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FCC 80.513
Revised as of September 1, 2021
Goto Year:2020 | 2022
  §  80.513   Frequency coordination.

   (a) Except as provided in paragraphs (b) and (c) of this section each
   application for a new VHF private coast station license or modification
   of an existing license to be located in an area having a recognized
   frequency coordinating committee must be accompanied by:

   (1) A report based on a field study, indicating the degree of probable
   interference to existing stations operating in the same area. The
   applicant must consider all stations operating on the working frequency
   or frequencies requested or assigned within 80 km (50 miles) of the
   proposed station location, and

   (2) The report must include a statement that all existing licensees on
   the frequency within 80 km (50 miles) and the frequency coordinating
   committee have been notified of the applicant's intention to file an
   application. The notice of intention to file must provide the licensees
   concerned and the advisory committee with the following information:
   The frequency and emission; transmitter location and power; and the
   antenna height proposed by the applicant.

   (b) Applications for modification need not be accompanied by the field
   study where the modification does not involve any change in
   frequency(ies), power, emission, antenna height, antenna location or
   area of operation.

   (c)(1) In lieu of the field study, the applicant may acquire a
   statement from a frequency coordinating committee. The applicant must
   certify on the application concerning the recommendations of the
   coordinating committee. The committee must comment on the requested
   frequency or the proposed changes in the authorized station and give an
   opinion regarding the probable interference to existing stations. The
   committee must consider all stations operating on the requested
   frequency within 80 km (50 miles) of the proposed station location. The
   frequency coordinating committee statement must also recommend a
   frequency which will result in the least amount of interference to
   proposed and existing stations. Committee recommendations may also
   include comments on technical factors and may recommend restrictions to
   minimize interference.

   (2) A frequency coordinating committee must be representative of all
   persons who are eligible for VHF private coast stations within the
   service area of the recognized frequency coordinating committee. A
   statement of organization, service area and composition of the
   committee must be submitted to the Commission for approval. The
   functions of any coordinating committee are purely advisory to the
   applicant and the Commission. Its recommendations are not binding upon
   either the applicant or the Commission.

   [ 51 FR 31213 , Sept. 2, 1986, as amended at  63 FR 68956 , Dec. 14, 1998]


Goto Section: 80.509 | 80.514

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