Goto Section: 2.404 | 2.406 | Table of Contents
Revised as of
Goto Year:1996 |
Sec. 2.405 Operation during emergency.
The licensee of any station (except amateur, standard broadcast, FM
broadcast, noncommercial educational FM broadcast, or television
broadcast) may, during a period of emergency in which normal
communication facilities are disrupted as a result of hurricane, flood,
earthquake, or similar disaster, utilize such station for emergency
communication service in communicating in a manner other than that
specified in the instrument of authorization: Provided:
(a) That as soon as possible after the beginning of such emergency
use, notice be sent to the Commission at Washington, D.C., and to the
Engineer in Charge of the district in which the station is located,
stating the nature of the emergency and the use to which the station is
being put, and
(b) That the emergency use of the station shall be discontinued as
soon as substantially normal communication facilities are again
(c) That the Commission at Washington, D.C., and the Engineer in
Charge shall be notified immediately when such special use of the
station is terminated: Provided further,
(d) That in no event shall any station engage in emergency
transmission on frequencies other than, or with power in excess of, that
specified in the instrument of authorization or as otherwise expressly
provided by the Commission, or by law: And provided further,
(e) That any such emergency communication undertaken under this
section shall terminate upon order of the Commission.
Note: Part 73 of this chapter contains provisions governing
emergency operation of standard, FM, noncommercial educational FM, and
television broadcast stations. Part 97 of this chapter contains such
provisions for amateur stations.
[ 28 FR 13785 , Dec. 18, 1963]
Goto Section: 2.404 | 2.406
Goto Year: 1996 |
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