The USA and the FCC

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Authorities

The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) is the authority responsible for overseeing the authorisation of equipment using the radio frequency (RF) spectrum in the USA (this covers both intentional and unintentional radiators). The Office of Engineering and Technology is responsible for advising the Commission on such matters.

Rules & regulations

The FCC rules and regulations are laid out in Title 47 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR47). This title consists of many parts, only a few of which are applicable to electronic equipment. The parts listed below are those to which we commonly test. Devices may not be imported and / or marketed until they have shown compliance with the technical standards that have been specified by the Commission.