Allocations

 
U.S. Non-Federal-Government Allocations
76 - 88 MHz
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 85 (Low Power Television (LPTV)), $134,725
Auction 90 (VHF Commercial Television (NJ & DE)), $2,631,200
 Total net auction bids: $90,656,325

U.S. Federal Government Allocations
75.4 - 88 MHz


ITU Region 1 Allocations
75.2 - 87.5 MHz
FIXED
MOBILE except aeronautical mobile


ITU Region 2 Allocations
76 - 88 MHz
BROADCASTING
Fixed
Mobile


ITU Region 3 Allocations
75.4 - 87 MHz
FIXED
MOBILE


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Footnotes


5.175 Alternative allocation: in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, the Russian Federation, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Ukraine, the bands 68-73 MHz and 76-87.5 MHz are allocated to the broadcasting service on a primary basis. In Latvia and Lithuania, the bands 68-73 MHz and 76-87.5 MHz are allocated to the broadcasting and mobile, except aeronautical mobile, services on a primary basis. The services to which these bands are allocated in other countries and the broadcasting service in the countries listed above are subject to agreements with the neighbouring countries concerned. (WRC-07)

5.179 Additional allocation: in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, China, the Russian Federation, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Mongolia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Ukraine, the bands 74.6-74.8 MHz and 75.2-75.4 MHz are also allocated to the aeronautical radionavigation service, on a primary basis, for ground-based transmitters only. (WRC-12)

5.182 Additional allocation: in Western Samoa, the band 75.4-87 MHz is also allocated to the broadcasting service on a primary basis.

5.183 Additional allocation: in China, Korea (Rep. of), Japan, the Philippines and the Dem. People’s Rep. of Korea, the band 76-87 MHz is also allocated to the broadcasting service on a primary basis.

5.185 Different category of service: in the United States, the French overseas departments and communities in Region 2, Guyana, Jamaica, Mexico and Paraguay, the allocation of the band 76-88 MHz to the fixed and mobile services is on a primary basis (see No. 5.33).

5.187 Alternative allocation: in Albania, the band 81-87.5 MHz is allocated to the broadcasting service on a primary basis and used in accordance with the decisions contained in the Final Acts of the Special Regional Conference (Geneva, 1960).

5.188 Additional allocation: in Australia, the band 85-87 MHz is also allocated to the broadcasting service on a primary basis. The introduction of the broadcasting service in Australia is subject to special agreements between the administrations concerned.

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 75.2 MHz 81.6 MHz 88 MHz
Wavelength 4.0 m 3.7 m 3.4 m
Band designator(s) VHF VHF VHF
Isotropic collecting area 12,647.2 cm2 10,741.2 cm2 9,235.6 cm2
Free space loss (1 m) 10.0 dB 10.7 dB 11.2 dB
Free space loss (1 km) 70.0 dB 70.7 dB 71.2 dB
Free space loss (10 km) 90.0 dB 90.7 dB 91.2 dB
Free space loss (100 km) 110.0 dB 110.7 dB 111.2 dB
Free space loss (1000 km) 130.0 dB 130.7 dB 131.2 dB
Free space loss
(35,786 km = GEO orbit)
161.1 dB 161.8 dB 162.3 dB
Free space loss (378,370 km = Moon) 181.6 dB 182.2 dB 182.8 dB