Goto Section: 73.687 | 73.691 | Table of Contents
Revised as of December 4, 2012
Goto Year:2011 |
§ 73.688 Indicating instruments.
(a) Each TV broadcast station shall be equipped with indicating
instruments which conform with the specifications described in
§ 73.1215 for measuring the operating parameters of the last radio
stage of the visual transmitter, and with such other instruments as are
necessary for the proper adjustment, operation, and maintenance of the
visual transmitting system.
(b) The function of each instrument shall be clearly and permanently
shown on the instrument itself or on the panel immediately adjacent
(c) In the event that any one of these indicating instruments becomes
defective, when no substitute which conforms with the required
specifications is available, the station may be operated without the
defective instrument pending its repair or replacement for a period not
in excess of 60 days without further authority of the FCC, provided
(1) If the defective instrument is the transmission line meter used for
determining the output power by the direct method, the operating power
shall be determined or maintained by the indirect method whenever
possible or by using the operating parameters of the last radio stage
of the transmitter during the time the station is operated without the
transmission line meter.
(2) If conditions beyond the control of the licensee prevent the
restoration of the meter to service within the above allowed period,
informal request in accordance with § 73.3549 may be filed with the
Engineer in Charge of the radio district in which the station is
located for such additional time as may be required to complete repairs
of the defective instrument.
[ 41 FR 36818 , Sept. 1, 1976, as amended at 48 FR 38480 , Aug. 24, 1983;
49 FR 50048 , Dec. 26, 1984; 50 FR 26568 , June 27, 1985]
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Goto Section: 73.687 | 73.691
Goto Year: 2011 |
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