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The rules and regulations in this part are designed to provide an amateur radio service having a fundamental purpose as expressed in the following principles:
(a) Recognition and enhancement of the value of the amateur service to the public as a voluntary noncommercial communication service, particularly with respect to providing emergency communications.
(b) Continuation and extension of the amateur's proven ability to contribute to the advancement of the radio art.
(c) Encouragement and improvement of the amateur service through rules which provide for advancing skills in both the communication and technical phases of the art.
(d) Expansion of the existing reservoir within the amateur radio service of trained operators, technicians, and electronics experts.
(e) Continuation and extension of the amateur's unique ability to enhance international goodwill.
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.
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§ 151 - Purposes of chapter; Federal Communications Commission created
§ 152 - Application of chapter
§ 153 - Definitions
§ 154 - Federal Communications Commission
§ 155 - Commission
§ 301 - License for radio communication or transmission of energy
§ 302 - Repealed. June 5, 1936, ch. 511, § 1, 49 Stat. 1475
§ 302a - Devices which interfere with radio reception
§ 303 - Powers and duties of Commission
§ 303a - Standards for children’s television programming
§ 303b - Consideration of children’s television service in broadcast license renewal
§ 303c - Television program improvement
§ 304 - Waiver by license of claims to particular frequency or of electromagnetic spectrum
§ 305 - Government owned stations
§ 306 - Foreign ships; application of section 301
§ 307 - Licenses
§ 308 - Requirements for license
§ 309 - Application for license
§ 310 - License ownership restrictions
§ 311 - Requirements as to certain applications in broadcasting service
§ 312 - Administrative sanctions
§ 312a - Revocation of operator’s license used in unlawful distribution of controlled substances
§ 313 - Application of antitrust laws to manufacture, sale, and trade in radio apparatus
§ 314 - Competition in commerce; preservation
§ 315 - Candidates for public office
§ 316 - Modification by Commission of station licenses or construction permits; burden of proof
§ 317 - Announcement of payment for broadcast
§ 318 - Transmitting apparatus; operator’s license
§ 319 - Construction permits
§ 320 - Stations liable to interfere with distress signals; designation and regulation
§ 321 - Distress signals and communications; equipment on vessels; regulations
§ 322 - Exchanging radio communications between land and ship stations and from ship to ship
§ 323 - Interference between Government and commercial stations
§ 324 - Use of minimum power
§ 325 - False, fraudulent, or unauthorized transmissions
§ 326 - Censorship
§ 327 - Naval stations; use for commercial messages; rates
§ 328 - Repealed. Pub. L. 103–414, title III, § 304(a)(10), Oct. 25, 1994, 108 Stat. 4297
§ 329 - Administration of radio laws in Territories and possessions
§ 330 - Prohibition against shipment of certain television receivers
§ 331 - Very high frequency stations and AM radio stations
§ 332 - Mobile services
§ 333 - Willful or malicious interference
§ 334 - Limitation on revision of equal employment opportunity regulations
§ 335 - Direct broadcast satellite service obligations
§ 336 - Broadcast spectrum flexibility
§ 337 - Allocation and assignment of new public safety services licenses and commercial licenses
§ 338 - Carriage of local television signals by satellite carriers
§ 339 - Carriage of distant television stations by satellite carriers
§ 340 - Significantly viewed signals permitted to be carried
§ 341 - Carriage of television signals to certain subscribers
§ 342 - Process for issuing qualified carrier certification
§ 351 - Ship radio stations and operations
§ 352 - Exemptions
§ 353 - Radio equipment and operators
§ 353a - Operators and watches on radiotelephone equipped ships
§ 354 - Technical requirements of equipment on radiotelegraph equipped ships
§ 354a - Technical requirements of equipment on radiotelephone equipped ships
§ 355 - Survival craft
§ 356 - Approval of installations by Commission
§ 357 - Safety information
§ 358 - Master’s control over operations
§ 359 - Certificates of compliance; issuance, modification, and cancellation
§ 360 - Station licenses; inspection of equipment by Commission
§ 361 - Control by Commission; review of decisions
§ 362 - Forfeitures; recovery
§ 363 - Automated ship distress and safety systems
§ 381 - Vessels transporting more than six passengers for hire required to be equipped with radiotelephone
§ 382 - Vessels excepted from radiotelephone requirement
§ 383 - Exemptions by Commission
§ 384 - Authority of Commission; operations, installations, and additional equipment
§ 385 - Inspections
§ 386 - Forfeitures
§ 390 - Declaration of purpose
§ 391 - Authorization of appropriations
§ 392 - Grants for construction
§ 392a - Repealed. Pub. L. 95–567, title II, § 201, Nov. 2, 1978, 92 Stat. 2409
§ 393 - Criteria for approval and expenditures by Secretary
§ 393a - Long-range planning for facilities
§ 394 - Establishment of National Endowment
§ 395 - Assistance for demonstration projects
§ 396 - Corporation for Public Broadcasting
§ 397 - Definitions
§ 398 - Federal interference or control
§ 399 - Support of political candidates prohibited
§ 399a - Use of business or institutional logograms
§ 399b - Offering of certain services, facilities, or products by public broadcast station
§ 401 - Enforcement provisions
§ 402 - Judicial review of Commission’s orders and decisions
§ 403 - Inquiry by Commission on its own motion
§ 404 - Reports of investigations
§ 405 - Petition for reconsideration; procedure; disposition; time of filing; additional evidence; time for disposition of petition for reconsideration of order concluding hearing or investigation; appeal of order
§ 406 - Compelling furnishing of facilities; mandamus; jurisdiction
§ 407 - Order for payment of money; petition for enforcement; procedure; order of Commission as prima facie evidence; costs; attorneys’ fees
§ 408 - Order not for payment of money; when effective
§ 409 - Hearings
§ 410 - Joint boards and commissions
§ 411 - Joinder of parties
§ 412 - Documents filed with Commission as public records; prima facie evidence; confidential records
§ 413 - Designation of agent for service; method of service
§ 414 - Exclusiveness of chapter
§ 415 - Limitations of actions
§ 416 - Orders of Commission
§ 501 - General penalty
§ 502 - Violation of rules, regulations, etc.
