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List V - List of Ship Stations and Maritime Mobile Service Identity Assignments

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2018 New!   Publication Notice with Order Form

The List of Ship Stations and Maritime Mobile Service Identity Assignments (List V) is a service publication prepared and issued, once a year, by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), in accordance with provision no. 20.8 of the Radio Regulations (RR). As stipulated in Appendix 16 to the RR, this List shall be provided to all ship stations for which a Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) installation is required by international agreement.

New edition released annually in April. This 2018 edition now available.

Available inCD/DVD  
Other editions:   2017   2016  
List IV - List of Coast Stations and Special Service Stations

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2017 New!   Publication Notice with Order Form

List IV contains important information for the mariner in relation to radiocommunications, including the GMDSS (Global Maritime Distress and Safety System). Detailed information such as the frequencies for transmitting and receiving, in addition to geographical coordinates, is provided for maritime coast radio stations, including those assuming watch-keeping using digital selective calling (DSC) techniques and radiotelephony. List IV also supplies details of additional services such as medical advice, navigational and meteorological warnings, MSI (Maritime Safety Information), AIS (Automatic Identification System), meteorological bulletins and radio time signals, along with the hours of service and operational frequencies, information on port stations, pilot stations, coast Earth stations, VTS stations, contact information of RCC (Rescue Coordination Centers), SAR agencies, Navarea coordinators and AtoNs (AIS Aids to Navigation).

Availability as from: December 2017.

Available inCD/DVD  
Other editions:   2015  
Rules of Procedure

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2017   Publication Notice with Order Form

Rules of Procedure, approved by the Radio Regulations Board, for the application by the Radiocommunication Bureau of the provisions of the Radio Regulations, Regional Agreements and Resolutions and Recommendations of World and Regional Radiocommunication Conferences.

Available for free downloads or hard-copy purchase as of mid-May 2017.

Available inpaper   electronic file
Other editions:   2012   Edition of 2005   Edition of 2002   Edition of 2009  
Use of Radio Spectrum for Meteorology: Weather, Water and Climate Monitoring and Prediction
Availability September 2017
2017   Publication Notice with Order Form

Timely warning of natural and environmental disasters and accurate climate prediction, in addition to understanding, conservation and efficient management of scarce resources such as biomass, biosphere, mineral resources, water and energy are essential requirements for sustainable economic development. Information about climate, climate change, weather, cryosphere, precipitation, pollution and disasters is a critically important everyday issue for the global community. Radio systems are fundamental to monitoring the climate and to helping countries mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change, and to address its major challenges. This Handbook provides an overview of the use of radiocommunication systems to monitor the various manifestations of climate change and their impact, as well as the application of ICTs and radiocommunication as a means to reduce global energy consumption.

Please note the availability of the English pdf and English hard-copy edition. Other language editions now available in pdf (free) or hard-copy upon request only (paying). Any pre-order will be charged in full. Thank you for your understanding.

Available inpaper   electronic file
Other editions:   2008   Edition of 2002  
List VIII - List of International Monitoring Stations

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2016   Publication Notice with Order Form

This List contains: 1) the addresses and other relevant information of centralizing offices and an index of monitoring stations; 2) particulars of monitoring stations carrying out the following measurements related to terrestrial radiocommunication stations: frequency measurements, field strength or power flux-density measurements, direction-finding measurements, bandwith measurements as well as automatic spectrum occupancy surveys; and 3) particulars of monitoring stations carrying out measurements related to space radiocommunication stations. This publication also contains an electronic map of monitoring stations and geographical zones for HF broadcasting (CIRAF zones). Direct download will be available for ITU (TIES) members only.
Available inCD/DVD   electronic file
Other editions:   2013  

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