2016 inspections to be scheduled at March 9, 2016 meeting



To all KAUA members and contacts,

The next annual Kingman Area Users Association DATES & TIMES OF INSPECTION are:




BLM, KAUA Inspection Teams can only track and verify the correct amount of transmitters within a site upon information provided by the site representative during inspections. Those sites that do not have a representative present and provide access to inspectors will be assessed according to the records remaining on file. Please review the technical standards in the KAUA Bylaws available on www.kingmanradio.com If you have any questions regarding the inspections please contact me by phone: 928-279-9646


Email: n7dps@yahoo.com

Mail direct : 1965 Miami

Kingman AZ 86401

KAUA address: KAUA

2332 Kingman Ave

Kingman AZ 86401

I look forward to seeing your site representatives soon


Ken McLaughlin ï¿¿ KAUA President

see notice at the bottom of this page

KAUA Bylaws ARTICLE IV SECTION 1: Technical Standards

1. Adherence to these standards will minimize physical damage and interference, thus providing for improved electromagnetic compatibility for all users.

2. Installation Data Sheets

All users are required to complete a BLM data sheet for each transmitter prior to its

installation. The data sheet shall be submitted to the Secretary with payment of the proper processing fee. Installation may not begin until 30 days following distribution of the data sheet to all members by the secretary. Any objections to the new installation must be filed with the Technical Committee Chairman during this period.

Processing Fee Schedule:

Up to 3 Data Sheets $15.00

Each additional sheet $ 5.00

3. Licenses

A. License Posting

Each transmitter shall have a copy of the license for that transmitter or a tag indicating the call sign, licensee and licensees address posted. If posted in a common location, each piece of equipment shall be marked in a manner that allows its license to be identified.

B. Amateur Frequency Coordination

Transmitters licensed in the Amateur Radio Service, operating on channels coordinated by the Amateur Radio Council of Arizona frequency coordinators must attach written evidence of coordination to their Data Sheet prior to submission. Radios operating on frequencies that are not subject to coordination must be approved by the Association Technical Committee prior to installation.

4. Transmitters

A. Type Acceptance

All transmitters shall be FCC Type Accepted or meet type acceptance criteria.

B. Protective Devices

All transmitters shall have protective devices, designed-in or externally installed to prevent interference to others:

1) Direct radiation of out-of-band emissions (i.e. transmitter wideband noise, spurious emissions, harmonics) shall be reduced to a non-interfering level by using bandpass, low-pass, and/or harmonic filtering. Band-reject filtering may be required in certain applications.

2) Re-radiation of signals from a transmitter and its associated antenna system shall be prevented by installing appropriate devices (i.e. ferrite isolators), with a minimum return loss of 25 db.

C. Transmitter Power

1) Transmitter Power for Hayden Peak and Potato Patch Sites:

Transmitter power output shall not exceed 120 watts. The Effective Radiated Power (ERP) shall not exceed 1,200 watts. Microwave point-to-point systems shall be exempt from this requirement.

2) Transmitter Power for Getz Peak:

Transmitter Power on this site shall comply with their FCC license power and if that power exceeds 120 watts output, the antenna must be of a type with minimal radiation straight down and / or high enough to comply with ANSI Standard C95.1-1994.

3) Transmitter Power for Goldroad Crest:

Transmitter Power for the Goldroad Crest radiated at the lower level (4050ï¿¿ AMS) shall not exceed 120 watts. The Effective Radiated Power (ERP) shall not exceed 1,200 watts. Microwave point-to-point systems shall be exempt from this requirement. Transmitter Power at the upper level shall comply with their FCC Licensed power and shall not exceed the authorized Effective radiated Power (ERP) and the antenna must be of a type with minimal radiation straight down and / or be high enough to comply with ANSI Standard C95.1-1994.

5. Receivers

A. FCC Compliance

All receivers shall comply with all applicable parts of the FCC rules, including Parts 2 and 15.