§ 503 - Forfeitures
§ 504 - Forfeitures
§ 505 - Venue of trials
§ 506 - Repealed. Pub. L. 96–507, § 1, Dec. 8, 1980, 94 Stat. 2747
§ 507 - Violation of Great Lakes Agreement
§ 508 - Disclosure of payments to individuals connected with broadcasts
§ 509 - Prohibited practices in contests of knowledge, skill, or chance
§ 510 - Forfeiture of communications devices
§ 521 - Purposes
§ 522 - Definitions
§ 531 - Cable channels for public, educational, or governmental use
§ 532 - Cable channels for commercial use
§ 533 - Ownership restrictions
§ 534 - Carriage of local commercial television signals
§ 535 - Carriage of noncommercial educational television
§ 536 - Regulation of carriage agreements
§ 537 - Sales of cable systems
§ 541 - General franchise requirements
§ 542 - Franchise fees
§ 543 - Regulation of rates
§ 544 - Regulation of services, facilities, and equipment
§ 544a - Consumer electronics equipment compatibility
§ 545 - Modification of franchise obligations
§ 546 - Renewal
§ 547 - Conditions of sale
§ 548 - Development of competition and diversity in video programming distribution
§ 549 - Competitive availability of navigation devices
§ 551 - Protection of subscriber privacy
§ 552 - Consumer protection and customer service
§ 553 - Unauthorized reception of cable service
§ 554 - Equal employment opportunity
§ 555 - Judicial proceedings
§ 555a - Limitation of franchising authority liability
§ 556 - Coordination of Federal, State, and local authority
§ 557 - Existing franchises
§ 558 - Criminal and civil liability
§ 559 - Obscene programming
§ 560 - Scrambling of cable channels for nonsubscribers
§ 561 - Scrambling of sexually explicit adult video service programming
§ 571 - Regulatory treatment of video programming services
§ 572 - Prohibition on buy outs
§ 573 - Establishment of open video systems
§ 601 - Interstate Commerce Commission and Postmaster General; duties, powers, and functions transferred to Commission
§ 602, 603 - Repealed. Pub. L. 103–414, title III, § 304(a)(13), Oct. 25, 1994, 108 Stat. 4297
§ 604 - Effect of transfer
§ 605 - Unauthorized publication or use of communications
§ 606 - War powers of President
§ 607 - Effective date of chapter
§ 608 - Separability
§ 609 - Short title
48 Stat. 1064
48 Stat. 1081
Title 47 published on 08-Jun-2018 03:55
The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 47 CFR Part 97 after this date.
In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) amends its rules to permit vehicular radars and certain non-vehicular fixed and mobile radars used at airports to operate in the entire 76-81 GHz band on an interference-protected basis. Access to the entire 76-81 GHz band is intended to provide sufficient spectrum bandwidth to enable the deployment of wideband high-precision short-range vehicular radar (SRR) applications, such as blind spot detectors, that can enhance the safety of drivers and other road users, while continuing to allow the deployment of proven long-range vehicular radar (LRR) applications, such as adaptive cruise control. The amended rules also permit the deployment in airport air operations areas of fixed and mobile radars that detect foreign object debris (FOD) on runways, which could harm aircraft on take-off and landing, and aircraft-mounted radars that can help aircraft avoid colliding with equipment, buildings, and other aircraft while moving on airport grounds. In addition, the amended rules allow for the continued shared use of the 76-81 GHz band by other incumbent users, including amateur radio operators and the scientific research community.
In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) announces that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved, for a period of three years, the information collection associated with the Commission's Report and Order, FCC 17-33. The Commission also announces the effective date of the remaining part 97 Amateur Radio Service rules adopted in FCC 17-33 that had not yet been made effective. These rules do not require OMB approval. This document is consistent with the Report and Order, which stated that the Commission would publish a document in the Federal Register announcing OMB approval of the information collection requirement and the relevant effective date of the rules.
