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Definition of Terms

  • Aeronautical mobile service: a mobile service between aeronautical stations and aircraft stations, or between stations.

  • Aeronautical station: a land station in the aeronautical mobile service.

  • Aircraft station: a mobile station in the aeronautical mobile service, other than a survival craft station, located on board an aircraft.

  • Amateur service: a radio communication service for the purpose of self-training, intercommunication and technical investigations carried out by amateurs.

  • Amateur: duly authorized persons interested in radio technique solely with a personal aim and without pecuniary interest.

  • Coast station: a land station in the maritime mobile service.

  • Earth station: a station located either on the Earth's surface or within the major portion of the Earth's atmosphere and intended for communication.

  • Fixed service: a radio communication service between fixed points.

  • Land mobile service: a mobile service between base stations and land mobile stations or between land mobile stations.

  • Maritime mobile service: a mobile service between coast stations and ship stations, or between ship stations or between associated on-board communication stations.

  • Radio communication service: the transmission, emission, and/or reception of radio waves for specific telecommunication purposes.

  • Ship station:a mobile station in the maritime mobile service located on board a vessel, which is not permanently moored.

Terms Defined are based on Radio Regulation – Articles, ITU, 2004