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WRC-07 Implementation Report and Order and WRC-12 Order; Final Rule

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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

47 CFR Parts 1, 2, 25, 27, 74, 78, 80, 87, 90, 97, and 101

[ET Docket No. 12-338 and IB Docket No. 06-123; FCC 15-50]


WRC-07 Implementation Report and Order and WRC-12 Order

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: In this document, the Commission implemented allocation 
changes from the World Radiocommunication Conference (Geneva, 2007) 
(WRC-07) and updated related service rules. The Commission took this 
action in order to conform its rules, to the extent practical, to the 
decisions that the international community made at WRC-07. This action 
will promote the advancement of new and expanded services and provide 
significant benefits to the American people. In addition, the 
Commission revised the International Table of Frequency Allocations 
within its rules to generally reflect the allocation changes made at 
the World Radiocommunication Conference (Geneva, 2012) (WRC-12).

DATES: Effective August 6, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tom Mooring, Office of Engineering and 
Technology, 202-418-2450, [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a summary of the Commission's Report 
and Order and Order, ET Docket No. 12-338 and IB Docket No. 06-123, FCC 
15-50, adopted April 23, 2015, and released April 27, 2015. The full 
text of this document is available for inspection and copying during 
normal business hours in the FCC Reference Center (Room CY-A257), 445 
12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554. The full text may also be 
downloaded at: www.fcc.gov. People with Disabilities: To request 
materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities (braille, 
large print, electronic files, audio format), send an email to 
[email protected] or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 
202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (tty).

Summary of Report and Order

    On November 15, 2012, the Commission adopted a Notice of Proposed 
Rulemaking and Order (WRC-07 NPRM) in this proceeding, 77 FR 76250, 
December 27, 2012. In this Report and Order (WRC-07 R&O), the 
Commission amended the Table of Frequency Allocations (Allocation 
Table) in Sec.  2.106 of its rules and a number of related service 
rules to implement certain radio frequency (RF) allocation decisions 
from the Final Acts of the World Radiocommunication Conference (Geneva, 
2007) (WRC-07 Final Acts). In the Order (WRC-12 Order), the Commission 
updated the International Table portion of its Allocation Table to 
reflect the allocation decisions from the Final Acts of the World 
Radiocommunication Conference (Geneva, 2012) (WRC-12 Final Acts).

Background

    In the WRC-07 R&O, the Commission implemented allocation decisions 
from the WRC-07 Final Acts and made certain related updates to its 
service rules, including those for the Amateur Radio Service, Aviation 
Services, passive sensors, and maritime Automatic Identification 
Systems (AIS). Specifically, the Commission:
     Allocated the 135.7-137.8 kHz band (2200 meter band) to 
the amateur service on a secondary basis.
     Raised the secondary amateur service allocation in the 
1900-2000 kHz band to primary status, while providing for continued use 
by commercial fishing vessels of radio buoys on the ``open sea.''
     Allocated the 108-117.975 MHz and 960-1164 MHz bands to 
the aeronautical mobile (route) service (AM(R)S) on a primary basis for 
Federal and non-Federal use.
     Allocated the 5091-5150 MHz band to the aeronautical 
mobile service (AMS) on a primary basis for Federal and non-Federal 
use, limited to aeronautical mobile telemetry (AMT) for flight testing 
of aircraft and ``Aeronautical Mobile Airport Communications System'' 
(AeroMACS) networks.
     Removed non-Federal AMT allocations from the 2310-2320 MHz 
and 2345-2360 MHz bands and an unused radionavigation service 
allocation from the 24.75-25.05 GHz band.
     Revised part 87 of the Commission's rules to update and 
correct the aviation services rules.
     Extended AIS capability by allocating the 161.9625-
161.9875 MHz (AIS 1) and 162.0125-162.0375 MHz (AIS 2) bands to the 
mobile-satellite service (MSS) (Earth-to-space) and the aeronautical 
mobile (off-route) service (AM(OR)S) on a primary basis for Federal and 
non-Federal use.
     Protected passive sensors in the 1400-1427 MHz, 10.6-10.68 
GHz, 23.6-24 GHz, 31.3-31.8 GHz, 50.2-50.4 GHz, and 52.6-54.25 GHz 
bands from harmful interference by generally adopting WRC-07's unwanted 
emissions levels for active services in six adjacent bands (1390-1395 
MHz, 1427-1452 MHz, 22.55-23.55 GHz, 49.7-50.2 GHz, 50.4-50.9 GHz, and 
51.4-52.6 GHz) and its in-band sharing criteria for the 10.6-10.68 GHz 
and 36-37 GHz bands.
     Established Federal coordination areas in California and 
Guam for non-Federal terrestrial operations in the 17.7-19.7 GHz range.
A. Amateur Service Use of LF and MF Bands
    2200 Meter Band (135.7-137.8 kHz). Previously, in the WRC-07 NPRM 
the Commission stated that it would add an amateur radio allocation to 
the 135.7-137.8 kHz band only if it was comfortable that amateur 
stations and power line carrier (PLC) systems could coexist. The 
Commission has now concluded that such sharing of the band is possible. 
Since the Commission last considered this issue, amateurs have 
successfully operated in the band under experimental licenses without 
reported PLC interference. The Commission was also encouraged by the 
fact that numerous fixed radionavigation beacons, which operate at much 
higher powers, share spectrum with PLC systems without reported 
interference. As discussed the exact scope of acceptable amateur 
operations in the band is a matter that warrants further examination.
    The Commission was unconvinced by the claims of the Utilities 
Telecom Council (UTC) and electric utility commenters that coexistence 
of amateur stations and PLC systems is not possible. These claims 
largely rest on the assumption that amateur stations in the band would 
operate under the rules applicable to other amateur bands which, in 
general, permit mobile operations and operations at high power and with 
any type of antenna. The Commission determined that it will have to 
establish appropriate requirements to ensure compatibility with PLC 
systems. Such requirements will likely include limiting amateur 
operation to fixed locations that are suitably distant from the 
transmission lines upon which PLC systems operate, as well as imposing 
power limits and other technical rules to govern amateur operations. 
The Commission found that the existing record offers useful comments in 
this regard. For example, American Electric Power Company (AEP), while 
opposed to the proposed allocation, also acknowledged that amateur 
radio operations would likely have to ``include an extremely large

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antenna or [be in] very close proximity to a transmission line'' to 
raise interference concerns. Amateur radio operator John H. Davis 
agreed with UTC's statement that the Commission's suggestion in the 
WRC-07 NPRM to limit antenna height ``would help to provide some basis 
upon which to further develop a coexistence mechanism for fixed amateur 
radio operations, but not for mobile.''
    The Commission reached this decision because there are tangible 
benefits in providing for licensed amateur use in the 135.7-137.8 kHz 
band. Besides promoting harmonization with relevant WRC-07 decisions, 
the addition of a secondary amateur allocation provides amateur 
operators with new opportunities for experimentation with equipment, 
techniques, antennas, and propagation phenomena in a frequency range 
that is significantly different from all other bands allocated for this 
service. However, given that the band is of interest to the amateur 
community for its experimentation potential--in contrast to the routine 
and widespread communication activities among users that are common 
characteristics of other amateur bands--the Commission anticipates that 
the amateur interest in the band will continue to be limited and 
specialized.
    The Commission also recognized the importance of PLC systems 
operating under Sec.  15.113 of its rules. UTC and the utilities 
emphasized the continued importance of PLC systems to the reliability 
of electric service. AEP stated that PLC systems are used extensively 
because they are a cost-effective component of a power system 
protection scheme. According to UTC there are now almost 2,100 PLC 
transmitters operating in this frequency band. Great River Energy (GRE) 
stated that interference from amateur stations could potentially cause 
protective relaying equipment to fail to operate, which could result in 
damage to transformers and other equipment that cost millions of 
dollars, in addition to causing power outages to thousands of people. 
NextEra Energy, Inc. (NextEra) stated that it and other utilities are 
in fact being required to use the band more extensively to help ensure 
the reliability and security of electric service to the public. 
American Transmission Company LLC claimed that reallocation would 
require it and other electric utilities to abandon a large swath of 
already-crowded PLC spectrum for which there is no practical, cost- or 
time-effective substitute.
    The amateur community made it clear that it has no intent to 
diminish or supplant PLC operations. Accordingly, the Commission took a 
measured and deliberate approach to the introduction of licensed 
amateur operations into the band. The secondary amateur allocation the 
Commission adopted does not by itself convey authority to amateur 
licensees to operate in the band. Rather, the Commission deferred 
consideration of the appropriate amateur rules for operation in the 
band to the accompanying WRC-12 NPRM. Amateur use will be governed by 
any future service rules that specify when, how, and under what 
conditions the Commission will permit amateur use of the 135.7-137.8 
kHz band. The Commission intends to structure these service rules to 
promote compatible shared use of the band among amateurs and PLC 
systems, so that amateurs will not be able to use their allocation 
status to either force unlicensed PLC operations out of the band or 
impose costs on utilities to modify or abandon their existing PLC 
systems.
    The Commission determined that taking steps to enhance efficient, 
shared use of the scarce spectrum resource both serves the public 
interest and promotes fundamental Commission spectrum management goals. 
The Commission recognized the relative public benefits of PLC and 
amateur radio, and it explicitly rejected the suggestion that it must 
choose one to the exclusion of the other, stating that its objective 
was to allocate spectrum on a secondary basis to amateur stations in a 
manner that is compatible with existing PLC systems. However, the 
Commission also anticipated that amateur operators would make use of 
the allocation in a manner that is less burdensome and more productive 
than they are currently afforded under the experimental authorization 
process.
    In making this secondary amateur service allocation, the Commission 
acknowledged that it followed a different path than the Commission did 
in its 2003 Amateur Radio R&O. However, the Commission's decision both 
recognized and built on the foundation the Commission laid in its 2003 
Amateur Radio R&O. The 2003 Amateur Radio R&O implicitly assumed that 
amateur stations would not operate at fixed locations. The service 
rules that the Commission proposed include appropriate limitations, 
such as restricting amateur stations to fixed locations suitably 
distant from PLC operations, that it believes will permit shared use of 
the band. Moreover, the Commission observed that the spectrum 
management landscape has changed since 2003. The Commission has adopted 
spectrum sharing arrangements in a number of other bands, which makes 
it confident that a coexistence arrangement between amateur stations 
and PLC systems is possible. Advancements in geographic information 
system (GIS) technologies and mapping capabilities provide further 
assurances that mechanisms exist for maintaining sufficient distances 
between amateur sites and the transmission lines used by PLC systems.
    For these reasons, the Commission concluded that it is in the 
public interest to add a secondary amateur service allocation to the 
non-Federal Table in the 135.7-137.8 kHz band. In accordance with the 
WRC-07 Final Acts, the Commission also restricted use of this secondary 
amateur service allocation to amateur stations transmitting a maximum 
equivalent isotropically radiated power (EIRP) of 1 watt, by adding a 
reference to RR 5.67A to the U.S Table for this band.
    Raising the Amateur Service in the 1900-2000 kHz Band to Primary 
Status. The Commission allocated the 1900-2000 kHz (160 meter) band to 
the amateur service on a primary basis, and as described below, removed 
the primary radiolocation service (RLS) allocation from the U.S. Table. 
This action supported the increased spectrum use of the 160 meter band 
reported by commenters and provided spectrum support for the emergency 
communications that the amateur radio community provides. This action 
also provided the amateur service with the long-term security that 
primary status entails, to the benefit of those licensees who seek to 
operate in the 160 meter band. The National Telecommunications and 
Information Administration (NTIA) did not inform the Commission of any 
Federal RLS requirements in the 1900-2000 kHz band, and thus the 
Commission took no additional action in this regard.
    Although the Commission had believed that there was no non-Federal 
RLS use of the 1900-2000 kHz band, the record indicated that there are 
maritime users, including the U.S. ``high seas'' migratory species 
fishing fleet, which make use of radio buoys in both the Atlantic and 
Pacific oceans as well as within 200 nautical miles of the coastline. 
The Commission did not identify these users in the WRC-07 NPRM because 
they did not appear in its licensing database. The Commission's part 90 
rules allow any person engaged in commercial activity to obtain a 
license to use the 1900-2000 kHz band for radiolocation. ITM Marine 
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``radio buoys'' that operate in the 1900-1999 kHz band pursuant to its 
part 90 rules. Apparently, fishing vessels have operated radio buoys in 
U.S. waters under the belief that a ship station license issued under 
part 80 of the Commission's rules permits operation of the buoys. 
However, the Commission noted that a part 80 license applies only to 
stations in the maritime services and does not permit operation of 
radio stations that require a part 90 license, such as the radio buoys 
at issue here.
    For purposes of updating and revising the Allocation Table, the 
Commission took account of radio buoy use on the open sea by continuing 
to provide for a significantly restricted use of the current RLS 
allocation in the 1900-2000 kHz band. Specifically, the Commission 
removed the primary RLS allocation from the U.S. Table and added new 
footnote NG92, which provides for radio buoy operations in the 1900-
2000 kHz band on a primary basis in Region 2 and on a secondary basis 
in Region 3 (which is consistent with the existing primary/secondary 
Regional distinction for RLS), limited to operations on the open sea. 
In addition, the Commission amended the Radiolocation Service Frequency 
Table in Sec.  90.103(b) of its rules by removing the 1900-2000 kHz 
band. By doing so, the Commission provided the amateur service with 
primary and exclusive use of the 1900-2000 kHz band on the land 
territory of the United States and its insular areas. Further, the 
Commission implemented its proposal to remove the 1900-2000 kHz segment 
from Sec.  97.303(c), and consistent with ARRL's comments, to remove 
Sec.  97.303(g) in its entirety from its rules.
    The Commission nevertheless recognized the public benefit 
associated with the use of radio buoys by the U.S. commercial fishing 
fleet. In the companion WRC-12 NPRM, the Commission proposed revisions 
to the Commission's rules that would provide radio buoy operators a 
legitimate path to operate. In the meantime, the Commission adopted a 
waiver, on its own motion, of Sec. Sec.  80.375 and 90.103 of the rules 
to allow operation of Commission-approved 1900-2000 kHz radio buoys on 
the open sea by commercial fishing vessels that have a valid ship 
station license under Sec.  80.13 of its rules. The Commission 
concluded that grant of this waiver is in the public interest. Use of 
these radio buoys allows such commercial fishing vessels to locate 
their fishing lines and nets more quickly, which saves them fuel and 
time and reduces the likelihood that fishing lines and nets will be 
lost. Given that the radio buoys appear to use low power and narrow 
bandwidths, the Commission stated its belief that they can be 
accommodated with minimal impact on amateur users. Based on the 
information that the Commission received from ITM, it structured the 
waiver to authorize offshore radio buoy use by commercial fishing 
vessels. However, the Commission noted that, if there are commercial 
fishermen currently using radio buoys on the Great Lakes or inland 
waters, they may request waivers regarding their current operations. 
Lastly, the Commission granted this waiver pending the outcome of the 
WRC-12 NPRM, and without prejudice to enforcement regarding prior 
unauthorized radio buoy operations.
    Finally, in their comments, Todd Carpenter and Ken Reid suggested 
that since few, if any, signals of any type are heard in the 2000-3300 
kHz range, secondary amateur band privileges could be authorized in 
this band. James E. Whedbee requested that the Commission permit the 
amateur service to operate in the spectrum below 9 kHz on an 
unallocated basis. The Commission observed that these issues fall 
outside the scope of the WRC-07 NPRM and raise new technical and policy 
considerations. The Commission therefore declined to address these 
comments in this proceeding.
B. Aviation Services Use of VHF, UHF, and SHF Bands
    Aeronautical Mobile (R) Service Allocation in the 108-117.975 MHz 
Band. In view of the Federal Aviation Administration's decision to not 
pursue its proposed frequency notification requirements for FM radio 
stations, the Commission implemented NTIA's recommended changes in the 
108-117.975 MHz band. Specifically, the Commission added a reference to 
international footnote (RR) 5.197A in the 108-117.975 MHz band within 
the U.S. Table. By this action, the Commission allocated the 108-
117.975 MHz band to the AM(R)S on a primary basis for Federal and non-
Federal use, limited the use of this allocation to systems operating in 
accordance with recognized international aeronautical standards, 
required that such use be in accordance with Resolution 413 (Rev. WRC-
12), and limited AM(R)S use of the 108-112 MHz sub-band to systems 
composed of ground-based transmitters and associated receivers that 
provide navigational information in support of air navigation 
functions. Because Differential-Global-Positioning-System (DGPS) 
stations in the 108-117.975 MHz band will be authorized under the 
AM(R)S allocation, now codified in RR 5.197A, the Commission revised 
footnote US343 to remove the reference to the 108-117.975 MHz band and 
renumber this footnote as US85.
    Aeronautical Mobile Service Allocation in the 5091-5150 MHz Band. 
The Commission allocated the 5091-5150 MHz band to the AMS on a primary 
basis for Federal and non-Federal use, and limited the use of this 
allocation by adopting new footnote US444B. This footnote restricts the 
use of the AMS allocation to AM(R)S systems, limited to surface 
applications at airports that operate in accordance with international 
aeronautical standards and Resolution 748, and to AMT transmissions 
from aircraft stations that operate in accordance with Resolution 418. 
These use restrictions are based on the WRC-12 version of RR 5.444B.
    In response to NTIA's request, the Commission expressly permitted 
aeronautical fixed communications that are an integral part of the 
AeroMACS system to be authorized on a primary basis for Federal and 
non-Federal use. The AeroMACS system has been designed to support both 
fixed and mobile applications, and is consistent with the intent of the 
U.S. Proposals and WRC-07's actions. These fixed applications will be 
part of a larger system of surface applications at airports. Adopting 
NTIA's request of extending primary status to these fixed applications 
does not undercut, nor does it fundamentally depart from, the 
Commission's initial proposal. This allocation, together with the 
AM(R)S allocation, is expected to support the introduction of 
applications and concepts in air traffic management that are data 
intensive. This decision is also codified in new footnote US444B.
    The Commission also adopted its proposal to restrict AMT use of the 
5091-5150 MHz band to the 52 flight test areas listed in proposed 
footnote US111 and to allow additional locations to be authorized for 
flight testing on a case-by-case basis. At the request of commenters, 
the Commission authorized the use of this AMT band at Boeing's new 
facility in Charleston, South Carolina as an additional location. Also, 
at the request of NTIA, the Commission urged operators of AM(R)S and 
AMT systems at the six requested airports to cooperate with each other 
and exchange information about planned deployments of their respective 
systems, noting that such cooperation will enhance the prospects for 
compatible sharing of the band. The Commission further noted that other 
airport locations may be addressed in a similar manner on a case-by-
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Commission provided airport surface wireless systems operating in the 
AM(R)S, i.e., AeroMACS, with priority over AMT systems in the 5091-5150 
MHz band.
    The Commission took four additional actions. First, it implemented 
WRC-07's decision to reduce the amount of spectrum in which Microwave 
Landing System (MLS) requirements take precedence over other uses by 
removing the 5091-5150 MHz band from footnote US444. Second, the 
Commission extended the date after which no new assignments may be made 
to fixed-satellite service (FSS) earth stations providing feeder links 
for to non-geostationary satellite orbit systems in the mobile-
satellite service to January 1, 2016 by revising footnote US444A. 
Third, with the concurrence of NTIA, the Commission declined to 
authorize aeronautical security transmissions in the 5091-5150 MHz 
band. These three actions conform these Commission's rules to the 2012 
ITU Radio Regulations. Consistent with NTIA's WRC-12 Implementation 
Recommendations, the Commission codified these decisions by revising 
the text of footnotes US444 and US444A in the Allocation Table. Fourth, 
the Commission moved the portion of RR 5.367 that was deleted by WRC-12 
into footnote US367. This action allows the Commission to update the 
International Table within Sec.  2.106, while maintaining the status 
quo in the U.S. Table, until such time as it can consider any pertinent 
comments that may be filed in response to the WRC-12 NRM.
    Deletion of the AMT Allocations from 2310-2320 MHz and 2345-2360 
MHz. The Commission removed the non-Federal AMT allocation from the 
2310-2320 MHz band and restricted the availability of the non-Federal 
AMT allocation in 2345-2360 MHz band to incumbent licensees. The 
Commission also removed the availability of two unused commercial 
launch frequencies. To provide for the orderly relocation of incumbent 
AMT operations from the 2345-2360 MHz band, the Commission established 
a transition period that will end on January 1, 2020. The Commission 
codified these decisions by modifying the text of footnote US339 and by 
renumbering the resultant text as footnote US100. Because the 
Commission adopted a transition plan that is consistent with AFTRCC's 
recommendation, it agreed with Boeing that there will likely be little 
to no adverse impact on AMT operations.
    Deletion of the Radionavigation Service Allocation from 24.75-25.05 
GHz. The Commission removed the radionavigation service (RNS) 
allocation in the 24.75-25.05 GHz band from the Federal and non-Federal 
Tables. As a result of this action, the 300 megahertz of RF spectrum 
contained within this band is allocated exclusively to the FSS (Earth-
to-space) for non-Federal use. The Commission also expanded the 
permitted uses of this FSS allocation from BSS feeder links to all FSS 
uses. Consistent with the international use limitation contained in RR 
5.535, the Commission provided broadcasting-satellite service (BSS) 
feeder links with ``priority'' over all other FSS uses, i.e., all other 
FSS uses ``shall protect and shall not claim protection from existing 
and future'' BSS feeder link networks. The Commission codified this 
decision in the Allocation Table by revising the text of footnote NG167 
to parallel the text of RR 5.535 for the 24.75-25.05 GHz band, and by 
renumbering the resulting footnote as NG535. In addition, the 
Commission removed the 24.75-25.05 GHz band from Sec. Sec.  87.173(b) 
and 87.187(x) of the Commission's rules, and consequently, deleted the 
part 87 cross-reference for this band from the Allocation Table. While 
the Commission adopted in part the proposal from the Xanadoo Company 
and Spectrum Five LLC with respect to removal of the unused RNS 
allocation, it found that no further action on the other elements of 
their petition is warranted at this time. If, in the future, requests 
for licensing or other market developments suggest a demand exists for 
additional FSS uses of the 24.75-25.05 GHz band, the Commission will 
initiate a separate rulemaking proceeding to examine whether any 
specific rules are necessary to support such uses consistent with the 
priority afforded to BSS feeder links in this band.
    Updates to Part 87 Aviation Services Rules. Consistent with the 
changes proposed to the Allocation Table in the WRC-07 NPRM, the 
Commission proposed to make amendments to nine rule sections in part 87 
of its rules. In the WRC-07 R&O, the Commission adopted those 
proposals. Specifically, the Commission amended part 87 of its rules to 
bring the new AMT allocation in the 5091-5150 MHz band into immediate 
effect and to remove all references to the unused secondary AMT 
allocation in the 2310-2320 MHz band. The Commission also amended part 
87 by removing all references to two previously deleted AMT bands 
(1525-1535 MHz and 2320-2345 MHz) and by listing a previously allocated 
AMT band (2390-2395 MHz, generally shown as part of the larger 2345-
2395 MHz band) in all appropriate rule sections. As a result of this 
action, the correct AMT bands--1435-1525 MHz, 2345-2360 MHz (until the 
conclusion of the transition period), 2360-2395 MHz, and 5091-5150 
MHz--are specified throughout part 87. In addition, the Commission 
amended part 87 of the Commission's rules as follows:

