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FCC 97.119
Revised as of September 29, 2014
Goto Year:2013 | 2015
§ 97.119   Station identification.

   (a) Each amateur station, except a space station or telecommand
   station, must transmit its assigned call sign on its transmitting
   channel at the end of each communication, and at least every 10 minutes
   during a communication, for the purpose of clearly making the source of
   the transmissions from the station known to those receiving the
   transmissions. No station may transmit unidentified communications or
   signals, or transmit as the station call sign, any call sign not
   authorized to the station.

   (b) The call sign must be transmitted with an emission authorized for
   the transmitting channel in one of the following ways:

   (1) By a CW emission. When keyed by an automatic device used only for
   identification, the speed must not exceed 20 words per minute;

   (2) By a phone emission in the English language. Use of a phonetic
   alphabet as an aid for correct station identification is encouraged;

   (3) By a RTTY emission using a specified digital code when all or part
   of the communications are transmitted by a RTTY or data emission;

   (4) By an image emission conforming to the applicable transmission
   standards, either color or monochrome, of § 73.682(a) of the FCC Rules
   when all or part of the communications are transmitted in the same
   image emission

   (c) One or more indicators may be included with the call sign. Each
   indicator must be separated from the call sign by the slant mark (/) or
   by any suitable word that denotes the slant mark. If an indicator is
   self-assigned, it must be included before, after, or both before and
   after, the call sign. No self-assigned indicator may conflict with any
   other indicator specified by the FCC Rules or with any prefix assigned
   to another country.

   (d) When transmitting in conjunction with an event of special
   significance, a station may substitute for its assigned call sign a
   special event call sign as shown for that station for that period of
   time on the common data base coordinated, maintained and disseminated
   by the special event call sign data base coordinators. Additionally,
   the station must transmit its assigned call sign at least once per hour
   during such transmissions.

   (e) When the operator license class held by the control operator
   exceeds that of the station licensee, an indicator consisting of the
   call sign assigned to the control operator's station must be included
   after the call sign.

   (f) When the control operator is a person who is exercising the rights
   and privileges authorized by § 97.9(b) of this part, an indicator must
   be included after the call sign as follows:

   (1) For a control operator who has requested a license modification
   from Novice Class to Technical Class: KT;

   (2) For a control operator who has requested a license modification
   from Novice or Technician to General Class: AG;

   (3) For a control operator who has requested a license modification
   from Novice, Technician, General, or Advanced Class to Amateur Extra
   Class: AE.

   (g) When the station is transmitting under the authority of § 97.107 of
   this part, an indicator consisting of the appropriate letter-numeral
   designating the station location must be included before the call sign
   that was issued to the station by the country granting the license. For
   an amateur service license granted by the Government of Canada,
   however, the indicator must be included after the call sign. At least
   once during each intercommunication, the identification announcement
   must include the geographical location as nearly as possible by city
   and state, commonwealth or possession.

   [ 54 FR 25857 , June 20, 1989, as amended at  54 FR 39535 , Sept. 27, 1989;
    55 FR 30457 , July 26, 1990;  56 FR 28 , Jan. 2, 1991;  62 FR 17567 , Apr.
   10, 1997;  63 FR 68980 , Dec. 14, 1998;  64 FR 51471 , Sept. 23, 1999;  66 FR 20752 , Apr. 25, 2001;  75 FR 78171 , Dec. 15, 2010]

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Goto Section: 97.117 | 97.121

Goto Year: 2013 | 2015
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