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1998-08 Discontinuation of Medium Frequency Radiobeacon

1998-08 Discontinuation of Medium Frequency Radiobeacon

Notices to Mariners

Discontinuation of Medium Frequency Radiobeacon

08 - 1998

Issue Date: Monday 14 September 1998



Consequent to the full implementation of the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) on 1st February 1999, Mariners are advised that the Marine Radiobeacon and Calibration Service provided by the Commissioners of Irish Lights will be permanently discontinued from the same date or soon thereafter. Radio direction transmissions will therefore cease from the following stations:

Blackhead Antrim (Calibration only)
South Rock Lightfloat
Baily (Also Calibration)
(BY and BC)
Tuskar Rock
Old Head of Kinsale (Also Calibration)
(OH and KC)
Mizen Head
Eagle Island
Tory Island
The Medium Frequency Differential GPS service provided from Mizen Head, Loophead and Tory Island will not be affected. Full details of these Radiobeacons and Differential GPS Services may be found in the Admiralty List of Radio Signals - Vol 2 (NP 282).
By Order
T. M. Boyd
Chief Executive.