Section 2. Use of Communications
The air traffic
manager is responsible for taking action to detect, prevent, and report:
indecent, or profane language used on any means of communications (e.g.,
voice frequencies, Satellite Communication(s) (SATCOM), Controller Pilot
Data Link Communications (CPDLC)).
deceptive, or phantom controller communications to an aircraft or
controller. The following must be accomplished when false or deceptive
pertinent information regarding the incident.
the Regional Operations Center (ROC) of the phantom controller situation
and request a conference call with the Technical Operations, System
Management Office (SMO) manager, the Spectrum Management Officer, the
Service Area Director and the Security and Hazardous Materials Division
all relevant information pertaining to the incident on the telephone
the voice tape from service at the normal tape change interval and record
the pertinent information on a cassette in accordance with FAAO 8020.11,
subpara 76c, Retention of Original Voice Recordings.
used on frequencies not assigned or authorized by the FAA.
or malicious interference with other communications.
of a personal nature on any means of communications (e.g., voice
frequencies, SATCOM, CPDLC).
3-2-2. AUTHORIZED MESSAGES NOT
DIRECTLY ASSOCIATED WITH AIR TRAFFIC SERVICES
Occasions may arise
when messages by a third party pertaining to the safety of aircraft
operation or the preservation of life and/or property are necessary. Such
messages may be authorized on FAA radio communications channels. They may
be handled by air traffic specialists or the individuals making the
request. The latter may be given access to facilities to personally issue
such messages provided (See FAAO 6050.32, Spectrum Management Regulations
instructions must not be issued.
can be interrupted when required to continue ATC services.
Advisory Circular AC 150/5210-7C, Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting
3-2-3. USE OF OTHER
THAN FAA COMMUNICATIONS CIRCUITS
FAA personnel must
be responsive to any State or local governmental agency offering to use
their communications facilities for the relay of flight plan information
and to cooperate with such agencies in developing procedures for relaying
flight plan information to FAA facilities.
3-2-4. FBI USE OF
Local FBI offices
have been authorized to contact FSSs and ATCTs to consummate local
agreements for emergency use of specific frequencies using FBI transceiver
equipment in hijacking situations. To facilitate the handling of these
requests, the guidelines set forth below must be followed (See para 3-2-2,
Authorized Messages Not Directly Associated with Air Traffic Services):
of FSS and ATCT radio frequencies is flexible, but it must be from
existing local assignments and approved by the air traffic manager after
coordination with the regional frequency management office.
of tower radio frequencies is flexible, but it must be from existing local
assignments and approved by the air traffic manager after coordination
with the regional frequency management office. Requests for frequency
between 121.60 and 121.90 MHz can be expected.
3-2-5. AERONAUTICAL ADVISORY STATIONS (UNICOM/MULTICOM)
Pursuant to FCC
Rules and Regulations, Part 87, Subpart C, UNICOM stations are not
authorized for ATC purposes other than the relay of certain ATC
information between the pilot and the controller. Relay of ATC information
is limited to:
arrival, or flight plan cancellation times.
clearances, provided there is a LOA between the licensee of the advisory
station and the FAA facility.