FCC 80.858 Revised as of December 4, 2012
Goto Year:2011 |
§ 80.858 Radiotelephone receiver.
(a) The receiver required by § 80.854(a) of this part must be capable
of reception of H3E and J3E emissions on the radiotelephone distress
frequency. The receiver must be capable of reception of J3E emissions
on 2638 kHz and the receiving frequencies associated with the
transmitting frequencies authorized pursuant to § 80.855(a).
(b) One or more loudspeakers capable of being used to maintain the
distress frequency (2182 kHz) watch at the principal operating position
and at any other place where the listening watch is performed must be
(c) The receiver required by paragraph (a) of the section must:
(1) Have a sensitivity of 50 microvolts;
(2) Be capable of operation when energized by the main source of
energy, and by the reserve source of energy if a reserve source is
required by § 80.860(a);
(3) Be protected from excessive currents and voltages;
(4) Be provided with a nameplate showing the name of the receiver
manufacturer and the type or model.
(d) The sensitivity of a receiver is the strength in microvolts of a
signal, modulated 30 percent at 400 cycles per second, required at the
receiver input to produce an audio output of 50 milliwatts to the
loudspeaker with a signal-to-noise ratio of at least 6 decibels.
Evidence of a manufacturer's rating or a demonstration of the
sensitivity of a required receiver computed on this basis must be
furnished upon request of a Commission representative.
[ 51 FR 31213 , Sept. 2, 1986, as amended at 73 FR 4487 , Jan. 25, 2008]
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