Goto Section: 74.762 | 74.769 | Table of Contents
Revised as of September 1, 2021
Goto Year:2020 |
§ 74.763 Time of operation.
(a) A low power TV, TV translator, or TV booster station is not
required to adhere to any regular schedule of operation. However, the
licensee of a TV translator or TV booster station is expected to
provide service to the extent that such is within its control and to
avoid unwarranted interruptions in the service provided.
(b) In the event that causes beyond the control of the low power TV or
TV translator station licensee make it impossible to continue
operating, the licensee may discontinue operation for a period of not
more than 30 days without further authority from the FCC. Notification
must be sent to the FCC in Washington, DC, Attention: Video Division,
Media Bureau, not later than the 10th day of discontinued operation.
During such period, the licensee shall continue to adhere to the
requirements in the station license pertaining to the lighting of
antenna structures. In the event normal operation is restored prior to
the expiration of the 30 day period, the FCC in Washington, DC,
Attention: Video Division, Media Bureau, shall be notified in writing
of the date normal operations resumed. If causes beyond the control of
the licensee make it impossible to comply within the allowed period, a
request for Special Temporary Authority (see § 73.1635 of this chapter)
shall be made to the FCC no later than the 30th day for such additional
time as may be deemed necessary.
(c) Failure of a low power TV, TV translator, or TV booster station to
operate for a period of 30 days or more, except for causes beyond the
control of the licensee, shall be deemed evidence of discontinuation of
operation and the license of the station may be cancelled at the
discretion of the FCC. Furthermore, the station's license will expire
as a matter of law, without regard to any causes beyond control of the
licensee, if the station fails to transmit broadcast signals for any
consecutive 12-month period, notwithstanding any provision, term, or
condition of the license to the contrary.
(d) A television broadcast translator station shall not be permitted to
radiate during extended periods when signals of the primary station are
not being retransmitted.
[ 28 FR 13722 , Dec. 14, 1963, as amended at 52 FR 7423 , Mar. 11, 1987;
52 FR 31405 , Aug. 20, 1987; 61 FR 28768 , June 6, 1996; 63 FR 33879 ,
June 22, 1998; 67 FR 13233 , Mar. 21, 2002]
Goto Section: 74.762 | 74.769
Goto Year: 2020 |
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