FCC 73.612 Revised as of December 4, 2012
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§ 73.612 Protection from interference.
(a) Permittees and licensees of TV broadcast stations are not protected
from any interference which may be caused by the grant of a new station
or of authority to modify the facilities of an existing station in
accordance with the provisions of this subpart. The nature and extent
of the protection from interference accorded to TV broadcast stations
is limited solely to the protection which results from the minimum
allotment and station separation requirements and the rules and
regulations with respect to maximum powers and antenna heights set
forth in this subpart.
(b) When the Commission determines that grant of an application would
serve the public interest, convenience, and necessity and the
instrument of authorization specifies an antenna location in a
designated antenna farm area which results in distance separation less
than those specified in this subpart, TV broadcast station permittees
and licensees shall be afforded protection from interference equivalent
to the protection afforded under the minimum distance separations
specified in this subpart.
Note: The nature and extent of the protection from interference
accorded to TV broadcast stations which were authorized prior to April
14, 1952, and which were operating on said date is limited not only as
specified above but is further limited by any smaller separations
existing between such stations on said date. Where, as a result of the
adoption of the Table of Allotments or of changes in transmitter sites
made by such stations after said date, separations smaller than the
required minimum are increased but still remain lower than the required
minimum, protection accorded such stations will be limited to the new
[ 28 FR 13660 , Dec. 14, 1963, as amended at 32 FR 8814 , June 21, 1967;
50 FR 23698 , June 5, 1985; 51 FR 44070 , Dec. 8, 1986]
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