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Microwave Repeater TowerCommunications Station Honolulu

Missions

Along with providing support to other Coast Guard units, the COMMSTA provides communication services to the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Defense, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the public marine community.

The following is a list of GMDSS public broadcasts and respective links to outside resources:

GMDSS (Global Maritime Distress Safety System)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GMDSS

MF NAVTEX (Medium Frequency Navigational Information Teleprinter Exchange)
http://www.weather.gov/om/marine/navtex.htm
http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/MARCOMMS/GMDSS/navtex.htm

HF SITOR (High Frequency Simplex Teletype Over Radio)
http://www.weather.gov/om/marine/hfsitor.htm
http://www.monitoringtimes.com/html/mthfsitor.html

HF DSC (High Frequency Digital Selective Calling)
http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/marcomms/gmdss/dsc.htm

HF SNBM (High Frequency Safety Broadcast Notice to Mariners)
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/marine/home.htm

NOAA SARSAT (including 406 MHz EPIRB)
http://www.sarsat.noaa.gov

Last Modified 9/19/2013