Goto Section: 73.507 | 73.509 | Table of Contents
Revised as of November 24, 2020
Goto Year:2020 |
§ 73.508 Standards of good engineering practice.
(a) All noncommercial educational stations and LPFM stations operating
with more than 10 watts transmitter power output shall be subject to
all of the provisions of the FM Technical Standards contained in
subpart B of this part. Class D educational stations and LPFM stations
operating with 10 watts or less transmitter output power shall be
subject to the definitions contained in § 73.310, and also to those
other provisions of the FM Technical Standards which are specifically
made applicable to them by the provisions of this subpart.
(b) The transmitter and associated transmitting equipment of each
noncommercial educational FM station and LPFM station licensed for
transmitter power output above 10 watts must be designed, constructed
and operated in accordance with § 73.317.
(c) The transmitter and associated transmitting equipment of each
noncommercial educational FM station licensed for transmitter power
output of 10 watts or less, although not required to meet all
requirements of § 73.317, must be constructed with the safety provisions
of the current national electrical code as approved by the American
National Standards Institute. These stations must be operated, tuned,
and adjusted so that emissions are not radiated outside the authorized
band causing or which are capable of causing interference to the
communications of other stations. The audio distortion, audio frequency
range, carrier hum, noise level, and other essential phases of the
operation which control the external effects, must be at all times
capable of providing satisfactory broadcast service. Studio equipment
properly covered by an underwriter's certificate will be considered as
satisfying safety requirements.
[ 65 FR 7640 , Feb. 15, 2000]
Goto Section: 73.507 | 73.509
Goto Year: 2020 |
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