What is an ATIS number?

ATIS stands for Automatic Transmitter Identification System and is a marine VHF radio system that is only used on inland waterways within the borders of Europe.


One can identify a vessel through its ATIS number. In practise the ATIS number is sent digitally after that the radio operator finishes talking by releasing the receivers push-to-talk button.


An ATIS number is automatically issued when apply for a ship station licence, even if you do not make use of any inland waterways and only sail the seas.





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