B. Selectivity

All receivers shall have sufficient ï¿¿front-endï¿¿ pre-selection to prevent receiver spurious response. The use of bandpass or band-reject cavities or crystal filters may be required to prevent receiver produced intermodulation or adjacent channel interference.

6. Antennas, Feedlines, and Support Structures

A. All antennas and transmission lines, including those not in immediate use, shall be terminated in their characteristic impedance to prevent re-radiation of intercepted signals or noise.

B. All coaxial transmission lines shall be of double-braided or solid-shielded construction and jacketed.

C. All steel towers shall meet EIA Standard RS222C, Structural Standards for Steel Antenna Towers.

D. All tower construction shall meet manufacturers recommended specifications for ice and wind in this area.

E. All new towers will be Self Supporting (free standing), no guyed towers. Tower plus antenna shall not exceed 199ï¿¿ AGL. Towers will not be painted or lighted unless authorized by the authorized Bureau officer or directed to by the FAA.

F. All metallic structural materials shall be galvanized, plated, or coated. Dissimilar metals shall not be placed in contact with each other in such a manner that could create a galvanic junction.

G. Anti -climb devices, removable steps, or other means to discourage unauthorized climbing, are highly recommended.

H. Transmission lines shall enter the building by a means to seal the building against weather and vermin. Cable trays, hangers, and strain reliefs should be installed as needed.

6. Electrical

A. All electrical facilities, equipment, and the installation thereof, shall conform to the most recent edition of the ï¿¿National Electrical Codeï¿¿ and local laws and regulations.

B. All permanent AC wiring shall be installed in UL approved conduit.

7. Buildings

A. All buildings and structures shall conform to the latest edition of the ï¿¿Uniform Building Codeï¿¿, and local laws and regulations at the time they are built.

B. All metallic materials used in building construction shall be galvanized, plated or coated. Dissimilar metals shall not be placed in such a manner that could create a galvanic junction.

C. Buildings shall be designed and installed to withstand sever weather conditions.

8. Site and Equipment Grounding

A. Site grounding must be constructed of copper, with #2 AWG or larger wire or 2ï¿¿ or larger solid copper strap, connected to an adequate site ground electrode system. Guy wires should also be grounded, using manufacturers approved methods to preclude bi- metallic junctions and corrosion. All equipment on the site (buildings, towers, power units, transmitters, receivers, Combiners, telephone systems, power cabinets, etc.) must be connected to the site ground. High power operations should use copper strap bonding in accordance with manufacturers specifications. The grounding system shall comply with applicable laws and codes and in accordance with standard engineering practice.

9. Miscellaneous Equipment

A. Any miscellaneous equipment that could cause harmful interference shall be adequately shielded.

10. Housekeeping

A. Housekeeping has environmental, visual and aesthetic impact. It further has an electromagnetic compatibility impact. Debris which is permitted to remain adrift, and the residue of construction, installation, removal, modification or other evolution, raises the noise ï¿¿floorï¿¿ for all users and gives rise to intermodulation potential which often defies identification. No debris shall be allowed to accumulate.

SECTION 2: Grandfathering and Enforcement

1. Grandfathering

A. New users, new installations, and changes of equipment shall comply with all Technical Standards at the time of construction or installation of equipment.

B. Existing users and equipment shall comply with the Technical Standards

within the time frame specified at the annual inspection, if any noncompliance is found.

2. Enforcement: Annual Inspection

A. The Technical Committee and the Bureau shall conduct an annual inspection of each Primary Userï¿¿s site. This inspection will Verify:

a. Compliance with Technical Standards

b. Structural integrity

c. Electromagnetic compatibility

d. General safety

e. As-built plan accuracy

B. Any non-compliance found shall be recorder by the Bureau. The record will include :

a. A description of the offense

b. What corrective action is required

c. The name and address of the responsible party or organization

d. Time frame for completion of corrections

3. Copies of Non-compliance reports and userï¿¿s responses shall be forwarded to the Technical Committee Chairman for incorporation into the annual report.

4. The Bureau shall provide written notice of the scheduled inspection date at least 30 days in advance and each Primary User shall arrange to have personnel available at the site at the time of inspection.