Allocations

 
U.S. Non-Federal-Government Allocations
512 - 608 MHz
FIXED
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
512 - 608 MHz
BROADCASTING


ITU Region 3 Allocations
585 - 610 MHz
FIXED
MOBILE
BROADCASTING
RADIONAVIGATION


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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)

5.291A 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).

5.294 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.

5.297 Additional allocation: in Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, the United States, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Jamaica and Mexico, the band 512-608 MHz is also allocated to the fixed and mobile services on a primary basis, subject to agreement obtained under No. 9.21. (WRC-07)

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.

5.305 Additional allocation: in China, 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.

5.307 Additional allocation: in India, the band 608-614 MHz is also allocated to the radio astronomy service on a primary 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.

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) 27.8 dB 28.4 dB 28.2 dB
Free space loss (1 km) 87.8 dB 88.4 dB 88.2 dB
Free space loss (10 km) 107.8 dB 108.4 dB 108.2 dB
Free space loss (100 km) 127.8 dB 128.4 dB 128.2 dB
Free space loss (1000 km) 147.8 dB 148.4 dB 148.2 dB
Free space loss
(35,786 km = GEO orbit)
178.9 dB 179.5 dB 179.2 dB
Free space loss (378,370 km = Moon) 199.4 dB 200.0 dB 199.7 dB