Amateur Radio Regulations

In the United States and other areas under the jurisdiction of the FCC, the rules for amateur radio operation are contained in Part 97 of Title 47 - Telecommunications, of the United States Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Specific paragraphs within these rules are often abbreviated as, for example, "47CFR97.303(a)".

The most up to date version of the amateur radio regulations is available at this Electronic Code of Federal Regulations web site, operated by the federal Government Publishing Office. 

You are encouraged to download, read and keep available this PDF version of the rules, maintained by the ARRL.

All hams are required to be familiar, and comply, with the entire Part 97. However, some sections of the regulations are listed and linked below for easy reference, as they contain material a ham may want to refer to on a repeated basis.