     Added the term ``flight telemetering mobile station'' 
to the list of definitions in Sec.  87.5, used this term in the 
affected rules, clarified that five frequencies in the 1435-1525 MHz 
band (1444.5, 1453.5, 1501.5, 1515.5, and 1524.5 MHz) are shared 
with flight telemetering mobile stations ``on a co-equal basis'' 
with AMT operations, and renumbered footnote US78 as US343.
     Amended Sec.  87.133(f) by specifying that the carrier 
frequency tolerance of all transmitters that operate in the 5091-
5150 MHz band is 0.005 percent, and revised the existing text to 
specify that the carrier frequency tolerance of all transmitters 
that operate in the 1435-1525 MHz or 2345-2395 MHz band is 0.002 
percent.
     Updated the AMT bands listed in Sec.  87.137(a), note 
8, Sec.  87.139, and Sec.  87.173(b).
     Amended Sec.  87.173(b) by revising the entry for the 
``5000-5250 MHz'' band to read ``5030-5150 MHz'' and by adding an 
entry for the ``24450-24650 MHz'' band in the frequency table. The 
Commission also specified that the 24450-24650 MHz band is available 
under Subpart F (Aircraft Stations) and Subpart Q (Stations in the 
Radiodetermination Service), restricted the use of this band to 
aircraft stations and radionavigation land stations, and listed 
aeronautical radionavigation under the ``Remarks'' heading.
     Update the AMT bands listed in Sec.  87.187(p), by 
listing the 2360-2395 MHz (primary allocation) and 2345-2360 MHz 
(secondary allocation) bands and the three frequencies (2364.5 MHz, 
2370.5 MHz, and 2382.5 MHz) that may be assigned for telemetry and 
associated telecommand operations of expendable and re-usable launch 
vehicles, whether or not such operations involve flight testing.
     Amended Sec.  87.303(d) to make the 5091-5150 MHz band 
available for aeronautical mobile telemetry. Specifically, the 
Commission inserted introductory language listing the available 
bands; added new text to paragraph (d)(2) to specify use of the 
5091-5150 MHz band and to cross-reference footnote US111; and moved 
and updated the text that is currently listed in paragraph (d)(2) to 
paragraph (d)(3).
     Amended Sec.  87.475(b)(11) by revising the frequency 
band that can be used for microwave landing systems (MLS) from 
``5000-5250 MHz'' to ``5030-5150 MHz'' and Sec.  87.475(b)(14) by 
revising a frequency band that can be used for land-based 
radionavigation aids that operate with airborne radionavigation 
devices from ``24,250-25,250'' to ``24,450-24,650'' MHz.

    The Commission observed that it certifies frequency 
coordinators, considers petitions seeking review of coordinator 
actions, and engages in oversight of coordinator actions and 
practices, and further observed that

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AFTRCC is the ``frequency advisory committee'' specified in Sec.  
87.305(a)(1) of the Commission's rules. As a consequence of its 
actions in this proceeding, and at its explicit request, the 
Commission noted that AFTRCC's authority to act as the non-Federal 
coordinator for flight test frequencies now extends to the 1435-1525 
MHz, 2360-2395 MHz, and 5091-5150 MHz bands, and until the 
conclusion of the transition period, to the 2345-2360 MHz band.

C. Protecting Passive Sensors From Unwanted Emissions and In-Band 
Active Services

    WRC-07 adopted provisions to protect passive sensors from the 
interference caused by the operation of certain radiocommunication 
services that: (1) Transmit in two bands (10.6-10.68 GHz and 36-37 
GHz) that are allocated to the Earth exploration-satellite service 
(EESS) (passive) (i.e., in-band active services); and (2) transmit 
in frequency bands that are near or adjacent to five EESS (passive) 
bands (1400-1427 MHz, 23.6-24 GHz, 31.3-31.5 GHz, 50.2-50.4 GHz, and 
52.6-54.25 GHz). Specifically, WRC-07 added RR 5.338A to the 
International Table and adopted Resolution 750. In this section, the 
Commission adopted new rules to protect passive sensors from certain 
non-Federal services that operate in the 1435-1452 MHz, 10.6-10.68 
GHz, 22.55-23.55 GHz, and 31-31.3 GHz bands.
    Aeronautical Mobile Telemetry in the 1435-1452 MHz Sub-band. The 
Commission adopted its proposal to add new footnote US338A to the 
Allocation Table. That footnote encourages operators of aeronautical 
telemetry stations in the 1435-1452 MHz sub-band to take all 
reasonable steps to ensure that their AMT transmitters' unwanted 
emissions power does not exceed -28 dBW/27 MHz in the 1400-1427 MHz 
band. In addition, the Commission required operators of AMT stations 
that do not meet WRC-07's recommended unwanted emissions level first 
attempt to operate in the 1452-1525 MHz sub-band before operating in 
the 1435-1452 MHz sub-band. Given that the record indicates that 
most AMT operations now meet the WRC-07 unwanted emissions level, 
the Commission observed that this requirement should not impact most 
AMT operations. The Commission also amended Sec.  87.139 by adding 
paragraph (m) to reflect the text of footnote US338A.
    Fixed Stations in the 10.6-10.68 GHz Band. The Commission 
adopted the proposed changes to footnote US265. Specifically, the 
Commission restricted the transmitter power delivered to the antenna 
to not more than -3 dBW, added WRC-07's recommended sharing criteria 
for fixed point-to-point systems (and explicitly restrict use of the 
10.6-10.68 GHz band to fixed point-to-point systems), urge (but not 
require) the use of ATPC, and permitted licensees holding a valid 
authorization as of the effective date of this Report and Order to 
continue to operate as authorized. Based on the record, the 
Commission found that it should also restrict the elevation angle of 
the antenna main beam of fixed stations that transmit in the 10.6-
10.68 GHz band to a maximum of 20[deg], instead of simply urging 
operators of fixed stations to apply this limit. The Commission 
found that doing so will ensure that EESS operations are afforded 
protection, without appearing to impose a significant burden on 
existing operations. The Commission did not adopt the other 
proposals that were discussed in the WRC-07 NPRM. Specifically, the 
Commission found that making ATPC use mandatory would impose costs 
that are unwarranted, given its decision to adopt a 20[deg] 
elevation angle limit. The Commission also found compelling 
Comsearch's arguments about the burdens associated with requiring 
fixed stations using paired frequencies to transmit on frequencies 
in the 10.6-10.68 GHz band using the lower elevation angle. By 
contrast, the Commission's decision to adopt of a maximum 20[deg] 
elevation angle limit will provide benefits to EESS operations with 
little or no effect on 10.6-10.68 GHz band licensees.
    The Commission codified this decision by revising the text of 
footnote US265 and renumbering this footnote as US482. The 
Commission amended Sec.  101.111 by adding new paragraph (d)(1) to 
reflect this decision in part 101 of its rules.
    Inter-Satellite Links in the 22.55-23.55 GHz Band. In Resolution 
750, WRC-07 adopted mandatory unwanted emissions limits of: (1) -36 
dBW in any 200 megahertz of the 23.6-24 GHz EESS (passive) band for 
non-geostationary satellite orbit systems in the inter-satellite 
service (NGSO ISS) that operate in the 22.55-23.55 GHz band for 
which complete advance publication information is received by the 
ITU (i.e., its Radiocommunication Bureau) before January 1, 2020; 
and (2) -46 dBW in any 200 megahertz of the 23.6-24 GHz EESS 
(passive) band for NGSO ISS systems that operate in the 22.55-23.55 
GHz band for which complete advance publication information is 
received by the ITU on or after January 1, 2020.
    The Commission implemented WRC-07's mandatory unwanted emissions 
limits in the 23.6-24 GHz band for all new NGSO ISS systems that 
will operate in the 22.55-23.55 GHz band. The Commission codified 
this decision by adding footnote US145 to the Allocation Table and 
by amending Sec.  25.202 to reflect the text of footnote US145 in 
part 25 of the Commission's rules.
    Fixed Stations in the 31-31.3 GHz Band. In Resolution 750, WRC-
07 adopted a mandatory unwanted emissions limit of -38 dBW in any 
100 megahertz (-38 dBW/100 MHz) of the 31.3-31.5 GHz EESS (passive) 
band for stations in the fixed service that operate in the 31-31.3 
GHz band and are brought into use after January 1, 2012. The 
Commission adopted WRC-07's mandatory unwanted emissions limit for 
new fixed stations transmitting in the 31-31.3 GHz band. To ensure 
that equipment meeting this new requirement is designed, authorized, 
and manufactured in an orderly manner, the Commission delayed this 
rule from taking effect until three years from the effective date of 
this Report and Order. As such, this rule will not apply to 
previously constructed facilities or to new facilities authorized 
prior to that date. The Commission codified its decision by adding 
new footnote NG60 to the Allocation Table. The Commission also 
amended Sec.  101.111 by adding paragraph (d)(2) in order to reflect 
the text of footnote NG60 in part 101 of the Commission's rules.

