FCC 74.550 Revised as of December 4, 2012
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§ 74.550 Equipment authorization.
Each authorization for aural broadcast STL, ICR, and booster stations
shall require the use of equipment which has been certificated or
verified. Equipment which has not been approved under the equipment
authorization program and which was in service prior to July 1, 1993,
may be retained solely for temporary uses necessary to restore or
maintain regular service provided by approved equipment, because the
main or primary unit has failed or requires servicing. Such temporary
uses may not interfere with or impede the establishment of other aural
broadcast auxiliary links and may not occur during more than 720
cumulative hours per year. Should interference occur, the licensee must
take all steps necessary to eliminate it, up to and including cessation
of operation of the auxiliary transmitter. All unapproved equipment
retained for temporary use must have been in the possession of the
licensee prior to July 1, 1993, and may not be obtained from other
sources. Equipment designed exclusively for fixed operation shall be
authorized under the verification procedure. The equipment
authorization procedures are contained in subpart J of part 2 of the
Note to § 74.550: Consistent with the note to § 74.502(a),
grandfathered equipment in the 942-944 MHz band and STL/ICR users of
these frequencies in Puerto Rico are also required to come into
compliance by July 1, 1993. The backup provisions described above apply
to these stations also.
[ 63 FR 36604 , July 7, 1998]
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