Chapter 4 Main Equipment and Maintenance of Engineering Technical Regulations
Engineering equipment of a station shall conform to the technical regulations of engineering equipment for radio broadcasting TV station stipulated by the competent authority.
Transmitting equipment of a station shall include the following:
1. Transmitter (with a function of backup)
2. Antenna system
3. Equipment to supply power
4. Other auxiliary equipment
Person in charge of stations shall maintain the equipment of the station as often and supervise the equipment by himself/herself, so as to conform to related regulations.
For those who violate the proceeding regulations, the competent authority may notify them improvement within a deadline.
A station shall provide Engineering Logbook and record the following items, which should be signed or stamped by engineering supervisors after their review:
1. Name and Time of working staffs on duty
2. Time to activate and shut transmission parts as well as program starting and termination time
3. Parts maintenance and service
4. Failure or dead air and repair or time to re-broadcast
5. Power failure of district electricity and time to restore
6. Other items related to engineering technique
The term to reserve an engineering logbook mentioned in the above paragraph shall be 1 year. Each station shall establish an engineering logbook of its own format.
The competent authority may dispatch its staff to check parts equipment of a station with evidentiary documents, and the station shall not refuse such check.
In order to maintain radio order, safeguard consumer’s rights and promote the level of engineering technique for radio broadcasting, the competent authority may carry out on itself or trust private groups to conduct engineering evaluation of station.
The items of engineering evaluation shall include engineering facilities, transmission quality, supervision services and comprehensive grade. A station and its substations that receives licenses of broadcasting TV issued by the competent authority shall be listed as the evaluated objects.
When carrying out engineering evaluation, organizations or groups that conduct a review shall request the reviewed stations to submit necessary documents, and the reviewed stations shall not refuse such request.