Goto Section: 97.113 | 97.117 | Table of Contents
Revised as of October 1, 2019
Goto Year:2018 |
§ 97.115 Third party communications.
(a) An amateur station may transmit messages for a third party to:
(1) Any station within the jurisdiction of the United States.
(2) Any station within the jurisdiction of any foreign government when
transmitting emergency or disaster relief communications and any
station within the jurisdiction of any foreign government whose
administration has made arrangements with the United States to allow
amateur stations to be used for transmitting international
communications on behalf of third parties. No station shall transmit
messages for a third party to any station within the jurisdiction of
any foreign government whose administration has not made such an
arrangement. This prohibition does not apply to a message for any third
party who is eligible to be a control operator of the station.
(b) The third party may participate in stating the message where:
(1) The control operator is present at the control point and is
continuously monitoring and supervising the third party's
(2) The third party is not a prior amateur service licensee whose
license was revoked or not renewed after hearing and re-licensing has
not taken place; suspended for less than the balance of the license
term and the suspension is still in effect; suspended for the balance
of the license term and re-licensing has not taken place; or
surrendered for cancellation following notice of revocation, suspension
or monetary forfeiture proceedings. The third party may not be the
subject of a cease and desist order which relates to amateur service
operation and which is still in effect.
(c) No station may transmit third party communications while being
automatically controlled except a station transmitting a RTTY or data
(d) At the end of an exchange of international third party
communications, the station must also transmit in the station
identification procedure the call sign of the station with which a
third party message was exchanged.
[ 54 FR 25857 , June 20, 1989; 54 FR 39535 , Sept. 27, 1989, as amended at
71 FR 25982 , May 3, 2006; 71 FR 66462 , Nov. 15, 2006]
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Goto Section: 97.113 | 97.117
Goto Year: 2018 |
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