|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
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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. 15.5 General conditions of operation.
(a) Persons operating intentional or unintentional radiators shall
not be deemed to have any vested or recognizable right to continued use
of any given frequency by virtue of prior registration or certification
of equipment, or, for power line carrier systems, on the basis of prior
notification of use pursuant to Sec. 90.63(g) of this chapter.
(b) Operation of an intentional, unintentional, or incidental
radiator is subject to the conditions that no harmful interference is
caused and that interference must be accepted that may be caused by the
operation of an authorized radio station, by another intentional or
unintentional radiator, by industrial, scientific and medical (ISM)
equipment, or by an incidental radiator.
(c) The operator of a radio frequency device shall be required to
cease operating the device upon notification by a Commission
representative that the device is causing harmful interference.
Operation shall not resume until the condition causing the harmful
interference has been corrected.
(d) Intentional radiators that produce Class B emissions (damped
wave) are prohibited.