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TITLE 47—Telecommunication

CHAPTER I—FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED)

SUBCHAPTER C—BROADCAST RADIO SERVICES

PART 73—RADIO BROADCAST SERVICES

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Subpart A—AM BROADCAST STATIONS

§73.1
Scope.
§73.14
AM broadcast definitions.
§73.21
Classes of AM broadcast channels and stations.
§73.23
AM broadcast station applications affected by international agreements.
§73.24
Broadcast facilities; showing required.
§73.25
Clear channels; Class A, Class B and Class D stations.
§73.26
Regional channels; Class B and Class D stations.
§73.27
Local channels; Class C stations.
§73.28
Assignment of stations to channels.
§73.29
Class C stations on regional channels.
§73.30
Petition for authorization of an allotment in the 1605-1705 kHz band.
§73.31
Rounding of nominal power specified on applications.
§73.33
Antenna systems; showing required.
§73.35
Calculation of improvement factors.
§73.37
Applications for broadcast facilities, showing required.
§73.44
AM transmission system emission limitations.
§73.45
AM antenna systems.
§73.49
AM transmission system fencing requirements.
§73.51
Determining operating power.
§73.53
Requirements for authorization of antenna monitors.
§73.54
Antenna resistance and reactance measurements.
§73.57
Remote reading antenna and common point ammeters.
§73.58
Indicating instruments.
§73.61
AM directional antenna field strength measurements.
§73.62
Directional antenna system operation and tolerances.
§73.68
Sampling systems for antenna monitors.
§73.69
Antenna monitors.
§73.72
Operating during the experimental period.
§73.88
Blanketing interference.
§73.99
Presunrise service authorization (PSRA) and postsunset service authorization (PSSA).
§73.127
Use of multiplex transmission.
§73.128
AM stereophonic broadcasting.
§73.132
Territorial exclusivity.
§73.150
Directional antenna systems.
§73.151
Field strength measurements to establish performance of directional antennas.
§73.152
Modification of directional antenna data.
§73.153
Field strength measurements in support of applications or evidence at hearings.
§73.154
AM directional antenna partial proof of performance measurements.
§73.155
Periodic directional antenna performance recertification.
§73.157
Antenna testing during daytime.
§73.158
Directional antenna monitoring points.
§73.160
Vertical plane radiation characteristics, f(θ).
§73.182
Engineering standards of allocation.
§73.183
Groundwave signals.
§73.184
Groundwave field strength graphs.
§73.185
Computation of interfering signal.
§73.186
Establishment of effective field at one kilometer.
§73.187
Limitation on daytime radiation.
§73.189
Minimum antenna heights or field strength requirements.
§73.190
Engineering charts and related formulas.
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Subpart B—FM BROADCAST STATIONS

§73.201
Numerical designation of FM broadcast channels.
§73.202
Table of Allotments.
§73.203
Availability of channels.
§73.204
International agreements and other restrictions on use of channels.
§73.205
Zones.
§73.207
Minimum distance separation between stations.
§73.208
Reference points and distance computations.
§73.209
Protection from interference.
§73.210
Station classes.
§73.211
Power and antenna height requirements.
§73.212
Administrative changes in authorizations.
§73.213
Grandfathered short-spaced stations.
§73.215
Contour protection for short-spaced assignments.
§73.220
Restrictions on use of channels.
§73.232
Territorial exclusivity.
§73.239
Use of common antenna site.
§73.258
Indicating instruments.
§73.267
Determining operating power.
§73.277
Permissible transmissions.
§73.293
Use of FM multiplex subcarriers.
§73.295
FM subsidiary communications services.
§73.297
FM stereophonic sound broadcasting.
§73.310
FM technical definitions.
§73.311
Field strength contours.
§73.312
Topographic data.
§73.313
Prediction of coverage.
§73.314
Field strength measurements.
§73.315
FM transmitter location.
§73.316
FM antenna systems.
§73.317
FM transmission system requirements.
§73.318
FM blanketing interference.
§73.319
FM multiplex subcarrier technical standards.
§73.322
FM stereophonic sound transmission standards.
§73.333
Engineering charts.
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Subpart C—DIGITAL AUDIO BROADCASTING

§73.401
Scope.
§73.402
Definitions.
§73.403
Digital audio broadcasting service requirements.
§73.404
Interim hybrid IBOC DAB operation.
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Subpart D—NONCOMMERCIAL EDUCATIONAL FM BROADCAST STATIONS

