[aprssig] "broadcasting" and 47CFR97 regulations

Tom Russo russo at bogodyn.org
Wed Aug 3 11:44:14 EDT 2005

Re: all this broadcasting stuff, seems that the regs are pretty clear and
not as full of holes as is being suggested here.  The relevant section of the 
regs is 47CFR97.111, in which specific types of permitted one-way 
transmissions are enumerated.   "Transmissions necessary to disseminate 
information bulletins" are among them.  This contrasts with the prohibition in 
47CFR113 of broadcasting for the purpose of news gathering or program 
production.  The prohibited stuff is related to the "pecuniary interest"
prohibition, not the "dissemination of information" part.

The regs can be viewed at the government printing office:


Search for "47CFR97" and scroll down a bit until you locate 47CFR97.111.  I
found that inputting "47CFR97.111" directly into their search engine gave me 
too many irrelevant links.

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