Allocations

 
U.S. Non-Federal-Government Allocations
216 - 219 MHz
FIXED
MOBILE except aeronautical mobile

Relevant FCC Auctions:
Auction 2 (Interactive Video and Data Services (IVDS)), $213,892,375
Auction 57 (Automated Maritime Telecommunications System), $1,057,365
Auction 61 (Automated Maritime Telecommunications System), $7,094,350
Auction 89 (218-219 MHz Service and Phase II 220 MHz Service Licenses), $0
 Total net auction bids: $222,044,090

U.S. Federal Government Allocations
217 - 220 MHz
Fixed
Mobile


ITU Region 1 Allocations
174 - 223 MHz
BROADCASTING


ITU Region 2 Allocations
216 - 220 MHz
FIXED
MARITIME MOBILE
Radiolocation 5.241


ITU Region 3 Allocations
174 - 223 MHz
FIXED
MOBILE
BROADCASTING


SpectrumWiki


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.

5.242 Additional allocation: in Canada, the band 216-220 MHz is also allocated to the land mobile service on a primary 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.

US210 In the bands 40.66-40.7 MHz and 216-220 MHz, frequencies may be authorized to Federal and non-Federal stations on a secondary basis for the tracking of, and telemetering of scientific data from, ocean buoys and wildlife. Operation in these bands is subject to the technical standards specified in: (a) Section 8.2.42 of the NTIA Manual for Federal use, or (b) 47 CFR 90.248 for non-Federal use. After January 1, 2002, no new assignments shall be authorized in the band 216-217 MHz.

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.

NG173 In the band 216-220 MHz, secondary telemetry operations are permitted subject to the requirements of 47 CFR 90.259. After January 1, 2002, no new assignments shall be authorized in the sub-band 216-217 MHz.


SpectrumWiki

 
Television Broadcast
Amateur Radio (1.25 m Band)
218-219 MHz Service
Low Power Radio Service (LPRS)
Automated Maritime Telecommunications System (AMTS)
FCC Narrowbanding Mandate
Air Force Space Surveillance System
Television Band “White Space” Devices
Positive Train Control


Related Documents, Links, and Multimedia:
FCC Proceeding (3)
Occupancy Measurements (10)
Band Plan (3)
Legislation (1)
Other (1)

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