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Information for our use during the emergency situations and
while testing use of tranmitters
Part 97 : Sec. 97.205
(a) Any amateur station licensed to a holder of a Technician, General, Advanced or Amateur Extra Class operator license may be a repeater. A holder of a Technician, General, Advanced or Amateur Extra Class operator license may be the control operator of a repeater, subject to the privileges of the class of operator license held.
(b) A repeater may receive and retransmit only on the 10 m
and shorter wavelength frequency bands except the 28.0–29.5
MHz, 50.0–51.0 MHz, 144.0–144.5 MHz, 145.5–146.0 MHz,
222.00–222.15 MHz, 431.0–433.0 Mhz, and 435.0–438.0 Mhz
(c) Where the transmissions of a repeater cause harmful
interference to another repeater, the two station licensees
are equally and fully responsible for resolving the
interference unless the operation of one station is
recommended by a frequency coordinator and the operation of
the other station is not. In that case, the licensee of the
non-coordinated repeater has primary responsibility to resolve
(d) A repeater may be automatically controlled.
(e) Ancillary functions of a repeater that are available to
users on the input channel are not considered remotely
controlled functions of the station. Limiting the use of a
repeater to only certain user stations is permissible.
(g) The control operator of a repeater that retransmits
inadvertently communications that violate the rules in this
part is not accountable for the violative communications.
(h) The provisions of this paragraph do not apply to
repeaters that transmit on the 1.2 cm or shorter wavelength
bands. Before establishing a repeater within 16 km (10 miles)
of the Arecibo Observatory or before changing the transmitting
frequency, transmitter power, antenna height or directivity of
an existing repeater, the station licensee must give written
notification thereof to the Interference Office, Arecibo
Observatory, HC3 Box 53995, Arecibo, Puerto Rico 00612, in
writing or electronically, of the technical parameters of the
proposal. Licensees who choose to transmit information
electronically should e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
(1) The notification shall state the geographical
coordinates of the antenna (NAD–83 datum), antenna height
above mean sea level (AMSL), antenna center of radiation above
ground level (AGL), antenna directivity and gain, proposed
frequency and FCC Rule Part, type of emission, effective
radiated power, and whether the proposed use is itinerant.
Licensees may wish to consult interference guidelines provided
by Cornell University.
(2) If an objection to the proposed operation is received by
the FCC from the Arecibo Observatory, Arecibo, Puerto Rico,
within 20 days from the date of notification, the FCC will
consider all aspects of the problem and take whatever action
is deemed appropriate. The licensee will be required to make
reasonable efforts in order to resolve or mitigate any
potential interference problem with the Arecibo Observatory.
[54 FR 25857, June 20, 1989, as amended at 55 FR 4613, Feb. 9,
1990; 56 FR 32517, July 17, 1991; 58 FR 64385, Dec. 7, 1993;
59 FR 18975, Apr. 21, 1994; 62 FR 55536, Oct. 27, 1997; 63 FR
41205, Aug. 3, 1998; 63 FR 68980, Dec. 14, 1998; 69 FR 24997,
May 5, 2004; 70 FR 31374, June 1, 2005]
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