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Old 01-18-2008, 02:23 PM
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Notes on the T2 section - Control Operator Duties

You are not permitted to…

…transmit information to the general public (no "broadcasting")

…transmit music (unless you're rebroadcasting space shuttle communications and they have music on in the


…use codes or ciphers

…transmit false or deceptive signals (no fake distress calls)

…transmit without identifying your station (by giving your call sign)

…transmit indecent or obscene language

…transmit for money (there are special exceptions in the Part 97 FCC rules)

…conduct business

…buy and sell equipment on a regular basis (occasionally is okay)

Identifying your station

- your call sign is used

- you must ID every 10 minutes and at the end of a contact

- repeaters can ID with Morse code or phone (voice) or video images

- you must ID in English

- during a special event station, when using a special call sign, you must ID with your own call sign once per hour

- special indicators are used at the end of call signs:

/m = mobile /p = portable

/KT = new Tech license on the way

/AG = new General license on the way

If you are at another ham's station:

- you are both responsible for the station's transmissions

- if you have a different class of license than him, you can use any band your license allows

- if you have a higher license and you're on a band he can't use, you must ID using both your call signs (his first,

then yours)

Control operator

- person controlling and responsible for a station's transmission

- there must be a control operator anytime you're transmitting

- to operate a repeater, you must have at least a Tech license

Control point - the location where the control operator function is performed

- local control: control operator is at the control point

- remote control: control operator controls radio through a telephone or radio link

- automatic control: using a device that control a radio (such as a repeater)

- if you have an automatically controlled station, the control operator does not have to be at the control point

Miscellaneous rules

Club stations - must have at least 4 members to get a club license

You can operate on an airplane, but you must have the pilot's permission and not use the aircraft's radio equipment

A person can only have one ham license

FCC can inspect your station upon request

Third-party communications - sending a message from one ham to another for someone else (or letting a non-ham talk on

the air under your supervision)

To prevent unauthorized use of your station, disconnect your power and microphone cables when not using your radio.
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