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Revised as of October 1, 2019
Goto Year:2018 |
§ 5.602 Market trials.
Unless otherwise stated in the instrument of authorization,
experimental radio licenses granted for the purpose of market trials
pursuant to § 5.3(k) are subject to the following conditions:
(a) Marketing of devices (as defined in § 2.803 of this chapter) and
provision of services for hire is permitted before the radio frequency
device has been authorized by the Commission, subject to the ownership
provisions in paragraph (d) of this section and provided that the
device will be operated in compliance with existing Commission rules,
waivers of such rules that are in effect at the time of operation, or
rules that have been adopted by the Commission but that have not yet
(b) The operation of all radio frequency devices that are included in a
market trial must be authorized under this rule section, including
those devices that are designed to operate under parts 15, 18, or 95 of
(c) If more than one entity will be responsible for conducting the same
market trial e.g., manufacturer and service provider, each entity will
be authorized under a separate license. If more than one licensee is
authorized, the licensees or the Commission shall designate one as the
responsible party for the trial.
(d) All transmitting and/or receiving equipment used in the study shall
be owned by the experimental licensees. Marketing of devices is only
permitted as follows:
(1) The licensees may sell equipment to each other, e.g., manufacturer
to service provider,
(2) The licensees may lease equipment to trial participants for
purposes of the study, and
(3) The number of devices to be marketed shall be the minimum quantity
of devices necessary to conduct the market trial as approved by the
(e) Licensees are required to ensure that trial devices are either
rendered inoperable or retrieved by them from trial participants at the
conclusion of the trial. Licensees are required to notify trial
participants in advance that operation of the trial device is subject
to this condition.
(f) The size and scope of the experiment are subject to limitations as
the Commission shall establish on a case-by-case basis. If the
Commission subsequently determines that a market trial is not so
limited, the trial shall be immediately terminated.
(g) Broadcast experimental station applicants and licensees must also
meet the requirements of § 5.205.
[ 78 FR 25162 , Apr. 29, 2013]
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Subpart I—Spectrum Horizons Experimental Radio Licenses
Link to an amendment published at 84 FR 25691 , June 4, 2019.
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