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§ 25.129 Equipment authorization for portable earth-station transceivers.
(a) Except as expressly permitted by § 2.803 or § 2.1204 of this chapter,
prior authorization must be obtained pursuant to the equipment
certification procedure in part 2, subpart J of this chapter for
importation, sale or lease in the United States, or offer, shipment, or
distribution for sale or lease in the United States of portable
earth-station transceivers subject to regulation under part 25. This
requirement does not apply, however, to devices imported, sold, leased,
or offered, shipped, or distributed for sale or lease before November
(b) For purposes of this section, an earth-station transceiver is
portable if it is a “portable device” as defined in § 2.1093(b) of this
chapter, i.e., if its radiating structure(s) would be within 20
centimeters of the operator's body when the transceiver is in
(c) In addition to the information required by § 2.1033(c) of this
chapter, applicants for certification required by this section shall
submit any additional equipment test data necessary to demonstrate
compliance with pertinent standards for transmitter performance
prescribed in § § 25.138, 25.202(f), 25.204, 25.209, and 25.216, must
demonstrate compliance with the labeling requirement in § 25.285(b), and
shall ensure compliance with the Commission's radio frequency exposure
requirements in § § 1.1307(b), 2.1091, and 2.1093 of this chapter, as
appropriate. An Environmental Assessment may be required if RF
radiation from the proposed facilities would, in combination with
radiation from other sources, cause RF power density or field strength
in an accessible area to exceed the applicable limits specified in
§ 1.1310 of this chapter. Applications for equipment authorization of
mobile or portable devices operating under this section must contain a
statement confirming compliance with these requirements. Technical
information showing the basis for this statement must be submitted to
the Commission upon request.
(d) Applicants for certification required by this section must submit
evidence that the devices in question are designed for use with a
satellite system that may lawfully provide service to users in the
United States pursuant to an FCC license or order reserving spectrum.
[ 69 FR 5709 , Feb. 6, 2004, as amended at 79 FR 8317 , Feb. 12, 2014; 81 FR 55330 , Aug. 18, 2016; 84 FR 53654 , Oct. 8, 2019; 85 FR 18150 , Apr.
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