FCC 73.158 Revised as of October 1, 2014
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§ 73.158 Directional antenna monitoring points.
(a) When a licensee of a station using a directional antenna system
finds that a field monitoring point, as specified on the station
authorization, is no longer accessible or is unsuitable because of
nearby construction or other disturbances to the measured field, an
application to change the monitoring point location, including FCC Form
302-AM, is to be promptly submitted to the FCC in Washington, DC.
(1) If the monitoring point has become inaccessible or otherwise
unsuitable, but there has been no significant construction or other
change in the vicinity of the monitoring point which may affect field
strength readings, the licensee shall select a new monitoring point
from the points measured in the last full proof of performance. A
recent field strength measurement at the new monitoring point shall
also be provided.
(2) Alternatively, if changes in the electromagnetic environment have
affected field strength readings at the monitoring point, the licensee
shall submit the results of a partial proof of performance, analyzed in
accordance with § 73.154, on the affected radial.
(3) The licensee shall submit an accurate, written description of the
new monitoring point in relation to nearby permanent landmarks.
(4) The licensee shall submit a photograph showing the new monitoring
point in relation to nearby permanent landmarks that can be used in
locating the point accurately at all times throughout the year. Do not
use seasonal or temporary features in either the written descriptions
or photographs as landmarks for locating field points.
(b) When the description of the monitoring point as shown on the
station license is no longer correct due to road or building
construction or other changes, the licensee must prepare and file with
the FCC, in Washington, DC, a request for a corrected station license
showing the new monitoring point description. The request shall include
the information specified in paragraphs (a)(3) and (a)(4) of this
section, and a copy of the station's current license. A copy of the
description is to be posted with the existing station license.
[ 66 FR 20757 , Apr. 25, 2001]
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