FCC 73.712 Revised as of December 4, 2012
Goto Year:2011 |
§ 73.712 Equipment tests.
(a) During the process of construction of an international broadcasting
station, the permittee, having obtained authorization for frequencies
and hours as set forth in the Note to § 73.702(d) may, without further
authority of the FCC, conduct equipment tests for the purpose of such
adjustments and measurements as may be necessary to assure compliance
with the terms of the construction permit, the technical provisions of
the application therefor and the rules and regulations. Such tests
shall use voice identification and test tones only. No programming
shall be conducted during equipment tests.
(b) The Commission may notify the permittee to conduct no tests or may
cancel, suspend, or change the date for the beginning of equipment
tests when and if 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: Provided, however, That the procedure set forth in
paragraph (a) of this section must be repeated prior to the conducting
of such tests in each season after the season in which the testing
(d) The authorization for tests embodied in this section shall not be
construed as constituting a license to operate but as a necessary part
[ 28 FR 13696 , Dec. 14, 1963, as amended at 37 FR 25842 , Dec. 5, 1972.
Redesignated and amended at 38 FR 18894 , July 16, 1973; 47 FR 40174 ,
Sept. 13, 1982]
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