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FM Broadcast Translator Stations and
FM Broadcast Booster Stations
47 CFR Part 74

The FCC itself does not keep a public database of its rule sections.  That task is performed by the Government Printing Office for most agencies. These rules and regulations are compiled in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).  After October 1 of each year, the GPO compiles all the changes to, additions to, and deletions to the rules and republishes the Code of Federal Regulations with the updates.  This page links to the 2012 edition of the CFR. When the 2013 edition is available electronically in spring 2014, this page will be updated

Telecommunications falls under Title 47 of the CFR.  FM translator and booster broadcast stations fall under Part 74 of Title 47.  Additional rule sections pertaining to radio broadcasting are contained in Parts 0 and 1 of Title 47.  We have listed the individual rule sections in Subpart L of Part 74, which pertain to FM translator and booster stations.  Click on the TEXT or PDF icon preceding the rule section to retrieve it.  Related items on the FCC Web site may be listed in brackets [ ] to the right of the rule title.

Part 73 AM, FM, and TV broadcast station rules are not included here but are contained on a separate rules page.

FM Translator and Booster Rules

Click on the Text or PDF images to retrieve a rule section. Related pages on the FCC Internet site may be listed to the right of the rule title, enclosed in brackets [ ].

  • Subpart L -- FM Broadcast Translator Stations and FM Broadcast Booster Stations

  • Subpart L -- FM Broadcast Translator Stations and FM Broadcast Booster Stations
    TEXT PDF74.1201 Definitions
    TEXT PDF74.1202 Frequency Assignment
    TEXT PDF74.1203 Interference
    TEXT PDF74.1204 Protection of FM broadcast, FM Translator and LP100 stations
    TEXT PDF74.1205 Protection of TV Channel 6 broadcast applications
    TEXT PDF74.1231 Purpose and permissible service
    TEXT PDF74.1232 Eligibility and licensing requirements
    TEXT PDF74.1233 Processing FM translator and booster station applications
    TEXT PDF74.1234 Unattended operation
    TEXT PDF74.1235 Power limitations and antenna systems
    TEXT PDF74.1236 Emission and bandwidth
    TEXT PDF74.1237 Antenna location
    TEXT PDF74.1250 Transmitters and associated equipment
    TEXT PDF74.1251 Technical and equipment modifications
    TEXT PDF74.1261 Frequency tolerance
    TEXT PDF74.1262 Frequency monitors and measurements
    TEXT PDF74.1263 Time of operation
    TEXT PDF74.1265 Posting of station license
    TEXT PDF74.1269 Copies of rules
    TEXT PDF74.1281 Station records
    TEXT PDF74.1283 Station identification
    TEXT PDF74.1284 Rebroadcasts
    TEXT PDF74.1290 FM translator and booster station information available on the Internet


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