Goto Section: 97.201 | 97.205 | Table of Contents
Revised as of September 1, 2021
Goto Year:2020 |
§ 97.203 Beacon station.
(a) Any amateur station licensed to a holder of a Technician, General,
Advanced or Amateur Extra Class operator license may be a beacon. A
holder of a Technician, General, Advanced or Amateur Extra Class
operator license may be the control operator of a beacon, subject to
the privileges of the class of operator license held.
(b) A beacon must not concurrently transmit on more than 1 channel in
the same amateur service frequency band, from the same station
(c) The transmitter power of a beacon must not exceed 100 W.
(d) A beacon may be automatically controlled while it is transmitting
on the 28.20-28.30 MHz, 50.06-50.08 MHz, 144.275-144.300 MHz,
222.05-222.06 MHz or 432.300-432.400 MHz segments, or on the 33 cm and
shorter wavelength bands.
(e) Before establishing an automatically controlled beacon in the
National Radio Quiet Zone or before changing the transmitting
frequency, transmitter power, antenna height or directivity, the
station licensee must give written notification thereof to the
Interference Office, National Radio Astronomy Observatory, P.O. Box 2,
Green Bank, WV 24944.
(1) The notification must include the geographical coordinates of the
antenna, antenna ground elevation above mean sea level (AMSL), antenna
center of radiation above ground level (AGL), antenna directivity,
proposed frequency, type of emission, and transmitter power.
(2) If an objection to the proposed operation is received by the FCC
from the National Radio Astronomy Observatory at Green Bank, Pocahontas
County, WV, for itself or on behalf of the Naval Research Laboratory at
Sugar Grove, Pendleton County, WV, within 20 days from the date of
notification, the FCC will consider all aspects of the problem and take
whatever action is deemed appropriate.
(f) A beacon must cease transmissions upon notification by a Regional
Director that the station is operating improperly or causing undue
interference to other operations. The beacon may not resume
transmitting without prior approval of the Regional Director.
(g) A beacon may transmit one-way communications.
[ 54 FR 25857 , June 20, 1989, as amended at 55 FR 9323 , Mar. 13, 1990;
56 FR 19610 , Apr. 29, 1991; 56 FR 32517 , July 17, 1991; 62 FR 55536 ,
Oct. 27, 1997; 63 FR 41204 , Aug. 3, 1998; 63 FR 68980 , Dec. 14, 1998;
69 FR 24997 , May 5, 2004; 71 FR 66462 , Nov. 15, 2006; 75 FR 78171 , Dec.
15, 2010; 80 FR 53753 , Sept. 8, 2015]
Goto Section: 97.201 | 97.205
Goto Year: 2020 |
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