VHF Maritime Mobile Band (156-162 MHz)

    In this section, the Commission implemented its proposed actions 
for the VHF maritime mobile band (156-162 MHz), except that, based 
on its review of the NTIA WRC-12 Implementation Recommendations, the 
Commission: (1) Declined to adopt two of the proposed changes, as 
discussed below; and (2) implemented the WRC-12 allocation changes 
in the two bands currently used by Automatic Identification Systems 
(AIS). By these actions, together with the proposals in the WRC-12 
NPRM, the Commission fully addressed NTIA's recommendations for the 
VHF maritime mobile band.
    156.2475-156.7625 MHz. In this sub-section, the Commission 
adopted the proposals regarding this band that it made in the WRC-07 
NPRM, except as described below. First, the Commission amended the 
U.S. Table by: (1) Dividing the 156.2475-156.7625 MHz band into 
three bands (156.2475-156.5125 MHz, 156.5125-156.5375 MHz, and 
156.5375-156.7625 MHz); (2) allocating the new 156.5125-156.5375 MHz 
band (channel 70 with the center frequency 156.525 MHz) to the 
maritime mobile service (MMS) on a primary basis for Federal and 
non-Federal use; (3) restricting the use of the MMS allocation in 
the 156.5125-156.5375 MHz band to distress, urgency, safety, and 
calling via digital selective calling (DSC); and (4) maintaining the 
existing primary MSS allocation for non-Federal use in the 156.2475-
156.5125 MHz and 156.5375-156.7625 MHz bands.
    Second, the Commission allocated the 156.4875-156.5125 MHz and 
156.5375-156.5625 MHz bands (50 kilohertz in total) to the fixed and 
land mobile services on a primary basis for non-Federal use in VHF 
Public Coast Station Areas 10-42. In making these allocations, the 
Commission required that the use of these bands by the fixed and 
land mobile services not cause harmful interference to, nor claim 
protection from, the maritime mobile VHF radiocommunication service. 
The Commission codified these decisions by adding footnote US227 to 
the Allocation Table.
    Third, the Commission made the frequencies 156.525 MHz (channel 
70) and 156.800 MHz (channel 16) available for search and rescue 
(SAR) operations that involve manned space vehicles by adding 
references to RR 5.111 in the bands within the U.S. Table that 
contain these frequencies, i.e., the 156.5125-156.5375 MHz and 
156.7625-156.8375 MHz bands.
    Fourth, the Commission re-inserted RR 5.226 (previously numbered 
as RR 5.227) into the U.S. Table and deleted footnote US226. Fifth, 
the Commission corrected two grammatical/typographical errors in the 
text of NG117 and renumbered that footnote as NG22.
    Sixth, the Commission simplified the U.S. Table by combining the 
text from footnotes US77 (which specified that certain channels 
could be assigned to Federal stations in the MMS) and US106 (which 
specified the

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frequency to be used for environmental communications) and numbered 
the resultant footnote as US52. The Commission also permitted 
aircraft stations to use the frequency 156.3 MHz for search and 
rescue operations and other safety-related communications. However, 
based on its review of the NTIA WRC-12 Implementation 
Recommendations, the Commission declined to adopt two of the 
proposed changes in new footnote US52 because those modifications 
would be inconsistent with NTIA's recommendations. Specifically, the 
Commission declined to adopt proposed paragraph (c), which pertains 
to MMS use of 156.775 (channel 75) and 156.825 MHz (channel 76), 
because WRC-12 designated these frequencies for AIS use. The 
Commission also declined to adopt proposed paragraph (a), which 
would have limited Federal use of the frequency 156.375 MHz to the 
lower Mississippi River.
    Extending Automatic Identification System (AIS) Capabilities. In 
this sub-section, the Commission addressed NTIA's recommended 
restrictions on AIS operations, and codified its decision in new 
footnote US52. The Commission implemented the WRC-12 Final Acts in 
the two existing AIS bands as follows. First, consistent with both 
the WRC-07 NPRM and with the U.S. Proposals for WRC-12, the 
Commission allocated the AIS 1 and AIS 2 bands to the AM(OR)S and 
MSS (Earth-to-space) on a primary and co-equal basis with the MMS 
for Federal and non-Federal use, limited to the transmission of AIS 
emissions, and added a reference to RR 5.228C in the U.S. Table. 
This action provided the allocations that are necessary to support 
maritime safety requirements. Specifically, the primary AM(OR)S and 
MSS (Earth-to-space) allocations support the IMO's decision to 
include a distress alert notification within AIS Class A position 
report messages.
    Second, the Commission revised the text of footnote US228 by 
applying the existing MMS restriction to AIS emissions to the new 
MSS (Earth-to-space) allocation. The Commission also restricted the 
use of these frequencies by the AM(OR)S to AIS emissions from search 
and rescue aircraft operations. The Commission also further 
simplified the grandfathering text that is currently in footnote 
US228. In doing so, the Commission retained the existing March 2, 
2024 sunset date, by which all non-AIS operations must cease 
operations in the AIS 1 band. The Commission noted that RR 5.228D 
encourages it ``to make all practicable efforts to discontinue the 
use of these bands by the fixed and mobile services prior to the 
transition date.'' The Commission placed the revised text of US228 
into new footnote US52 as new paragraph (a). Finally, the Commission 
declined to add a reference to RR 5.228D in the U.S. Table. The 
Commission did not list this international footnote in the U.S. 
Table because paragraph (a) of new footnote US52 will codify its 
decision to grandfather the only non-AIS uses in these bands.
    The Commission also updated Sec.  80.371(c) of its rules by 
removing the second and last sentences from note 3 (which conveys 
the same now-obsolete grandfathering information that was listed in 
paragraphs (a) and (c) of footnote US228).

Additional Federal Coordination Areas in the 17.7-20.2 GHz Range

    The Commission adopted its proposal to add the San Miguel, 
California and Guam coordination areas to the Allocation Table and 
to Sec. Sec.  1.924(e), 74.32, and 78.19(f) of its rules. The 
Commission also adopted its proposal to amend footnote US334 by 
limiting the primary allocation status of Federal earth stations to 
the Denver, Washington, DC, San Miguel, and Guam coordination areas; 
however, on its own motion, the Commission applied these geographic 
restrictions across the entire 17.8-20.2 GHz range (instead of the 
just 17.8-18.3 GHz and 19.3-19.7 GHz bands). In taking this action, 
the Commission did not preclude the consideration of a limited 
number of future Federal earth stations that would support critical 
national security requirements. The Commission stated that it 
expects that NTIA will carefully coordinate any future sites with 
the Commission to ensure minimal impact to fixed stations.
    In order to simplify and clarify its decision in the Allocation 
Table, the Commission moved the coordination requirement for fixed 
stations that support Multichannel Video Programming Distributor 
(MVPD) operations in the 17.7-17.8 GHz band from footnote US401 to 
US334. By this action, the Commission required that if the station 
or proposed station is located in whole or in part within the 
Denver, Washington, DC, San Miguel, or Guam coordination area, any 
application for a new station license to provide MVPD operations in 
the 17.7-17.8 GHz band or to operate in the 17.8-19.7 GHz band for 
any service, or for modification of an existing station license in 
these bands that would change the frequency, power, emission, 
modulation, polarization, antenna height or directivity, or location 
of such a station, must be coordinated with NTIA before an 
authorization will be issued. The Commission stated that it is 
convinced that this action is necessary to support important 
national defense interests, as described by NTIA.
    The Commission declined to make any of the coordination and 
authorization process changes suggested by Comsearch. The Commission 
agreed with NTIA that the existing procedures--in particular the 
Frequency Advisory Subcommittee (FAS) coordination process and its 
established standards for timely review--represent the most 
appropriate mechanism for accommodating the differing Federal/non-
Federal interests in the band. The Commission observed that, 
currently, NTIA responds to an assignment request through the 
existing process within nine business days on average, unless the 
request is tabled for insufficient information. The approach that 
the Commission took to facilitate Federal/non-Federal shared use--
coordination only in limited geographic areas--allowed it to balance 
the need to protect important national priorities with the interest 
in promoting robust commercial use. Additionally the Commission 
observed that there is nothing distinctive about the new San Miguel 
and Guam areas that would preclude the use of that approach there. 
While the Commission recognized that parties may logically 
differentiate between deciding to pursue licensing in spectrum 
requiring coordination with Federal government users versus spectrum 
that does not have such a pre-condition to use, it could not 
conclude that such differences warrant a departure from its present 
practices. The Commission stated that it believes that the most 
effective way to address Comsearch's concerns is to work to 
facilitate greater efficiencies within the existing coordination 
framework. NTIA noted that ``federal agencies have worked 
proactively and directly with fixed station applicants to develop 
plans to mitigate potential interference where predicted,'' and 
suggested that the Commission continue to promote such dialogue at 
the beginning stages of the coordination process. The Commission 
agreed and encouraged prospective licensees to engage in early 
discussions with the relevant federal agencies when they wish to 
apply for frequencies in the Denver, Washington, San Miguel, and 
Guam coordination areas.
    Finally, the Commission took additional steps, consistent with 
the proposals set forth in the WRC-07 NPRM, to promote efficient use 
of the 17.7-19.7 GHz range and to otherwise improve its existing 
rules. Specifically, the Commission removed the unused circular area 
for Morrison, Colorado from Sec.  78.19(f). The Commission also 
moved the revised text in paragraph (e) of Sec.  1.924 to paragraph 
(f). The Commission amended footnote NG144 and renumbered this 
footnote as US139. The Commission also amended Sec.  101.31(b)(1) by 
removing the 11.7-12.2 GHz and 18.3-19.3 GHz bands from the list of 
frequency bands eligible for conditional authorization. However, the 
Commission declined to make any changes to the coordination 
requirements for MVPD operations in Sec.  74.32, or to references in 
Sec.  1.924 to MVPD operations pursuant to parts 74 and 78. Because 
no commenter addressed the question raised in the WRC-07 NPRM 
regarding whether these references remain relevant, the Commission 
found no pressing need to address these rules at this time.

Rulemaking Proposals That Did Not Receive Any Specific Comments

    In this section, the Commission considered proposals that it 
made in the WRC-07 NPRM, but that did not receive any specific 
comments. In the WRC-07 NPRM, the Commission set forth in detail why 
it believed each of the proposals discussed below would implement 
important U.S. policy goals and serve the public interest. As there 
is nothing in the record to give the Commission cause to revise or 
reconsider these proposals, it amended Sec. Sec.  2.1, 2.100, and 
2.106 of its rules, as described below.

Active Service Issues

    Radiolocation Use of 420-450 MHz. The Commission amended the 
quiet zone rules in Sec.  1.924(f) to reflect the areas listed in 
paragraph (a) of footnote US270, limit the applicability of this 
rule to radiolocation systems, and move the revised text from 
paragraph (f) to paragraph (e).

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    Mobile Meter Reading Use of 928-960 MHz. The Commission amended 
footnote NG120 by revising ``band 928-960 MHz'' and ``mobile 
operations'' to ``bands 928-929 MHz, 932-932.5 MHz, 941-941.5 MHz, 
and 952-960 MHz'' and ``associated mobile operations,'' 
respectively, and deleting the phrase ``as specified in 47 CFR part 
101.'' The Commission codified this decision by renumbering the 
revised text from footnote NG120 as NG35 in the Allocation Table.
    Aeronautical mobile (R) service allocation in the 960-1164 MHz 
band. The Commission allocated the 960-1164 MHz band to AM(R)S on a 
primary basis for Federal and non-Federal use, and restricted the 
use of this allocation by adding a reference to RR 5.327A in the 
U.S. Table. By adding RR 5.327A to the U.S. Table, the Commission 
required that any AM(R)S systems operating in the 960-1164 MHz band 
do so in accordance with recognized international aeronautical 
standards and with Resolution 417. In Resolution 417, WRC-12 
resolved, inter alia, that any AM(R)S systems operating in the 960-
1164 MHz band shall meet standards and recommended practices (SARPs) 
requirements published in Annex 10 to the Convention on 
International Civil Aviation; and that administrations intending to 
implement AM(R)S in the 960-1164 MHz band, in order not to cause 
harmful interference to the radionavigation-satellite service in the 
band 1164-1215 MHz, shall utilize the specified criteria. The 
Commission also removed footnote US400, which is now duplicative of 
the broader AM(R)S allocation, from the Allocation Table.
    Feeder Link Allocations near 1.4 GHz. The Commission removed the 
non-Federal FSS allocations from the 1390-1392 MHz and 1430-1432 MHz 
bands and removed footnote US368 from the list of U.S. footnotes. As 
the Commission proposed in the WRC-07 NPRM, it also combined the 
text of footnote US37 and the portion of footnote US398 that 
prohibits airborne and space-to-Earth operations, and numbered the 
resulting footnote as US79. In addition, the Commission removed 
footnotes US37 and US398 from the list of U.S. footnotes and revised 
footnote US74 to remove the phrase ``(see US368).''
    Radiolocation and Active Sensors in the 9-10 GHz Range. The 
Commission upgraded the secondary Federal radiolocation service 
allocation in the 9000-9200 MHz and 9300-9500 MHz bands to primary 
status, allocated the 9300-9500 MHz band to the EESS (active) and 
the space research service (SRS) (active) on a primary basis for 
Federal use, allocated the 9800-9900 MHz band to the EESS (active) 
and the SRS (active) on a secondary basis for Federal use, and 
removed footnotes US48 and US51 from the U.S. Table. In addition, 
the Commission added RR 5.473A to the Federal Table in the 9000-9200 
MHz band, RR 5.475A and RR 5.475B to the Federal Table in the 9300-
9500 MHz band, and footnote US476A to the U.S. Table in the 9300-
9500 MHz band.
    The Commission allocated the 9300-9500 MHz and 9800-9900 MHz 
bands to the EESS (active) and SRS (active) on a secondary basis for 
non-Federal use. The Commission merged the 9500-9800 MHz and 9800-
9900 MHz bands to form the 9500-9900 MHz band in the non-Federal 
Table.
    The Commission listed RR 5.475 to the right of the 
radionavigation service allocation in the 9300-9500 MHz band of the 
International Table, so that it is clear that RR 5.475 applies only 
to the aeronautical radionavigation service. To help simplify the 
U.S. Table, the Commission renumbered footnote US66 as US475.
    Meteorological Satellite Use of 18-18.1 GHz. The Commission 
allocated the 18-18.1 GHz band to the meteorological satellite-
service (space-to-Earth) (MetSat downlink) on a primary basis for 
Federal and non-Federal use. This action extended the existing 18 
GHz MetSat downlink band (18.1-18.3 GHz) from 200 to 300 megahertz. 
The Commission codified this decision by amending footnote US519.

