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DAILY/ WEEKLY TESTS

 

1. Demonstration to test BATTERIES by conducting off and on load conditions.

 

 i)  Switch Off the charger for the batteries

ii)  Check the Off Load Voltage

iii) Switch Off the Main Power Feeder

iv) Press the PTT switch on MF/ HF transceiver. Check the On Load Voltage

 

Note - The Drop in Voltage should not be more than 1.5 Volts. If drop ism ore than 2 volts, inspect the batteries and recharge the batteries

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Off Load Condition

On Load Condition

2. Performing Daily and Weekly Test on DSC Controller

 

(a) Self Test - (The test which is carried out without transmitting any signals is called as Self Test)

 

i)  Go to Main Menu

ii) Select "Test"

iii)Seclect "Self Test"

 

Successful Completion of the Test will be indicated by a beep sound.

 

(b) Weekly Test/ Live Test - (The test in which distress frequencies are used depending upon the distance from the nearest station                          

                                                is called as Live Test; The lowest priority i.e. "Safety" should be used while doing the test because we

                                                are using distress frequency.)

 

 i)   Go to Main Menu

ii)  Select "Test"

iii) Select " TX Call"

iv) Enter MMSI number of the coast station

v)  Check Priority and Frequency

vi) Send

 

Note - There is no LIVE TEST on VHF DSC

MONTHLY TESTS

 

3. Demonstration of Routine Test on GMDSS VHF Hand held Radio

 

(a) One Person with GMDSS VHF hand Held Radio should stand at the bridge wing or any open space.

(b) Other Person should stand near the VHF reciever.

(c) Swith to Channel 15/ Channel 17 (For On Board Communication)

(d) Use Low Power on the receiver so as outside disturbance is reduced while the test is being carried out.

(e) Make the test call from GMDSS VHF Hand held Radio

             

    "(Your Ship's Name) Control * 3, This is (Your Ship's Name) Alpha * 3, Testing 1 2 3..... How do you read me? Over."

4. Performing of routine checks on GMDSS VHF Handheld Radio

 

(a) Check for any Physical Damage.

(b) Check for Battery Expiry Date.

(c) Check for the Unbroken Seal of the Battery.

5. Performing of routine checks on EPIRB

 

(a) Check for any Physical Damage.

(b) Check for Battery Expiry Date.

(c) Check for the expiry date of HRU (Hydrostatic Release Unit).

(d) Check the conditions of sea water contact

(e) Check for the Lanyard.

(f)  Check that Safety Clip is properly attached

6. Demonstration of Test procedure of an EPIRB

 

(a) JOTRON

 

i)   Remove EPIRB from bracket.

ii)  Put EPIRB on Test position.

iii) It will first check the battery voltage and output power of 121.5 MHz.

iv) If OK there will be a rapid flashing of light for 15 seconds.

v)  Then output of 406 MHz Transmitter is checked.

      If OK an inverted message is transmitted and the test light will stay on continuously for 45    

      seconds.

vi) The total test duration for a successful test is for 1 minute consisting of 15 seconds of rapid  

     flashes and 45 seconds of continuous light.

 

(b) GME

 

i)   Remove EPIRB from bracket

ii)  Lift the yellow cover marked as "Lift"

iii) Press the yellow test button for the brief period and the release it.

iv) If the single Light flashes and two beeps are heard then the test was OK.

7. Manual activation of an EPIRB

 

(a) JOTRON

 

i)  Remove EPIRB from bracket.

ii) Remove the Security Lock.

 

The EPIRB will get activated

 

(b) GME

 

i)   Remove EPIRB from bracket

ii)  Lift the yellow cover marked as "Lift"

iii) Place the slider over the yellow test button.

 

The EPIRB will get activated

8. Performing Routine Checks on SART

 

i)   Check for any physical damage.

ii)  Check the Lanyard

iii) Check for security lock.

iv) Check for battery expiry date.

v)  Check for the mounting rod.

9. Testing procedure for SART

 

i)     Check that there are no ships in vicinity.

ii)    If there are some ships, then inform them about the SART test on VHF Channel 16.

iii)   One person should stand by near the X - Band RADAR operating on the 6 or 12 nm range.

iv)   Second Person holding the SART should stand on the bridge wing or ane area which is exposed

       to the RADAR scannder.

v)    Put SART on test mode for a brief period.

vi)   Person standing near the RADAR will be able to see 12 concentric circles showing the

       approximate location of the SART.

vii)  The Person holding the SART will get an audio and visual alarm indicating that SART has been

       triggered.

viii) After completion of the test for the brief period inform the vessels in the vicinity about the

       completion of the test.

9. Testing procedure for AIS SART

 

i)     Check that there are no ships in vicinity.

ii)    If there are some ships, then inform them about the SART test on VHF Channel 16.

iii)   Put SART on test mode until the LED starts flashing.

iv)   Release the switch when both LEDs start flashing.

v)    A successful test will be indicated by green LED flashing continuously for 15 seconds.

vi)  An unsuccessful test will be indicated by red LED flashing continuously for 15 seconds. (The

      number of red LED flashes will indicate the fault).

     

       a) 2 Flashes - Transmit power failure

       b) 3 Flashes - Low battery

       c) 4 Flashes - Transmit frequency error

       d) 5 Flashes - User ID not ptogrammed

       e) 6 Flashes - Undefined, contact (Jotron)

       f)  7 Flashes - Internal Communication Error

10. Manual Activation of SART

 

Break the security lock and the SART will get activated.

EPIRB (431x800) SART1 (225x800) HRU (620x594)

EPIRB

Hydrostatic Release Unit

SART

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