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TELECOMMUNICATIO~ CONVENTION. DECEMBER 9, 1932. 2489 (183] (4) In order to cover special needs, regional agreements may determine the conditions to be fulfilled in order to obtain a radio- telephone operator's certificate, intended for use in radiotelephone stations fulfilling certain technical conditions and certain operating conditions. These conditions and agreements shall be stated in the papers issued to these operators. Such agreements shall be accepted provided the international services be not interf'3red with. ' (184] (5) Radiotelephone operator's certificates already delivered to operators and complying with the conditions laid down in the Vol. 45. p. 2760. General Regulations of Washington (l927) shall remain in force and be considered as general radiotelephone operator's certificates. F. PROFESSIONAL GRADES (185] § 8. (l) Before becoming chief operator in a station on board a ship of the first category (art. 23, § 3) a first-class operator must have had at least 1 year's experience as operator on board a ship or in a coast station. P86] (2) In order to become chief operator in a sta.tion on board a ship of the second category (art. 23, § 3), a first-class operator must have had at least 6 months' experience as operator on board a ship or in a coast station. [187] (3) (a) Operators holding a second-class certificate shall be authorized to embark as chief operators on ships of which the station belongs to the third category (art. 23, § 3). [I88] (b) After having shown 6 months' service on board a ship, they may embark as chief operators on ships of which the station belongs to the second category. PSg] (4) The government issuing a certificate can authorize an operator to perform service on board an aircraft only after this opera- tor has fulfilled other conditions (for example: accomplished a certain number of flying hours in the aerial mobile service, etc.) ARTICLE 11 Author'Zty oj the .1"\1aster Professionalg-radll-" 1'ost. p. 25:l!I. (190] § 1. The radio service of a mobile station shall be placed under l'.{15:15, 19 November 2014 (UTC)rity the supreme authority of the master or the person responsiblo for the of thE ship, aircraft, or any other vehicle carrying the mobile station. P91 ] § 2. The master or responsible person as well as any persons who may have knowledge of the text or simply the existence of radio- telegrams, or of any information acquired by means of the radio service, shall be hound by the obligation to observe and insure the secrecy of the correspondence. ARTICLE 12 Inspection oj Stations pg2] § 1. (l) The competent governments or administrations of countries where a mobile station calls, may demand the production of the license. The operator of the mobile station or the person Station in.opections.