Passive Service Issues

    Urging for 1.4 GHz Licensees. To protect passive sensors in the 
1400-1427 MHz band from harmful interference, in Resolution 750, 
WRC-07 adopted non-mandatory unwanted emissions levels in the 1400-
1427 MHz band for stations in the fixed service (FS) and mobile 
service (MS) that operate in the 1390-1395 MHz and 1427-1435 MHz 
bands. As proposed, the Commission urged licensees authorized under 
parts 27 and 90 of its rules that operate fixed point-to-point 
stations or stations in the mobile service in the 1390-1395 MHz and 
1427-1435 MHz bands to take all reasonable steps to ensure that 
their stations' unwanted emissions power does not exceed the 
unwanted emissions levels specified in ITU Resolution 750 in the 
1400-1427 MHz band. The Commission codified this decision by adding 
footnote NG338A to the Allocation Table. To reflect the text of 
footnote NG338A in parts 27 and 90 of the rules, the Commission 
amended Sec.  27.53 by renumbering paragraph (j) as paragraph (j)(1) 
and adding paragraph (j)(2) and amended Sec.  90.210 by adding 
paragraph (c)(4).
    Radio Astronomy Observatories in the 4 and 14 GHz Bands. As 
proposed, the Commission updated the list of radio astronomy 
stations observing in the 4825-4835 MHz (4 GHz) and 14.47-14.5 GHz 
(14 GHz) bands by revising the text of footnote US203 and 
renumbering it as footnote US113.
    Sharing Criteria in the 36-37 GHz Band. To protect passive 
sensors in the 36-37 GHz band from harmful interference, WRC-07 
adopted Resolution 752, which has mandatory sharing criteria for the 
Earth exploration-satellite service (EESS) (passive), FS, and MS in 
that band. As proposed, the Commission required that future MS and 
FS stations operating in the 36-37 GHz band do so in accordance with 
ITU Resolution 752. The Commission codified this decision by adding 
footnote US550A to the Allocation Table. However, the Commission 
declined to reflect this decision in part 101 of the rules at this 
time because it appears to be more appropriate to consider this 
issue in the context of a service rule proceeding. The Commission 
also revised footnote US263 by removing the 36-37 GHz band. The 
Commission codified this decision by renumbering the revised text of 
footnote US263 as US532 in the Allocation Table.
    Earth Station Restrictions in the 49.7-50.2 GHz and 50.4-50.9 
GHz Band. To protect passive sensors in the 50.2-50.4 GHz band from 
harmful interference, WRC-07 adopted in Resolution 750 with 
mandatory unwanted emissions limits in the 50.2-50.4 GHz band for 
earth stations in the fixed-satellite service (FSS) (Earth-to-space) 
that transmit in the 49.7-50.2 GHz and 50.4-50.9 GHz sub-bands. As 
proposed, the Commission required that licensees of these FSS earth 
stations comply with the mandatory unwanted emissions limits in ITU 
Resolution 750 in the 50.2-50.4 GHz band. The Commission codified 
this decision in its rules by adding footnote US156 to the 
Allocation Table. To reflect the text of footnote US156 in part 25 
of the Commission's rules, the Commission amended Sec.  25.202 by 
revising paragraph (f) to provide for an exception to the general 
emission limitations and by adding the adopted emission limits to 
new paragraph (j).
    Fixed Station Restrictions in the 51.4-52.6 GHz Band. To protect 
passive sensors in the 52.6-54.25 GHz band from harmful 
interference, WRC-07 adopted Resolution 750 with a mandatory 
unwanted emissions limit in the 52.6-54.25 GHz EESS (passive) band 
for fixed stations that operate in the 51.4-52.6 GHz band. As 
proposed, the Commission required that future licensees of fixed 
stations transmitting in the 51.4-52.6 GHz band comply with the 
unwanted emissions limit in ITU Resolution 750 in the 52.6-54.25 GHz 
band. The Commission codified this decision by adding footnote US157 
to the Allocation Table. However, the Commission declined to reflect 
this decision in part 101 of the rules at this time because it 
appears to be more appropriate to consider this issue in the context 
of a service rule proceeding.
    Radio Astronomy Observatories in the 81-95 GHz Range. As 
proposed, the Commission updated footnote US388 by removing the Five 
Colleges Radio Observatory, adding the Heinrich Hertz Submillimeter 
Observatory (located at Mount Graham, Arizona), simplifying the 
text, and renumbering this footnote as US161. As a result, all non-
Federal applications within 150 kilometers of the coordinates of the 
Heinrich Hertz Submillimeter Observatory (32[deg]42'06'' N, 
109[deg]53'28'' W.) must be coordinated with NTIA to protect radio 
astronomy observations in the 81-86 GHz, 92-94 GHz, and 94.1-95 GHz 
bands.

Other Matters

    The Commission amended the definition of two terms currently in 
Sec.  2.1 of the rules and updated Sec.  2.100 of the rules. For the 
definition of Earth exploration-satellite service in Section 2.1, 
the Commission made minor changes so that it agrees with the 
definition in the ITU Radio Regulations. For the definition of 
equivalent isotropically radiated power in Sec.  2.1, the Commission 
added the parenthetical statement ``(absolute or isotropic gain).''
    The Commission amended Sec.  2.100 of the rules to state that 
the ITU Radio Regulations, Edition of 2008, have been incorporated 
to the extent practicable in part 2, except that the International 
Table within Sec.  2.106 has been updated to reflect the ITU Radio 
Regulations, Edition of 2012.

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Order (WRC-12 Order)

    In the Order, the Commission took several non-substantive, 
editorial actions to update the Commission's rules. None of the rule 
changes discussed in this Order require prior notice and an 
opportunity for comment under the Administrative Procedure Act 
(APA). Section 553(b)(B) of the APA provides exceptions to the 
notice-and-comment requirements for rulemakings when, among other 
things, the agency finds for good cause that the notice and comment 
procedures are ``impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the 
public interest'' with respect to the rules at issue. The changes 
the Commission made in the rules correct minor errors in the 
Allocation Table, implement revisions adopted in prior Commission 
orders, and otherwise entail non-substantive matters. As such, they 
constitute routine, ``clean-up'' matters that entail no substantive 
decisions of any consequence or significance to industry or the 
general public. Accordingly, the Commission found that it is 
``unnecessary,'' within the meaning of Sec.  553(b)(B), to provide 
notice and an opportunity for comment before adopting these rule 
revisions.
    First, the Commission updated the International Table within 
Sec.  2.106 of the rules to reflect Article 5, Sec.  IV of the ITU 
Radio Regulations, Edition of 2012, except as described herein. 
Because WRC-12 made substantive changes to RR 5.565, which is 
currently referenced in the U.S. Table, it was necessary for the 
Commission to create new footnote US565, which replicates the pre-
WRC-12 text of this international footnote. This action allowed the 
Commission to update the International Table within Sec.  2.106, 
while maintaining the status quo in the U.S. Table until such time 
as it can consider any pertinent comments that may be filed in 
response to the WRC-12 NPRM.
    During its preparation of this Order, the Commission discovered 
several display errors in the International Table. Consistent with 
past practice, the Commission did not replicate typographical or 
other errors that convey misleading information or could potentially 
cause reader confusion. Accordingly, the Commission incorporated the 
following corrections and updates in the International Table in 
Sec.  2.106 of the Commission's Rules: First, the Commission removed 
various references to international footnotes in the Region 1 Table 
(i.e., RR 5.72 in the 283.5-415 kHz range, RR 5.101 in the 1810-1850 
kHz band, RR 5.272 and/or RR 5.273 in the 430-440 MHz range, and RR 
5.397 in the 2450-2483.5 MHz band) because WRC-12 suppressed these 
footnotes. Second, the Commission alphabetically listed (per the 
French spelling) the services in the Region 3 Table for the 24.25-
24.45 GHz band. The Commission based these corrections and updates 
upon the format specified in the ITU Radio Regulations.
    With regard to international footnotes, the Commission 
simplified ten of them (5.197A, 5.286AA, 5.351A, 5.353A, 5.384A, 
5.388, 5.389A, 5.389C, 5.444A, and 5.547). Specifically, the 
Commission updated the cross-references to eight ITU Resolutions 
(Resolutions 75, 114, 222, 223, 224, 225, 413, and 716) in these 
footnotes to the version listed in Volume 3 of the 2012 Edition of 
the ITU Radio Regulations. The Commission added the notation 
``(FCC)'' to the end of the footnotes that it simplified. In 
addition, the Commission added the abbreviation ``(WRC-12)'' to the 
end of the international footnotes that were added or revised at 
WRC-12 to signify the source of the current footnote text. As a 
result of this action, note 1 of the FCC Online Table will be 
revised to read as follows: The International Table (columns 1-3 of 
Sec.  2.106) reflects Article 5, Section IV of the ITU Radio 
Regulations, Edition of 2012, except for the revisions listed below:

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            Band; Table                            Action
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    283.5-415 kHz range; Region 1.  References to 5.72 have been
                                     removed.
    1810-1850 kHz; Region 1.......  Reference to 5.101 has been removed.
    430-440 MHz range; Region 1...  References to 5.272 and/or 5.273
                                     have been removed.
    2120[dash]2170 MHz; Regions 1   The bands 2120-2160 and 2160-2170
     & 3.                            MHz have been merged.
    2450-2583.5 MHz; Region 1.....  Reference to 5.397 has been removed.
    24.25-24.45 GHz; Region 3.....  The services are listed in
                                     alphabetical order according to the
                                     French language.
International Footnote............  Action (The notation ``(FCC)'' has
                                     been added to the end of these
                                     footnote).
    5.197A, 5.286AA, 5.345,         The cross-references to ITU
     5.351A, 5.353A, 5.384A,         Resolutions 33, 75, 114, 143, 222,
     5.388, 5.389A, 5.389C, 5.396,   223, 224, 225, 413, 528, and 716
     5.444A, 5.516B, 5.547.          have been updated to reflect the
                                     version listed in the Radio
                                     Regulations.
5.208B............................  Note is not shown.
5.462A............................  Reflect ITU staff's correction of a
                                     typographical error.
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    Second, The Commission reflected in the Allocation Table the 
reallocation of the 700 MHz D Block for use by public safety 
services. As background, the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job 
Creation Act of 2012 established the First Responder Network 
Authority (FirstNet) to oversee the construction and operation of a 
nationwide public safety broadband network as licensee of both the 
existing public safety broadband spectrum (763-768/793-798 MHz) and 
the spectrally adjacent 700 MHz D Block spectrum (758-763/788-793 
MHz). Accordingly, the Commission amended the U.S. Table by revising 
the upper or lower frequency limits of four frequency bands (698-763 
MHz, 763-775 MHz, 775-793 MHz, and 793-805 MHz) to shift the 700 MHz 
D Block spectrum from the 700 MHz Band Commercial Services bands to 
the 700 MHz Public Safety bands. In addition, the Commission amended 
footnote NG158 by revising the ``763-775 MHz and 793-805 MHz'' bands 
to read ``758-775 MHz and 788-805 MHz,'' and renumbered revised 
footnote NG158 as NG34.
    Third, the Commission revised Sec.  27.803(b)(4) to reflect two 
previous Commission actions. The WRC-07 Table Clean-up Order revised 
footnote US351 to remove the expired grandfathering provision which 
allowed Federal operations in the 1390-1400 MHz band at 17 sites on 
a fully protected basis, and combined the resultant text with 
footnote US352 in a single new footnote US37 (renumbered as footnote 
US79, supra). In the WRC-07 Order, the Commission amended footnote 
US361 to correct the name of a grandfathered site, to remove a 
different grandfathered site, and to simplify the text. The 
Commission renumbered that footnote as US83. The Commission updated 
Sec.  27.803 to remove paragraph (b)(4)(i) because no protected 
sites are listed in footnote US37. In addition, the Commission 
combined the text of Sec.  27.803(b)(4) with that of Sec.  
27.803(b)(4)(ii) and renumber it as Sec.  27.803(b)(4).
    Finally, the Commission revised Sec.  2.106 to add missing 
cross-references to parts 15 and 25 of its rules and revised Sec.  
2.101(c) to reinsert the terms for the eight named frequency ranges.

Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

    As required by the Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980, as 
amended (RFA),\1\ an Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis (IRFA) 
was incorporated in the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in ET Docket 
No. 12-338 (WRC-07 NPRM).\2\ The Commission sought written public 
comment on the proposals in the WRC-07 NPRM, including comment on 
the IRFA. This present Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis (FRFA) 
conforms to the RFA.\3\
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    \1\ See 5 U.S.C. 603. The RFA, see 5 U.S.C. 601-612, has been 
amended by the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 
1996 (SBREFA), Public Law 104-121, Title II, 110 Stat. 857 (1996), 
and the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010, Public Law 111-240, 124 
Stat. 2504 (2010).
    \2\ See Amendment of Parts 1, 2, 15, 74, 78, 87, 90, and 97 of 
the Commission's Rules Regarding Implementation of the Final Acts of 
the World Radiocommunication Conference (Geneva, 2007) (WRC-07), 
Other Allocation Issues, and Related Rule Updates, ET Docket No. 12-
338, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Order, 27 FCC Rcd 14598 
(2012) (WRC-07 NPRM).
    \3\ See 5 U.S.C. 604.

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A. Need for, and Objectives of the Report and Order

    In this Report and Order, the Commission amends parts 1, 2, 25, 
27, 74, 78, 80, 87, 90, 97, and 101 of its rules to complete 
implementation of various allocation decisions from the Final Acts 
of the World Radiocommunications Conference (Geneva, 2007) (WRC-07) 
in the Commission's Table of Frequency Allocations, to revise 
certain other allocations in the Table, and to update certain 
related service rules. The decisions adopted in this Report and 
Order conform the Commission's rules, to the extent practical, to 
the decisions that the international community made at WRC-07 and 
will collectively promote the advancement of new and expanded 
services and provide significant benefits to the American public.

B. Summary of Significant Issues Raised by Public Comments in Response 
to the IRFA

    No comments were filed in direct response to the IRFA.

C. Response to Comments by the Chief Counsel for Advocacy of the Small 
Business Administration

    Pursuant to the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010, the Commission 
is required to respond to any comments filed by the Chief Counsel 
for Advocacy of the Small Business Administration (SBA), and to 
provide a detailed statement of any change made to the proposed 
rules as a result of those comments. The Chief Counsel did not file 
any comments in response to the proposed rules in this proceeding.

