Goto Section: 78.40 | 78.53 | Table of Contents

FCC 78.51
Revised as of September 1, 2021
Goto Year:2020 | 2022
  §  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
   unauthorized persons.

   (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 | 2022
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