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Telecommunications Operator Speciality References

Ref. (a) through (j).  NOTE: Although the TC PQS (Personal Qualifications Standards) may reference only a portion of some of these individual documents (i.e., a page or chapter, the URLs provided link to the entire document.

  1. Auxiliary Operations Policy Manual, COMDTINST M16798.3 (series)
    Auxiliary Ops Policy
  2. Boat Crew Seamanship Manual, COMDTINST M16114.5 (series); Chapter 11 (discountinued) See all seamanship guides and the crosswalk guide.
    Boat Crew Seamanship Manuals
  3. Auxiliary Aviation Training Manual, COMDTINST M16798.5 (series); Chapter 6
    Auxiliary Aviation Training Manual
  4. Telecommunications Manual (TCM) COMDTINST M2000.3 (series)
    Link unavailable. This manual is not currently posted on the CG Directive system.  This manual may be obtained from local commands. For general Telecommunication manuals:
  5. Radiotelephone Handbook, CGTTP6.01.1 (series)
    Radiotelephone Handbook

  6. U.S. Coast Guard Addendum to the United States National Search and Rescue Supplement, COMDTINST M16130.2 (series)
    NSS addendum
  7. Communications Watchstander Qualification Guide, COMDTINST M16120.7 (series) (pending update)
  8. Appendices A-G to the Auxiliary Telecommunications (communications) PQS
    Telecoms Manual
  9. Chart No.1, NOAA Nautical Chart Symbols and Abbreviations
    NOAA Chart No. 1

Ref (k) through (o) are specific to each local area, and must be obtained locally.

  1. NOAA or Corps of Engineers charts of the local area. 
  2. United States Coast Pilot, Vol. 1-9, as applicable to the local area
  3. Light List, Vol. 1-7, COMDTINST M16502 (series), as applicable to the local area 
  4. NOAA Tide Tables, as applicable to the local area
  5. Telephone Directory, as applicable to the local area