D. Description and Estimate of the Number of Small Entities to Which 
the Adopted Rules Will Apply

    The RFA directs agencies to provide a description of and, where 
feasible, an estimate of the number of small entities that may be 
affected by the proposed rules, if adopted.\4\ The RFA generally 
defines the term ``small entity'' as having the same meaning as the 
terms ``small business,'' ``small organization,'' and ``small 
governmental jurisdiction.'' In addition, the term ``small 
business'' has the same meaning as the term ``small business 
concern'' under the Small Business Act.\5\ A small business concern 
is one which: (1) Is independently owned and operated; (2) is not 
dominant in its field of operation; and (3) satisfies any additional 
criteria established by the SBA.\6\
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    \4\ Id. at 603(b)(3).
    \5\ 5 U.S.C. 601(3) (incorporating by reference the definition 
of ``small business concern'' in 15 U.S.C. 632). Pursuant to the 
RFA, the statutory definition of a small business applies ``unless 
an agency, after consultation with the Office of Advocacy of the 
Small Business Administration and after opportunity for public 
comment, establishes one or more definitions of such term which are 
appropriate to the activities of the agency and publishes such 
definition(s) in the Federal Register.'' 5 U.S.C. 601(3).
    \6\ Small Business Act, 15 U.S.C. 632 (1996).
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    Small Businesses, Small Organizations, and Small Governmental 
Jurisdictions. The Commission's action may, over time, affect small 
entities that are not easily categorized at present. The Commission 
therefore described here, at the outset, three comprehensive, 
statutory small entity size standards.\7\ First, nationwide, there 
are a total of 28.2 million small businesses, according to the 
SBA.\8\ In addition, a ``small organization'' is generally ``any 
not-for-profit enterprise which is independently owned and operated 
and is not dominant in its field.'' \9\ Nationwide, as of 2012, 
there were approximately 2,300,000 small organizations.\10\ Finally, 
the term ``small governmental jurisdiction'' is defined generally as 
``governments of cities, towns, townships, villages, school 
districts, or special districts, with a population of less than 
fifty thousand.'' \11\ Census Bureau data for 2012 indicate that 
there were 90,056 local governments in the United States.\12\ Thus, 
the Commission estimated that most governmental jurisdictions are 
small.
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    \7\ See 5 U.S.C. 601(3)-(6).
    \8\ See SBA, Office of Advocacy, ``Frequently Asked Questions,'' 
http://www.sba.gov/sites/default/files/FAQ_March_2014_0.pdf (last 
visited May 2, 2014; figures are from 2011).
    \9\ 5 U.S.C. 601(4).
    \10\ National Center for Charitable Statistics, The Nonprofit 
Almanac (2012).
    \11\ 5 U.S.C. 601(5).
    \12\ U.S. Census Bureau, Government Organization Summary Report: 
2012 (rel. Sep. 26, 2013), http://www2.census.gov/govs/cog/g12_org.pdf (last visited May 2, 2014).
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    Amateur Radio Service. Because ``small entities,'' as defined in 
the RFA, are not persons eligible for licensing in the amateur 
service, this rule does not apply to ``small entities.'' Rather, it 
applies exclusively to individuals who are the control operators of 
amateur radio stations.
    Satellite Telecommunications and All Other Telecommunications. 
Two economic census categories address the satellite industry. Both 
of these categories have a small business size standard of $32.5 
million or less in annual receipts under SBA rules.\13\
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    \13\ 13 CFR 121.201, North American Industry Classification 
System (``NAICS'') codes 517410 and 517919.
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    The category of Satellite Telecommunications ``comprises 
establishments primarily engaged in providing telecommunications 
services to other establishments in the telecommunications and 
broadcasting industries by forwarding and receiving communications 
signals via a system of satellites or reselling satellite 
telecommunications.'' \14\ Census Bureau data for 2007 show that 512 
Satellite Telecommunications firms operated for that entire 
year.\15\ Of this total, 464 firms had annual receipts of under $10 
million, and 18 firms had receipts of $10 million to 
$24,999,999.\16\ Consequently, the Commission estimates that the 
majority of Satellite Telecommunications firms are small entities 
that might be affected by its action.
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    \14\ U.S. Census Bureau, 2007 NAICS Definitions, ``517410 
Satellite Telecommunications.''
    \15\ See http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/IBQTable?_bm=y&-geo_id=&-_skip=900&-ds_name=EC0751SSSZ4&-_lang=en.
    \16\ See http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/IBQTable?_bm=y&-geo_id=&-_skip=900&-ds_name=EC0751SSSZ4&-_lang=en.
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    The second category, i.e. ``All Other Telecommunications'' 
comprises ``establishments primarily engaged in providing 
specialized telecommunications services, such as satellite tracking, 
communications telemetry, and radar station operation. This industry 
also includes establishments primarily engaged in providing 
satellite terminal stations and associated facilities connected with 
one or more terrestrial systems and capable of Transmitting 
telecommunications to, and receiving telecommunications from, 
satellite systems. Establishments providing Internet services or 
voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) services via client-supplied 
telecommunications connections are also included in this industry.'' 
\17\ For this category, Census Bureau data for 2007 show that there 
were a total of 2,383 firms that operated for the entire year.\18\ 
Of this total, 2,347 firms had annual receipts of under $25 million 
and 12 firms had annual receipts of $25 million to $49, 999,999.\19\ 
Consequently, the Commission estimates that the majority of All 
Other Telecommunications firms are small entities.
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    \17\ http://www.census.gov/cgi-bin/sssd/naics/naicsrch?code=517919&search=2007%20NAICS%20Search.
    \18\ http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/IBQTable?_bm=y&-geo_id=&-_skip=900&-ds_name=EC0751SSSZ4&-_lang=en.
    \19\ http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/IBQTable?_bm=y&-geo_id=&-_skip=900&-ds_name=EC0751SSSZ4&-_lang=en.
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    Fixed Microwave Services. Fixed microwave services include 
common carrier,\20\ private operational-fixed,\21\ and broadcast 
auxiliary radio services.\22\ At present, there are approximately 
22,015 common carrier fixed licensees and 61,670 private 
operational-fixed licensees and broadcast auxiliary radio licensees 
in the microwave services. The Commission has not created a size 
standard for a small business specifically with respect to fixed 
microwave services. For purposes of this analysis, the Commission 
uses the SBA small business size standard for the category Wireless 
Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite), which is 1,500 or 
fewer employees.\23\ The Commission does not have data specifying 
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that have no more than 1,500 employees, and thus the Commission was 
unable at this time to estimate with greater precision the number of 
fixed microwave service licensees that would qualify as small 
business concerns under the SBA's small business size standard. 
Consequently, the Commission estimates that there are 22,015 or 
fewer common carrier fixed licensees and 61,670 or fewer private 
operational-fixed licensees and broadcast auxiliary radio licensees 
in the microwave services that may be small and may be affected by 
the rules and policies proposed herein. The Commission noted, 
however, that the common carrier microwave fixed licensee category 
includes some large entities.
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    \20\ See 47 CFR 101 et seq. for common carrier fixed microwave 
services (except Multipoint Distribution Service).
    \21\ Persons eligible under parts 80 and 90 of the Commission's 
Rules can use Private Operational-Fixed Microwave services. See 47 
CFR parts 80 and 90. Stations in this service are called 
operational-fixed to distinguish them from common carrier and public 
fixed stations. Only the licensee may use the operational-fixed 
station and only for communications related to the licensee's 
commercial, industrial, or safety operations.
    \22\ Auxiliary Microwave Service is governed by part 74 of Title 
47 of the Commission's rules. See 47 CFR part 74. This service is 
available to licensees of broadcast stations and to broadcast and 
cable network entities. Broadcast auxiliary microwave stations are 
used for relaying broadcast television signals from the studio to 
the transmitter, or between two points such as a main studio and an 
auxiliary studio. The service also includes mobile television 
pickups, which relay signals from a remote location back to the 
studio.
    \23\ 13 CFR 121.201, NAICS code 517210.
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    Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except satellite). This 
industry comprises establishments engaged in operating and 
maintaining switching and transmission facilities to provide 
communications via the airwaves. Establishments in this industry 
have spectrum licenses and provide services using that spectrum, 
such as cellular phone services, paging services, wireless Internet 
access, and wireless video services.\24\ The appropriate size 
standard under SBA rules is for the category Wireless 
Telecommunications Carriers. The size standard for that category is 
that a business is small if it has 1,500 or fewer employees.\25\ 
Under the present and prior categories, the SBA has deemed a 
wireless business to be small if it has 1,500 or fewer 
employees.\26\ For this category, census data for 2007 show that 
there were 11,163 firms that operated for the entire year.\27\ Of 
this total, 10,791 firms had employment of 999 or fewer employees 
and 372 had employment of 1,000 employees or more.\28\ Thus under 
this category and the associated small business size standard, the 
Commission estimates that the majority of wireless 
telecommunications carriers (except satellite) are small entities 
that may be affected by its proposed action.\29\
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    \24\ See http://www.census.gov/cgi-bin/sssd/naics/naicsrch?code=517210&search=2007%20NAICS%20Search.
    \25\ 13 CFR 121.201, NAICS code 517210.
    \26\ 13 CFR 121.201, NAICS code 517210. The now-superseded, pre-
2007 CFR citations were 13 CFR 121.201, NAICS codes 517211 and 
517212 (referring to the 2002 NAICS).
    \27\ U.S. Census Bureau, Subject Series: Information, Table 5, 
``Establishment and Firm Size: Employment Size of Firms for the 
United States: 2007 NAICS Code 517210'' (issued Nov. 2010).
    \28\ Id. Available census data do not provide a more precise 
estimate of the number of firms that have employment of 1,500 or 
fewer employees; the largest category provided is for firms with 
``100 employees or more.''
    \29\ See http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=ECN_2007_US_51SSSZ2&prodType=table.
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    Wireless Equipment Manufacturers. This industry is comprised of 
businesses primarily engaged in manufacturing radio, television 
broadcast, and wireless communications equipment. Examples of 
products made by these establishments are: transmitting and 
receiving antennas, cable television equipment, cordless phones, 
global positioning system (GPS) equipment, pagers, cellular phones, 
mobile communications equipment, and radio and television studio and 
broadcasting equipment.\30\ In this category, the SBA has deemed a 
business manufacturing radio and television broadcasting equipment, 
wireless telecommunications equipment, or both, to be small if it 
has fewer than 750 employees.\31\ For this category of 
manufacturing, Census data for 2007 show that there were 919 firms 
that operated that year. Of those establishments, 531 had between 1 
and 19 employees; 240 had between 20 and 99 employees; and 148 had 
more than 100 employees.\32\ Since 771 establishments had fewer than 
100 employees, and since only 148 had more than 100 employees, the 
vast majority of manufacturers in this category would be considered 
small under applicable standards.
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    \30\ http://www.census.gov/econ/industry/def/d334220.htm.
    \31\ See 13 CFR 121.201, NAICS code 334220.
    \32\ http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/IBQTable?_bm=y&-geo_id=&-_skip=300&-ds_name+EC0731I1&-_lang=en.
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    Frequency Coordinators. Neither the Commission nor the SBA has 
developed a small business size standard specifically applicable to 
spectrum frequency coordinators. Since 2007, the Census Bureau has 
placed wireless firms within the broad, economic census category of 
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite).\33\ Under 
this category, the SBA has deemed a wireless business to be small if 
it has 1,500 or fewer employees.\34\ Census data for 2007 show that 
there were 1,383 firms that operated that year. Of those, 1,368 had 
fewer than 100 employees, and 15 firms had more than 100 
employees.\35\ Thus, under this category and the associated small 
business standard, the majority of firms can be considered small.
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    \33\ U.S. Census Bureau, 2007 NAICS Definitions, ``517210 
Wireless Telecommunications Categories (Except Satellite)''; http://www.census.gov/naics/2007/def/ND517210.HTM#N517210.
    \34\13 CFR 121.201, NAICS code 517210 (2007 NAICS).
    \35\U.S. Census Bureau, 2007 Economic Census, Sector 51, 2007 
NAICS cod 517210 (rel. Oct. 20, 2009), http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/IBQTable?_bm=y&-geo_id=&-fds_name=EC0700A1&-_skip=700&-ds_name=EC0751SSSZ5&-_lang=en.
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E. Description of Projected Reporting, Recordkeeping and Other 
Compliance Requirements for Small Entities

