The effective radiated power (ERP) of transmitters in the Offshore Radiotelephone Service must not exceed the limits in this section.
(a)Maximum power. The ERP of transmitters in this service must not exceed 1000 Watts under any circumstances.
(b)Mobile transmitters. The ERP of mobile transmitters must not exceed 100 Watts. The ERP of mobile transmitters, when located within 32 kilometers (20 miles) of the 4.8 kilometer (3 mile) limit, must not exceed 25 Watts. The ERP of airborne mobile stations must not exceed 1 Watt.
(c)Protection for TV Reception. The ERP limitations in this paragraph are intended to reduce the likelihood that interference to television reception from offshore radiotelephone operations will occur.
(1)Co-channel protection. The ERP of offshore stations must not exceed the limits in Table I-1 of this section. The limits depend upon the height above mean sea level of the offshore transmitting antenna and the distance between the antenna location of the offshore transmitter and the antenna location of the main transmitter of the nearest full-service television station that transmits on the TV channel containing the channel on which the offshore station transmits.
(2)Adjacent channel protection. The ERP of offshore stations located within 128.8 kilometers (80 miles) of the main transmitter antenna of a full service TV station that transmits on a TV channel adjacent to the TV channel which contains the channel on which the offshore station transmits must not exceed the limits in the Table I-2 of § 22.1015. The limits depend upon the height above mean sea level of the offshore transmitting antenna and the distance between the location of the offshore transmitter and the 4.8 kilometer (3 mile) limit.
Table I-1—Maximum ERP (Watts)
30 meters (100 feet)
45 meters (150 feet)
61 meters (200 feet)
338 km (210 mi)
330 km (205 mi)
2 km (200 mi)
314 km (195 mi)
306 km (190 mi)
298 km (185 mi)
290 km (180 mi)
282 km (175 mi)
274 km (170 mi)
266 km (165 mi)
258 km (160 mi)
249 km (155 mi)
241 km (150 mi)
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