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NOARD INC ( formerly Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Depot ) no longer 
has a retail store, and is no longer in business.
Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Operators please pass on the word to others.

Citizens-Band Regulations most commonly "Broken",
since most individuals are not aware of them.

[Code of Federal Regulations]
[Title 47, Volume 5, Parts 80 to End]
[Revised as of October 1, 1999]
From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access
[CITE: 47CFR95.407]
[Page 531]
TITLE 47--TELECOMMUNICATION
PART 95--PERSONAL RADIO SERVICES--Table of Contents
Subpart D--Citizens Band (CB) Radio Service
Sec. 95.407 (CB Rule 7) On what channels may I operate?
     (a) Your CB station may transmit only on the following channels (frequencies):
-------------------------------------------------------------------
  Frequency
  Channel (megahertz--MHz)
--------------------------=====--------------------------------
  1.................................................... 26.965
  2.................................................... 26.975
  3.................................................... 26.985
  4.................................................... 27.005
  5.................................................... 27.015
  6.................................................... 27.025
  7.................................................... 27.035
  8.................................................... 27.055
  9..........................................-.... \*1\27.065    
10.................................................... 27.075
11.................................................... 27.085
12.................................................... 27.105
13.................................................... 27.115
14.................................................... 27.125
15.................................................... 27.135
16.................................................... 27.155
17.................................................... 27.165
18.................................................... 27.175
19.................................................... 27.185
20.................................................... 27.205
21.................................................... 27.215
22.................................................... 27.225
23.................................................... 27.255
24.................................................... 27.235
25.................................................... 27.245
26.................................................... 27.265
27.................................................... 27.275
28.................................................... 27.285
29.................................................... 27.295
30.................................................... 27.305
31.................................................... 27.315
32.................................................... 27.325
33.................................................... 27.335
34.................................................... 27.345
35.................................................... 27.355
36.................................................... 27.365
37.................................................... 27.375
38.................................................... 27.385
39.................................................... 27.395
40.................................................... 27.405
---------------------------------------------------------
\*1\ See paragraph (b) of this section.

(b) Channel 9 may be used only for emergency communications or for traveler assistance.
(c) You must, at all times and on all channels, give priority to emergency communication messages
      concerning the immediate safety of life or the immediate protection of property.
(d) You may use any channel for emergency communications or for traveler assistance.
(e) You must share each channel with other users.
(f)  The FCC will not assign any channel for the private or exclusive use of any particular CB station
      or group of stations.
(g) The FCC will not assign any channel for the private of exclusive use of CB stations transmitting
      single sideband or AM.

 

[Code of Federal Regulations]
[Title 47, Volume 5, Parts 80 to End]
[Revised as of October 1, 1999]
From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access
[CITE: 47CFR95.413]
[Page 533]
TITLE 47--TELECOMMUNICATION
PART 95--PERSONAL RADIO SERVICES--Table of Contents
Subpart D--Citizens Band (CB) Radio Service
Sec. 95.413 (CB Rule 13) What communications are prohibited?
(a) You must not use a CB station - -
      (1) In connection with any activity which is against federal, state or local law;
      (2) To transmit obscence, indecent or profane words, language or meaning;
      (3) To interfere intentionally with the communications of another CB station;
      (4) To transmit one-way communications, except for emergency communications, traveler
            assistance, brief tests (radio checks), or voice paging;
      (5) To advertise or solicit the sale of any goods or services;
      (6) To transmit music, whistling, sound effects or any material to amuse or entertain;
      (7) To transmit any sound effect solely to attract attention;
      (8) To transmit the word ``MAYDAY'' or any other international distress signal, except when
            your station is located in a ship, aircraft or other vehicle which is threatened by grave and
            imminent danger and your are requesting immediate assistance;
      (9) To communicate with, or attempt to communicate with, any CB station more than 250
           kilometers
            (155.3 miles) away;
    (10) To advertise a political candidate or political campaign; (you may use your CB radio for the
            business or organizational aspects of a campaign, if you follow all other applicable rules);
    (11) To communicate with stations in other countries, except General Radio Service stations in
            Canada; or
    (12) To transmit a false or deceptive communication.
(b) You must not use a CB station to transmit communications for live or delayed rebroadcast on
     a radio or television broadcast station.  You may use your CB station to gather news items or
     to prepare programs.

 

[Code of Federal Regulations]
[Title 47, Volume 5, Parts 80 to End]
[Revised as of October 1, 1999]
From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access
[CITE: 47CFR95.410]
[Page 532]
TITLE 47--TELECOMMUNICATION
PART 95--PERSONAL RADIO SERVICES--Table of Contents
Subpart D--Citizens Band (CB) Radio Service
Sec. 95.410 (CB Rule 10) How much power may I use?
(a) Your CB station transmitter power output must not exceed the following values under any conditions:
      AM (A3)--4 watts (carrier power) SSB--12 watts (peak envelope power).
(b) If you need more information about the power rule, see the technical rules in subpart E of part 95.
(c) Use of a transmitter which has carrier or peak envelope power in excess of that authorized voids your       authority to operate the station.

