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Publication Number: 965303 Rule Parts: 15C, 15D, 15E, 15F Publication Date: 03/23/2007
Keyword: Low-power non-licensed video transmitters, intentional radiator

First Category: Radio Service Rules
Second Category: Part 15 Intentional Radiators

Question:   What are the requirements for marketing a low-power unlicensed video transmitter?

Answer:   The rules for marking, equipment authorization and importing this type of device are contained in 47 CFR Part 2 Subparts I, J and K respectively. The technical and administrative requirements for marketing and operating a low power transmitter without an individual license are set forth in 47 CFR Part 15 subparts C, D, E or F.
Which specific rule, within 47 CFR Part 15 subparts C, D, E or F, will depends on the applicantÂ’s system requirements. For example, there are rules for digital transmission techniques which will allow for continuous transmission with moderate power and use of point-to point high gain antennas (47 CFR 15.247 or 47 CFR subpart E - unlicensed national information infrastructure). Other rules may allow short range analog transmission under 47 CFR 15.249 in the .902-.928, 2.4-2.4835 and 24.0-24.25 GHz bands. Other possibilities are in the in the 57 to 64 GHz band under 47 CFR 15.255 or under 47 CFR subpart F - wideband digital devices. Rules allowing periodic low power analog transmission under 47 CFR 15.231(in the order of one second per hour) may be too restrictive. The applicant must first determine which specific set of Part 15 rules his equipment can qualify under and then submit an application for certification with the required information and test data (2.1033) to the FCC or through a designated Telecommunication Certification Body (2.960).



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