Low Power FM/Translators

Low Power FM/Translators

Post by WEOS-F » Thu, 16 Sep 1993 15:13:16

In a post concerning low power FM, I beleive there is some confusion. Under
current FCC rules, there is a big difference between part 15 and part 73 & 74.
Part 15 covers permitted use of the FM band for wireless mics and other stuff
at VERY LOW power (can you say Milli watts?) However, a translator is licensed
with a call sign to REBROADCAST another station. It can be over the air fed,
microwave, satellite or whatever, but it can NOT origonate any of its own
programming (except fro 30seconds or so per hour for local Underwriting). There
has been a case in New Jersey for years with someone wanting to use a translator
   for just this purpose and the FCC said NO!

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