Radio Maranatha 1630 AM

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Legal Low Power Station

We are in complete compliance with all FCC Part 15 rules and regulations.

Reception may be difficult in some areas, buildings and vehicles without external antennas.

Our Mission is to serve the Sparks Community with a variety of information, music, entertainment, talk with both LIVE and prerecorded Cristian local programs.

** Public Notice **

Radio Maranatha Community Radio
Radio Maranatha 1630 AM Radio

Station Documentation
provided as a courtesy to FCC inspectors or other interested parties.

Official On Air Date 17 Diciembre 2009

Section I Statement of Purpose and Disclaimer

The following is a compilation of all pertinent information that may be required by an agent of the FCC while inspecting
or presenting a query to Radio Maranatha Community Radio facilities and or Studios. It may also be of interest to those who may be in the process of
developing a Part 15 broadcast station. Please note that under any circumstances are the following parts of information to
be taken as receiving legal advice from Radio Maranatha Community Radio, it’s agents, associates, or anyone associated directly
or indirectly with Radio Maranatha Community Radio.

No liability is assumed for any information that is broadcast over the air, either online or over the AM
frequency. Radio Maranatha Community Radio believes in the right to free speech under the Constitution. It is the listeners responsibility to
choose when to turn the dial when the content does not agree with his or her views.

b. In addition to broadcasting on the internet, Radio Maranatha Community Radio operates on the AM frequency under FCC Part 15 rules and regulations (Sec. 15.219 Operation in the band 510-1705 kHz.) and intends to fully comply with the same. While the right to free speech is important, Radio Maranatha Community Radio is not a “Pirate Radio station” and does not hide the location and/or the band on which it operates. All program schedules are publicly posted on the website and announced over the air waves.

c. 1630 AM Radio Maranatha Community Radio is a private community oriented radio station. It’s mission is to give the listening area an air wave voice of it’s own. Local businesses, civic groups, etc. are encouraged to request ad space for broadcast.

Section II Content

a. The majority of broadcasts incorporate talk radio, old time radio re-broadcasts, music mixes created by Radio Maranatha Community Radio.

b. Public service announcements and commercials are also aired everyday.

Section III Ownership Profile

a. Radio Maranatha Community Radio is owned and operated as a Corporation. There are no investors and no investments are solicited in any way.

Section IV Equipment List

a. Radio Maranatha Community Radio uses various amounts of equipment to create a professional broadcast both online and on the air waves. The radio transmitters that are used are unaltered AM1000 Rangemasters by Hamilton PCB Design (FCC Certified). The entire transmitter system is set up according to manufacturer instructions as it was certified by the FCC. No modifications have been made to the unit. No linears, or other power boosters are used.

Transmitter Certification:

Hamilton PCB Design 134 Wind Chime Ct. 20594, Raleigh, NC 27619 Date of Grant: 07/17/1998 Application Dated: 05/08/1998
Attention: Keith Hamilton NOT TRANSFERABLE
EQUIPMENT AUTHORIZATION is hereby issued to the named GRANTEE, and is VALID
ONLY for the equipment identified hereon for use under the Commission’s Rules and
Regulations listed below.
Name of Grantee: Hamilton PCB Design
Equipment Class: Part 15 Low Power Communication Device Transmitter
Grant Notes FCC Rule Parts Frequency Range (MHZ) Output Watts Frequency Tolerance Emission Designator
37 15 1.2 – 1.71 %

37: This device has shown compliance with new rules adopted

under Docket 87-389 and is not affected by Section 15.37, transition rule.

TITLE 47–TELECOMMUNICATION CHAPTER I–FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION PART 15–RADIO FREQUENCY DEVICES Subpart C–Intentional Radiators Sec. 15.215 Additional provisions to the general radiated emission limitations. (a) The regulations in Secs. 15.217 through 15.255 provide alternatives to the general radiated emission limits for intentional radiators operating in specified frequency bands. Unless otherwise stated, there are no restrictions as to the types of operation permitted under these sections. ———————————————————————————————-

Section V Pre-Operation Testing and Surveying

a. Prior to operating the AM frequency portion of this radio broadcast, a number of internal/external surveys and tests were performed by the owner. This was to insure a clear signal, which would not impose on the rights of both licensed commercial stations and listeners of the same.

Section VI FCC Rules and Regulations Pertaining to this Operation

A listing of the required rules under which Radio Maranatha Community Radio operates is provided below:
“Retrieved from the world wide web on 28 Feb 2003 from:”

[Code of Federal Regulations]
[Title 47, Volume 1]
[Revised as of October 1, 2001]
From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access

[CITE: 47CFR15.219]




Subpart C–Intentional Radiators

Sec. 15.219 Operation in the band 510-1705 kHz.

(a) The total input power to the final radio frequency stage
(exclusive of filament or heater power) shall not exceed 100 milliwatts.

(b) The total length of the transmission line, antenna and ground
lead (if used) shall not exceed 3 meters.

(c) All emissions below 510 kHz or above 1705 kHz shall be
attenuated at least 20 dB below the level of the unmodulated carrier.
Determination of compliance with the 20 dB attenuation specification may
be based on measurements at the intentional radiator’s antenna output
terminal unless the intentional radiator uses a permanently attached
antenna, in which case compliance shall be demonstrated by measuring
the radiated emissions.

To conform to applicable provisions of Part 15 of FCC Rules,
operation is subject to the following two conditions:

This device may not cause harmful interference, and
This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Contact Fredy Lopez

Radio Maranatha 1630 AM

325 Greenbrae Dr.

Sparks Nv 89431

Send all emails to: SPARKS@RADIOMARANATHA1630.ORG

Phone 775-772-8391

Request line 775-772-8391

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