FCC 73.1610 Revised as of December 4, 2012
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§ 73.1610 Equipment tests.
(a) During the process of construction of a new broadcast station, the
permittee, after notifying the FCC in Washington, D.C. may, without
further authority from the FCC, conduct equipment tests for the purpose
of making such adjustments and measurements as may be necessary to
assure compliance with the terms of the construction permit, the
technical provisions of the application therefore, the rules and
regulations and the applicable engineering standards. For AM stations,
equipment tests, including either a directional or nondirectional proof
of performance required by the construction permit, may be conducted
during daytime hours provided that the antenna system is first
substantially tuned during the experimental period. The nondirectional
proof shall be conducted with power adjusted to 25% of that specified
in the permit for the authorized directional facilities or, if
applicable, to such higher power as is specified in the same permit for
authorized nondirectional facilities. For licensed stations, see
§ 73.1615, Operation During Modification of Facilities; and § 73.157,
Antenna Testing During Daytime.
(b) The FCC may notify the permittee not to conduct equipment tests or
may modify, cancel, suspend, or change the modes of testing or the
dates and times for such tests in order to resolve interference
complaints or when such action may appear to be in the public interest,
convenience, and necessity.
(c) Equipment tests may be continued so long as the construction permit
shall remain valid.
(d) The authorization for tests embodied in this section shall not be
construed as constituting a license to operate but as a necessary part
[ 43 FR 32783 , July 28, 1978, as amended at 47 FR 40174 , Sept. 13, 1982;
50 FR 30947 , July 31, 1985]
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