FCC 73.1520 Revised as of December 4, 2012
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§ 73.1520 Operation for tests and maintenance.
(a) Broadcast stations may be operated for tests and maintenance of
their transmitting systems on their assigned frequencies using their
licensed operating power and antennas during their authorized hours of
operation without specific authorization from the FCC.
(b) Licensees of AM stations may operate for tests and maintenance
during the hours from 12 midnight local time to local sunrise, if no
interference is caused to other stations maintaining a regular
operating schedule within such period. No AM station licensed for
“daytime” or “specified hours” of operation may broadcast any regular
or scheduled programs during this period of test and maintenance
(c) Licensees of AM stations may obtain special antenna test
authorizations, and operate under the provisions described in § 73.157,
to operate with nighttime facilities during daytime hours in conducting
directional antenna field strength and antenna proof of performance
[ 43 FR 32783 , July 28, 1978, as amended at 45 FR 6401 , Jan. 28, 1980]
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