September 2, 2016–Daily Digest, the FCC has issued a decision modifying some of the Part 80 rules for marine stations. Public safety agencies located near coastal or lake areas may be interested in these rule changes.
AMENDMENT OF THE COMMISSION’S RULES REGARDING MARITIME RADIO EQUIPMENT AND RELATED MATTERS. Updates rules that apply to maritime radio services, in order to better protect lives and property at sea, as well as supporting improved day-to-day operations. (Dkt No. RM-11667 RM-11540 RM-11563 14-36 ). Action by: the Commission. Adopted: 08/30/2016 by R&O. (FCC No. 16-119). WTB https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-16-119A1.docx