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163. The Department has established, for the purpose of enforcing, through radio inspectors and others, the acts relating to radio communication and the International Convention, the following districts, with the principal office for each district at the customhouse of the port named.

164. Communications for radio inspectors should be
addressed as follows, and not to individuals: Radio In-
spector, Customhouse,

-(city), (State).
165. 'Communications for the Bureau of Navigation
should be addressed as follows, and not to individuals:
Commissioner of Navigation, Department of Commerce,
Washington, D. C.
166. 1. BOSTON, Mass: Maine, New Hampshire, Ver-

mont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Con

necticut.
2. NEW YORK, N. Y.: New York (county of New

York, Staten Island, Long Island, and coun-
ties on the Hudson River to and including
Schenectady, Albany, and Rensselaer) and
New Jersey (counties of Bergen, Passaic,
Essex, Union, Middlesex, Monmouth, Hud-

son, and Ocean).
3. BALTIMORE, MD.: New Jersey (all counties not

included in second district), Pennsylvania
(counties of Philadelphia, Delaware, all coun-
ties south of the Blue Mountains, and Frank-
lin County), Delaware, Maryland, Virginia,

District of Columbia.
4. SAVANNAH, GA.:

North Carolina, South Caro-
lina, Georgia, Florida, Porto Rico.
5. NEW ORLEANS, LA.: Alabama, Mississippi,

Louisiana, Texas, Tennessee, Arkansas, Okla

homa, New Mexico.
6. SAN FRANCISCO, CAL.: California, Hawaii, Ne-

vada, Utah, Arizona.
7. SEATTLE, WASH.: Oregon, Washington, Alaska

Idaho, Montana, Wyoming.
8. CLEVELAND, Ohio. : New York (all counties

not included in second district), Pennsyl-
vania, (all counties not included in third
district), West Virginia, Ohio, Michigan

(Lower Peninsula).
9. CHICAGO, ILL.: Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin,
Michigan (Upper Peninsula),

Minnesota,
Kentucky, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Iowa,
Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota.

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REPORTING OF VIOLATIONS.

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167. The regulations established by law, or by the Inspectors' au authority of law, or of the international convention, will be enforced by the Secretary of Commerce through collectors of customs, radio inspectors, and other officers of the Government.

168. The service regulations of the radiotelegraphic Foreign vesse? convention in force provide that "no station on shipboard shall be established or worked by private enterprise without authority from the Government to which the vessel is subject.' Such authority shall be in the nature of a license issued by said Government. Stations on foreign ships will be licensed by their Governments, respectively. Inspectors will report to the Commissioner of Navigation stations on foreign ships not so licensed.

169. A radio inspector is authorized in exceptional innspectares tracta
cases to act outside of his district for the convenience of districts.
commerce. In such cases he will communicate before or
after acting with the inspector in whose district he has
acted. Radio inspectors are authorized to communicate
directly with collectors of customs and to cooperate with
them in the enforcement of the law.
170. Violations of the laws and regulations will be re-

ported.
ported to the chief customs officer of the district in which
the offense occurs, who will report the case to the Secre-
tary of Commerce (Bureau of Navigation), according to
the procedure followed in violations of the navigation
laws. Misdemeanors will be reported to the United
States district attorney in the usual manner.

171. Collectors of customs and radio inspectors are en-
joined that the reports required by paragraph 170 must be
precise statements of the facts as the basis for possible
proceedings by the United States attorney,

172. Violations by the master of a vessel of the United States of the provisions of the second paragraph of section 1 of the ship act will be reported to the collector of customs directly, and the usual procedure in cases of fines and penalties will be followed.

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INSPECTION OF SHIP STATIONS.

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173. The radio inspectors and customs officers, as far as Inspoction bo practicable, shall visit steamers subject to the act before they leave port and ascertain if they are equipped with the apparatus in charge of the operators prescribed by law and regulation.

174. When the radio apparatus is certified as complying Foreign vessels. with the requirements of law by the competent authorities of a foreign Government, such certificate will be recognized by this Department, but the radio inspector or customs officer may, if he deem it necessary or desirable, satisfy himself that the apparatus is in good working order.

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175. Whenever practicable the radio inspector shall satisfy himself on his visit before the departure of a steamer subject to the act of July 23, 1912, that the apparatus is efficient and in good

working order within the meaning of the act, and if satisfied he shall issue a certificate in the form in Appendix A (Form 752). The duplicate of these certificates will be filed with the collector of customs as a record of the radio equipment on vessels sailing from his port.

176. These certificates will be issued only if the inspec-
tion is made within two hours of sailing time.

177. For each clearance the master of a steamer coming
under the act of July 23, 1912, is required to furnish to the
customs officer a certificate in the form in Appendix B
(Form 753). Such certificate shall be retained in the
files of the collector of customs. Whenever the radio
inspector is absent from his home port he will notify the
collector of customs, who will arrange for the collection of
certificates and survey of equipment.

178. Where a steamer subject to the radio law is with-
out the apparatus and the operators prescribed, or either
of them, and is about to attempt to leave port, the radio
inspector or customs officer visiting the vessel shall—(a)
Furnish the master with a memorandum (stub of Form
771) of the particulars in respect of which the law has not
been complied with and the penalty; (b) if convenient,
notify the vessel's agents or the proper person in charge of
the apparatus so that the necessary corrections may be
made before sailing.

