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Revised as of October 1, 2020
Goto Year:2019 |
§ 90.264 Disaster communications between 2 and 10 MHz.
(a) The use of any particular frequency between 2 and 10 MHz is limited
to those frequencies falling within the bands allocated to the fixed
and land mobile services as indicated in § 2.106 of the Commission's
Rules and Regulations.
(b) Only in the following circumstances will authority be extended to
stations to operate on the frequencies between 2 and 10 MHz:
(1) To provide communications circuits in emergency and/or disaster
situations, where safety of life and property are concerned;
(2) To provide standby and/or backup communications circuits to regular
domestic communications circuits which have been disrupted by disasters
(c) The FCC will not accept responsibility for protection of the
circuits from harmful interference caused by foreign operations.
(d) In the event that a complaint of harmful interference resulting
from operation of these circuits is received from a foreign source, the
offending circuit(s) must cease operation on the particular frequency
concerned immediately upon notification by the Commission.
(e) In order to accomodate the situations described in paragraphs (c)
and (d) of this section, the equipment shall be capable of transmitting
and receiving on any frequency within the bands between 2 and 10 MHz
and capable of immediate change among the frequencies.
(f) Only 2K80J3E, 100HA1A and those emission types listed in § 90.237(g)
(g) Applicants must fulfill eligibility requirements set out in
§ 90.20(d)(6) and shall submit disaster communications plans pursuant to
(h) Training exercises which require use of these frequencies for more
than seven hours a week, cumulative, are not authorized without prior
written approval from the Commission.
[ 46 FR 52373 , Oct. 27, 1981, as amended at 48 FR 32831 , July 19, 1983;
49 FR 48712 , Dec. 14, 1984; 62 FR 18929 , Apr. 17, 1997; 72 FR 35196 ,
June 27, 2007]
Goto Section: 90.263 | 90.265
Goto Year: 2019 |
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