§73.501
Channels available for assignment.
§73.503
Licensing requirements and service.
§73.504
Channel assignments in the Mexican border area.
§73.505
Zones.
§73.506
Classes of noncommercial educational FM stations and channels.
§73.507
Minimum distance separations between stations.
§73.508
Standards of good engineering practice.
§73.509
Prohibited overlap.
§73.510
Antenna systems.
§73.511
Power and antenna height requirements.
§73.512
Special procedures applicable to Class D noncommercial educational stations.
§73.513
Noncommercial educational FM stations operating on unreserved channels.
§73.514
Protection from interference.
§73.515
NCE FM transmitter location.
§73.525
TV Channel 6 protection.
§73.558
Indicating instruments.
§73.561
Operating schedule; time sharing.
§73.567
Determining operating power.
§73.593
Subsidiary communications services.
§73.597
FM stereophonic sound broadcasting.
§73.599
NCE-FM engineering charts.
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Subpart E—TELEVISION BROADCAST STATIONS

§73.601
Scope of subpart.
§73.602
Cross reference to rules in other parts.
§73.603
Numerical designation of television channels.
§73.606
Table of allotments.
§73.607
Availability of channels.
§73.609
Zones.
§73.610
Minimum distance separations between stations.
§73.611
Reference points and distance computations.
§73.612
Protection from interference.
§73.613
Protection of Class A TV stations.
§73.614
Power and antenna height requirements.
§73.615
Administrative changes in authorizations.
§73.616
Post-transition DTV station interference protection.
§73.621
Noncommercial educational TV stations.
§73.622
Digital television table of allotments.
§73.623
DTV applications and changes to DTV allotments.
§73.624
Digital television broadcast stations.
§73.625
DTV coverage of principal community and antenna system.
§73.626
DTV distributed transmission systems.
§73.635
Use of common antenna site.
§73.641
Subscription TV definitions.
§73.642
Subscription TV service.
§73.643
Subscription TV operating requirements.
§73.644
Subscription TV transmission systems.
§73.646
Telecommunications Service on the Vertical Blanking Interval and in the Visual Signal.
§73.653
Operation of TV aural and visual transmitters.
§73.658
Affiliation agreements and network program practices; territorial exclusivity in non-network program arrangements.
§§73.659-73.663
[Reserved]
§73.664
Determining operating power.
§73.665
Use of TV aural baseband subcarriers.
§73.667
TV subsidiary communications services.
§73.669
TV stereophonic aural and multiplex subcarrier operation.
§73.670
Commercial limits in children's programs.
§73.671
Educational and informational programming for children.
§73.672
[Reserved]
§73.673
Public information initiatives regarding educational and informational programming for children.
§73.674
Digital television transition notices by broadcasters.
§73.681
Definitions.
§73.682
TV transmission standards.
§73.683
Field strength contours and presumptive determination of field strength at individual locations.
§73.684
Prediction of coverage.
§73.685
Transmitter location and antenna system.
§73.686
Field strength measurements.
§73.687
Transmission system requirements.
§73.688
Indicating instruments.
§73.691
Visual modulation monitoring.
§73.698
Tables.
§73.699
TV engineering charts.
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Subpart F—INTERNATIONAL BROADCAST STATIONS

§73.701
Definitions.
§73.702
Assignment and use of frequencies.
§73.703
Geographical zones and areas of reception.
§73.712
Equipment tests.
§73.713
Program tests.
§73.731
Licensing requirements.
§73.732
Authorizations.
§73.733
Normal license period.
§73.751
Operating power.
§73.753
Antenna systems.
§73.754
Frequency monitors.
§73.755
Modulation monitors.
§73.756
System specifications for double-sideband (DBS) modulated emissions in the HF broadcasting service.
§73.757
System specifications for single-sideband (SSB) modulated emissions in the HF broadcasting service.
§73.758
System specifications for digitally modulated emissions in the HF broadcasting service.
§73.759
Auxiliary transmitters.
§73.760
Alternate main transmitters.
§73.761
Modification of transmission systems.
§73.762
Time of operation.
§73.765
Determining operating power.
§73.766
[Reserved]
§73.781
Logs.
§73.782
Retention of logs.
§73.787
Station identification.
§73.788
Service; commercial or sponsored programs.
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Subpart G—LOW POWER FM BROADCAST STATIONS (LPFM)