    The WRC-07 R&O did not establish any new reporting or 
recordkeeping requirements for small entities. The WRC-07 R&O 
established ``other'' compliance requirements for manufacturers of 
equipment, applicants/licensees, and frequency coordinators. 
Licensees are required to use equipment and operate licensed 
stations in a manner that complies with the Commission's existing 
and newly adopted rules. The compliance requirements established in 
the WRC-07 R&O are the same for small and large entities.
    Manufacturers of aircraft stations transmitting telemetry in the 
1435-1525 MHz, 2345-2395 MHz, or 5091-5150 MHz band must meet the 
following emissions limitations and frequency stability 
requirements:
     Except for emergency locator transmitters (ELTs) and 
when using single sideband (R3E, H3E, J3E), or frequency modulation 
(F9) or digital modulation (F9Y) for telemetry or telecommand in the 
1435-1525 MHz, 2345-2395 MHz, or 5091-5150 MHz band or digital 
modulation (G7D) for differential GPS, the mean power of any 
emission must be attenuated below the mean power of the transmitter 
(pY) as follows: 1) When the frequency is removed from the assigned 
frequency by more than 50 percent up to and including 100 percent of 
the authorized bandwidth the attenuation must be at least 25 dB; 2) 
When the frequency is removed from the assigned frequency by more 
than 100 percent up to and including 250 percent of the authorized 
bandwidth the attenuation must be at least 35 dB; 3) When the 
frequency is removed from the assigned frequency by more than 250 
percent of the authorized bandwidth the attenuation for aircraft 
station transmitters' emissions must be at least 40 dB; and the 
attenuation for aeronautical station transmitters' emissions must be 
at least 43 + 10 log10 pY dB.
     When using frequency modulation or digital modulation 
for telemetry or telecommand in the 1435-1525 MHz, 2345-2395 MHz, or 
5091-5150 MHz band with an authorized bandwidth equal to or less 
than 1 megahertz the emissions must be attenuated as follows: (1) On 
any frequency removed from the assigned frequency by more than 100 
percent of the authorized bandwidth up to and including 100 percent 
plus 0.5 megahertz, the attenuation must be at least 60 dB, when 
measured in a 3.0 kilohertz bandwidth. This signal need not be 
attenuated more than 25 dB below 1 milliwatt. (2) On any frequency 
removed from the assigned frequency by more than 100 percent of the 
authorized bandwidth plus 0.5 megahertz, the attenuation must be at 
least 55 + 10 log10 pY dB when measured in a 3.0 
kilohertz bandwidth.
     When using frequency modulation or digital modulation 
for telemetry or telecommand in the 1435-1525 MHz, 2345-2395 MHz, or 
5091-5150 MHz band with an authorized bandwidth greater than 1 
megahertz, the emissions must be attenuated as follows: 1) On any 
frequency removed from the assigned frequency by more than 50 
percent of the authorized bandwidth plus 0.5 megahertz up to and 
including 50 percent of the authorized bandwidth plus 1.0 megahertz, 
the attenuation must be 60 dB, when measured in a 3.0 kilohertz 
bandwidth. The signal need not be attenuated more than 25 dB below 1 
milliwatt. 2) On any frequency removed from the assigned frequency 
by more than 50 percent of the authorized bandwidth plus 1.0 
megahertz, the attenuation must be at least 55 + 10 log10 
pY dB, when measured in a 3.0 kilohertz bandwidth.
     The carrier frequency tolerance of all transmitters 
that operate in the 1435-1525 MHz or 2345-2395 MHz band is 0.002 
percent. The carrier frequency tolerance of all transmitters that 
operate in the 5091-5150 MHz band is 0.005 percent.
    In addition, manufacturers of equipment must meet the following 
requirements:
     The following unwanted emission power limits for non-
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operating in the inter-satellite service that transmit in the 22.55-
23.55 GHz band shall apply in any 200 megahertz of the 23.6-24 GHz 
passive band, based on the date that complete advance publication 
information is received by the ITU's Radiocommunication Bureau: For 
information received before January 1, 2020: -36 dBW/200 MHz. For 
information received on or after January 1, 2020: -46 dBW/200 MHz.
     For new fixed stations in the 31-31.3 GHz band 
authorized three years after the effective date of the WRC-07 R&O, 
the unwanted emission power in any 100 megahertz of the 31.3-31.5 
GHz band shall be limited to -38 dBW (-38 dBW/100 MHz), as measured 
at the input to the antenna.
     For earth stations in the Fixed-Satellite Service 
(Earth-to-space) that transmit in the 49.7-50.2 GHz and 50.4-50.9 
GHz bands, the unwanted emission power in the 50.2-50.4 GHz band 
shall not exceed -20 dBW/200 MHz (measured at the input of the 
antenna), except that the maximum unwanted emission power may be 
increased to -10 dBW/200 MHz for earth stations having an antenna 
gain greater than or equal to 57 dBi. These limits apply under 
clear-sky conditions. During fading conditions, the limits may be 
exceeded by earth stations when using uplink power control.
    The following requirements apply to applicants/licensees or 
frequency coordinators:
     In the 1435-1452 MHz band, operators of aeronautical 
telemetry stations are encouraged to take all reasonable steps to 
ensure that unwanted emissions power level does not exceed -28 dBW/
27 MHz in the 1400-1427 MHz band. Operators of aeronautical 
telemetry stations that do not meet this limit shall first attempt 
to operate in the 1452-1525 MHz band prior to operating in the 1435-
1452 MHz band.
     In the 1435-1525 MHz, 2345-2360 MHz (only until January 
1, 2020), 2360-2395 MHz, and 5091-5150 MHz bands, each application 
for a new station license, renewal or modification of an existing 
license concerning flight test frequencies, except as provided in 
paragraph (b) of Sec.  87.305, must be accompanied by a statement 
from a frequency advisory committee. The committee must comment on 
the frequencies requested or the proposed changes in the authorized 
station and the probable interference to existing stations. The 
committee must consider all stations operating on the frequencies 
requested or assigned within 320 km (200 mi) of the proposed area of 
operation and all prior coordinations and assignments on the 
proposed frequency(ies). The committee must also recommend 
frequencies resulting in the minimum interference. The committee 
must coordinate in writing all requests for frequencies or proposed 
operating changes in the 1435-1525 MHz, 2345-2360 MHz (only until 
January 1, 2020), 2360-2395 MHz, and 5091-5150 MHz bands with the 
responsible Government Area Frequency Coordinators listed in the 
NTIA ``Manual of Regulations and Procedures for Federal Radio 
Frequency Management.'' In addition, committee recommendations may 
include comments on other technical factors and may contain 
recommended restrictions which it believes should appear on the 
license.
     New fixed stations in the 10.6-10.68 GHz band are 
restricted to point-to-point operations, with each station supplying 
not more than -3 dBW of transmitter power to the antenna, producing 
not more than 40 dBW of EIRP, and radiating at an antenna main beam 
elevation angle of 20[deg] or less.
     Any application for a new station license to provide 
Multichannel Video Programming Distributors operations in the 17.7-
17.8 GHz band or to operate in the 17.8-19.7 GHz band for any 
service, or for modification of an existing station license in these 
bands which would change the frequency, power, emission, modulation, 
polarization, antenna height or directivity, or location of such a 
station, be coordinated with the Federal Government by the 
Commission before an authorization will be issued, if the station or 
proposed station is located in whole or in part within any of the 
following areas: (1) San Miguel, CA area: Between latitudes 
34[deg]39' N. and 34[deg]00' N. and between longitudes 118[deg]52' 
W. and 119[deg]24' W. or within 200 km of 35[deg]44' N., 120[deg]45' 
W.; and (2) Guam area: Within 100 km of 13[deg]35' N., 144[deg]51' 
E.

F. Steps Taken To Minimize Significant Economic Impact on Small 
Entities and Significant Alternatives Considered

    The RFA requires an agency to describe any significant 
alternatives that it has considered in reaching its proposed 
approach, which may include the following four alternatives (among 
others): (1) the establishment of differing compliance or reporting 
requirements or timetables that take into account the resources 
available to small entities; (2) the clarification, consolidation, 
or simplification of compliance or reporting requirements under the 
rule for small entities; (3) the use of performance, rather than 
design, standards; and (4) an exemption from coverage of the rule, 
or any part thereof, for small entities.\36\
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    In the WRC-07 NPRM, the Commission proposed to delete the non-
Federal radiolocation service (RLS) allocation from the 1900-2000 
kHz band, stating that a review of its licensing database found that 
no one is licensed to use this allocation. In its reply comments to 
the WRC-07 NPRM, ITM Marine stated that the U.S.-based high seas 
migratory species fishing fleets operate radio buoys in the 1900-
2000 kHz band. In order to remove the otherwise unused RLS 
allocation from the Allocation Table without affecting existing 
radio buoy use by U.S. commercial fishing vessels, the WRC-07 R&O 
added a new footnote to the Allocation Table (footnote NG92) that 
authorizes U.S. commercial fishing vessels to continue to use radio 
buoys on the open sea under a ship station license. This action is 
expected to have a positive non-burdensome impact on commercial 
fishing vessels, many of which are owned by small businesses, by 
authorizing these entities to operate radio buoys under a ship 
station license instead of obtaining separate licenses for the radio 
buoys.
    The WRC-07 R&O delays the implementation of the unwanted 
emissions power limit for new fixed stations in the 31-31.3 GHz 
band. Because the Commission has delayed the implementation of this 
new requirement for 3 years, it appears that the economic impact of 
this requirement has been minimized to the extent practicable for 
all licensees, including small entities.
    Report to Congress: The Commission will send a copy of the 
Report and Order, including this FRFA, in a report to Congress 
pursuant to the Congressional Review Act.\37\ In addition, the 
Commission will send a copy of the Report and Order, including this 
FRFA, to the Chief Counsel for Advocacy of the SBA.
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Paperwork Reduction Analysis

    This document contains no new or modified information collection 
requirements subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 
Public Law 104-13. In addition, therefore, it does not contain any 
new or modified ``information collection burden for small business 
concerns with fewer than 25 employees,'' pursuant to the Small 
Business Paperwork Relief Act of 2002, Public Law 107-198, see 44 
U.S.C. 3506(c)(4).

Congressional Review Act

    The Commission will send a copy of this Report and Order, Order, 
and WRC-12 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Congress and the 
Government Accountability Office pursuant to the Congressional 
Review Act, see 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).

Ordering Clauses

    Pursuant to section 1, 4, 301, 302, and 303 of the 
Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. 151, 154, 301, 
302a, and 303, and Sec.  553(b)(B) of the Administrative Procedure 
Act, 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), this report and order and order is hereby 
adopted and the Commission's rules are amended as set forth below.
    Pursuant to Sec.  1.3 of the Commission's rules, 47 CFR 1.3, 
that Sec. Sec.  80.375 and 90.103 of the Commission's rules are 
waived to allow operation of FCC authorized radio buoys in the 1900-
2000 kHz band on the open sea by commercial fishing vessels that 
have a valid ship station license or are licensed by rule under 
Sec.  80.13 of the Commission's rules.
    The Petition for Rulemaking of ARRL filed on Nov. 29, 2012 is 
granted.
    The Joint Petition for Rulemaking of Xanadoo Company and 
Spectrum Five LLC in IB Docket No. 06-123 is denied in part, as 
described herein.
    The Commission's Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, 
Reference Information Center, SHALL SEND a copy of this report and 
order and order, including the Final Regulatory Flexibility 
Analysis, to the Chief Counsel for Advocacy of the Small Business 
Administration.
    The rule amendments adopted herein shall be effective 30 days 
after date of Federal Register publication of the report and order 
and order and ET Docket No. 12-338 shall be

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terminated, unless one or more petitions for reconsideration are 
filed in response to the report and order.
    It is further ordered that the Commission shall send a copy of 
this report and order and order in a report to be sent to Congress 
and the General Accounting Office pursuant to the Congressional 
Review Act, see 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).

List of Subjects

Part 2

    Radio, telecommunications.

Part 25

    Radio, satellites.

Parts 1, 27, 74, 78, 80, 87, 90, 97, and 101

    Recordkeeping requirements.

Federal Communications Commission.
Marlene H. Dortch,
Secretary.

    For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Federal 
Communications Commission amends 47 CFR parts 1, 2, 25, 27, 74, 78, 80, 
87, 90, 97, and 101 as follows:

PART 1--PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE

0
1. The authority citation for part 1 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 15 U.S.C. 79 et seq.; 47 U.S.C. 151, 154(i), 154(j), 
155, 157, 160, 201, 225, 227, 303, 309, 332, 1403, 1404, 1451, 1452, 
and 1455.


0
2. Section 1.924 is amended by revising paragraphs (e) and (f) to read 
as follows:


Sec.  1.924  Quiet zones.

* * * * *
    (e) 420-450 MHz band. Applicants for pulse-ranging radiolocation 
systems operating in the 420-450 MHz band along the shoreline of the 
conterminous United States and Alaska, and for spread spectrum 
radiolocation systems operating in the 420-435 MHz sub-band within the 
conterminous United States and Alaska, should not expect to be 
accommodated if their area of service is within:
    (1) Arizona, Florida, or New Mexico;
    (2) Those portions of California and Nevada that are south of 
latitude 37[deg]10' N.;
    (3) That portion of Texas that is west of longitude 104[deg] W.; or
    (4) The following circular areas:
    (i) 322 kilometers (km) of 30[deg]30' N., 86[deg]30' W.
    (ii) 322 km of 28[deg]21' N., 80[deg]43' W.
    (iii) 322 km of 34[deg]09' N., 119[deg]11' W.
    (iv) 240 km of 39[deg]08' N., 121[deg]26' W.
    (v) 200 km of 31[deg]25' N., 100[deg]24' W.
    (vi) 200 km of 32[deg]38' N., 83[deg]35' W.
    (vii) 160 km of 64[deg]17' N., 149[deg]10' W.
    (viii) 160 km of 48[deg]43' N., 97[deg]54' W.
    (ix) 160 km of 41[deg]45' N., 70[deg]32' W.
    (f) 17.7-19.7 GHz band. The following exclusion areas and 
coordination areas are established to minimize or avoid harmful 
interference to Federal Government earth stations receiving in the 
17.7-19.7 GHz band:
    (1) No application seeking authority for fixed stations, under 
parts 74, 78, or 101 of this chapter, supporting the operations of 
Multichannel Video Programming Distributors (MVPD) in the 17.7-17.8 GHz 
band or to operate in the 17.8-19.7 GHz band for any service will be 
accepted for filing if the proposed station is located within 20 km (or 
within 55 km if the modification application is for an outdoor low 
power operation pursuant to Sec.  101.147(r)(14) of this chapter) of 
Denver, CO (39[deg]43' N., 104[deg]46' W.) or Washington, DC 
(38[deg]48' N., 76[deg]52' W.).
    (2) Any application for a new station license to provide MVPD 
operations in the 17.7-17.8 GHz band or to operate in the 17.8-19.7 GHz 
band for any service, or for modification of an existing station 
license in these bands which would change the frequency, power, 
emission, modulation, polarization, antenna height or directivity, or 
location of such a station, must be coordinated with the Federal 
Government by the Commission before an authorization will be issued, if 
the station or proposed station is located in whole or in part within 
any of the following areas:
    (i) Denver, CO area:
    (A) Between latitudes 41[deg]30' N. and 38[deg]30' N. and between 
longitudes 103[deg]10' W. and 106[deg]30' W.
    (B) Between latitudes 38[deg]30' N. and 37[deg]30' N. and between 
longitudes 105[deg]00' W. and 105[deg]50' W.
    (C) Between latitudes 40[deg]08' N. and 39[deg]56' N. and between 
longitudes 107[deg]00' W. and 107[deg]15' W.
    (ii) Washington, DC area:
    (A) Between latitudes 38[deg]40' N. and 38[deg]10' N. and between 
longitudes 78[deg]50' W. and 79[deg]20' W.
    (B) Within 178 km of 38[deg]48' N., 76[deg]52' W.
    (iii) San Miguel, CA area:
    (A) Between latitudes 34[deg]39' N. and 34[deg]00' N. and between 
longitudes 118[deg]52' W. and 119[deg]24' W.
    (B) Within 200 km of 35[deg]44' N., 120[deg]45' W.
    (iv) Guam area: Within 100 km of 13[deg]35' N., 144[deg]51' E.
    Note to Sec.  1.924(f): The coordinates cited in this section are 
specified in terms of the ``North American Datum of 1983 (NAD 83).''
* * * * *

PART 2--FREQUENCY ALLOCATIONS AND RADIO TREATY MATTERS; GENERAL 
RULES AND REGULATIONS

0
3. The authority citation for part 2 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 47 U.S.C. 154, 302a, 303, and 336, unless otherwise 
noted.


0
4. Section 2.1 is amended by revising the definitions of ``Earth 
Exploration-Satellite Service'' and ``Equivalent Isotropically Radiated 
Power (e.i.r.p.)'' in paragraph (c) to read as follows:


Sec.  2.1  Terms and definitions.

* * * * *
    (c) * * *
    Earth Exploration-Satellite Service. A radiocommunication service 
between earth stations and one or more space stations, which may 
include links between space stations, in which:
    (1) Information relating to the characteristics of the Earth and 
its natural phenomena, including data relating to the state of the 
environment, is obtained from active sensors or passive sensors on 
Earth satellites;
    (2) Similar information is collected from airborne or Earth-based 
platforms;
    (3) Such information may be distributed to earth stations within 
the system concerned; and
    (4) Platform interrogation may be included. This service may also 
include feeder links necessary for its operation. (RR)
* * * * *
    Equivalent Isotropically Radiated Power (e.i.r.p.). The product of 
the power supplied to the antenna and the antenna gain in a given 
direction relative to an isotropic antenna (absolute or isotropic 
gain). (RR)
* * * * *

0
5. Section 2.100 is revised to read as follows:


Sec.  2.100  International regulations in force.

    The ITU Radio Regulations, Edition of 2008, have been incorporated 
to the extent practicable in this part, except that the International 
Table within Sec.  2.106 has been updated to reflect the ITU Radio 
Regulations, Edition of 2012.

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6. Section 2.101 is amended by revising paragraph (c) to read as 
follows:


Sec.  2.101  Frequency and wavelength bands.

* * * * *
    (c) In communications between administrations and the ITU, no 
names, symbols or abbreviations should be used for the various 
frequency bands other than those specified in this section.

