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bilities in the immediate operation of an amateur radio station. Must be one or more of the following:

Local Control, Manual control, with the controf operator monitoring the operation on duty at the control point located at the station trans-mi tter(s), such that the associated operating adjustment are directly accessible. (Direct mechanical control, or direct wire control of a transmitter from a control point located on board any aircraft, vessel, or on the same premises on which the transnrmter(s) is located, is also considered local control).

Remote Control. Manual control, with the control operator monitoring the operation on duty at a control point located elsewhere than at the station transmitter(s), such that the associated operating adjustments are accessible through a control link.

Automatic Control. The use of devices and procedures for control such that the duty control operator does not have to be present at the control point at all times. (Only rules for automatic control of repeater station systems have been adopted. Automatic control of all other types of amateur radio stations must be approved by the Commission on a case-byn:ase basis).

§ 9 7.7 9 Control operator requirements,

(b) Every amateur radio station, when in operation, shall have a control operator. The control operator shall be on duty at an authorized control point, except where the station is under automatic control. The control operator may be the station licensee, if a licensed amateur radio operator, or may be another amateur radio operator with the required class of license and designated by the station licensee. The control operator, when on duty, shall also be responsible, together with the station licensee, for the proper operation of the station.

§97.110 Operation of an auxiliary link station.

(c) An auxiliary fink station(s) licensed either for local control or for remote control, may also be operated under automatic control when it is licensed in a repeater station system being operated under automatic controf. Both the auxiliary link stations(s) and the repeater station must appear or. the system network diagram on file with the Commission.

4. Add § 97.111 (g) to read as follows: §97.111 Operation of a repeater station.

(g) A repeater statjon licensed either for local control or for remote control, may also be operated under automatic control. Both the auxiliary link stations(s) and the repeater station must appear on the system network diagram on file with the Corrv mission.

4. Add § 97.111 (g) to read as follows: §97.111 Operation of a repeater station,

(g) A repeater station licensed either for local control or for remote control, may also be operated under automatic control where:

(1} Devices and ¡procedures have been implemented such that compliance with the rules can be accomplished without the duty control operator present at the control point at all times the station is in operation.

(2) All radio communications trans mi tied by the station are monitored by the duty control operator in real time, or reviewed within 72 hours. In the event a violation is detected, the repeater station licensee must take the necessary steps to prevent a recurrence.

(3) All radio communications transmitted by the station are recorded such that they can be reproduced. The recordings shall be:

(i) Preserved for a period of at least 30 days,

(ii) Retained in the possession of the station licensee, and

(iii) Made available to the Commission upon request.

(4) The name of the station licensee, and the names of designated control operators, together with appropriate information so the duty control operator may be readily notified by Commission personnel to effect a prompt shutdown of the station, has been filed with the Engineer in Charge of the radio district in which automatic control of the station(s) is intended. This notification shall have been filed within the past year, or at the time of any change thereto, whichever is most recent.

{5} Upon notification from the Engineer in Charge, or other Commission Representative, of improper station operation under auto matic control, said operation must be immediately discontinued until afl deficiencies have been corrected and the Commission so notified, Otherwise, the station(s) may only be operated under local control, or under remote control if authorized.

In the Matter of

Amendment of Part 97 of the Commission's Rules to permit cross-band operation or repeater stations.

Docket No. 20113 RM-2327

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