Part 97 : Sec. 97.13 Restrictions on station location.


(a)

Before placing an amateur station on land of environmental importance or that is significant in American history, architecture or culture, the licensee may be required to take certain actions prescribed by Sec. 1.1305-1.1319 of the FCC Rules.

(b) A station within 1600 m (1 mile) of an FCC monitoring facility must protect that facility from harmful interference. Failure to do so could result in imposition of operating restrictions upon the amateur station by an EIC pursuant to Sec. 97.121 of this part. Geographical coordinates of the facilities that require protection are listed in Sec. 0.121 (c) of this chapter.

(c) Before causing or allowing an amateur station to transmit from any place where the operation of the station could cause human exposure to RF electromagnetic field levels in excess of those allowed under Sec. 1.1310 of this chapter, the licensee is required to take certain actions.

(1) The licensee must perform the routine RF environmental evaluation prescribed by Sec. 1.1307 (b) of this chapter, if the power of the licensee's station exceeds the limits given in the following table:

? Wavelength Band Evaluation Required if Power* (watts) Exceeds
MF 160 meters 500
HF 80 meters 500
  75 meters 500
? 40 meters 500
? 30 meters 425
? 20 meters 225
? 17 meters 125
? 15 meters 100
? 12 meters 75
? 10 meters 50
VHF All bands 50
UHF 70 cm 70
? 33 cm 150
? 23 cm 200
? 13 cm 250
SHF All bands 250
EHF All bands 250

Repeater
stations

All bands

?non-building mounted antennas: height above ground level to lowest point of antenna < 10 m and power > 500 W ERP

?building mounted antennas: power > 500 W ERP

* Power = PEP input to antenna except, for repeater stations only, power exclusion is based on ERP (effective radiated power).

?(2) If the routine environmental evaluation indicates that the RF electromagnetic fields could exceed the limits contained in ? 1.1310 of this chapter in accessible areas, the licensee must take action to prevent human exposure to such RF electromagnetic fields. Further information on evaluating compliance with these limits can be found in the FCC's OET Bulletin Number 65, "Evaluating Compliance with FCC-Specified Guidelines for Human Exposure to Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields."

[54 FR 25857, June 20, 1989, as amended at 55 FR 20398, May 16, 1990; 61 FR 41019, Aug. 7, 1996; 62 FR 47963, Sept. 12, 1997; 62 FR 49557, Sept. 22, 1997; 62 FR 61448, Nov. 18, 1997]

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