 

[Code of Federal Regulations]
[Title 47, Volume 5, Parts 80 to End]
[Revised as of October 1, 1999]
From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access
[CITE: 47CFR95.425]
[Page 536]
TITLE 47--TELECOMMUNICATION
PART 95--PERSONAL RADIO SERVICES--Table of Contents
Subpart D--Citizens Band (CB) Radio Service
Sec. 95.425 (CB Rule 25) May I make any changes to my CB station transmitter?
(a) You must not make or have any one else make any internal modification to your CB transmitter.
(b) Internal modification does not include:
      (1) Repair or servicing of a CB station transmitter (see CB Rule 24, Sec. 95.424); or
      (2) Changing plug-in modules which were certificated as part of your CB transmitter.
(c) You must not operate a CB transmitter which has been modified by anyone in any way, including
      modification to operate on unauthorized frequencies or with illegal power. (See CB Rules 9 and 11,
      Secs. 95.409 and 95.411.)
[48 FR 24894, June 3, 1983, as amended at 63 FR 36610, July 7, 1998]

 

[Code of Federal Regulations]
[Title 47, Volume 5, Parts 80 to End]
[Revised as of October 1, 1999]
From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access
[CITE: 47CFR95.411]
[Page 532]
TITLE 47--TELECOMMUNICATION
PART 95--PERSONAL RADIO SERVICES--Table of Contents
Subpart D--Citizens Band (CB) Radio Service
Sec. 95.411 (CB Rule 11) May I use power amplifiers?
(a) You may not attach the following items (power amplifiers) to your certificated CB transmitter in any way:
      (1) External radio frequency (RF) power amplifiers (sometimes called linears or linear amplifiers); or
      (2) Any other devices which, when used with a radio transmitter as a signal source, are capable
           of amplifying the signal.
(b) There are no exceptions to this rule and use of a power amplifier voids your authority to operate the station.
(c) The FCC will presume you have used a linear or other external RF power amplifier if--
      (1) It is in your possession or on your premises; and
      (2) There is other evidence that you have operated your CB station with more power than allowed by
            CB Rule 10, Sec. 95.410.
(d) Paragraph (c) of this section does not apply if you hold a license in another radio service which allows
      you to operate an external RF power amplifier.
[48 FR 24894, June 3, 1983, as amended at 63 FR 36610, July 7, 1998]

 

[Code of Federal Regulations]
[Title 47, Volume 5, Parts 80 to end]
[Revised as of October 1, 1998]
From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access
[CITE: 47CFR95.408]
[Page 552-553]
TITLE 47--TELECOMMUNICATION 
PART 95--PERSONAL RADIO SERVICES--Table of Contents
Subpart D--Citizens Band (CB) Radio Service
Sec. 95.408 (CB Rule 8) How high may I put my antenna?
(a) Antenna means the radiating system (for transmitting, receiving or both) and the structure
     holding it up (tower, pole or mast). It also means everything else attached to the radiating system
     and the structure.
(b) If your antenna is mounted on a hand-held portable unit, none of the following limitations apply.
(c) If your antenna is installed at a fixed location, it (whether receiving, transmitting or both) must
     comply with either one of the following:
     (1) The highest point must not be more than 6.10 meters (20 feet) higher than the highest point
           of the building or tree on which it is mounted; or
     (2) The highest point must not be more than 18.3 meters (60 feet) above the ground.
(d) If your CB station is located near an airport, and if you antenna structure is more than 6.1 meters
      (20 feet) high, you may have to obey additional restrictions. The highest point of your antenna
      must not exceed one meter above the airport elevation for every hundred meters of distance from
      the nearest point of the nearest airport runway.
Differences in ground elevation between your antenna and the airport runway may complicate this
formula. If your CB station is near an airport, you may contact the nearest FCC field office for a
worksheet to help you figure the maximum allowable height of your antenna. Consult part 17 of the
FCC's Rules for more information.
[[Page 553]]
WARNING: Installation and removal of CB station antennas near powerlines is dangerous. For your
safety, follow the installation directions included with your antenna.
[48 FR 24894, June 3, 1983, as amended at 48 FR 41416, Sept. 15, 1983]

 

[Code of Federal Regulations]
[Title 47, Volume 5, Parts 80 to end]
[Revised as of October 1, 1998]
From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access
[CITE: 47CFR95.415]
[Page 554]
TITLE 47--TELECOMMUNICATION
PART 95--PERSONAL RADIO SERVICES--Table of Contents
Subpart D--Citizens Band (CB) Radio Service
Sec. 95.415 (CB Rule 15) Who is responsible for communications I make?
You are responsible for all communications which are made by you from a CB station.

 

[Code of Federal Regulations]
[Title 47, Volume 5, Parts 80 to End]
[Revised as of October 1, 1999]
From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access
[CITE: 47CFR95.421]
[Page 534-535]
TITLE 47--TELECOMMUNICATION
PART 95--PERSONAL RADIO SERVICES--Table of Contents
Subpart D--Citizens Band (CB) Radio Service
Sec. 95.421 (CB Rule 21) What are the penalties for violating these rules?
(a) If the FCC finds that you have willfully or repeatedly violated the Communications Act or the FCC
      Rules, you may have to pay as much as $10,000 for each violation, up to a total of $75,000. (See
      section 503(b) of the Communications Act.) [[Page 535]]
(b) If the FCC finds that you have violated any section of the Communications Act or the FCC Rules,
      you may be ordered to stop whatever action caused the violation. (See section 312(b) of the
      Communications Act.)
(c) If a Federal court finds that you have willfully and knowingly violated any FCC Rule, you may be
      fined up to $500 for each day you committed the violation. (See section 502 of the Communications Act.)
(d) If a Federal court finds that you have willfully and knowingly violated any provision of the Communications       Act, you may be fined up to $10,000 or you may be imprisoned for one year, or both. (See section 501of
      the Communications Act.)
[48 FR 24894, June 3, 1983, as amended at 57 FR 40343, Sept. 3, 1992]

See Also, Family Radio Service ( FRS ):  FRS  

 Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Development wants you to be informed.  If you are encouraged by your 
       current supplier of Citizens-Band Equipment or Service Outlet to break any of the above Rules, they          
themselves are subject to very stiff fines/penalties from the Federal Communications Commission, and
they are also putting you at risk of similar fines/penalties for operating equipment that does not meet   
the FCC Guidelines set forth for the Citizens-Band Service.                                                                       
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