Allocations

 
U.S. Non-Federal-Government Allocations
220 - 222 MHz
FIXED
LAND MOBILE

Relevant FCC Auctions:
Auction 18 (220 MHz), $21,650,301
Auction 24 (220 MHz), $1,924,950
Auction 43 (Multi-Radio Service), $1,548,225
Auction 72 (220 MHz), $185,416
Auction 89 (218-219 MHz Service and Phase II 220 MHz Service Licenses), $0
 Total net auction bids: $25,308,892

U.S. Federal Government Allocations
220 - 222 MHz
FIXED
LAND MOBILE


ITU Region 1 Allocations
174 - 223 MHz
BROADCASTING


ITU Region 2 Allocations
220 - 225 MHz
AMATEUR
FIXED
MOBILE
Radiolocation 5.241


ITU Region 3 Allocations
174 - 223 MHz
FIXED
MOBILE
BROADCASTING


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Footnotes


5.233 Additional allocation: in China, the band 174-184 MHz is also allocated to the space research (space-to-Earth) and the space operation (space-to-Earth) services on a primary basis, subject to agreement obtained under No. 9.21. These services shall not cause harmful interference to, or claim protection from, existing or planned broadcasting stations.

5.235 Additional allocation: in Germany, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, Israel, Italy, Liechtenstein, Malta, Monaco, Norway, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Sweden and Switzerland, the band 174-223 MHz is also allocated to the land mobile service on a primary basis. However, the stations of the land mobile service shall not cause harmful interference to, or claim protection from, broadcasting stations, existing or planned, in countries other than those listed in this footnote.

5.237 Additional allocation: in Congo (Rep. of the), Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Libya, Mali, Sierra Leone, Somalia and Chad, the band 174-223 MHz is also allocated to the fixed and mobile services on a secondary basis. (WRC-12)

5.238 Additional allocation: in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and the Philippines, the band 200-216 MHz is also allocated to the aeronautical radionavigation service on a primary basis.

5.240 Additional allocation: in China and India, the band 216-223 MHz is also allocated to the aeronautical radionavigation service on a primary basis and to the radiolocation service on a secondary basis.

5.241 In Region 2, no new stations in the radiolocation service may be authorized in the band 216-225 MHz. Stations authorized prior to 1 January 1990 may continue to operate on a secondary basis.

5.243 Additional allocation: in Somalia, the band 216-225 MHz is also allocated to the aeronautical radionavigation service on a primary basis, subject to not causing harmful interference to existing or planned broadcasting services in other countries.

5.245 Additional allocation: in Japan, the band 222-223 MHz is also allocated to the aeronautical radionavigation service on a primary basis and to the radiolocation service on a secondary basis.

US241 The following provision shall apply to Federal operations in the band 216-220.035 MHz:

(a) Use of the fixed and land mobile services in the band 216-220 MHz and of the aeronautical mobile service in the sub-band 217-220 MHz is restricted to telemetry and associated telecommand operations. New stations in the fixed and land mobile services shall not be authorized in the sub-band 216-217 MHz.

(b) The sub-band 216.965-216.995 MHz is also allocated to the Federal radiolocation service on a primary basis and the use of this allocation is restricted to the Air Force Space Surveillance System (AFSSS) radar system. AFSSS stations transmit on the frequency 216.98 MHz and other operations may be affected within: 1) 250 km of Lake Kickapoo (Archer City), TX (33° 2' 48'' N, 98° 45' 46'' W); and 2) 150 km of Gila River (Phoenix), AZ (33° 6' 32'' N, 112° 1' 45'' W) and Jordan Lake (Wetumpka), AL (32° 39' 33'' N, 86° 15' 52'' W). AFSSS reception shall be protected from harmful interference within 50 km of: 1) Elephant Butte, NM (33° 26' 35'' N, 106° 59' 50'' W); 2) Fort Stewart, GA (31° 58' 36'' N, 81° 30' 34'' W); 3) Hawkinsville, GA (32° 17' 20'' N, 83° 32' 10'' W); 4) Red River, AR (33° 19' 48'' N, 93° 33' 1'' W); 5) San Diego, CA (32° 34' 42'' N, 116° 58' 11'' W); and 6) Silver Lake, MS (33° 8' 42'' N, 91° 1' 16'' W).

(c) The sub-band 219.965-220.035 MHz is also allocated to the Federal radiolocation service on a secondary basis and the use of this allocation is restricted to air-search radars onboard Coast Guard vessels.

US242 Use of the fixed and land mobile services in the band 220-222 MHz shall be in accordance with the following plan:

(a) Frequencies are assigned in pairs, with base station transmit frequencies taken from the sub-band 220-221 MHz and with corresponding mobile and control station transmit frequencies being 1 MHz higher and taken from the sub-band 221-222 MHz.

(b) In the non-Federal exclusive sub-bands, temporary fixed geophysical telemetry operations are also permitted on a secondary basis.

(c) The use of Channels 161-170 is restricted to public safety/mutual aid communications.

(d) The use of Channels 181-185 is restricted to emergency medical communications.

220 MHz PLAN

Use

Base Transmit

Mobile Transmit

Channel Nos.

Non-Federal exclusive

220.00-220.55

221.00-221.55

001-110

Federal exclusive…...

220.55-220.60

221.55-221.60

111-120

Non-Federal exclusive

220.60-220.80

221.60-221.80

121-160

Shared………………

220.80-220.85

221.80-221.85

161-170

Non-Federal exclusive

220.85-220.90

221.85-221.90

171-180

Shared………………

220.90-220.925

221.90-221.925

181-185

Non-Federal exclusive

220.925-221

221.925-222

186-200



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Engineering Data

Lower Frequency Center Frequency Upper Frequency
Frequency 174 MHz 199.5 MHz 225 MHz
Wavelength 1.7 m 1.5 m 1.3 m
Band designator(s) VHF VHF VHF
Isotropic collecting area 2,362.3 cm2 1,797.0 cm2 1,412.8 cm2
Free space loss (1 m) 17.3 dB 18.4 dB 19.4 dB
Free space loss (1 km) 77.3 dB 78.4 dB 79.4 dB
Free space loss (10 km) 97.3 dB 98.4 dB 99.4 dB
Free space loss (100 km) 117.3 dB 118.4 dB 119.4 dB
Free space loss (1000 km) 137.3 dB 138.4 dB 139.4 dB
Free space loss
(35,786 km = GEO orbit)
168.3 dB 169.5 dB 170.5 dB
Free space loss (378,370 km = Moon) 188.8 dB 190.0 dB 191.0 dB