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                                         Frequency range (lower
    Band No.       Symbols (terms) \2\   limit exclusive, upper   Corresponding metric     Metric abbreviations
                                            limit inclusive)           subdivision            for the bands
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4..............  VLF (very low           3 to 30 kHz...........  Myriametric waves.....  B.Mam
                  frequency).
5..............  LF (low frequency)....  30 to 300 kHz.........  Kilometric waves......  B.km
6..............  MF (medium frequency).  300 to 3,000 kHz......  Hectometric waves.....  B.hm
7..............  HF (high frequency)...  3 to 30 MHz...........  Decametric waves......  B.dam
8..............  VHF (very high          30 to 300 MHz.........  Metric waves..........  B.m
                  frequency).
9..............  UHF (ultra high         300 to 3,000 MHz......  Decimetric waves......  B.dm
                  frequency).
10.............  SHF (super high         3 to 30 GHz...........  Centimetric waves.....  B.cm
                  frequency).
11.............  EHF (extremely high     30 to 300 GHz.........  Millimetric waves.....  B.mm
                  frequency).
12.............                          300 to 3,000 GHz......  Decimillimetric waves.
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NOTE 1: ``Band N'' (N = band number) extends from 0.3 x 10\N\ Hz to 3 x 10\N\ Hz.
NOTE 2: Prefix: k = kilo (10\3\), M = mega (10\6\), G = giga (10\9\).


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7. Section 2.106, the Table of Frequency Allocations, is amended as 
follows:
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    \2\ The terms are no longer shown in the ITU Radio Regulations, 
and thus, they should not be used in communications with the ITU.
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0
a. The table is revised.
0
b. In the list of International Footnotes, footnotes 5.53, 5.54, 5.56, 
5.67B, 5.68, 5.70, 5.77, 5.82, 5.87, 5.93, 5.98, 5.99, 5.107, 5.112, 
5.114, 5.117, 5.128, 5.133, 5.140, 5.141, 5.141B, 5.142, 5.143A, 
5.143B, 5.143C, 5.143D, 5.160, 5.162, 5.162A, 5.163, 5.164, 5.165, 
5.166, 5.169, 5.171, 5.178, 5.179, 5.197, 5.197A, 5.201, 5.202, 5.211, 
5.212, 5.214, 5.221, 5.231, 5.237, 5.259, 5.262, 5.274, 5.275, 5.276, 
5.277, 5.286AA, 5.288, 5.290, 5.293, 5.294, 5.296, 5.300, 5.312, 
5.313A, 5.314, 5.315, 5.316, 5.316A, 5.316B, 5.317A, 5.322, 5.323, 
5.327A, 5.330, 5.331, 5.335, 5.338, 5.338A, 5.342, 5.351A, 5.352A, 
5.353A, 5.355, 5.357A, 5.359, 5.362B, 5.362C, 5.367, 5.369, 5.371, 
5.381, 5.382, 5.384A, 5.387, 5.388, 5.388A, 5.388B, 5.389A, 5.389C, 
5.399, 5.410, 5.412, 5.418, 5.422, 5.428, 5.429, 5.430, 5.430A, 5.431A, 
5.432B, 5.433A, 5.439, 5.440A, 5.443B, 5.444, 5.444A, 5.444B, 5.446, 
5.446A, 5.446C, 5.447, 5.447A, 5.448, 5.450, 5.453, 5.454, 5.457B, 
5.457C, 5.461B, 5.462A, 5.466, 5.468, 5.469, 5.471, 5.477, 5.481, 
5.482, 5.483, 5.494, 5.495, 5.499, 5.500, 5.501, 5.504C, 5.505, 5.508, 
5.508A, 5.509A, 5.511, 5.512, 5.514, 5.522C, 5.524, 5.536A, 5.536B, 
5.536C, 5.537A, 5.542, 5.543A, 5.545, 5.546, 5.547, 5.549, 5.550, and 
5.565 are revised; footnotes 5.54A, 5.54B, 5.54C, 5.80A, 5.80B, 5.132A, 
5.132B, 5.133A, 5.145A, 5.145B, 5.149A, 5.158, 5.159, 5.161A, 5.161B, 
5.225A, 5.228, 5.228A, 5.228B, 5.228C, 5.228D, 5.228E, 5.228F, 5.312A, 
5.398A, 5.401, 5.443AA, 5.443C, 5.443D, 5.457, 5.511E, 5.511F, 5.530A, 
5.530B, 5.530C, 5.530D, 5.532A, and 5.532B are added; and footnotes 
5.72, 5.82A, 5.82B, 5.101, 5.138A, 5.139, 5.141C, 5.143E, 5.227A, 
5.272, 5.273, 5.302, 5.397, 5.400, 5.405, and 5.530 are removed.
0
c. In the list of United States (US) Footnotes, footnotes US37, US48, 
US51, US66, US77, US78, US106, US203, US226, US228, US263, US265, 
US290, US339, US368, US388, US398, US400, and US401 are removed; 
footnotes US52, US79, US85, US100, US111, US113, US139, US145, US156, 
US157, US161, US227, US338A, US367, US444B, US475, US476A, US482, 
US532, US550A, and US565 are added; and footnotes US74, US334, US343, 
US444, US444A, and US519 are revised.
0
d. In the list of non-Federal Government (NG) Footnotes, footnotes 
NG22, NG34, NG35, NG60, NG92, NG338A, and NG535 are added; and 
footnotes NG117, NG120, NG144, NG158, and NG167 are removed.
    The revisions and additions read as follows:


Sec.  2.106  Table of Frequency Allocations.

* * * * *
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BILLING CODE 6712-01-C

International Footnotes

    5.53 Administrations authorizing the use of frequencies below 
8.3 kHz shall ensure that no harmful interference is caused to 
services to which the bands above 8.3 kHz are allocated. (WRC-12)
    5.54 Administrations conducting scientific research using 
frequencies below 8.3 kHz are urged to advise other administrations 
that may be concerned in order that such research may be afforded 
all practicable protection from harmful interference. (WRC-12)
    5.54A Use of the 8.3-11.3 kHz frequency band by stations in the 
meteorological aids service is limited to passive use only. In the 
band 9-11.3 kHz, meteorological aids stations shall not claim 
protection from stations of the radionavigation service submitted 
for notification to the Bureau prior to 1 January 2013. For sharing 
between stations of the meteorological aids service and stations in 
the radionavigation service submitted for notification after this 
date, the most recent version of Recommendation ITU-R RS.1881 should 
be applied. (WRC-12)
    5.54B Additional allocation: In Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, 
the United Arab Emirates, the Russian Federation, Iraq, Lebanon, 
Morocco, Qatar, the Syrian Arab Republic, Sudan and Tunisia, the 
frequency band 8.3-9 kHz is also allocated to the radionavigation, 
fixed and mobile services on a primary basis. (WRC-12)
    5.54C Additional allocation: In China, the frequency band 8.3-9 
kHz is also allocated to the maritime radionavigation and maritime 
mobile services on a primary basis. (WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.56 The stations of services to which the bands 14-19.95 kHz 
and 20.05-70 kHz and in Region 1 also the bands 72-84 kHz and 86-90 
kHz are allocated may transmit standard frequency and time signals. 
Such stations shall be afforded protection from harmful 
interference. In Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, the Russian 
Federation, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and 
Turkmenistan, the frequencies 25 kHz and 50 kHz will be used for 
this purpose under the same conditions. (WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.67B The use of the band 135.7-137.8 kHz in Algeria, Egypt, 
Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Lebanon, Syrian Arab Republic, 
Sudan, South Sudan and Tunisia is limited to the fixed and maritime 
mobile services. The amateur service shall not be used in the above-
mentioned countries in the band 135.7-137.8 kHz, and this should be 
taken into account by the countries authorizing such use. (WRC-12)
    5.68 Alternative allocation: In Angola, Congo (Rep. of the), the 
Dem. Rep. of the Congo and South Africa, the band 160-200 kHz is 
allocated to the fixed service on a primary basis. (WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.70 Alternative allocation: In Angola, Botswana, Burundi, the 
Central African Rep., Congo (Rep. of the), Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, 
Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Oman, the Dem. 
Rep. of the Congo, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Chad, Zambia 
and Zimbabwe, the band 200-283.5 kHz is allocated to the 
aeronautical radionavigation service on a primary basis. (WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.77 Different category of service: In Australia, China, the 
French overseas communities of Region 3, Korea (Rep. of), India, 
Iran (Islamic Republic of), Japan, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea and 
Sri Lanka, the allocation of the frequency band 415-495 kHz to the 
aeronautical radionavigation service is on a primary basis. In 
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, the Russian Federation, Kazakhstan, 
Latvia, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, the allocation of the frequency 
band 435-495 kHz to the aeronautical radionavigation service is on a 
primary basis. Administrations in all the aforementioned countries 
shall take all practical steps necessary to ensure that aeronautical 
radionavigation stations in the frequency band 435-495 kHz do not 
cause interference to reception by coast stations of transmissions 
from ship stations on frequencies designated for ship stations on a 
worldwide basis. (WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.80A The maximum equivalent isotropically radiated power 
(e.i.r.p.) of stations in the amateur service using frequencies in 
the band 472-479 kHz shall not exceed 1 W. Administrations may 
increase this limit of e.i.r.p. to 5 W in portions of their 
territory which are at a distance of over 800 km from the borders of 
Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, China, Comoros, 
Djibouti, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, the Russian Federation, Iran 
(Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Lebanon, 
Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Oman, Uzbekistan, Qatar, Syrian Arab 
Republic, Kyrgyzstan, Somalia, Sudan, Tunisia, Ukraine and Yemen. In 
this frequency band, stations in the amateur service shall not cause 
harmful interference to, or claim protection from, stations of the 
aeronautical radionavigation service. (WRC-12)
    5.80B The use of the frequency band 472-479 kHz in Algeria, 
Saudi Arabia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, China, Comoros, 
Djibouti, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, the Russian Federation, Iraq, 
Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Oman, 
Uzbekistan, Qatar, Syrian Arab Republic, Kyrgyzstan, Somalia, Sudan, 
Tunisia and Yemen is limited to the maritime mobile and aeronautical 
radionavigation services. The amateur service shall not be used in 
the above-mentioned countries in this frequency band, and this 
should be taken into account by the countries authorizing such use. 
(WRC-12)
    5.82 In the maritime mobile service, the frequency 490 kHz is to 
be used exclusively for the transmission by coast stations of 
navigational and meteorological warnings and urgent information to 
ships, by means of narrow-band direct-printing telegraphy. The 
conditions for use of the frequency 490 kHz are prescribed in 
Articles 31 and 52. In using the frequency band 415-495 kHz for the 
aeronautical radionavigation service, administrations are requested 
to ensure that no harmful interference is caused to the frequency 
490 kHz. In using the frequency band 472-479 kHz for the amateur 
service, administrations shall ensure that no harmful interference 
is caused to the frequency 490 kHz. (WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.87 Additional allocation: In Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, 
Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger and Swaziland, the band 526.5-535 
kHz is also allocated to the mobile service on a secondary basis. 
(WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.93 Additional allocation: In Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, 
Belarus, the Russian Federation, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, 
Latvia, Lithuania, Mongolia, Nigeria, Uzbekistan, Poland, 
Kyrgyzstan, Slovakia, Tajikistan, Chad, Turkmenistan and Ukraine, 
the bands 1625-1635 kHz, 1800-1810 kHz and 2160-2170 kHz are also 
allocated to the fixed and land mobile services on a primary basis, 
subject to agreement obtained under No. 9.21. (WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.98 Alternative allocation: In Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, 
Belarus, Belgium, Cameroon, Congo (Rep. of the), Denmark, Egypt, 
Eritrea, Spain, Ethiopia, the Russian Federation, Georgia, Greece, 
Italy, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Lithuania, the Syrian Arab Republic, 
Kyrgyzstan, Somalia, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Turkey and 
Ukraine, the band 1810-1830 kHz is allocated to the fixed and 
mobile, except aeronautical mobile, services on a primary basis. 
(WRC-12)
    5.99 Additional allocation: In Saudi Arabia, Austria, Iraq, 
Libya, Uzbekistan, Slovakia, Romania, Slovenia, Chad, and Togo, the 
band 1810-1830 kHz is also allocated to the fixed and mobile, except 
aeronautical mobile, services on a primary basis. (WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.107 Additional allocation: In Saudi Arabia, Eritrea, Ethiopia, 
Iraq, Libya, Somalia and Swaziland, the band 2160-2170 kHz is also 
allocated to the fixed and mobile, except aeronautical mobile (R), 
services on a primary basis. The mean power of stations in these 
services shall not exceed 50 W. (WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.112 Alternative allocation: In Denmark and Sri Lanka, the band 
2194-2300 kHz is allocated to the fixed and mobile, except 
aeronautical mobile, services on a primary basis. (WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.114 Alternative allocation: In Denmark and Iraq, the band 
2502-2625 kHz is allocated to the fixed and mobile, except 
aeronautical mobile, services on a primary basis. (WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.117 Alternative allocation: In C[ocirc]te d'Ivoire, Denmark, 
Egypt, Liberia, Sri Lanka and Togo, the band 3155-3200 kHz is 
allocated to the fixed and mobile, except aeronautical mobile, 
services on a primary basis. (WRC-12)
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    5.128 Frequencies in the bands 4063-4123 kHz and 4130-4438 kHz 
may be used exceptionally by stations in the fixed service, 
communicating only within the boundary of the country in which they 
are located, with a mean power not exceeding 50 W, on condition that 
harmful interference is not caused to the maritime mobile service. 
In addition, in Afghanistan, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, 
Belarus, Botswana, Burkina Faso, the Central African Rep., China, 
the Russian Federation, Georgia, India, Kazakhstan, Mali, Niger, 
Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Chad, Turkmenistan and Ukraine, in 
the bands 4063-4123 kHz, 4130-4133 kHz and 4408-4438 kHz, stations 
in the fixed service, with a mean power not exceeding 1 kW, can be 
operated on condition that they are situated at least 600 km from 
the coast and that harmful interference is not caused to the 
maritime mobile service. (WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.132A 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)
    5.132B Alternative allocation: In Armenia, Austria, Belarus, 
Moldova, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, the frequency band 4438-4488 kHz 
is allocated to the fixed and mobile, except aeronautical mobile 
(R), services on a primary basis. (WRC-12)
    5.133 Different category of service: In Armenia, Azerbaijan, 
Belarus, the Russian Federation, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, 
Lithuania, Niger, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan 
and Ukraine, the allocation of the band 5130-5250 kHz to the mobile, 
except aeronautical mobile, service is on a primary basis (see No. 
5.33). (WRC-12)
    5.133A Alternative allocation: In Armenia, Austria, Belarus, 
Moldova, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, the frequency bands 5250-5275 
kHz and 26200-26350 kHz are allocated to the fixed and mobile, 
except aeronautical mobile, services on a primary basis. (WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.140 Additional allocation: In Angola, Iraq, Kenya, Somalia and 
Togo, the band 7000-7050 kHz is also allocated to the fixed service 
on a primary basis. (WRC-12)
    5.141 Alternative allocation: In Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, 
Guinea, Libya, Madagascar and Niger, the band 7000-7050 kHz is 
allocated to the fixed service on a primary basis. (WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.141B Additional allocation: In Algeria, Saudi Arabia, 
Australia, Bahrain, Botswana, Brunei Darussalam, China, Comoros, 
Korea (Rep. of), Diego Garcia, Djibouti, Egypt, United Arab 
Emirates, Eritrea, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Japan, 
Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Niger, New Zealand, 
Oman, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, the Syrian Arab Republic, Singapore, 
Sudan, South Sudan, Tunisia, Viet Nam and Yemen, the band 7100-7200 
kHz is also allocated to the fixed and the mobile, except 
aeronautical mobile (R), services on a primary basis. (WRC-12)
    5.142 The use of the band 7200-7300 kHz in Region 2 by the 
amateur service shall not impose constraints on the broadcasting 
service intended for use within Region 1 and Region 3. (WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.143A In Region 3, frequencies in the band 7350-7450 kHz may be 
used by stations in the fixed service on a primary basis and land 
mobile service on a secondary basis, communicating only within the 
boundary of the country in which they are located, on condition that 
harmful interference is not caused to the broadcasting service. When 
using frequencies for these services, administrations are urged to 
use the minimum power required and to take account of the seasonal 
use of frequencies by the broadcasting service published in 
accordance with the Radio Regulations. (WRC-12)
    5.143B In Region 1, frequencies in the band 7350-7450 kHz may be 
used by stations in the fixed and land mobile services communicating 
only within the boundary of the country in which they are located on 
condition that harmful interference is not caused to the 
broadcasting service. The total radiated power of each station shall 
not exceed 24 dBW. (WRC-12)
    5.143C Additional allocation: In Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, 
Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Iran (Islamic 
Republic of), Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Niger, 
Oman, Qatar, the Syrian Arab Republic, Sudan, South Sudan, Tunisia 
and Yemen, the bands 7350-7400 kHz and 7400-7450 kHz are also 
allocated to the fixed service on a primary basis. (WRC-12)
    5.143D In Region 2, frequencies in the band 7350-7400 kHz may be 
used by stations in the fixed service and in the land mobile 
service, communicating only within the boundary of the country in 
which they are located, on condition that harmful interference is 
not caused to the broadcasting service. When using frequencies for 
these services, administrations are urged to use the minimum power 
required and to take account of the seasonal use of frequencies by 
the broadcasting service published in accordance with the Radio 
Regulations. (WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.145A Stations in the radiolocation service shall not cause 
harmful interference to, or claim protection from, stations 
operating in the fixed service. Applications of the radiolocation 
service are limited to oceanographic radars operating in accordance 
with Resolution 612 (Rev. WRC-12). (WRC-12)
    5.145B Alternative allocation: in Armenia, Austria, Belarus, 
Moldova, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, the frequency bands 9305-9355 
kHz and 16100-16200 kHz are allocated to the fixed service on a 
primary basis. (WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.149A Alternative allocation: In Armenia, Austria, Belarus, 
Moldova, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, the frequency band 13450-13550 
kHz is allocated to the fixed service on a primary basis and to the 
mobile, except aeronautical mobile (R), service on a secondary 
basis. (WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.158 Alternative allocation: In Armenia, Austria, Belarus, 
Moldova, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, the frequency band 24450-24600 
kHz is allocated to the fixed and land mobile services on a primary 
basis. (WRC-12)
    5.159 Alternative allocation: In Armenia, Austria, Belarus, 
Moldova, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, the frequency band 39-39.5 MHz 
is allocated to the fixed and mobile services on a primary basis. 
(WRC-12)
    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)
* * * * *
    5.161A 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)
    5.161B Alternative allocation: In Albania, Germany, Armenia, 
Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, 
Vatican, Croatia, Denmark, Spain, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, 
Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, The Former Yugoslav Rep. 
of Macedonia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, 
Monaco, Montenegro, Norway, Uzbekistan, Netherlands, Poland, 
Portugal, Kyrgyzstan, Slovakia, Czech Rep., Romania, United Kingdom, 
San Marino, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and Ukraine, the 
frequency band 42-42.5 MHz is allocated to the fixed and mobile 
services on a primary basis. (WRC-12)
    5.162 Additional allocation: In Australia, the band 44-47 MHz is 
also allocated to the broadcasting service on a primary basis. (WRC-
12)
    5.162A Additional allocation: In Germany, Austria, Belgium, 
Bosnia and Herzegovina, China, Vatican, Denmark, Spain, Estonia, the 
Russian Federation, Finland, France, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, 
Latvia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Liechtenstein, 
Lithuania, Luxembourg, Monaco, Montenegro, Norway, the Netherlands, 
Poland, Portugal, the Czech Rep., the United Kingdom, Serbia, 
Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland the band 46-68 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). (WRC-12)
    5.163 Additional allocation: In Armenia, Belarus, the Russian 
Federation, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Moldova, 
Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Ukraine, the 
bands 47-48.5 MHz and 56.5-58 MHz are also allocated to the fixed 
and land mobile services on a secondary basis. (WRC-12)

