Goto Section: 90.427 | 90.431 | Table of Contents
Revised as of September 1, 2021
Goto Year:2020 |
§ 90.429 Control point and dispatch point requirements.
(a) Control point required. Unless permitted to be operated on an
unattended basis, each station shall be provided with a control point;
(b) A control point is an operating position:
(1) Which must be under the control and supervision of the licensee;
(2) Where a person immediately responsible for the operation of the
transmitter is stationed;
(3) Where the monitoring facilities required by this part are
(c) Control point location. The location of the control point will be
specified in the station license and will be assumed to be the same as
that of the transmitting equipment unless an application for a
different location has been approved by the Commission.
(d) Control point facilities required. At each control point, the
following facilities shall be installed:
(1) A carrier-operated device which will provide continuous visual
indication when the transmitter is radiating, or, a pilot lamp or meter
which will provide continuous visual indication when the transmitter
circuits have been placed in a condition to produce radiation. The
provisions of this subparagraph shall not apply to hand-carried
transmitters or transmitters installed on motorcycles. The control
point for a transmitter utilized to activate another radio station may
employ a single pilot lamp or meter as an indication of the activation
of local and remote transmitters.
(2) Facilities which will permit the person responsible for the
operation of the transmitter either to disconnect the dispatch point
circuits from the transmitter or to render the transmitter inoperative
from any dispatch point under his supervision; and
(3) Facilities which will permit the person responsible for the
operation of the transmitter to turn the transmitter carrier on and off
(e) Dispatch point. A dispatch point is any position from which
messages may be transmitted under the supervision of the person at a
control point who is responsible for the operation of the transmitter.
Dispatch points may be installed without authorization from the
[ 43 FR 54791 , Nov. 22, 1978; 44 FR 67118 , Nov. 23, 1979, as amended at
48 FR 29517 , June 27, 1983]
Goto Section: 90.427 | 90.431
Goto Year: 2020 |
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