Marine Radio Operators Permit (MP)

A MP is required to operate radiotelephone stations aboard certain vessels that sail the Great Lakes. They are also required to operate radiotelephone stations aboard vessels of more than 300 gross tons and vessels which carry more than six passengers for hire in the open sea or any tidewater area of the United States. They are also required to operate certain aviation radiotelephone stations and certain coast radiotelephone stations.

The Marine Radio Operators Permit exams consists of basic operation and laws.  Element 1 is the only element tested for this license.

Element 1 covers basic radio law and operating practice with which every maritime radio operator should be familiar. 

For more information concerning qualifications and terms of licenses visit the FCC's MP webpage

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Element 1

Element 1 Practice Test 1 Element 1 Practice Test 2
Element 1 Practice Test 3 Element 1 Practice Test 4
Element 1 Practice Test 5 Element 1 Practice Test 6

Element 1 Topic Tests - Random Ordered Questions

Topic A: Rules and Regulation Practice Test
- 36 questions covering these topics:

    Equipment Requirements
    License Requirements
    Watchkeeping
    Logkeeping
    Log Entries
    Miscellaneous Rules and Regulations
Topic B: Communications Procedures Practice Test
- 36 questions covering these topics:

    Bridge-to-Bridge Operations
    Operating Procedures
    Distress Communications
    Urgency and Safety Communications
    GMDSS
Topic C: Equipment Operations Practice Test
- 36 questions covering these topics:

    VHF Equipment Controls
    VHF Channel Selection
    MF-HF Equipment Controls
    MF-HF Frequency & Emission Selection
    Equipment Tests
    Equipment Faults
Topic D: Other equipment Practice Test
-36 questions covering these topics:

    Antennas
    Power Sources
    EPIRBS
    SARTS
    Survival Craft VHF
    NAVTEX

page updated 11/10/2016