Music using a phone emission except as specifically provided elsewhere in this section; communications intended to facilitate a criminal act; messages encoded for the purpose of obscuring their meaning, except as otherwise provided herein; obscene or indecent words or language; or false or deceptive messages, signals or identification.
Exceptions are made for remote control (telecommand) of space stations and model craft.
97.211(b) Space telecommand station:
A telecommand station may transmit special codes intended to obscure the meaning of telecommand messages to the station in space operation.
The control signals are not considered codes or ciphers intended to obscure the meaning of the communication.
Anyone, licensed or not, is authorized to use any means of radiocommunication to protect life and property.
97.403 Safety of life and protection of property:
No provision of these rules prevents the use by an amateur station of any means of radiocommunication at its disposal to provide essential communication needs in connection with the immediate safety of human life and immediate protection of property when normal communication systems are not available.
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