bracket designed to allow the EPIRB to automatically float-free.

7R-32E5: Which of the following statements concerning EPIRB alerts is false?

The Inmarsat system provides worldwide coverage for Distress alerts.

The COSPAS-SARSAT system may take a full hour or more to provide an alert.

The GOES weather satellites are in a geostationary orbit.

406 MHz EPIRB units may be equipped with GPS receivers.

7R-32E6: Which of the following EPIRBs is most likely to be used to transmit a Distress alert signal?

406 MHz EPIRBs


Class A EPIRBs

121.5/243 MHz EPIRBs

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