Radio Officer Law and Legal Definition

Pursuant to 47 USCS § 153 (34), [Title 47. Telegraphs, Telephones, and Radiotelegraphs; Chapter 5. Wire or Radio Communication; General Provisions]

“(A) "Radio officer" on a ship of the United States means, for the purpose of part II of title III of this Act [47 USCS §§ 351 et seq.], a person holding at least a first or second class radiotelegraph operator's license as prescribed and issued by the Commission. When such person is employed to operate a radiotelegraph station aboard a ship of the United States, he is also required to be licensed as a "radio officer" in accordance with the Act of May 12, 1948 (46 USC 229a-h) [46 USCS §§ 7101 et seq.].

(B) "Radio officer" on a foreign ship means, for the purpose of part II of title III of this Act [47 USCS §§ 351 et seq.], a person holding at least a first or second class radiotelegraph operator's certificate complying with the provisions of the radio regulations annexed to the International Telecommunication Convention in force.”