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FCC 90.264
Revised as of September 29, 2014
Goto Year:2013 | 2015
§ 90.264   Disaster communications between 2 and 10 MHz.

   (a) The use of any particular frequency between 2 and 10 MHz is limited
   to those frequencies falling within the bands allocated to the fixed
   and land mobile services as indicated in § 2.106 of the Commission's
   Rules and Regulations.

   (b) Only in the following circumstances will authority be extended to
   stations to operate on the frequencies between 2 and 10 MHz:

   (1) To provide communications circuits in emergency and/or disaster
   situations, where safety of life and property are concerned;

   (2) To provide standby and/or backup communications circuits to regular
   domestic communications circuits which have been disrupted by disasters
   and/or emergencies.

   (c) The FCC will not accept responsibility for protection of the
   circuits from harmful interference caused by foreign operations.

   (d) In the event that a complaint of harmful interference resulting
   from operation of these circuits is received from a foreign source, the
   offending circuit(s) must cease operation on the particular frequency
   concerned immediately upon notification by the Commission.

   (e) In order to accomodate the situations described in paragraphs (c)
   and (d) of this section, the equipment shall be capable of transmitting
   and receiving on any frequency within the bands between 2 and 10 MHz
   and capable of immediate change among the frequencies.

   (f) Only 2K80J3E, 100HA1A and those emission types listed in
   § 90.237(g) are permitted.

   (g) Applicants must fulfill eligibility requirements set out in
   § 90.20(d)(6) and shall submit disaster communications plans pursuant
   to § 90.129(m).

   (h) Training exercises which require use of these frequencies for more
   than seven hours a week, cumulative, are not authorized without prior
   written approval from the Commission.

   [ 46 FR 52373 , Oct. 27, 1981, as amended at  48 FR 32831 , July 19, 1983;
    49 FR 48712 , Dec. 14, 1984;  62 FR 18929 , Apr. 17, 1997;  72 FR 35196 ,
   June 27, 2007]

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Goto Section: 90.263 | 90.265

Goto Year: 2013 | 2015
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