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Broadcast Auxiliary

 

Broadcast Auxiliary

 
Broadcast Auxiliary authorization is available to licensees of Broadcast stations and to Broadcast or Cable Network entities. Certain entities involved in television and motion picture production activities are also eligible for Low Power Broadcast Auxiliary authorizations.
Broadcast Auxiliary stations are used for relaying broadcast aural and television signals. They can be used to relay signals from the studio to the transmitter, or between two points, such as a main studio and an auxiliary studio. The Broadcast Auxiliary services also include mobile TV pickups and remote pickup stations which relay signals from a remote location, back to the studio.
Parent Broadcast Station information for AM, FM, or TV broadcast stations may be retrieved via the AM Query, FM Query, or the TV Query.
 

Special Temporary Authorization

Applications filed to obtain Special Temporary Authority (STA) in the services described in 47 C.F.R. §1.913(d) may be filed electronically, or manually.
 

Construction/Coverage Requirements

The FCC requires most wireless telecommunications services licensees 1) to construct their authorized system or meet specific coverage requirements within a given time period and 2) to notify the Commission that the requirement has been met. This time period varies depending on the radio service in which the license is held.
 
 
 
Service At A Glance
Broadcast Auxiliary
Used for relaying broadcast aural and television signals. Stations can be used to relay signals from the studio to the transmitter, or between two points, such as a main studio and an auxiliary studio. Services also include mobile TV pickups and remote pickup stations which relay signals from a remote location, back to the studios.
Established1960s
Service Rules47 C.F.R., Part 74
Related Services
Local Television Transmission Service
Band Plan
Band(s)UHF
VHF
900 MHz
2 GHz
7 GHz
13 GHz
18 GHz
Licensing
SystemULS
ULS Radio Service Codes
Land Mobile Broadcast Auxiliary
RP - Broadcast Auxiliary Remote Pickup
Microwave Broadcast Auxiliary
AI – Aural Intercity Relay
AB - Aural Microwave Booster
AS – Aural Studio Transmitter Link
TI – TV Intercity Relay
TB – TV Microwave Booster
TP – TV Pickup
TS – TV Studio Transmitter Link
TT – TV Translator Relay
Low Power Auxiliary Service
LP - Broadcast Auxiliary Low Power
LV - Broadcast Auxiliary Wireless Assist Video Devices (WAVD)
 
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Last reviewed/updated on
12/4/2014