179. If a steamer clears in violation of the law, the radio inspector or customs officer shall submit to the collector of customs of the port a written report, stating the exact nature of the violation, the section of the law violated, and the penalties involved and all of the circumstances in connection therewith which will be of service to the collector and to the Secretary of Commerce in determining what action shall be taken. A copy of the report will be forwarded to the Commissioner of Navigation.

180. Statements should be obtained from operators, ships officers, or other witnesses at the time the violation is discovered and should accompany the report to the collector of customs.

181. The collector of customs will report the case to the Secretary of Commerce in the usual manner as a navigation fine case.

182. Merchant vessels chartered by the United States Government are subject to the act of August 13, 1912, in every case, if the radio apparatus is owned and operated by a commercial company,

183. Merchant vessels chartered by the United States Government for the transportation of persons or supplies are subject to the requirements of the ship act (act of July 23, 1912), if the vessel is controlled and operated by the

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owners. Vessels commanded wholly or in part by Govern-
ment officers are not subject to the ship act.

184. Government vessels or vessels chartered by the
Government are subject to the act of August 13, 1912, if
the radio equipment is owned and operated by private
interests.

185. The ship act does not authorize the refusal of clear- Clearance.
ance in case of violation of its provisions, but specifically
provides for the imposition of a fine in a sum not more than
$5,000.

186. The act does not apply to a vessel at the time of Entry.
entering a port of the United States. Radio inspectors
and customs officers may, however, accept as evidence of
the efficiency of the apparatus and the skill of an operator
messages shown to have been transmitted and received by
him over a distance of at least 100 miles, by day, during
the voyage to the United States.

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187. In so far as licensed operators are concerned a Inspection sharp distinction should be drawn between the act of July 23, 1912, which requires apparatus and operators for radio communication on steamers, and the act of August 13, 1912, to regulate radio communication.

188. The act of July 23, 1912, amending, the act of June 24, 1910, is designed to promote safety at sea through the employment of apparatus and operators to transmit and receive distress calls and other calls relating to perils and aids to navigation. It provides that in the case of American and foreign vessels subject to its provisions "the radio equipment must be in charge of two or more persons skilled in the use of such apparatus." This act does not require that the operators shall be licensed, and the penalty prescribed in section 3 of the act is not incurred by the master of a vessel whose operators are "skilled in the use of such apparatus,” even though they may not be licensed.

189. The act of August 13, 1912, is designed to execute in behalf of the United States the International Radiotelegraphic Convention and thus to promote orderly exchanges by radio communication. For this purpose the Inernational Radiotelegraphic Convention (Service Regulations) provides that the service of the station on shipboard shall be carried on by a telegraph operator holding a certificate issued by the Government to which the vessel is subject.

190. Section 3 of the act of August 13, 1912, carries out this provision of the International Convention by providing licenses for operators on American vessels. If an unlicensed person serves in charge or in supervision of the use and operation of the apparatus both he and his employer are liable to a fine of not more than $100 or imprisonment for not more than two months or both.

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This section and penalty do not apply to operators on
foreign ships. But operators on the ships of foreign
nations signatory to the International Radiotelegraphic
Convention, as shown above, are required to have certifi-
cates or licenses from their own governments, and if not
so certificated, the obligations of the convention have
not been observed. The convention in the Service Regu-
lations provides for this situation.

191. The act of July 23, 1912, as stated, requires that
on American and foreign ships the operators must be
"skilled in the use of such apparatus," but does not re-
quire that they must be licensed. "To facilitate com-
merce and simplify administration, operators presenting
American licenses or foreign certificates are accepted as
"skilled in the use of such apparatus,” except where
there may be special reasons to doubt the operator's skill
or reliability. Where operators on American or foreign
ships do not have such licenses or foreign certificates,
radio inspectors or customs officers under the act of July
23, 1912, may accept other competent evidence of skill
or may examine such operators.

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OFFICIAL INTERNATIONAL LIST OF COAST AND SHIP
RADIO STATIONS OF THE WORLD AND STATION
RATES.

Radio stations of the United States.

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192. The list of land and ship stations of the United States, including amateurs, giving call letters, wave lengths, nature of service, etc., can be procured from the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C., at a nominal price.

193. Supplements to this list are issued quarterly and the list is revised annually, as of July 1. Information concerning amateur stations will not be included in the supplements, but in the annual edition only.

194. The introduction to the list of Radio Stations of the United States" contains information concerning the assignment of international and amateur call letters.

195. A copy of the Official Berne List, and supplements as issued, are required as a part of the equipment of every station open to general public service.

196. The International List of Radio Stations of the World (edition in English) can be procured from the International Bureau of the Telegraphic Union (Radiotelegraphic Service), Berne, Switzerland.

197. In addition to the information contained in the pamphlet of the United States stations, published by the Bureau of Navigation, the international list shows geographical locations, normal ranges in nautical miles, radio systems, and rates.

198. The international list includes the Government and commercial land and ship stations of the United States. The list is divided into three parts. The first part contains a list of ship stations, grouped by countries

International list.

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