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FCC Part 15 Radio Frequency Devices
Section 15.1

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 is provided as a convenience for RF Cafe visitors. 

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[Code of Federal Regulations]
[Title 47, Volume 1]
[Revised as of October 1, 2008]
From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access
[CITE: 47CFR15.1]
[Page 747-748]
                       TITLE 47--TELECOMMUNICATION
                            Subpart A_General
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

[[Page 748]]
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.

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