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§ 25.131 Filing requirements for receive-only earth stations.
(a) Except as provided in paragraphs (b) and (j) of this section, and
§ 25.115(a), applications for a license for a receive-only earth
station shall be submitted on FCC Form 312, Main Form and Schedule B,
accompanied by any required exhibits and the information described in
§ § 25.130(a)(1) through 25.130(a)(5). All such earth station license
applications must be filed electronically through the International
Bureau Filing System (IBFS) in accordance with the applicable
provisions of part 1, subpart Y of this chapter.
(b) Except as provided in paragraph (j) of this section, receive-only
earth stations in the fixed-satellite service that operate with
U.S.-licensed satellites may be registered with the Commission in order
to protect them from interference from terrestrial microwave stations
in bands shared co-equally with the fixed service in accordance with
the procedures of § § 25.203 and 25.251.
(c) Licensing or registration of receive-only earth stations with the
Commission confers no authority to receive and use signals or
programming received from satellites. See section 705 of the
Communications Act. 47 U.S.C. 605.
(d) Applications for registration shall be filed on FCC Form 312, Main
Form and Schedule B, accompanied by the coordination exhibit required
by § 25.203, and any other required exhibits. Any application that is
deficient or incomplete in any respect shall be immediately returned to
the applicant without processing.
(e) Complete applications for registration will be placed on public
notice for 30 days and automatically granted if no objection is
submitted to the Commission and served on the applicant. Additional
pleadings are authorized in accordance with § 1.45 of this chapter.
(f) The registration of a receive-only earth station results in the
listing of an authorized frequency band at the location specified in
the registration. Interference protection levels are those agreed to
(g) Reception of signals or programming from non-U.S. satellites may be
subject to restrictions as a result of international agreements or
treaties. The Commission will maintain public information on the status
of any such agreements.
(h) Registration term: Registrations for receive-only earth stations
governed by this section will be issued for a period of 15 years from
the date on which the application was filed. Applications for renewals
of registrations must be submitted on FCC Form 312R (Application for
Renewal of Radio Station License in Specified Services) no earlier than
90 days and no later than 30 days before the expiration date of the
(i) Applications for modification of license or registration of
receive-only earth stations shall be made in conformance with
§ § 25.117 and 25.118. In addition, registrants are required to notify
the Commission when a receive-only earth station is no longer
operational or when it has not been used to provide any service during
any 6-month period.
(j)(1) Except as set forth in paragraph (j)(2) of this section,
receive-only earth stations operating with non-U.S. licensed space
stations shall file an FCC Form 312 requesting a license or
modification to operate such station.
(2) Receive-only earth stations used to receive transmissions from
non-U.S.-licensed space stations on the Permitted Space Station List
need not file for licenses, provided that:
(i) The earth station antenna meets the antenna performance standards
set forth in § § 25.209(a) and (b), and
(ii) The space station operator and earth station operator comply with
all applicable rules set forth in this chapter, and the conditions on
the Permitted Space Station List applicable to that space station.
[ 56 FR 24016 , May 28, 1991, as amended at 61 FR 9952 , Mar. 12, 1996; 62 FR 5929 , Feb. 10, 1997; 62 FR 64172 , Dec. 4, 1997; 65 FR 58466 , Sept.
29, 2000; 67 FR 12485 , Mar. 19, 2002; 68 FR 62249 , Nov. 3, 2003; 68 FR 63999 , Nov. 12, 2003; 69 FR 29901 , May 26, 2004; 69 FR 47795 , Aug. 6,
2004; 70 FR 32253 , June 2, 2005]
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