|The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is the authority
in the United States of America that creates and enforces the use of airwaves throughout the entire
radio frequency spectrum. This group of documents contains the entirety of the
FCC Part 15 regulations
that concern unlicensed radio frequency devices. As with all government documents, this material
is in the public domain and may be freely copied so long as the content is not changed. This copy
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[Code of Federal Regulations]
[Title 47, Volume 1]
[Revised as of October 1, 2008]
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CHAPTER I--FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
PART 15_RADIO FREQUENCY DEVICES--Table of Contents
Sec. 15.1 Scope of this part.
(a) This part sets out the regulations under which an intentional,
unintentional, or incidental radiator may be operated without an
individual license. It also contains the technical specifications,
administrative requirements and other conditions relating to the
marketing of part 15 devices.
(b) The operation of an intentional or unintentional radiator that
is not in accordance with the regulations in this part must be licensed
pursuant to the provisions of section 301 of the Communications Act of
1934, as amended, unless otherwise exempted from the licensing
requirements elsewhere in this chapter.
(c) Unless specifically exempted, the operation or marketing of an
intentional or unintentional radiator that is
not in compliance with the administrative and technical provisions in
this part, including prior Commission authorization or verification, as
appropriate, is prohibited under section 302 of the Communications Act
of 1934, as amended, and subpart I of part 2 of this chapter. The
equipment authorization and verification procedures are detailed in
subpart J of part 2 of this chapter.