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FCC 97.113
Revised as of September 29, 2014
Goto Year:2013 | 2015
§ 97.113   Prohibited transmissions.

   (a) No amateur station shall transmit:

   (1) Communications specifically prohibited elsewhere in this part;

   (2) Communications for hire or for material compensation, direct or
   indirect, paid or promised, except as otherwise provided in these

   (3) Communications in which the station licensee or control operator
   has a pecuniary interest, including communications on behalf of an
   employer, with the following exceptions:

   (i) A station licensee or station control operator may participate on
   behalf of an employer in an emergency preparedness or disaster
   readiness test or drill, limited to the duration and scope of such test
   or drill, and operational testing immediately prior to such test or
   drill. Tests or drills that are not government-sponsored are limited to
   a total time of one hour per week; except that no more than twice in
   any calendar year, they may be conducted for a period not to exceed 72

   (ii) An amateur operator may notify other amateur operators of the
   availability for sale or trade of apparatus normally used in an amateur
   station, provided that such activity is not conducted on a regular

   (iii) A control operator may accept compensation as an incident of a
   teaching position during periods of time when an amateur station is
   used by that teacher as a part of classroom instruction at an
   educational institution.

   (iv) The control operator of a club station may accept compensation for
   the periods of time when the station is transmitting telegraphy
   practice or information bulletins, provided that the station transmits
   such telegraphy practice and bulletins for at least 40 hours per week;
   schedules operations on at least six amateur service MF and HF bands
   using reasonable measures to maximize coverage; where the schedule of
   normal operating times and frequencies is published at least 30 days in
   advance of the actual transmissions; and where the control operator
   does not accept any direct or indirect compensation for any other
   service as a control operator.

   (4) Music using a phone emission except as specifically provided
   elsewhere in this section; communications intended to facilitate a
   criminal act; messages encoded for the purpose of obscuring their
   meaning, except as otherwise provided herein; obscene or indecent words
   or language; or false or deceptive messages, signals or identification.

   (5) Communications, on a regular basis, which could reasonably be
   furnished alternatively through other radio services.

   (b) An amateur station shall not engage in any form of broadcasting,
   nor may an amateur station transmit one-way communications except as
   specifically provided in these rules; nor shall an amateur station
   engage in any activity related to program production or news gathering
   for broadcasting purposes, except that communications directly related
   to the immediate safety of human life or the protection of property may
   be provided by amateur stations to broadcasters for dissemination to
   the public where no other means of communication is reasonably
   available before or at the time of the event.

   (c) No station shall retransmit programs or signals emanating from any
   type of radio station other than an amateur station, except propagation
   and weather forecast information intended for use by the general public
   and originated from United States Government stations, and
   communications, including incidental music, originating on United
   States Government frequencies between a manned spacecraft and its
   associated Earth stations. Prior approval for manned spacecraft
   communications retransmissions must be obtained from the National
   Aeronautics and Space Administration. Such retransmissions must be for
   the exclusive use of amateur radio operators. Propagation, weather
   forecasts, and manned spacecraft communications retransmissions may not
   be conducted on a regular basis, but only occasionally, as an incident
   of normal amateur radio communications.

   (d) No amateur station, except an auxiliary, repeater, or space
   station, may automatically retransmit the radio signals of other
   amateur station.

   [ 58 FR 43072 , Aug. 13, 1993;  58 FR 47219 , Sept. 8, 1993, as amended at
    71 FR 25982 , May 3, 2006;  71 FR 66462 , Nov. 15, 2006;  75 FR 46857 , Aug.
   4, 2010;  79 FR 35291 , June 20, 2014]

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Goto Section: 97.111 | 97.115

Goto Year: 2013 | 2015
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