[amsat-bb] FCC Part 97 Regulations on transmission of music

Alan wa4sca at gmail.com
Sun Aug 21 19:51:43 UTC 2016

A couple of things to keep in mind.

First, satellites are not governed by the rules of the Amateur Radio Service. (ARS) They are governed
by the Amateur Satellite Service. (ASS) Really!

Second, FCC or Ofcom rules are irrelevant if the satellite is registered in another country. In that
case, they are governed by their National Regulatory Agency, and any applicable international

In other words, while researching this, make very certain you are looking at relevant sources. This
very issue came up 20-25 years ago, raised a loud ruckus, and was at the time perfectly legal.



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