Allocations

 
U.S. Non-Federal-Government Allocations
42 - 43.69 MHz
FIXED
LAND MOBILE

Relevant FCC Auctions:
Auction 40 (Paging), $12,897,127
Auction 48 (Lower and Upper Paging Bands), $2,445,608
Auction 87 (Lower and Upper Paging Bands), $5,399,809
Auction 95 (Lower and Upper Paging Bands), $1,659,074
 Total net auction bids: $22,401,618

U.S. Federal Government Allocations
42 - 46.6 MHz


ITU Region 1 Allocations
42.5 - 44 MHz
FIXED
MOBILE


ITU Region 2 Allocations
42.5 - 44 MHz
FIXED
MOBILE


ITU Region 3 Allocations
42.5 - 44 MHz
FIXED
MOBILE


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Footnotes


5.160 Additional allocation: in Botswana, Burundi, Dem. Rep. of the Congo and Rwanda, the band 41-44 MHz is also allocated to the aeronautical radionavigation service on a primary basis. (WRC-12)

5.161 Additional allocation: in Iran (Islamic Republic of) and Japan, the band 41-44 MHz is also allocated to the radiolocation service on a secondary basis.

5.161A Additional allocation: in Korea (Rep. of) and the United States, the frequency bands 41.015-41.665 MHz and 43.35-44 MHz are also allocated to the radiolocation service on a primary basis. Stations in the radiolocation service shall not cause harmful interference to, or claim protection from, stations operating in the fixed or mobile services. Applications of the radiolocation service are limited to oceanographic radars operating in accordance with Resolution 612 (Rev.WRC-12). (WRC-12)

NG124 In the bands 30.85-34, 37-38, 39-40, 42-47.41, 150.995-156.25, 158.715-159.465, 453.0125-453.9875, 458.0125-458.9875, 460.0125-465.6375, and 467.9375-467.9875 MHz, police licensees are authorized to operate low power transmitters on a secondary basis in accordance with the provisions of 47 CFR 2.803 and 90.20(e)(5).

NG141 In Alaska, the frequencies 42.4 MHz and 44.1 MHz are authorized on a primary basis for meteor burst communications by fixed stations in the Rural Radio Service operating under the provisions of 47 CFR part 22. In Alaska, the frequencies 44.2 MHz and 45.9 MHz are authorized on a primary basis for meteor burst communications by fixed private radio stations operating under the provisions of 47 CFR part 90. The private radio station frequencies may be used by Common Carrier stations on a secondary, noninterference basis and the Common Carrier frequencies may be used by private radio stations for meteor burst communications on a secondary, noninterference basis. Users shall cooperate to the extent practical to minimize potential interference. Stations utilizing meteor burst communications shall not cause harmful interference to stations of other radio services operating in accordance with the Table of Frequency Allocations.

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History of the Beep
Ocean Radar (WRC-2012)
Federal Government fixed/mobile
Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS)
Access Broadband over Power Line (Access BPL)
2023 World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-23) Preliminary Agenda Item 2.2
Experimental Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Systems
Apex Broadcasting Band


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Engineering Data

Lower Frequency Center Frequency Upper Frequency
Frequency 42 MHz 44.3 MHz 46.6 MHz
Wavelength 7.1 m 6.8 m 6.4 m
Band designator(s) VHF VHF VHF
Isotropic collecting area 4.1 m2 3.6 m2 3.3 m2
Free space loss (1 m) 5.0 dB 5.4 dB 5.3 dB
Free space loss (1 km) 65.0 dB 65.4 dB 65.3 dB
Free space loss (10 km) 85.0 dB 85.4 dB 85.3 dB
Free space loss (100 km) 105.0 dB 105.4 dB 105.3 dB
Free space loss (1000 km) 125.0 dB 125.4 dB 125.3 dB
Free space loss
(35,786 km = GEO orbit)
156.1 dB 156.5 dB 156.4 dB
Free space loss (378,370 km = Moon) 176.6 dB 176.9 dB 176.9 dB