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47 C.F.R, Part 80


Radio Service Code(s)

  • MA - Marine Auxiliary Group
  • MC - Coastal Group
  • MK - Alaska Group
  • MR - Marine Radiolocation Land
  • PC - Public Coast Stations, Auctioned

The FCC licenses coast radio stations in the maritime mobile service to provide for a variety of distress, navigational, business, and personal communications needs of vessels. These land stations in the marine services are the links between vessels at sea and activities ashore. They are spread throughout the coastal and inland areas of the United States to carry radio signals and messages to and from ships on the water. These stations are generally characterized by the services they provide.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2022