Allocations

 
U.S. Non-Federal-Government Allocations
470 - 512 MHz
FIXED
LAND MOBILE
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 82 (New Analog Television Stations), $5,025,250
Auction 85 (Low Power Television (LPTV)), $134,725
 Total net auction bids: $93,050,375

U.S. Federal Government Allocations
470 - 608 MHz


ITU Region 1 Allocations
470 - 790 MHz
BROADCASTING


ITU Region 2 Allocations
470 - 512 MHz
BROADCASTING
Fixed
Mobile


ITU Region 3 Allocations
470 - 585 MHz
FIXED
MOBILE
BROADCASTING


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Footnotes


5.149 In making assignments to stations of other services to which the bands:

13360-13410 kHz,22.81-22.86 GHz,
25550-25670 kHz,23.07-23.12 GHz,
37.5-38.25 MHz,31.2-31.3 GHz,
73-74.6 MHz31.5-31.8 GHz
  in Regions 1 and 3,  in Regions 1 and 3,
150.05-153 MHz36.43-36.5 GHz,
  in Region 1,42.5-43.5 GHz,
322-328.6 MHz,48.94-49.04 GHz,
406.1-410 MHz,76-86 GHz,
608-614 MHz in92-94 GHz,
  Regions 1 and 3,94.1-100 GHz,
1330-1400 MHz,102-109.5 GHz,
1610.6-1613.8 MHz,111.8-114.25 GHz,
1660-1670 MHz,128.33-128.59 GHz,
1718.8-1722.2 MHz,129.23-129.49 GHz,
2655-2690 MHz,130-134 GHz,
3260-3267 MHz,136-148.5 GHz,
3332-3339 MHz,151.5-158.5 GHz,
3345.8-3352.5 MHz,168.59-168.93 GHz,
4825-4835 MHz,171.11-171.45 GHz,
4950-4990 MHz,172.31-172.65 GHz,
4990-5000 MHz,173.52-173.85 GHz,
6650-6675.2 MHz,195.75-196.15 GHz,
10.6-10.68 GHz,209-226 GHz,
14.47-14.5 GHz,241-250 GHz,
22.01-22.21 GHz,252-275 GHz
22.21-22.5 GHz,

are allocated, administrations are urged to take all practicable steps to protect the radio astronomy service from harmful interference. Emissions from spaceborne or airborne stations can be particularly serious sources of interference to the radio astronomy service (see Nos. 4.5 and 4.6 and Article 29). (WRC-07)

5.291 Additional allocation: in China, the band 470-485 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 and subject to not causing harmful interference to existing and planned broadcasting stations.

5.291A Additional allocation: in Germany, Austria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Netherlands, the Czech Rep. and Switzerland, the band 470-494 MHz is also allocated to the radiolocation service on a secondary basis. This use is limited to the operation of wind profiler radars in accordance with Resolution 217 (WRC-97).

5.292 Different category of service: in Mexico, the allocation of the band 470-512 MHz to the fixed and mobile services, and in Argentina, Uruguay and Venezuela to the mobile service, is on a primary basis (see No. 5.33), subject to agreement obtained under No. 9.21. (WRC-07)

5.293 Different category of service: in Canada, Chile, Cuba, the United States, Guyana, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama and Peru, the allocation of the bands 470-512 MHz and 614-806 MHz to the fixed service is on a primary basis (see No. 5.33), subject to agreement obtained under No. 9.21. In Canada, Chile, Cuba, the United States, Guyana, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama and Peru, the allocation of the bands 470-512 MHz and 614-698 MHz to the mobile service is on a primary basis (see No. 5.33), subject to agreement obtained under No. 9.21. In Argentina and Ecuador, the allocation of the band 470-512 MHz to the fixed and mobile services is on a primary basis (see No. 5.33), subject to agreement obtained under No. 9.21. (WRC-12)

5.294 Additional allocation: in Saudi Arabia, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Israel, Kenya, Libya, the Syrian Arab Republic, South Sudan, Chad and Yemen, the band 470-582 MHz is also allocated to the fixed service on a secondary basis. (WRC-12)

5.296 Additional allocation: in Albania, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Benin, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Congo (Rep. of the), Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Denmark, Djibouti, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Spain, Estonia, Finland, France, Gabon, Ghana, Iraq, Ireland, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kuwait, Latvia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mali, Malta, Morocco, Moldova, Monaco, Niger, Norway, Oman, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, the Syrian Arab Republic, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, the United Kingdom, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Swaziland, Chad, Togo, Tunisia and Turkey, the band 470-790 MHz, and in Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe, the band 470-698 MHz are also allocated on a secondary basis to the land mobile service, intended for applications ancillary to broadcasting. Stations of the land mobile service in the countries listed in this footnote shall not cause harmful interference to existing or planned stations operating in accordance with the Table in countries other than those listed in this footnote.

5.298 Additional allocation: in India, the band 549.75-550.25 MHz is also allocated to the space operation service (space-to-Earth) on a secondary basis.

