Allocations

 
U.S. Non-Federal-Government Allocations
456 - 460 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
456 - 459 MHz


ITU Region 1 Allocations
456 - 459 MHz
FIXED
MOBILE 5.286AA


ITU Region 2 Allocations
456 - 459 MHz
FIXED
MOBILE 5.286AA


ITU Region 3 Allocations
456 - 459 MHz
FIXED
MOBILE 5.286AA


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Footnotes


5.271 Additional allocation: in Belarus, China, India, Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan, the band 420-460 MHz is also allocated to the aeronautical radionavigation service (radio altimeters) on a secondary basis. (WRC-07)

5.286AA The band 450-470 MHz is identified for use by administrations wishing to implement International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT). See Resolution 224 (Rev.WRC-12). This identification does not preclude the use of this band by any application of the services to which it is allocated and does not establish priority in the Radio Regulations. (FCC)

5.287 In the maritime mobile service, the frequencies 457.525 MHz, 457.550 MHz, 457.575 MHz, 467.525 MHz, 467.550 MHz and 467.575 MHz may be used by on-board communication stations. Where needed, equipment designed for 12.5 kHz channel spacing using also the additional frequencies 457.5375 MHz, 457.5625 MHz, 467.5375 MHz and 467.5625 MHz may be introduced for on-board communications. The use of these frequencies in territorial waters may be subject to the national regulations of the administration concerned. The characteristics of the equipment used shall conform to those specified in Recommendation ITU-R M.1174-2. (WRC-07)

5.288 In the territorial waters of the United States and the Philippines, the preferred frequencies for use by on-board communication stations shall be 457.525 MHz, 457.550 MHz, 457.575 MHz and 457.600 MHz paired, respectively, with 467.750 MHz, 467.775 MHz, 467.800 MHz and 467.825 MHz. The characteristics of the equipment used shall conform to those specified in Recommendation ITU-R M.1174-2. (WRC-03)

US288 In the territorial waters of the United States, the preferred frequencies for use by on-board communication stations shall be 457.525 MHz, 457.550 MHz, 457.575 MHz and 457.600 MHz paired, respectively, with 467.750 MHz, 467.775 MHz, 467.800 MHz and 467.825 MHz. Where needed, equipment designed for 12.5 kHz channel spacing using also the additional frequencies 457.5375 MHz, 457.5625 MHz, 467.5375 MHz and 467.5625 MHz may be introduced for on-board communications. The characteristics of the equipment used shall conform to those specified in Recommendation ITU-R M.1174-2.

US64       (a) In the band 401-406 MHz, the mobile, except aeronautical mobile, service is allocated on a secondary basis and is limited to, with the exception of military tactical mobile stations, Medical Device Radiocommunication Service (MedRadio) operations. MedRadio stations are authorized by rule on the condition that harmful interference is not caused to stations in the meteorological aids, meteorological-satellite, and Earth exploration-satellite services, and that MedRadio stations accept interference from stations in the meteorological aids, meteorological-satellite, and Earth exploration-satellite services.
      (b) The bands 413-419 MHz, 426-432 MHz, 438-444 MHz, and 451-457 MHz are also allocated on a secondary basis to the mobile, except aeronautical mobile, service. The use of this allocation is limited to MedRadio operations. MedRadio stations are authorized by rule and operate in accordance with 47 CFR part 95.

NG32 Frequencies in the bands 454.6625-454.9875 MHz and 459.6625-459.9875 MHz may be assigned to domestic public land and mobile stations to provide a two-way air-ground public radiotelephone service.

NG112 The frequencies 25.04, 25.08, 150.980, 154.585, 158.445, 159.480, 454.000 and 459.000 MHz may be authorized to stations in the Industrial/Business Pool for use primarily in oil spill containment and cleanup operations and secondarily in regular land mobile communication.

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).

NG148 The frequencies 154.585 MHz, 159.480 MHz, 160.725 MHz, 160.785 MHz, 454.000 MHz and 459.000 MHz may be authorized to maritime mobile stations for offshore radio-location and associated telecommand operations.

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Engineering Data

Lower Frequency Center Frequency Upper Frequency
Frequency 456 MHz 458 MHz 460 MHz
Wavelength 65.7 cm 65.5 cm 65.2 cm
Band designator(s) UHF UHF UHF
Isotropic collecting area 344.0 cm2 341.0 cm2 338.0 cm2
Free space loss (1 m) 25.6 dB 25.7 dB 25.7 dB
Free space loss (1 km) 85.6 dB 85.7 dB 85.7 dB
Free space loss (10 km) 105.6 dB 105.7 dB 105.7 dB
Free space loss (100 km) 125.6 dB 125.7 dB 125.7 dB
Free space loss (1000 km) 145.6 dB 145.7 dB 145.7 dB
Free space loss
(35,786 km = GEO orbit)
176.7 dB 176.7 dB 176.8 dB
Free space loss (378,370 km = Moon) 197.2 dB 197.2 dB 197.2 dB