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Title 95.401 What are the Citizens Band Radio Services

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Title 95.401 What are the Citizens Band Radio Services

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[Title 47, Volume 5]

[Revised as of October 1, 2005]

From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access

[CITE: 47CFR95.401]



[Page 527]

 

                       TITLE 47--TELECOMMUNICATION

 

                         COMMISSION (CONTINUED)

 

PART 95_PERSONAL RADIO SERVICES--Table of Contents

 

               Subpart D_Citizens Band (CB) Radio Service

 

Sec. 95.401  (CB Rule 1) What are the Citizens Band Radio Services?



    Source: 48 FR 24894, June 3, 1983, unless otherwise noted.



                           General Provisions





    The Citizens Band Radio Services are:

    (a) The Citizens Band (CB) Radio Service--a private, two-way, short-

distance voice communications service for personal or business 

activities of the general public. The CB Radio Service may also be used 

for voice paging.

    (b) The Family Radio Service (FRS)--a private, two-way, very short-

distance voice and data communications service for facilitating family 

and group activities. The rules for this service are contained in 

subpart B of this part.

    (c) The Low Power Radio Service (LPRS)--a private, short-distance 

communication service providing auditory assistance to persons with 

disabilities, persons who require language translation, and persons in 

educational settings, health care assistance to the ill, law enforcement 

tracking services in cooperation with law enforcement, and point-to-

point network control communications for Automated Marine 

Telecommunications System (AMTS) coast stations licensed under part 80 

of this chapter. The rules for this service are listed under subpart G 

of this part. Two-way voice communications are prohibited.

    (d) The Medical Implant Communications Service (MICS)--an ultra-low 

power radio service for the transmission of non-voice data for the 

purpose of facilitating diagnostic and/or therapeutic functions 

involving implanted medical devices. The rules for this service are 

contained in subpart I of this part.

    (e) The Wireless Medical Telemetry Service (WMTS)--a private, short 

distance data communication service for the transmission of patient 

medical information to a central monitoring location in a hospital or 

other medical facility. Voice and video communications are prohibited. 

Waveforms such as electrocardiograms (ECGs) are not considered video. 

The rules for this service are contained in subpart H of this part.

    (f) The Multi-Use Radio Service (MURS)--a private, two-way, short-

distance voice or data communications service for personal or business 

activities of the general public. The rules for this service are 

contained in subpart J of this part.

    (g) Dedicated Short-Range Communications Service On-Board Units 

(DSRCS-OBUs). The rules for this service are contained in subpart L of 

this part. DSRCS-OBUs may communicate with DSRCS Roadside Units (RSUs), 

which are authorized under part 90 of this chapter. DSRCS, RSU, and OBU 

are defined in Sec. 90.7 of this chapter.



[61 FR 28769, June 6, 1996, as amended at 61 FR 46566, Sept. 4, 1996; 64 

FR 69929, Dec. 15, 1999; 65 FR 44008, July 17, 2000; 65 FR 53190, Sept. 

1, 2000; 65 FR 60877, Oct. 13, 2000; 67 FR 63289, Oct. 11, 2002; 68 FR 

9901, Mar. 3, 2003; 69 FR 46445, Aug. 3, 2004]


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