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Subelement A
Rules & Regulations
Section 4
Logkeeping
Who is required to make entries in a required service or maintenance log?
  • The licensed operator or a person whom he or she designates.
  • Correct Answer
    The operator responsible for the station operation or maintenance.
  • Any commercial radio operator holding at least a Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit.
  • The technician who actually makes the adjustments to the equipment.
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Who is responsible for the proper maintenance of station logs?
  • The station licensee.
  • The commercially-licensed radio operator in charge of the station.
  • The ship’s master and the station licensee.
  • Correct Answer
    The station licensee and the radio operator in charge of the station.
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Where must ship station logs be kept during a voyage?
  • Correct Answer
    At the principal radiotelephone operating position.
  • They must be secured in the vessel’s strongbox for safekeeping.
  • In the personal custody of the licensed commercial radio operator.
  • All logs are turned over to the ship’s master when the radio operator goes off duty.
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What is the proper procedure for making a correction in the station log?
  • The ship’s master must be notified, approve and initial all changes to the station log.
  • The mistake may be erased and the correction made and initialized only by the radio operator making the original error.
  • Correct Answer
    The original person making the entry must strike out the error, initial the correction and indicate the date of the correction.
  • Rewrite the new entry in its entirety directly below the incorrect notation and initial the change.
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How long should station logs be retained when there are entries relating to distress or disaster situations?
  • Until authorized by the Commission in writing to destroy them.
  • Correct Answer
    For a period of three years from the last date of entry, unless notified by the FCC.
  • Indefinitely, or until destruction is specifically authorized by the U.S. Coast Guard.
  • For a period of one year from the last date of entry.
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How long should station logs be retained when there are no entries relating to distress or disaster situations?
  • For a period of three years from the last date of entry, unless notified by the FCC.
  • Until authorized by the Commission in writing to destroy them.
  • Correct Answer
    For a period of two years from the last date of entry.
  • Indefinitely, or until destruction is specifically authorized by the U.S. Coast Guard.
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