Goto Section: 74.465 | 74.501 | Table of Contents
Revised as of September 1, 2021
Goto Year:2020 |
§ 74.482 Station identification.
(a) Each remote pickup broadcast station shall be identified by the
transmission of the assigned station or system call sign, or by the
call sign of the associated broadcast station. For systems, the
licensee (including those operating pursuant to § 74.24 of this part)
shall assign a unit designator to each station in the system. The call
sign (and unit designator, where appropriate) shall be transmitted at
the beginning and end of each period of operation. A period of
operation may consist of a single continuous transmission, or a series
of intermittent transmissions pertaining to a single event.
(b) In cases where a period of operation is of more than one hour
duration identification of remote pickup broadcast stations
participating in the operation shall be made at approximately one-hour
intervals. Identification transmissions during operation need not be
made when to make such transmissions would interrupt a single
consecutive speech, play, religious service, symphony, concert, or any
type of production. In such cases, the identification transmissions
shall be made at the first interruption in the program continuity and
at the conclusion thereof. Hourly identification may be accomplished
either by transmission of the station or system call sign and unit
designator assigned to the individual station or identification of an
associated broadcasting station or network with which the remote pickup
broadcast station is being used.
(c) In cases where an automatic relay station is a part of the circuit,
the call sign of the relay transmitter may be transmitted automatically
by the relay transmitter or by the remote pickup broadcast base or
mobile station that actuates the automatic relay station.
(d) Automatically activated equipment may be used to transmit station
identification in International Morse Code, provided that the
modulation tone is 1200 HzÂ±800 Hz, the level of modulation of the
identification signal is maintained at 40%Â±10%, and that the code
transmission rate is maintained between 20 and 25 words per minute.
(e) For stations using F1E or G1E emissions, identification shall be
transmitted in the unscrambled analog (F3E) mode or in International
Morse Code pursuant to the provisions of paragraph (d) of this section
at intervals not to exceed 15 minutes. For purposes of rule
enforcement, all licensees using F1E or G1E emissions shall provide,
upon request by the Commission, a full and complete description of the
encoding methodology they currently use.
Note: Stations are encouraged to identify using their associated part
73 station call sign.
[ 41 FR 29686 , July 19, 1976, as amended at 47 FR 9220 , Mar. 4, 1982; 52 FR 47569 , Dec. 15, 1987; 56 FR 28499 , June 21, 1991; 68 FR 12766 , Mar.
Subpart Eâ€”Aural Broadcast Auxiliary Stations
Goto Section: 74.465 | 74.501
Goto Year: 2020 |
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