§73.801
Broadcast regulations applicable to LPFM stations.
§73.805
Availability of channels.
§73.807
Minimum distance separation between stations.
§73.808
Distance computations.
§73.809
Interference protection to full service FM stations.
§73.810
Third adjacent channel interference.
§73.811
LPFM power and antenna height requirements.
§73.812
Rounding of power and antenna heights.
§73.813
Determination of antenna height above average terrain (HAAT).
§73.816
Antennas.
§73.825
Protection to reception of TV channel 6.
§73.827
Interference to the input signals of FM translator or FM booster stations.
§73.840
Operating power and mode tolerances.
§73.845
Transmission system operation.
§73.850
Operating schedule.
§73.853
Licensing requirements and service.
§73.854
Unlicensed operations.
§73.855
Ownership limits.
§73.858
Attribution of LPFM station interests.
§73.860
Cross-ownership.
§73.865
Assignment and transfer of LPFM licenses.
§73.870
Processing of LPFM broadcast station applications.
§73.871
Amendment of LPFM broadcast station applications.
§73.872
Selection procedure for mutually exclusive LPFM applications.
§73.873
LPFM license period.
§73.875
Modification of transmission systems.
§73.877
Station logs for LPFM stations.
§73.878
Station inspections by FCC; availability to FCC of station logs and records.
§73.879
Signal retransmission.
§73.881
Equal employment opportunities.
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Subpart H—RULES APPLICABLE TO ALL BROADCAST STATIONS

