FCC 73.1510 Revised as of December 4, 2012
Goto Year:2011 |
§ 73.1510 Experimental authorizations.
(a) Licensees of broadcast stations may obtain experimental
authorizations to conduct technical experimentation directed toward
improvement of the technical phases of operation and service, and for
such purposes may use a signal other than the normal broadcast program
(b) Experimental authorizations may be requested by filing an informal
application with the FCC in Washington, DC, describing the nature and
purpose of the experimentation to be conducted, the nature of the
experimental signal to be transmitted, and the proposed schedule of
hours and duration of the experimentation. Experimental authorizations
shall be posted with the station license.
(c) Experimental operations are subject to the following conditions:
(1) The authorized power of the station may not be exceeded, except as
specifically authorized for the experimental operations.
(2) Emissions outside the authorized bandwidth must be attenuated to
the degree required for the particular type of station.
(3) The experimental operations may be conducted at any time the
station is authorized to operate, but the minimum required schedule of
programming for the class and type of station must be met. AM stations
also may conduct experimental operations during the experimental period
(12 midnight local time to local sunrise) and at additional hours if
permitted by the experimental authorization provided no interference is
caused to other stations maintaining a regular operating schedule
within such period(s).
(4) If an experimental authorization permits the use of additional
facilities or hours of operation for experimental purposes, no
sponsored programs or commercial announcements may be transmitted
during such experimentation.
(5) The licensee may transmit regularly scheduled programming
concurrently with the experimental transmission if there is no
significant impairment of service.
(6) No charges may be made, either directly or indirectly, for the
experimentation; however, normal charges may be made for regularly
scheduled programming transmitted concurrently with the experimental
(d) The FCC may request a report of the research, experimentation and
results at the conclusion of the experimental operation.
[ 43 FR 32783 , July 28, 1978]
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