Goto Section: 74.532 | 74.534 | Table of Contents

FCC 74.533
Revised as of October 1, 2014
Goto Year:2013 | 2015
§ 74.533   Remote control and unattended operation.

   (a) Aural broadcast STL and intercity relay stations may be operated by
   remote control provided that such operation is conducted in accordance
   with the conditions listed below:

   (1) The remote control system must provide adequate monitoring and
   control functions to permit proper operation of the station.

   (2) The remote control system must be designed, installed, and
   protected so that the transmitter can only be activated or controlled
   by persons authorized by the licensee.

   (3) The remote control system must prevent inadvertent transmitter
   operation due to malfunctions in circuits between the control point and

   (b) Aural broadcast auxiliary stations may be operated unattended
   subject to the following provisions:

   (1) The transmitter shall be provided with adequate safeguards to
   prevent improper operation of the equipment.

   (2) The transmitter installation shall be adequately protected against
   tampering by unauthorized persons.

   (3) Whenever an unattended aural broadcast auxiliary station is used,
   appropriate observations must be made at the receiving end of the
   circuit as often as necessary to ensure proper station operation.
   However, an aural broadcast STL (and any aural broadcast microwave
   booster station) associated with a radio or TV broadcast station
   operated by remote control may be observed by monitoring the broadcast
   station's transmitted signal at the remote control or ATS monitoring

   (c) The FCC may notify the licensee to cease or modify operation in the
   case of frequency usage disputes, interference or similar situations
   where such action appears to be in the public interest, convenience and

   (Sec. 318, 48 Stat. 1089, as amended by sec. 1, 74 Stat. 363; 47 U.S.C.

   [ 28 FR 13716 , Dec. 14, 1963, as amended at  47 FR 55936 , Dec. 14, 1982;
    49 FR 7130 , Feb. 27, 1984;  50 FR 32417 , Aug. 12, 1985;  50 FR 48599 ,
   Nov. 26, 1985;  60 FR 55483 , Nov. 1, 1995]

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Goto Section: 74.532 | 74.534

Goto Year: 2013 | 2015
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