Goto Section: 78.40 | 78.53 | Table of Contents
Revised as of September 1, 2021
Goto Year:2020 |
§ 78.51 Remote control operation.
(a) A CARS station may be operated by remote control: Provided, That
such operation is conducted in accordance with the conditions listed
below: And provided further, That the Commission, in Washington, DC, is
notified at least 10 days prior to the beginning of such operation and
that such notification is accompanied by a detailed description showing
the manner of compliance with the following conditions:
(1) The transmitter and associated control system shall be installed
and protected in a manner designed to prevent tampering or operation by
(2) An operator shall be on duty at the remote control position and in
actual charge thereof at all times when the station is in operation.
(3) Facilities shall be provided at the control position which will
permit the operator to turn the transmitter on and off at will. The
control position shall also be equipped with suitable devices for
observing the overall characteristics of the transmissions and a
carrier operated device which will give a continuous visual indication
whenever the transmitting antenna is radiating a signal. The
transmitting apparatus shall be inspected as often as may be necessary
to insure proper operation.
(4) The control circuits shall be so designed and installed that short
circuits, open circuits, other line faults, or any other cause which
would result in loss of control of the transmitter will automatically
cause the transmitter to cease radiating.
(b) An application for authority to construct a new station or to make
changes in the facilities of an existing station and which proposes
operation by remote control shall include an adequate showing of the
manner of compliance with the requirements of this section.
(c) The Commission may notify the licensee not to commence remote
control operation, or to cancel, suspend, or change the date of the
beginning of such operation as and when such action may appear to be in
the public interest, convenience, or necessity.
[ 37 FR 3292 , Feb. 12, 1972, as amended at 41 FR 29695 , July 19, 1976;
49 FR 20671 , May 16, 1984; 50 FR 23421 , June 4, 1985]
Goto Section: 78.40 | 78.53
Goto Year: 2020 |
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