The HX500S has been designed to comply with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) requirements
necessary for operation in the Maritime Radio Service. The user must be cognizant of and comply with all parts of the
FCC rules and regulations which apply to the service used. You are also required to have a copy of Part 8e on board
your ship at all times. This may be obtained by writing to:
SUPERINTENDENT OF DOCUMENTS
Government Printing Office
Washington, D. C. 20402
A valid station license and a call sign are required before operation of the transceivers permissible, obtained by
submitting a properly and fully completed application to the FCC. It is the user's responsibility to apply for and obtain a
radio license from the FCC.
NOTE. A form for ordering a copy of Part 83 is attached to the Application for Ship Radiotelephone
License (FCC Form 506).
The radiotelephone transmitter in a ship station may be operated only by a licensed radio operator. The licensed
operator may permit others to speak into the microphone if he starts, supervises, and ends the operation, makes the
necessary log entries, and gives the necessary identification. The license usually held by the radio operators aboard
small vessels that are not required to carry a radio installation for safety purposes is the Radiotelephone Operator Permit.
This is a lifetime permit, obtained by submitting a properly and fully completed FCC Form 753 to the FCC. No oral or
written exam is required. (It is the responsibility of Canadian residents to comply with all licensing requirements of the
DOC, the governing body for communications equipment in Canada.)
You should remember that as a licensee of a ship radio station, you are responsible at all times for the lawful and proper
operation of the station. Ship stations are licensed primarily for safety of life and property, therefore, distress and safety
communications must have absolute priority. Certain frequencies, however, which are not reserved for calling, distress
or other safety purposes, may be used for radio telephone calls to coast stations or between ships.
The SCC Dealer from whom you purchased your transceiver will assist you in all licensing procedures. In addition, the
following information for the HX500S will be helpful in filling out your application.