Part 97
Amateur Radio Service
Table of Contents:
General Provisions
Station Operation Standards
Special Operations
Technical Standards
Providing Emergency Communications
Qualifying Examinations Systems

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Rules effective 3-July-2003

Subpart A -- General Provisions

Section 97.1 Basis and purpose.

Section 97.3 Definitions.

Section 97.5 Station license grant required.

Section 97.7 Control operator required.

Section 97.9 Operator license grant.

Section 97.11 Stations aboard ships or aircraft.

Section 97.13 Restrictions on station location.

Section 97.15 Station antenna structures.

Section 97.17 Application for new license grant.

Section 97.19 Application for a vanity call sign

Section 97.21 Application for a modified or renewed license grant.

Section 97.23 Mailing address.

Section 97.25 License term.

Section 97.27 FCC modification of station license grant.

Section 97.29 Replacement license grant document.

Subpart B -- Station Operation Standards

Section 97.101 General standards.

Section 97.103 Station licensee responsibilities.

Section 97.105 Control operator duties.

Section 97.107 Reciprocal operating authority.

Section 97.109 Station control.

Section 97.111 Authorized transmissions.

Section 97.113 Prohibited transmissions.

Section 97.115 Third-party communications.

Section 97.117 International communications.

Section 97.119 Station identification.

Section 97.121 Restricted operation.

Subpart C -- Special Operations

Section 97.201 Auxiliary station.

Section 97.203 Beacon station.

Section 97.205 Repeater station.

Section 97.207 Space station.

Section 97.209 Earth station.

Section 97.211 Space Telecommand station.

Section 97.213 Telecommand of an amateur station.

Section 97.215 Telecommand of model craft.

Section 97.217 Telemetry.

Section 97.219 Message Forwarding System.

Section 97.221 Automatically controlled digital station.

Subpart D -- Technical Standards

Section 97.301 Authorized frequency bands.

Section 97.303 Frequency sharing requirements.

Section 97.305 Authorized emission types.

Section 97.307 Emission standards.

Section 97.309 RTTY and data emission codes.

Section 97.311 SS emission types.

Section 97.313 Transmitter power standards.

Section 97.315 Certification of external RF power amplifiers.

Section 97.317 Standards for certification of external RF power amplifiers.

Subpart E -- Providing Emergency Communications

Section 97.401 Operation during a disaster.

Section 97.403 Safety of life and protection of property.

Section 97.405 Station in distress.

Section 97.407 Radio amateur civil emergency service.

Subpart F -- Qualifying Examinations Systems

Section 97.501 Qualifying for an amateur operator license.

Section 97.503 Element standards.

Section 97.505 Element credit.

Section 97.507 Preparing an examination.

Section 97.509 Administering VE requirements.

Section 97.511 Examinee conduct.

Section 97.513 VE session manager requirements

Section 97.515 [Reserved]

Section 97.517 [Reserved]

Section 97.519 Coordinating examination sessions.

Section 97.521 VEC qualifications.

Section 97.523 Question pools.

Section 97.525 Accrediting VEs.

Section 97.527 Reimbursement for expenses.


Appendix 1 Places Where the Amateur Service is Regulated by the FCC

Appendix 2 VEC Regions