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TELECOMMUNICATION CO~VENTION. DECEMBER 9, 1932. to the stations in question, as well as for laying down the conditions of use of the waves thus assigned. 2457 [38] (b) The administrations of any region may, in accord- m!~~.ional arrange· ance with article 13 of the Convention, conclude regional arrangements Ante, p. 240l. regarding the allocation either of frequency bands to the services of the participating countries, or of frequencies to stations of these countries, and concerning the conditions for the use of the waves so assigned. The provisions of § 1 and those of § 5 (1) and (2) shall A7iU, pp. 2445 , 2451. also apply to any arrangement of this nature. [67] (4) The administrations concerned shall conclude the necessary agreements to avoid interference and, when needed. shall, for this purpose, in conformity with the procedure which will be agreed among them in bilateral or regional agreements, call upon organs of expert investigation or of expert investigation and con- ciliation. If no agreement can be reeched with regard to avoiding re!~her agreement interference, the provisions of article 15 of the Convention can be applied. [68] (5) (a) With regard to European broadcasting and sub- in::uropean broadcast· ject to any right to which the extra-European administrations might be entitled by virtue of the present Regulations, the detailed provisions below, which can be abrogated or changed by agreement among the European administrations and which in no way change the provisions of subparagraph (2) above, shall be brought to bear in applying the principle laid down in § 1. [e9] (b) Failing a preliminary agreement between the administrations of the European contracting countries, the right contemplated in § 1 cannot, within tho limits of the European region, be used for the purpose of carrying on a broadcasting service outside the bands authorized by the present Regulations on frequencies below 1,500 kc (wavelengths above 200 m). rO] (c) An administration wishing to establish such a service or to obtain a chango in the conditions laid down by a pre- vious agreement with regard to such a service (frequency, power, geographic position, etc.) shall submit the request to the European administrations through the Bureau of the Union. Any administra- tion which does not answer within 6 weeks after the receipt of the said communication shall be considered as having given its assent. [71] (d) It is fully understood that such a preliminary agreement shall also be necessary whenever, in a European broad- casting station, operating outside the authorized frequency bands, a change is made in the characteristics previously reported to the Bureau of the Union, and when such change is capable of affecting the con- dition of international interference. [72] § 6. (1) In principle, the power of broadcasting stations must rseorpower. not exceed the value necessary to insure economically an effective high-quality national service within the limits of the country con- sidered. [73] (2) In principle, the location of powerful broadcasting statioLs, and especially of those which operate near the limits of the frequency bands reserved to broadcasting, must be chosen in such a