Allocations

 
U.S. Non-Federal-Government Allocations
174 - 216 MHz
BROADCASTING

Relevant FCC Auctions:
Auction 25 (Closed Broadcast), $57,820,350
Auction 28 (Broadcast), $1,210,000
Auction 54 (Closed Broadcast), $4,657,600
Auction 64 (Full Power Television Station Construction Permits), $23,367,850
Auction 81 (Low Power Television (LPTV)), $834,600
Auction 85 (Low Power Television (LPTV)), $134,725
 Total net auction bids: $88,025,125

U.S. Federal Government Allocations
174 - 216 MHz


ITU Region 1 Allocations
174 - 223 MHz
BROADCASTING


ITU Region 2 Allocations
174 - 216 MHz
BROADCASTING
Fixed
Mobile


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.

5.234 Different category of service: in Mexico, the allocation of the band 174-216 MHz to the fixed and mobile services is on a primary basis (see No. 5.33).

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.

5.243 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.

NG5 In the band 535-1705 kHz, AM broadcast licensees and permittees may use their AM carrier on a secondary basis to transmit signals intended for both broadcast and non-broadcast purposes. In the band 88-108 MHz, FM broadcast licensees and permittees are permitted to use subcarriers on a secondary basis to transmit signals intended for both broadcast and non-broadcast purposes. In the bands 54-72, 76-88, 174-216, 470-608, and 614-698 MHz, TV broadcast licensees and permittees are permitted to use subcarriers on a secondary basis for both broadcast and non-broadcast purposes.

NG14 TV broadcast stations authorized to operate in the bands 54-72, 76-88, 174-216, 470-608, and 614-698 MHz may use a portion of the television vertical blanking interval for the transmission of telecommunications signals, on the condition that harmful interference will not be caused to the reception of primary services, and that such telecommunications services must accept any interference caused by primary services operating in these bands.

NG115 In the bands 54-72 MHz, 76-88 MHz, 174-216 MHz, 470-608 MHz, and 614-698 MHz, wireless microphones and wireless assist video devices may be authorized on a non-interference basis, subject to the terms and conditions set forth in 47 CFR part 74, subpart H.

NG149 The bands 54-72 MHz, 76-88 MHz, 174-216 MHz, 470-512 MHz, 512-608 MHz, and 614-698 MHz are also allocated to the fixed service to permit subscription television operations in accordance with 47 CFR part 73.

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Engineering Data

Lower Frequency Center Frequency Upper Frequency
Frequency 174 MHz 198.5 MHz 223 MHz
Wavelength 1.7 m 1.5 m 1.3 m
Band designator(s) VHF VHF VHF
Isotropic collecting area 2,362.3 cm2 1,815.1 cm2 1,438.2 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