FCC 97.315 Revised as of September 29, 2014
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§ 97.315 Certification of external RF power amplifiers.
(a) Any external RF power amplifier (see § 2.815 of the FCC Rules)
manufactured or imported for use at an amateur radio station must be
certificated for use in the amateur service in accordance with subpart
J of part 2 of the FCC Rules. No amplifier capable of operation below
144 MHz may be constructed or modified by a non-amateur service
licensee without a grant of certification from the FCC.
(b) The requirement of paragraph (a) does not apply if one or more of
the following conditions are met:
(1) The amplifier is constructed or modified by an amateur radio
operator for use at an amateur station.
(2) The amplifier was manufactured before April 28, 1978, and has been
issued a marketing waiver by the FCC, or the amplifier was purchased
before April 28, 1978, by an amateur radio operator for use at that
(3) The amplifier is sold to an amateur radio operator or to a dealer,
the amplifier is purchased in used condition by a dealer, or the
amplifier is sold to an amateur radio operator for use at that
(c) Any external RF power amplifier appearing in the Commission's
database as certificated for use in the amateur service may be marketed
for use in the amateur service.
[ 71 FR 66465 , Nov. 15, 2006]
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