Goto Section: 73.507 | 73.509 | Table of Contents
Revised as of December 4, 2012
Goto Year:2011 |
§ 73.508 Standards of good engineering practice.
(a) All noncommercial educational stations and LPFM stations operating
with more than 10 watts transmitter power output shall be subject to
all of the provisions of the FM Technical Standards contained in
subpart B of this part. Class D educational stations and LPFM stations
operating with 10 watts or less transmitter output power shall be
subject to the definitions contained in § 73.310, and also to those
other provisions of the FM Technical Standards which are specifically
made applicable to them by the provisions of this subpart.
(b) The transmitter and associated transmitting equipment of each
noncommercial educational FM station and LPFM station licensed for
transmitter power output above 10 watts must be designed, constructed
and operated in accordance with § 73.317.
(c) The transmitter and associated transmitting equipment of each
noncommercial educational FM station licensed for transmitter power
output of 10 watts or less, although not required to meet all
requirements of § 73.317, must be constructed with the safety
provisions of the current national electrical code as approved by the
American National Standards Institute. These stations must be operated,
tuned, and adjusted so that emissions are not radiated outside the
authorized band causing or which are capable of causing interference to
the communications of other stations. The audio distortion, audio
frequency range, carrier hum, noise level, and other essential phases
of the operation which control the external effects, must be at all
times capable of providing satisfactory broadcast service. Studio
equipment properly covered by an underwriter's certificate will be
considered as satisfying safety requirements.
[ 65 FR 7640 , Feb. 15, 2000]
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Goto Section: 73.507 | 73.509
Goto Year: 2011 |
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