FCC 90.403 Revised as of September 29, 2014
Goto Year:2013 |
§ 90.403 General operating requirements.
(a) Licensees of radio stations in the private land mobile radio
services shall be directly responsible for the proper operation and use
of each transmitter for which they are licensed. In this connection,
licensees shall exercise such direction and control as is necessary to
assure that all authorized facilities are employed:
(1) Only for permissible purposes;
(2) Only in a permissible manner; and
(3) Only by persons with authority to use and operate such equipment.
(b) In carrying out their responsibilities under § 90.403(a), licensees
shall be bound by the provisions of the Communications Act of 1934, as
amended, and by the rules and regulations of the Commission governing
the radio service in which their facilities are licensed; and licensees
may not, through written or oral agreements or otherwise, relieve
themselves of any duty or obligation imposed upon them, by law, as
(c) Except for stations that have been granted exclusive channels under
this part and that are classified as commercial mobile radio service
providers pursuant to part 20 of this chapter, each licensee must
restrict all transmissions to the minimum practical transmission time
and must employ an efficient operating procedure designed to maximize
the utilization of the spectrum.
(d) Communications involving the imminent safety-of-life or property
are to be afforded priority by all licensees.
(e) Licensees shall take reasonable precautions to avoid causing
harmful interference. This includes monitoring the transmitting
frequency for communications in progress and such other measures as may
be necessary to minimize the potential for causing interference.
(f) Stations licensed in this part shall not continuously radiate an
unmodulated carrier except where required for tests as permitted in
§ 90.405, except where specifically permitted by this part, where
specifically authorized in the station authorization, or on an as
needed basis in the Radiolocation Radio Service.
(g) The radiations of the transmitter shall be suspended immediately
upon detection or notification of a deviation from the technical
requirements of the station authorization and until such deviation is
corrected. For transmissions concerning the imminent safety-of-life or
property, the transmissions shall be suspended as soon as the emergency
[ 43 FR 54791 , Nov. 22, 1978; 44 FR 32220 , June 5, 1979, as amended at
59 FR 59965 , Nov. 21, 1994]
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