47 CFR 73.317 - FM transmission system requirements.
(a) FM broadcast stations employing transmitters authorized after January 1, 1960, must maintain the bandwidth occupied by their emissions in accordance with the specification detailed below. FM broadcast stations employing transmitters installed or type accepted before January 1, 1960, must achieve the highest degree of compliance with these specifications practicable with their existing equipment. In either case, should harmful interference to other authorized stations occur, the licensee shall correct the problem promptly or cease operation.
(b) Any emission appearing on a frequency removed from the carrier by between 120 kHz and 240 kHz inclusive must be attenuated at least 25 dB below the level of the unmodulated carrier. Compliance with this requirement will be deemed to show the occupied bandwidth to be 240 kHz or less.
(c) Any emission appearing on a frequency removed from the carrier by more than 240 kHz and up to and including 600 kHz must be attenuated at least 35 dB below the level of the unmodulated carrier.
(d) Any emission appearing on a frequency removed from the carrier by more than 600 kHz must be attenuated at least 43 10 Log10 (Power, in watts) dB below the level of the unmodulated carrier, or 80 dB, whichever is the lesser attenuation.
(e) Preemphasis shall not be greater than the impedance-frequency characteristics of a series inductance resistance network having a time constant of 75 microseconds. (See upper curve of Figure 2 of § 73.333.)
- 47 CFR 73.319 — FM Multiplex Subcarrier Technical Standards.
- 47 CFR 73.1690 — Modification of Transmission Systems.
- 47 CFR 73.1590 — Equipment Performance Measurements.
- 47 CFR 74.1236 — Emission and Bandwidth.
- 47 CFR 73.508 — Standards of Good Engineering Practice.
- 47 CFR 73.404 — Interim Hybrid IBOC DAB Operation.