5.300 Additional allocation: in Saudi Arabia, Cameroon, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Israel, Jordan, Libya, Oman, Qatar, the Syrian Arab Republic, Sudan and South Sudan, the band 582-790 MHz is also allocated to the fixed and mobile, except aeronautical mobile, services on a secondary basis. (WRC-12)

5.304 Additional allocation: in the African Broadcasting Area (see Nos. 5.10 to 5.13), the band 606-614 MHz is also allocated to the radio astronomy service on a primary basis.

5.306 Additional allocation: in Region 1, except in the African Broadcasting Area (see Nos. 5.10 to 5.13), and in Region 3, the band 608-614 MHz is also allocated to the radio astronomy service on a secondary basis.

5.311A For the frequency band 620-790 MHz, see also Resolution 549 (WRC-07). (WRC-07)

5.312 Additional allocation: in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, the Russian Federation, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Ukraine, the band 645-862 MHz, in Bulgaria the bands 646-686 MHz, 726-758 MHz, 766-814 MHz and 822-862 MHz, in Romania the band 830-862 MHz, and in Poland, the band 830-860 MHz until 31 December 2012 and the band 860-862 MHz until 31 December 2017, are also allocated to the aeronautical radionavigation service on a primary basis. (WRC-12)

5.312A In Region 1, the use of the band 694-790 MHz by the mobile, except aeronautical mobile, service is subject to the provisions of Resolution 232 (WRC-12). See also Resolution 224 (Rev.WRC-12). (WRC-12)

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.

NG66 The band 470-512 MHz (TV channels 14-20) is allocated to the broadcasting service on an exclusive basis throughout the United States and its insular areas, except as described below:

(a) In the urbanized areas listed in the table below, the indicated frequency bands are allocated to the land mobile service on an exclusive basis for assignment to eligibles in the Public Mobile Services, the Public Safety Radio Pool, and the Industrial/Business Radio Pool, except that:

(1) Licensees in the land mobile service that are regulated as Commercial Mobile Radio Service (CMRS) providers may also use their assigned spectrum to provide fixed service on a primary basis.

(2) The use of the band 482-488 MHz (TV channel 16) is limited to eligibles in the Public Safety Radio Pool in or near (i) the Los Angeles urbanized area; and (ii) New York City; Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties in New York State; and Bergen County, NJ.

Urbanized area

Bands (MHz)

TV channels

Boston, MA………………...………………...

470-476, 482-488…………..….....

14, 16

Chicago, IL-Northwestern IN……………..…

470-476, 476-482……...……........

14, 15

Cleveland, OH………………………………..

470-476, 476-482………...............

14, 15

Dallas-Fort Worth, TX……….………………

482-488………………...…......….

16

Detroit, MI…………………………………...

476-482, 482-488……..…….........

15, 16

Houston, TX………………………………….

488-494…………………......…....

17

Los Angeles, CA……………………………..

470-476, 482-488, 506-512….…...

14, 16, 20

Miami, FL…………………………………....

470-476………………………......

14

New York, NY-Northeastern NJ………...…...

470-476, 476-482, 482-488……....

14, 15, 16

Philadelphia, PA-NJ………..………………...

500-506, 506-512…………….......

19, 20

Pittsburgh, PA………………………………..

470-476, 494-500...........................

14, 18

San Francisco-Oakland, CA………………….

482-488, 488-494…………….......

16, 17

Washington, DC-MD-VA……………...….....

488-494, 494-500…………...........

17, 18

(b) In the Gulf of Mexico offshore from the Louisiana-Texas coast, the band 476-494 MHz (TV channels 15-17) is allocated to the fixed and mobile services on a primary basis for assignment to eligibles in the Public Mobile and Private Land Mobile Radio Services.

(c) In Hawaii, the band 488-494 MHz (TV channel 17) is allocated exclusively to the fixed service for use by common carrier control and repeater stations for point-to-point inter-island communications only.

(d) The use of these allocations is further subject to the conditions set forth in 47 CFR parts 22 and 90.



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 470 MHz 630 MHz 790 MHz
Wavelength 63.8 cm 47.6 cm 37.9 cm
Band designator(s) UHF UHF UHF
Isotropic collecting area 323.8 cm2 180.2 cm2 114.6 cm2
Free space loss (1 m) 25.9 dB 28.4 dB 27.8 dB
Free space loss (1 km) 85.9 dB 88.4 dB 87.8 dB
Free space loss (10 km) 105.9 dB 108.4 dB 107.8 dB
Free space loss (100 km) 125.9 dB 128.4 dB 127.8 dB
Free space loss (1000 km) 145.9 dB 148.4 dB 147.8 dB
Free space loss
(35,786 km = GEO orbit)
177.0 dB 179.5 dB 178.9 dB
Free space loss (378,370 km = Moon) 197.5 dB 200.0 dB 199.4 dB