Ensure Your Maritime and Aviation Radio Services are FCC Approved

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulates maritime and aviation radio communications in the United States to ensure public safety and the efficient operation of these vital services. 

In order to obtain an FCC license for either maritime or aviation radio service, applicants must demonstrate that their equipment meets the applicable technical standards. These standards are set forth in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Title 47, Part 80 for maritime radio service and Part 87 for aviation radio service. 

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has developed a standard, ANSI/TIA-603-E, that can be used to test equipment for compliance with the requirements of both Part 80 and Part 87. This standard is widely recognized by the FCC and is used by many manufacturers of maritime and aviation radio equipment. 

If you manufacture a maritime or aviation radio service, the best way to ensure compliance is to have your equipment tested by an accredited laboratory to the standards set forth in ANSI/TIA-603-E. 

What is ANSI/TIA-603-E?

ANSI/TIA-603-E is a standard published by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA). This standard defines the minimum performance requirements for maritime and aviation radios. In order to be compliant with FCC Part 80 and 87, radios must meet or exceed the requirements set forth in this standard. 

The standards set forth in ANSI/TIA-603-E are important because they help ensure that maritime and aviation radio services are safe and reliable. By meeting these standards, you can help ensure that your service will not cause any harm to people or property and that it will function properly when it is needed most.

What Does Testing for FCC Part 80 and 87 Entail?

Some of the specific tests for FCC Part 80 and 86 include the following: 

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) tests - Ensures that your equipment can be successfully integrated into a platform.
Emission tests - Ensures that your equipment does not emit harmful levels of electromagnetic radiation.
• Immunity to interference tests - Ensures that your equipment is resistant to interference from other electronic devices.
• Functional performance tests - Ensures that your equipment functions properly under normal and extreme conditions. These are extensive tests that verify radio transmitter and receiver characteristics.

Testing your equipment for compliance with ANSI/TIA-603-E is an important step in ensuring that your equipment meets all of the necessary requirements for marine and aviation radio service applications. 

By following the guidance set forth in this standard, you can help ensure that your equipment will operate safely and efficiently in its intended environment.

GME Is Here To Help

Green Mountain Electromagnetics (GME) provides accredited testing for Licensed Maritime and Aviation Radio Service for FCC Part 80 and 87 approvals using ANSI/TIA-603-E. VHF-radio and navigation equipment approvals are handled quickly. 

With 30 years in the industry, our team of experts is equipped with the latest technology and knowledge to ensure reliable test results. GME is A2LA accredited and supports clients, developing long-term business relations.

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