§73.1001
Scope.
§73.1010
Cross reference to rules in other parts.
§73.1015
Truthful written statements and responses to Commission inquiries and correspondence.
§73.1020
Station license period.
§73.1030
Notifications concerning interference to radio astronomy, research and receiving installations.
§73.1120
Station location.
§73.1125
Station main studio location.
§73.1150
Transferring a station.
§73.1201
Station identification.
§73.1202
Retention of letters received from the public.
§73.1206
Broadcast of telephone conversations.
§73.1207
Rebroadcasts.
§73.1208
Broadcast of taped, filmed, or recorded material.
§73.1209
References to time.
§73.1210
TV/FM dual-language broadcasting in Puerto Rico.
§73.1211
Broadcast of lottery information.
§73.1212
Sponsorship identification; list retention; related requirements.
§73.1213
Antenna structure, marking and lighting.
§73.1215
Specifications for indicating instruments.
§73.1216
Licensee-conducted contests.
§73.1217
Broadcast hoaxes.
§73.1225
Station inspections by FCC.
§73.1226
Availability to FCC of station logs and records.
§73.1230
Posting of station license.
§73.1250
Broadcasting emergency information.
§73.1300
Unattended station operation.
§73.1350
Transmission system operation.
§73.1400
Transmission system monitoring and control.
§73.1515
Special field test authorizations.
§73.1520
Operation for tests and maintenance.
§73.1530
Portable test stations [Definition].
§73.1540
Carrier frequency measurements.
§73.1545
Carrier frequency departure tolerances.
§73.1560
Operating power and mode tolerances.
§73.1570
Modulation levels: AM, FM, TV and Class A TV aural.
§73.1580
Transmission system inspections.
§73.1590
Equipment performance measurements.
§73.1610
Equipment tests.
§73.1615
Operation during modification of facilities.
§73.1620
Program tests.
§73.1635
Special temporary authorizations (STA).
§73.1650
International agreements.
§73.1660
Acceptability of broadcast transmitters.
§73.1665
Main transmitters.
§73.1670
Auxiliary transmitters.
§73.1675
Auxiliary antennas.
§73.1680
Emergency antennas.
§73.1690
Modification of transmission systems.
§73.1692
[Reserved]
§73.1695
Changes in transmission standards.
§73.1700
Broadcast day.
§73.1705
Time of operation.
§73.1710
Unlimited time.
§73.1715
Share time.
§73.1720
Daytime.
§73.1725
Limited time.
§73.1730
Specified hours.
§73.1735
AM station operation pre-sunrise and post-sunset.
§73.1740
Minimum operating schedule.
§73.1745
Unauthorized operation.
§73.1750
Discontinuance of operation.
§73.1800
General requirements related to the station log.
§73.1820
Station log.
§73.1835
Special technical records.
§73.1840
Retention of logs.
§73.1870
Chief operators.
§73.1940
Legally qualified candidates for public office.
§73.1941
Equal opportunities.
§73.1942
Candidate rates.
§73.1943
Political file.
§73.1944
Reasonable access.
§73.2080
Equal employment opportunities (EEO).
§73.2090
Ban on discrimination in broadcast transactions.
§73.3500
Application and report forms.
§73.3511
Applications required.
§73.3512
Where to file; number of copies.
§73.3513
Signing of applications.
§73.3514
Content of applications.
§73.3516
Specification of facilities.
§73.3517
Contingent applications.
§73.3518
Inconsistent or conflicting applications.
§73.3519
Repetitious applications.
§73.3520
Multiple applications.
§73.3521
Mutually exclusive applications for low power television, television translators and television booster stations.
§73.3522
Amendment of applications.
§73.3523
Dismissal of applications in renewal proceedings.
§73.3525
Agreements for removing application conflicts.
§73.3526
Local public inspection file of commercial stations.
§73.3527
Local public inspection file of noncommercial educational stations.
§73.3533
Application for construction permit or modification of construction permit.
§73.3534
[Reserved]
§73.3536
Application for license to cover construction permit.
§73.3537
Application for license to use former main antenna as an auxiliary.
§73.3538
Application to make changes in an existing station.
§73.3539
Application for renewal of license.
§73.3540
Application for voluntary assignment or transfer of control.
§73.3541
Application for involuntary assignment of license or transfer of control.
§73.3542
Application for emergency authorization.
§73.3543
Application for renewal or modification of special service authorization.
§73.3544
Application to obtain a modified station license.
§73.3545
Application for permit to deliver programs to foreign stations.
§73.3549
Requests for extension of time to operate without required monitors, indicating instruments, and EAS encoders and decoders.
§73.3550
Requests for new or modified call sign assignments.
§73.3555
Multiple ownership.
§73.3556
Duplication of programming on commonly owned or time brokered stations.
§73.3561
Staff consideration of applications requiring Commission action.
§73.3562
Staff consideration of applications not requiring action by the Commission.
§73.3564
Acceptance of applications.
§73.3566
Defective applications.
§73.3568
Dismissal of applications.
§73.3571
Processing of AM broadcast station applications.
§73.3572
Processing of TV broadcast, Class A TV broadcast, low power TV, TV translators, and TV booster applications.
§73.3573
Processing FM broadcast station applications.
§73.3574
Processing of international broadcast station applications.
§73.3578
Amendments to applications for renewal, assignment or transfer of control.
§73.3580
Local public notice of filing of broadcast applications.
§73.3584
Procedure for filing petitions to deny.
§73.3587
Procedure for filing informal objections.
§73.3588
Dismissal of petitions to deny or withdrawal of informal objections.
§73.3589
Threats to file petitions to deny or informal objections.
§73.3591
Grants without hearing.
§73.3592
Conditional grant.
§73.3593
Designation for hearing.
§73.3594
Local public notice of designation for hearing.
§73.3597
Procedures on transfer and assignment applications.
§73.3598
Period of construction.
§73.3601
Simultaneous modification and renewal of license.
§73.3603
Special waiver procedure relative to applications.
§73.3605
Retention of applications in hearing status after designation for hearing.
§73.3612
Annual employment report.
§73.3613
Filing of contracts.
§73.3615
Ownership reports.
§73.3617
Information available on the Internet.
§73.3700
Channel sharing.
§73.3999
Enforcement of 18 U.S.C. 1464 (restrictions on the transmission of obscene and indecent material).
§73.4000
Listing of FCC policies.
§73.4005
Advertising—refusal to sell.
§73.4015
Applications for AM and FM construction permits, incomplete or defective.
§73.4017
Application processing: Commercial FM stations.
§73.4045
Barter agreements.
§73.4050
Children's TV programs.
§73.4055
Cigarette advertising.
§73.4060
Citizens agreements.
§73.4075
Commercials, loud.
§73.4082
Comparative broadcast hearings—specialized programming formats.
§73.4091
Direct broadcast satellites.
§73.4094
Dolby encoder.
§73.4095
Drug lyrics.
§73.4097
EBS (now EAS) attention signals on automated programing systems.
§73.4099
Financial qualifications, certification of.
§73.4100
Financial qualifications; new AM and FM stations.
§73.4101
Financial qualifications, TV stations.
§73.4102
FAA communications, broadcast of.
§73.4104
FM assignment policies and procedures.
§73.4107
FM broadcast assignments, increasing availability of.
§73.4108
FM transmitter site map submissions.
§73.4110
Format changes of stations.
§73.4135
Interference to TV reception by FM stations.
§73.4140
Minority ownership; tax certificates and distress sales.
§73.4154
Network/AM, FM station affiliation agreements.
§73.4157
Network signals which adversely affect affiliate broadcast service.
§73.4163
Noncommercial nature of educational broadcast stations.
§73.4165
Obscene language.
§73.4170
Obscene broadcasts.
§73.4180
Payment disclosure: Payola, plugola, kickbacks.
§73.4185
Political broadcasting and telecasting, the law of.
§73.4190
Political candidate authorization notice and sponsorship identification.
§73.4195
Political advertising by UHF translators.
§73.4210
Procedure Manual: “The Public and Broadcasting”.
§73.4215
Program matter: Supplier identification.
§73.4242
Sponsorship identification rules, applicability of.
§73.4246
Stereophonic pilot subcarrier use during monophonic programming.
§73.4247
STV: Competing applications.
§73.4250
Subliminal perception.
§73.4255
Tax certificates: Issuance of.
§73.4260
Teaser announcements.
§73.4265
Telephone conversation broadcasts (network and like sources).
§73.4266
Tender offer and proxy statements.
§73.4267
Time brokerage.
§73.4275
Tone clusters; audio attention-getting devices.
§73.4280
Character evaluation of broadcast applicants.
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Subpart I—PROCEDURES FOR COMPETITIVE BIDDING AND FOR APPLICATIONS FOR NONCOMMERCIAL EDUCATIONAL BROADCAST STATIONS ON NON-RESERVED CHANNELS