In this document, the Commission implemented allocation changes from the World Radiocommunication Conference (Geneva, 2012) (WRC-12) and updated its service rules. The Commission took this action to conform its rules, to the extent practical, to the decisions that the international community made at WRC-12. This action will promote the advancement of new and expanded services and provide significant benefits to the American public.
In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) seeks comment on proposed amendments regarding technical standards applicable to data communications that may be transmitted in the Amateur Radio Service. Specifically, we propose to remove limitations on the symbol rate (also known as the baud rate) applicable to data emissions in certain amateur bands. We believe that this rule change will allow amateur service licensees to use modern digital emissions, thereby better fulfilling the purposes of the amateur service and enhancing its usefulness.
The Federal Communications Commission (the Commission) acts to improve the Commission's efficiency, effectively manage Commission resources, and align the Commission's field enforcement activities with contemporary needs for a field enforcement presence. The Commission, the Office of Managing Director and the Enforcement Bureau will take several actions to realign the mission and resources of its 24 field offices. The Bureau's field offices will primarily support the enforcement of the Commission's radio frequency spectrum rules and other key regulations in a manner likely to have the greatest impact, in the most cost effective way possible.
In this document, the Commission implemented allocation changes from the World Radiocommunication Conference (Geneva, 2007) (WRC-07) and updated related service rules. The Commission took this action in order to conform its rules, to the extent practical, to the decisions that the international community made at WRC-07. This action will promote the advancement of new and expanded services and provide significant benefits to the American people. In addition, the Commission revised the International Table of Frequency Allocations within its rules to generally reflect the allocation changes made at the World Radiocommunication Conference (Geneva, 2012) (WRC-12).
In this document, the Commission proposes to implement certain allocation changes from the World Radiocommunication Conference (Geneva, 2012) (WRC-12) and to update related service rules. The Commission took this action in order to conform its rules, to the extent practical, to the decisions that the international community made at WRC-12. This action will promote the advancement of new and expanded services and provide significant benefits to the American people. In addition, the Commission proposes to address several matters that pertain to unresolved issues from a previous Conference.
This document contains a correction to the final regulations of the Commission's rules, which were published in the Federal Register on Friday, June 20, 2014, 79 FR 35290. The final regulations address the rules for the Amateur Radio Service.
This document amends the rules for the Amateur Radio Service by modifying the qualifying examination system to grant partial examination credit for certain expired amateur operator licenses, permits examinations to be administered remotely, and allows amateur stations to transmit certain additional emission types. The rule amendments are necessary to implement these changes. Additionally, this document amends certain rules to conform them to prior Commission decisions. The effect of this action is to enhance the usefulness of the amateur service rules by making the amateur service more accessible to former licensees and to allow amateur stations to transmit certain additional emission types.
This document seeks comment on proposals developed in the course of the Federal Communications Commission's (Commission's) proceeding regarding compliance with our guidelines for human exposure to RF electromagnetic fields. The Commission's further proposals reflect an effort to provide more efficient, practical, and consistent application of evaluation procedures to ensure compliance with its guidelines limiting human exposure to RF energy from Commission-regulated transmitters and devices. In addition the Commission has initiated a Notice of Inquiry ( NOI ) in a new proceeding to determine whether there is a need for reassessment of the Commission radiofrequency (RF) exposure limits and policies. The NOI acknowledges the research that has occurred in recent years and the changing nature of RF devices and their uses, and focuses on the propriety of the Commission's existing standards and policies, including its fundamental exposure guidelines and aspects of its equipment authorization process and policies as they relate to RF exposure in light of these changes since its rules were adopted.
This document proposes to amend the Commission's rules to implement allocation decisions from the World Radiocommunication Conference (Geneva, 2007) (WRC-07), make other allocation changes that are not related to WRC-07, and make certain updates to its service rules. The proposed actions are designed to conform the Commission's rules to the WRC-07 Final Acts and to provide significant benefits to the American public.
In this document, the Commission proposes to amend the amateur radio service rules to grant examination credit for expired and beyond-the-grace-period-for renewal amateur radio operator licenses; to shorten the grace period during which an expired amateur license may be renewed to 180 days; to revise the time a call sign is not available to the vanity call sign system correspondingly; and to reduce to two the number of volunteer examiners needed to administer an amateur license examination. This document also asks for comment on amending the rules to permit remote test administration, and proposes to amend the amateur radio service rules to allow amateur stations to transmit certain additional emission types.
This document amends the Commission's rules to facilitate more efficient and effective use by the Amateur Radio Service of five channels in the 5330.5-5406.4 kHz band (the 60 meter band). Specifically, and consistent with our proposals in the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in this proceeding, the Commission replaces one of the channels with a less encumbered one, increases the maximum authorized power amateur stations may transmit in this band, and authorizes amateur stations to transmit three additional emission designators. The Commission also adopts an additional operational rule that prohibits the use of automatically controlled digital stations and makes editorial revisions to the relevant portions of the Table of Frequency Allocations (Allocation Table) and our service rules.