Section 87.109, Station Logs

ICR 202111-3060-009

OMB: 3060-0998

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3060-0998 202111-3060-009
Active 201901-3060-018
FCC WTB/Mobility
Section 87.109, Station Logs
Extension without change of a currently approved collection   No
Approved without change 11/19/2021
Retrieve Notice of Action (NOA) 11/19/2021
  Inventory as of this Action Requested Previously Approved
11/30/2024 36 Months From Approved 01/31/2022
17 0 5
1,700 0 500
0 0 0

Section 87.109 of the Commission’s rules require that a station at a fixed location in the international aeronautical mobile service (IAMS) must maintain a log (written or automatic log) in accordance with the Annex 10 provisions of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Convention. This log is necessary to document the quality of service provided by fixed stations and must contain the following information: 1) The name of the agency operating the station; 2) The identification of the station; 3) The date; 4) The time of opening and closing the station; 5) The frequencies being guarded and the type of watch (continuous or scheduled) being maintained on each frequency; 6) Except at intermediate mechanical relay stations where the provisions of this paragraph need not be complied with, a record of each communication showing text of communication, time communications completed, station(s) communicated with, and frequency used; 7) All distress communications and action thereon; 8) A brief description of communications conditions and difficulties, including harmful interference. Such entries should include, whenever practicable, the time at which interference was experienced, the character, radio frequency and identification of the interfering signal; 9) A brief description of interruption to communications due to equipment failure or other troubles, giving the duration of the interruption and action taken; 10) Such additional information as may be considered by the operator to be of value as part of the record of the stations operations; and Stations maintaining written logs must also enter the signature of each operator, with the time the operator assumes and relinquishes a watch. In short, the Commission is concerned with matters involving harmful interference, equipment failure, and logging of distress and safety calls where applicable.

US Code: 47 USC 303 Name of Law: Communications Act of 1934, as amended
   US Code: 47 USC 307(e) Name of Law: Communications Act of 1934, as amended
   US Code: 47 USC 154 Name of Law: Communications Act of 1934, as amended

Not associated with rulemaking

  86 FR 50353 09/08/2021
86 FR 50353 09/08/2021

IC Title Form No. Form Name
Section 87.109, Station Logs

  Total Approved Previously Approved Change Due to New Statute Change Due to Agency Discretion Change Due to Adjustment in Estimate Change Due to Potential Violation of the PRA
Annual Number of Responses 17 5 0 0 12 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 1,700 500 0 0 1,200 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 0 0 0 0 0 0
The Commission reporting adjustments/increase to this collection represents and accurate accounting of the active number of stations at a fixed location in the international aeronautical mobile service that must maintain a log in accordance with Annex 10 of the ICAO Convention. Therefore, the adjustments are as follows: +12 to the number of respondents, +12 to the annual number of responses and +1,200 to the annual burden hours.

Jeff Tobias 202 418-0680 [email protected]


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