§73.5000
Services subject to competitive bidding.
§73.5001
[Reserved]
§73.5002
Application and certification procedures; return of mutually exclusive applications not subject to competitive bidding procedures; prohibition of collusion.
§73.5003
Submission of full payments.
§73.5004
[Reserved]
§73.5005
Filing of long-form applications.
§73.5006
Filing of petitions to deny against long-form applications.
§73.5007
Designated entity provisions.
§73.5008
Definitions applicable for designated entity provisions.
§73.5009
Assignment or transfer of control.
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Subpart J—CLASS A TELEVISION BROADCAST STATIONS

§73.6000
Definitions.
§73.6001
Eligibility and service requirements.
§73.6002
Licensing requirements.
§§73.6003-73.6005
[Reserved]
§73.6006
Channel assignments.
§73.6007
Power limitations.
§73.6008
Distance computations.
§73.6010
Class A TV station protected contour.
§73.6011
Protection of TV broadcast stations.
§73.6012
Protection of Class A TV, low power TV and TV translator stations.
§73.6013
Protection of DTV stations.
§73.6014
Protection of digital Class A TV stations.
§73.6016
Digital Class A TV station protection of TV broadcast stations.
§73.6017
Digital Class A TV station protection of Class A TV and digital Class A TV stations.
§73.6018
Digital Class A TV station protection of DTV stations.
§73.6019
Digital Class A TV station protection of low power TV, TV translator, digital low power TV and digital TV translator stations.
§73.6020
Protection of stations in the land mobile radio service.
§73.6022
Negotiated interference and relocation agreements.
§73.6023
Distributed transmission systems.
§73.6024
Transmission standards and system requirements.
§73.6025
Antenna system and station location.
§73.6026
Broadcast regulations applicable to Class A television stations.
§73.6027
Class A TV notifications concerning interference to radio astronomy, research and receiving installations.
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Subpart K—APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCEDURES FOR RESERVED NONCOMMERCIAL EDUCATIONAL CHANNELS, AND FOR CERTAIN APPLICATIONS FOR NONCOMMERCIAL EDUCATIONAL STATIONS ON NON-RESERVED CHANNELS

§73.7000
Definition of terms (as used in subpart K only).
§73.7001
Services subject to evaluation by point system.
§73.7002
Fair distribution of service on reserved band FM channels.
§73.7003
Point system selection procedures.
§73.7004
Petitions to deny tentative selectee(s).
§73.7005
Holding period.
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Subpart L—INCORPORATED STANDARDS

§73.8000
Incorporation by reference.
Appendix
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