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§ 74.432 Licensing requirements and procedures.
(a) A license for a remote pickup station will be issued to: the
licensee of an AM, FM, noncommercial FM, low power FM, TV, Class A TV,
international broadcast or low power TV station; broadcast
network-entity; or cable network-entity.
(b) Base stations may operate as automatic relay stations on the
frequencies listed in § 74.402(b)(4) and (c)(1) under the provisions of
§ 74.436, however, one licensee may not operate such stations on more
than two frequency pairs in a single area.
(c) Base stations may use voice communications between the studio and
transmitter or points of any intercity relay system on frequencies in
Groups I and J.
(d) Base stations may be authorized to establish standby circuits from
places where official broadcasts may be made during times of emergency
and circuits to interconnect an emergency survival communications
(e) In Alaska, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands, base
stations may provide program circuits between the studio and
transmitter or to relay programs between broadcasting stations. A base
station may be operated unattended in accordance with the following:
(1) The station must be designed, installed, and protected so that the
transmitter can only be activated or controlled by persons authorized
by the licensee.
(2) The station must be equipped with circuits to prevent transmitter
operation when no signal is received from the station which it is
(f) Remote pickup stations may use only those frequencies and
bandwidths which are necessary for operation.
(g) An application for a remote pickup broadcast station or system
shall specify the broadcasting station with which the remote pickup
broadcast facility is to be principally used and the licensed area of
operation for a system which includes mobile stations shall be the area
considered to be served by the associated broadcasting station. Mobile
stations may be operated outside the licensed area of operation
pursuant to § 74.24 of this part. Where the applicant for remote pickup
broadcast facilities is the licensee of more than one class of
broadcasting station (AM, FM, TV), all licensed to the same community,
designation of one such station as the associated broadcasting station
will not preclude use of the remote pickup broadcast facilities with
those broadcasting stations not included in the designation and such
additional use shall be at the discretion of the licensee.
(h) In cases where a series of broadcasts are to be made from the same
location, portable or mobile transmitters may be left at such location
for the duration of the series of broadcasts: Provided, The
transmitting apparatus is properly secured so that it may not be
operated by unauthorized persons when unattended. Prior Commission
authority shall be obtained for the installation of any transmitting
antenna which requires notification to the FAA, pursuant to § 17.7 of
the Commission's rules and regulations, and which will be in existence
for more than 2 days.
(i) The location of each remote pickup broadcast base station will be
specified in the station or system license and such stations may not be
operated at any other location without prior authority of the
(j) The license shall be retained in the licensee's files at the
address shown on the authorization.
(k) In case of permanent discontinuance of operations of a station
licensed under this subpart, the licensee shall cancel the station
license using FCC Form 601. For purposes of this section, a station
which is not operated for a period of one year is considered to have
been permanently discontinued.
(Sec. 5, 48 Stat. 1068; 47 U.S.C. 155)
[ 41 FR 29686 , July 19, 1976, as amended at 42 FR 2071 , Jan. 10, 1977;
47 FR 21496 , May 18, 1982; 49 FR 14509 , Apr. 12, 1984; 51 FR 4602 , Feb.
6, 1986; 58 FR 19775 , Apr. 16, 1993; 60 FR 55482 , Nov. 1, 1995; 65 FR 30011 , May 10, 2000; 68 FR 12764 , Mar. 17, 2003; 84 FR 2759 , Feb. 8,
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