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TIA 102 CAAA Part 74 Experimental Radio Program Distributional Testing

This part of the Federal Communications Commission test applies to auxiliary, special broadcast, and other program distributional services. As a leader in RF regulatory compliance testing, Keystone Compliance recognizes the requirements needed for wireless radio manufacturers. Meeting the TIA, FCC, and other wireless testing specifications can be challenging. Not only do we understand the challenges, but we help guide companies through the process.

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Summary of Part TIA and FCC Intentional Radiator Testing

The licensee of a station must make sure that the authorized station, under this part of the wireless standard, is available for inspection by a Commission representative during any of the station’s business hours. In the course of an inspection, the representative may require special equipment or program tests. Lastly, all records and logs must be made available upon request.

Certain rules in this part of the TIA 102 CAAA standard also apply to other services in the FCC wireless test method.

Broadcast network-entity: A broadcast network entity is an organization that produces programs available for simultaneous transmission by 10 or more affiliated broadcast stations and having distribution facilities or circuits available to such affiliated stations at least 12 hours each day.

Cable network-entity: A cable network entity is an organization that produces programs available for simultaneous transmission by cable systems serving a combined total of at least 5,000,000 subscribers and having distribution facilities or circuits available to such affiliated stations or cable systems.

Applicants of this wireless standard are subject to the application and rules for wireless telecommunications services specified by the FCC.

Scope of TIA CAAA Wireless Broadcasting Stations

The licensee is responsible for the safety and protection of nearby TIA wireless radio communications. If the safety is jeopardized, the interference will be promptly dealt with and eliminated. If this harmful interference can not be eliminated, the offending equipment is temporarily suspended. It will not be resumed until the threat has been controlled.

The use of a common antenna structure by more than one authorized station is permissible. It is the responsibility of the antenna’s owner to be sure the antenna complies with the FCC test standard.

Rules in part 74 of the TIA 102 CAAA standard which apply exclusively to a particular service are contained in that service subpart as follows:

  • Subpart D: Remote Pickup Broadcast Stations 
  • Subpart E: Aural Broadcast Auxiliary Stations
  • Subpart F: Television Broadcast Auxiliary Stations
  • Subpart G: Low Power TV, TV Translator, and TV Booster Stations
  • Subpart H: Low Power Auxiliary Stations
  • Subpart L: FM Broadcast Translator Stations and FM Broadcast Booster Stations

Conditions, requirements, and other information necessary to conduct wireless testing for a particular subpart are included in this standard. Additionally, each subpart contains information such as:

  • Equipment changes
  • Transmitter power information
  • Frequency tolerances
  • Certification of equipment
  • Station identification
  • Licensing requirements
  • Definitions
  • Etc.

Expert TIA 102 Wireless Testing of Program Distributional Services

Keystone Compliance can accommodate fixed, mobile and portable devices of all sizes. In addition to part 74 intentional radiator compliance testing, Keystone has a full scope of expertise including pre-approved radio modules, licensed radios, and multiple transmitters. Our team strives to give our customers more time and energy on product development instead of testing.

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