47 CFR FCC Part 95 Certification Testing of Personal Radio Services
Part 95 of the Federal Communications Committee standard generally evaluates all of the Personal Radio Services. As a leader in RF regulatory compliance testing, Keystone Compliance recognizes the requirements needed for wireless radio manufacturers. Meeting the ETSI, FCC, and other wireless testing specifications can be challenging. Not only do we understand the challenges, but we help guide companies through the process.
Keystone is continually developing partnerships in GMA and RF exposure testing. These strategic partnerships allow us to meet customer needs beyond our scope of accreditation. Additionally, we tailor each test plan to individual customer needs minimizing unnecessary costs and over-testing.
Summary of Intentional Radiator Personal Radio Testing
As mentioned above, this part of the FCC intentional radiator standard describes all of the information about Personal Radio Services stations. What is a personal radio service? Personal radio services are short-range, low-power radio communications using devices that operate much like walkie-talkies.
An individual license is needed to operate said stations in a particular service. Operators must also comply with the specific operator eligibility requirements. On the other hand, no foreign government or entity that is acting in its capacity as a representative is authorized by this section of the FCC to operate Personal Radio Service stations.
The purpose of these rules set forth by the Federal Communications Committee is to establish the specific requirements and conditions. These FCC conditions incorporate radio transmitters being designed, manufactured, used in the Personal Radio Services, etc.
Scope of FCC Compliance Lab Testing of Personal Radio Services
Below are some of the common services listed and explained in this standard. However, this does not include all the systems that Keystone tests. For more information on any of the personal radio services we test, please contact us.
Family Radio Service (FCS)
Family Radio Services is described as a short-distance two-way voice communication service. FRS transmitters must be certified for operation by this part and general FCC standard. Additionally, the FCC wireless service has limited data applications, between low-power hand-held radios. This service facilitates individual, family, group, recreational, and business activities.
Generally, FRS devices can not be used for one-way communications. However, this does not include voice conversations, emergency messages, traveler assistance communications, or communications with General Mobile Radio Service stations.
FRS channels are allotted 22 channels. Each channel has a bandwidth of 12.5 kHz.
Radio Control Radio Service (RCRS)
RCRS is described as a non-commercial short-distance radio service for wirelessly controlling the operation of devices. Including, but not limited to, model vehicles such as aircraft and surface craft.
There are several permissible uses of radio control radio services. This includes the following:
- The use and control of model aircraft within channels in the 72 MHz frequency band.
- The use and control of model surface crafts in the 75 MHz frequency band.
- RCRS channels in the 26-28 MHz frequency band are used to control or operate any kind of device.
Each RCRS channel is designated by its center frequency in megahertz. These frequencies include 26 – 28 MHz, 72 MHz, and 75 MHz
CB Radio Service
The CB radio service is a mobile and fixed two-way voice communication service. The service is used for facilitating personal, business, or voluntary public service activities. This includes communications to assist highway travelers.
FCC representatives can request to inspect a CBRS station. If this occurs, the CBRS operator must make the station and its records available.
CBRS stations are used to transmit two-way plain language voice communications to other similar stations. This includes:
- Emergency communications for traveler assistance.
- One-way communications to call for help, provide warnings, make brief test transmissions.
- Traveler assistance communications to assist a traveler to reach a destination or to receive necessary services.
FCC Intentional Radiator Wireless Lab Conditions
The other services included in this FCC standard encompass similar and different information from the mentioned parts above. This includes the scope of the subpart, permissible uses, frequency bands, and emissions. These services include the following:
- Multi-Use Radio Service
- Medical Device Radio Communications Service
- Wireless Medical Telemetry Service
- Low Power Radio Service
Expert 47 CFR FCC Laboratory Testing
Keystone has a full lab of test equipment which permits us to provide short lead times on scheduling. Keystone Compliance can also accommodate fixed, mobile and portable devices of all sizes. Our team strives to give our customers more time and energy on product development instead of testing.
If you are ready to start your CFR part 95 wireless testing, please request a quote. Have a question about wireless lab testing of intentional radiators? Contact us or call (724) 657-9940 and we will determine the best course of action.