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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
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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. 15.15 General technical requirements.
(a) An intentional or unintentional radiator shall be constructed in
accordance with good engineering design and manufacturing practice.
Emanations from the device shall be suppressed as much as practicable,
but in no case shall the emanations exceed the levels specified in these
(b) Except as follows, an intentional or unintentional radiator must
be constructed such that the adjustments of any control that is readily
accessible by or intended to be accessible to the user will not cause
operation of the device in violation of the regulations. Access BPL
equipment shall comply with the applicable standards at the control
adjustment that is employed. The measurement report used in support of
an application for Certification and the user instructions for Access
BPL equipment shall clearly specify the user-or installer-control
settings that are required for conformance with these regulations.
(c) Parties responsible for equipment compliance should note that
the limits specified in this part will not prevent harmful interference
under all circumstances. Since the operators of part 15 devices are
required to cease operation should harmful interference occur to
authorized users of the radio frequency spectrum, the parties
responsible for equipment compliance are encouraged to employ the
minimum field strength necessary for communications, to provide greater
attenuation of unwanted emissions than required by these regulations,
and to advise the user as to how to resolve harmful interference
problems (for example, see Sec. 15.105(b)).
[54 FR 17714, Apr. 25, 1989, as amended at 70 FR 1373, Jan. 7, 2005]