FCC 78.61 Revised as of December 4, 2012
Goto Year:2011 |
§ 78.61 Operator requirements.
(a) Except in cases where a CARS station is operated unattended in
accordance with § 78.53 or except as provided in other paragraphs of
this section, a person shall be on duty at the place where the
transmitting apparatus is located, in plain view and in actual charge
of its operation or at a remote control point established pursuant to
the provision of § 78.51, at all times when the station is in
operation. Control and monitoring equipment at a remote control point
shall be readily accessible and clearly visible to the operator at that
(b) Any transmitter tests, adjustments, or repairs during or coincident
with the installation, servicing, operation or maintenance of a CARS
station which may affect the proper operation of such station shall be
made by or under the immediate supervision and responsibility of a
person responsible for proper functioning of the station equipment.
(c) The operator on duty and in charge of a CARS station may, at the
discretion of the licensee, be employed for other duties or for the
operation of another station or stations in accordance with the rules
governing such stations. However, such duties shall in no way impair or
impede the required supervision of the CARS station.
(d) CARS stations operating with nominal transmitter power of 250
milliwatts or less may be operated by any person whom the licensee
shall designate. Pursuant to this provision, the designated person
shall perform as the licensee's agent and proper operation of the
station shall remain the licensee's responsibility.
(e) Mobile CARS stations operating with nominal transmitter power in
excess of 250 milliwatts may be operated by any person whom the
licensee shall designate: Provided that a person is on duty at a
receiving end of the circuit to supervise operation and to immediately
institute measures sufficient to assure prompt correction of any
condition of improper operation that may be observed.
(Secs. 1, 2, 301, 307, 48 Stat., as amended, 1064, 1081, 1083; (47
U.S.C. 151, 152, 301, 307))
[ 43 FR 4617 , Feb. 3, 1978, as amended at 49 FR 20671 , May 16, 1984; 50 FR 32418 , Aug. 12, 1985]
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