GPO Issues Updated FCC Rules


The FCC issued a Public Notice announcing availability of the October 2011 Edition of Title 47 of the Code of Federal Regulations. FCC licensees are required to have a copy of the Rules applicable to their operations. For broadcast stations, these include the volumes containing Parts 0-19 and Parts 70-79. Stations with satellite uplinks will need the volume with Parts 20-39. These volumes cost $67 each for U.S. orders. The volumes include all amendments to the Commission's rules from Oct. 1, 2009 through Sept. 30, 2010.

An unofficial up-to-date listing of all FCC rules is available online at no charge at ecfr.gpoaccess.gov. Select Title 47 from the drop down menu to see the FCC rules on-line by volume.

Doug Lung is one of America's foremost authorities on broadcast RF technology. He has been with NBC since 1985 and is currently vice president of broadcast technology for NBC/Telemundo stations.