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Getting a Copy of FCC Rules, download or view PDF information from IBS and the FCC!

Getting a Copy of the latest (released February 2004) FCC Rules ($61).

How can you be sure your station is in compliance with the FCC rules and regulations if you don't have an updated copy.


The main publication you'll need is called "Code of Federal Regulations Title 47, Parts 70-79, revised as of October 1, 2003."
This revision became available on February 23, 2004.


Until September, 2003, previous copies of this publication were available from Government Printing Office (GPO) Bookstores around the country.
Then, GPO closed these bookstores, so now the publication is only available for ordering online or via mail order.


To order online:

           Go to:

           In the Search box, type in CFR 47, Parts 70-79, then click Submit.

           When the results pop up, look down the list to [4]  Title: Code of Federal Regulations, Title 47, Telecommunication, Pt. 70-79, Revised as of October 1, 2003  Size: 1072 , Score: 854

           Click on the Add to Cart icon


Their site will walk you through the rest of the purchasing procedure. Price will be $61 and you'll need a charge card.


You can also order by phone at:

DC Metro Area: 202- 512-1800

Toll-Free: 866- 512-1800

Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. EST


or by mail at:

Superintendent of Documents

P.O. Box 371954

Pittsburgh, PA 15250-954


Many, college, school and local libraries also carry the complete set of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). They're often found in the reference section. While they usually won't let you take it out, you can usually photocopy needed passages and/or use these publications within the library.


You can also access an online copy of these rules. You'll find a link on the IBS web site at   On the opening page, click "Click Here to Enter the IBS Web Site" then scroll down near the bottom of the page and you'll see the FCC rules and regulations link and other info below one of the FCC logos. 



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