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FCC 74.737
Revised as of September 1, 2021
Goto Year:2020 | 2022
  §  74.737   Antenna location.

   (a) An applicant for a new low power TV, TV translator, or TV booster
   station or for a change in the facilities of an authorized station
   shall endeavor to select a site that will provide a line-of-sight
   transmission path to the entire area intended to be served and at which
   there is available a suitable signal from the primary station, if any,
   that will be retransmitted.

   (b) The transmitting antenna should be placed above growing vegetation
   and trees lying in the direction of the area intended to be served, to
   minimize the possibility of signal absorption by foliage.

   (c) A site within 8 kilometers of the area intended to be served is to
   be preferred if the conditions in paragraph (a) of this section can be

   (d) Consideration should be given to the accessibility of the site at
   all seasons of the year and to the availability of facilities for the
   maintenance and operation of the transmitting equipment.

   (e) The transmitting antenna should be located as near as is practical
   to the transmitter to avoid the use of long transmission lines and the
   associated power losses.

   (f) Consideration should be given to the existence of strong radio
   frequency fields from other transmitters at the site of the
   transmitting equipment and the possibility that such fields may result
   in the retransmissions of signals originating on frequencies other than
   that of the primary station being rebroadcast.

   [ 47 FR 21500 , May 18, 1982, as amended at  52 FR 31404 , Aug. 20, 1987]


Goto Section: 74.736 | 74.750

Goto Year: 2020 | 2022
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