In recent years, the FCC has amended Part 97 to determine how and where digital stations can be operated automatically to prevent harmful disruptions to other stations. The automatic digital station is the FCC term for an unsupervised digital station that transmits messages to and from the Internet. (G1E11) Automatic-controlled stations that transmit RTTY or data emissions can communicate with other automatically controlled digital stations anywhere in the 1.25-metre or shorter wavelength bands and in some 80-metre band segments with 2-metre strips. (G1E13) The station that starts the contact must be under local or remote direction to communicate with a digital station operating in automatic control outside the segments of the automatic control band. (G1E03) Under no circumstances are messages sent by digital modes exempted from the third-party Part 97 rules that apply to other modes of communication. (G1E12) – There is an automatic reciprocal agreement between the United States and Canada, so there is no need to seek authorization. Just sign your U.S. call, followed by a slash and Canadian letter/number identification. The third party can provide the station`s identification. FCC rules define when and how an amateur radio station can broadcast messages for people who are not licensed amateur radio amateurs. These messages are called “third-party traffic.” In order for an unauthorized person to communicate with a foreign amateur radio station from an American amateur transmitter with which a licensed controller is present, the foreign amateur transmitter must be in a country with which the United States has a third-party agreement. (G1E08) The movement of third parties with any foreign country is prohibited, unless there is a third-party agreement in force with that country, with the exception of messages that directly relate to emergency situations or disaster relief communications.
(G1E07) Only messages relating to amateur radio or personal comments or messages related to emergencies or disaster relief can be transmitted by an amateur station for third parties in another country. (G1E05) An American or Canadian amateur may authorize the use of his station and his call signal by third parties, 11] – Since 1970, an informal agreement has been reached between the United Kingdom and the United States to allow Pitcairn and American amateurs to exchange information on medical emergencies, urgent equipment or supplies, as well as the private or personal affairs of islanders. Note: At the end of a tourism exchange with a resort in a foreign country, an FCC licensed amateur must transmit the foreign station`s call sign as well as its own call signal.