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CODE OF SIGNALS

CHAPTER II | DEFINITIONS

For the purpose of this Code the following terms shall have the meanings defined below:

Visual signaling” is any method of communication, the transmission of which is capable of being seen.

Sound signaling” is any method of passing Morse signals by means of siren, whistle, foghorn, bell, or other sound apparatus.

Originator” is the authority who orders a signal to be sent.

Identity signal” or call sign is the group of letters and figures assigned to each station by its administration.

Station” means a ship, aircraft, survival craft or any place at which communications can be effected by any means.

Station of origin” is that station where the originator hands in a signal for transmission, irrespective of the method of communication employed.

Transmitting station” is the station by which a signal is actually being made.

Addressee” is the authority to whom a signal is addressed.

Station of destination” is that station in which the signal is finally received by the addressee.

Receiving station” is the station by which a signal is actually being read.

Procedure” denotes the rules drawn up for the conduct of signaling.

Procedure signal” is a signal designed to facilitate the conduct of signaling (see chapter X).

Time of origin” is the time at which a signal is ordered to be made.

Group” denotes more than one letter or numeral which together compose a signal.

A “numeral group” consists of one or more numerals.

A “hoist” consists of one or more groups displayed from a single halyard. A hoist or signal is said to be “at the dip” when it is hoisted about half of the full extent of the halyards. A hoist or signal is said to be “close up” when it is hoisted to the full extent of the halyards. “Tack line” is a length of halyard about 2 meters long, used to separate each group of flags.

Tack line” is a length of halyard about 2 meters long, used to separate each group of flags.

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