47 CFR 74.131 - Licensing requirements, necessary showing.

§ 74.131 Licensing requirements, necessary showing.
(a) An applicant for a new experimental broadcast station, change in facilities of any existing station, or modification of license is required to make a satisfactory showing of compliance with the general requirements of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, as well as the following:
(1) That the applicant has a definite program of research and experimentation in the technical phases of broadcasting which indicates reasonable promise of substantial contribution to the developments of the broadcasting art.
(2) That upon the authorization of the proposed station the applicant can and will proceed immediately with its program of research and experimentation.
(3) That the transmission of signals by radio is essential to the proposed program of research and experimentation.
(4) That the program of research and experimentation will be conducted by qualified personnel.
(b) A license of an experimental broadcast station will not authorize exclusive use of any frequency. In case interference would be caused by simultaneous operation of stations licensed experimentally, such licensees shall endeavor to arrange satisfactory time division. If such agreement cannot be reached, the FCC will determine and specify the time division.
(c) A license for an experimental broadcast station will be issued only on the condition that no objectionable interference to the regular program transmissions of broadcast stations will result from the transmissions of the experimental stations.
(Secs. 4, 303, 48 Stat., as amended, 1066, 1032; 47 U.S.C. 158, 303)
[28 FR 13706, Dec. 14, 1963, as amended at 49 FR 32583, Aug. 15, 1984]
Beta! The text on the eCFR tab represents the unofficial eCFR text at ecfr.gov.

This section’s status may have changed. It may have been renumbered, reserved, or removed.

This is a list of United States Code sections, Statutes at Large, Public Laws, and Presidential Documents, which provide rulemaking authority for this CFR Part.

This list is taken from the Parallel Table of Authorities and Rules provided by GPO [Government Printing Office].

It is not guaranteed to be accurate or up-to-date, though we do refresh the database weekly. More limitations on accuracy are described at the GPO site.

United States Code

Title 47 published on 2014-10-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 47 CFR Part 74 after this date.

  • 2015-09-18; vol. 80 # 181 - Friday, September 18, 2015
    1. 80 FR 56422 - Preserving Vacant Channels in the UHF Television Band for Unlicensed Use
      GPO FDSys XML | Text
      Proposed rule.
      Comments Due: September 30, 2015. Reply Comments Due: October 30, 2015.
      47 CFR Parts 15, 73, and 74