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    5.164 Additional allocation: In Albania, Algeria, Germany, 
Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Bulgaria, 
C[ocirc]te d'Ivoire, Denmark, Spain, Estonia, Finland, France, 
Gabon, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, 
Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Mali, Malta, 
Morocco, Mauritania, Monaco, Montenegro, Nigeria, Norway, the 
Netherlands, Poland, Syrian Arab Republic, Slovakia, Czech Rep., 
Romania, the United Kingdom, Serbia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, 
Swaziland, Chad, Togo, Tunisia and Turkey, the band 47-68 MHz, in 
South Africa the band 47-50 MHz, and in Latvia the band 48.5-56.5 
MHz, are also allocated to the land mobile service on a primary 
basis. However, stations of the land mobile service in the countries 
mentioned in connection with each band referred to in this footnote 
shall not cause harmful interference to, or claim protection from, 
existing or planned broadcasting stations of countries other than 
those mentioned in connection with the band. (WRC-12)
    5.165 Additional allocation: In Angola, Cameroon, Congo (Rep. of 
the), Madagascar, Mozambique, Niger, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, 
Tanzania and Chad, the band 47-68 MHz is also allocated to the fixed 
and mobile, except aeronautical mobile, services on a primary basis. 
(WRC-12)
    5.166 Alternative allocation: In New Zealand, the band 50-51 MHz 
is allocated to the fixed and mobile services on a primary basis; 
the band 53-54 MHz is allocated to the fixed and mobile services on 
a primary basis. (WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.169 Alternative allocation: In Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, 
Namibia, the Dem. Rep. of the Congo, Rwanda, South Africa, 
Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe, the band 50-54 MHz is allocated to 
the amateur service on a primary basis. In Senegal, the band 50-51 
MHz is allocated to the amateur service on a primary basis. (WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.171 Additional allocation: In Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mali, 
Namibia, Dem. Rep. of the Congo, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, 
Zambia and Zimbabwe, the band 54-68 MHz is also allocated to the 
fixed and mobile, except aeronautical mobile, services on a primary 
basis. (WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.178 Additional allocation: In Colombia, Cuba, El Salvador, 
Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras and Nicaragua, the band 73-74.6 MHz is 
also allocated to the fixed and mobile services on a secondary 
basis. (WRC-12)
    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)
* * * * *
    5.197 Additional allocation: In the Syrian Arab Republic, the 
band 108-111.975 MHz is also allocated to the mobile service on a 
secondary basis, subject to agreement obtained under No. 9.21. In 
order to ensure that harmful interference is not caused to stations 
of the aeronautical radionavigation service, stations of the mobile 
service shall not be introduced in the band until it is no longer 
required for the aeronautical radionavigation service by any 
administration which may be identified in the application of the 
procedures invoked under No. 9.21. (WRC-12)
    5.197A Additional allocation: The band 108-117.975 MHz is also 
allocated on a primary basis to the aeronautical mobile (R) service, 
limited to systems operating in accordance with recognized 
international aeronautical standards. Such use shall be in 
accordance with Resolution 413 (Rev.WRC-12). The use of the band 
108-112 MHz by the aeronautical mobile (R) service shall be limited 
to systems composed of ground-based transmitters and associated 
receivers that provide navigational information in support of air 
navigation functions in accordance with recognized international 
aeronautical standards. (FCC)
* * * * *
    5.201 Additional allocation: In Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, 
Belarus, Bulgaria, Estonia, the Russian Federation, Georgia, 
Hungary, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq (Republic of), Japan, 
Kazakhstan, Latvia, Moldova, Mongolia, Mozambique, Uzbekistan, Papua 
New Guinea, Poland, Kyrgyzstan, Romania, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan 
and Ukraine, the band 132-136 MHz is also allocated to the 
aeronautical mobile (OR) service on a primary basis. In assigning 
frequencies to stations of the aeronautical mobile (OR) service, the 
administration shall take account of the frequencies assigned to 
stations in the aeronautical mobile (R) service. (WRC-12)
    5.202 Additional allocation: In Saudi Arabia, Armenia, 
Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, the United Arab Emirates, the Russian 
Federation, Georgia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Jordan, Latvia, 
Oman, Uzbekistan, Poland, the Syrian Arab Republic, Kyrgyzstan, 
Romania, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Ukraine, the band 136-137 MHz 
is also allocated to the aeronautical mobile (OR) service on a 
primary basis. In assigning frequencies to stations of the 
aeronautical mobile (OR) service, the administration shall take 
account of the frequencies assigned to stations in the aeronautical 
mobile (R) service. (WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.211 Additional allocation: In Germany, Saudi Arabia, Austria, 
Bahrain, Belgium, Denmark, the United Arab Emirates, Spain, Finland, 
Greece, Ireland, Israel, Kenya, Kuwait, The Former Yugoslav Republic 
of Macedonia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Mali, Malta, 
Montenegro, Norway, the Netherlands, Qatar, Slovakia, the United 
Kingdom, Serbia, Slovenia, Somalia, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, 
Tunisia and Turkey, the band 138-144 MHz is also allocated to the 
maritime mobile and land mobile services on a primary basis. (WRC-
12)
    5.212 Alternative allocation: In Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, the 
Central African Rep., Congo (Rep. of the), Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, 
Guinea, Iraq, Jordan, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Mozambique, 
Namibia, Niger, Oman, Uganda, Syrian Arab Republic, the Dem. Rep. of 
the Congo, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Chad, 
Togo, Zambia and Zimbabwe, the band 138-144 MHz is allocated to the 
fixed and mobile services on a primary basis. (WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.214 Additional allocation: In Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, The 
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Somalia, 
Sudan, South Sudan and Tanzania, the band 138-144 MHz is also 
allocated to the fixed service on a primary basis. (WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.221 Stations of the mobile-satellite service in the band 148-
149.9 MHz shall not cause harmful interference to, or claim 
protection from, stations of the fixed or mobile services operating 
in accordance with the Table of Frequency Allocations in the 
following countries: Albania, Algeria, Germany, Saudi Arabia, 
Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, 
Benin, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brunei Darussalam, 
Bulgaria, Cameroon, China, Cyprus, Congo (Rep. of the), Korea (Rep. 
of), C[ocirc]te d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Denmark, Djibouti, Egypt, 
the United Arab Emirates, Eritrea, Spain, Estonia, Ethiopia, the 
Russian Federation, Finland, France, Gabon, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, 
Guinea Bissau, Hungary, India, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Ireland, 
Iceland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, 
Kuwait, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Lesotho, Latvia, 
Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, 
Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Mozambique, 
Namibia, Norway, New Zealand, Oman, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, 
Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, the Netherlands, the 
Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, the Syrian Arab Republic, 
Kyrgyzstan, Dem. People's Rep. of Korea, Slovakia, Romania, the 
United Kingdom, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovenia, 
Sudan, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Swaziland, 
Tanzania, Chad, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, 
Turkey, Ukraine, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe. (WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.225A Additional allocation: In Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, 
Belarus, China, the Russian Federation, France, Iran (Islamic 
Republic of), Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, 
Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Viet Nam, the frequency band 154-156 MHz 
is also allocated to the radiolocation service on a primary basis. 
The usage of the frequency band 154-156 MHz by the radiolocation 
service shall be limited to space-object detection systems operating 
from terrestrial locations. The operation of stations in the 
radiolocation service in the frequency band 154-156 MHz shall be 
subject to agreement obtained under No. 9.21. For the identification 
of potentially affected administrations in Region 1, the 
instantaneous field-strength value of 12 dB([mu]V/m) for 10% of the 
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m above ground level in the 25 kHz reference frequency band at the 
border of the territory of any other administration shall be used. 
For the identification of potentially affected administrations in 
Region 3, the interference-to-noise ratio (I/N) value of -6 dB (N = 
-161 dBW/4 kHz), or -10 dB for applications with greater protection 
requirements, such as public protection and disaster relief (PPDR (N 
= -161 dBW/4 kHz)), for 1% of the time produced at 60 m above ground 
level at the border of the territory of any other administration 
shall be used. In the frequency bands 156.7625-156.8375 MHz, 
156.5125-156.5375 MHz, 161.9625-161.9875 MHz, 162.0125-162.0375 MHz, 
out-of-band e.i.r.p. of space surveillance radars shall not exceed -
16 dBW. Frequency assignments to the radiolocation service under 
this allocation in Ukraine shall not be used without the agreement 
of Moldova. (WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.228 The use of the frequency bands 156.7625-156.7875 MHz and 
156.8125-156.8375 MHz by the mobile-satellite service (Earth-to-
space) is limited to the reception of automatic identification 
system (AIS) emissions of long-range AIS broadcast messages (Message 
27, see the most recent version of Recommendation ITU-R M.1371). 
With the exception of AIS emissions, emissions in these frequency 
bands by systems operating in the maritime mobile service for 
communications shall not exceed 1 W. (WRC-12)
    5.228A The frequency bands 161.9625-161.9875 MHz and 162.0125-
162.0375 MHz may be used by aircraft stations for the purpose of 
search and rescue operations and other safety-related 
communications. (WRC-12)
    5.228B The use of the frequency bands 161.9625-161.9875 MHz and 
162.0125-162.0375 MHz by the fixed and land mobile services shall 
not cause harmful interference to, or claim protection from, the 
maritime mobile service. (WRC-12)
    5.228C The use of the frequency bands 161.9625-161.9875 MHz and 
162.0125-162.0375 MHz by the maritime mobile service and the mobile-
satellite (Earth-to-space) service is limited to the automatic 
identification system (AIS). The use of these frequency bands by the 
aeronautical mobile (OR) service is limited to AIS emissions from 
search and rescue aircraft operations. The AIS operations in these 
frequency bands shall not constrain the development and use of the 
fixed and mobile services operating in the adjacent frequency bands. 
(WRC-12)
    5.228D The frequency bands 161.9625-161.9875 MHz (AIS 1) and 
162.0125-162.0375 MHz (AIS 2) may continue to be used by the fixed 
and mobile services on a primary basis until 1 January 2025, at 
which time this allocation shall no longer be valid. Administrations 
are encouraged to make all practicable efforts to discontinue the 
use of these bands by the fixed and mobile services prior to the 
transition date. During this transition period, the maritime mobile 
service in these frequency bands has priority over the fixed, land 
mobile and aeronautical mobile services. (WRC-12)
    5.228E The use of the automatic identification system in the 
frequency bands 161.9625-161.9875 MHz and 162.0125-162.0375 MHz by 
the aeronautical mobile (OR) service is limited to aircraft stations 
for the purpose of search and rescue operations and other safety-
related communications. (WRC-12)
    5.228F The use of the frequency bands 161.9625-161.9875 MHz and 
162.0125-162.0375 MHz by the mobile-satellite service (Earth-to-
space) is limited to the reception of automatic identification 
system emissions from stations operating in the maritime mobile 
service. (WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.231 Additional allocation: In Afghanistan and China, the band 
167-174 MHz is also allocated to the broadcasting service on a 
primary basis. The introduction of the broadcasting service into 
this band shall be subject to agreement with the neighbouring 
countries in Region 3 whose services are likely to be affected. 
(WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.237 Additional allocation: In Congo (Rep. of the), Egypt, 
Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Libya, Mali, Sierra Leone, 
Somalia and Chad, the band 174-223 MHz is also allocated to the 
fixed and mobile services on a secondary basis. (WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.259 Additional allocation: In Egypt and the Syrian Arab 
Republic, the band 328.6-335.4 MHz is also allocated to the mobile 
service on a secondary basis, subject to agreement obtained under 
No. 9.21. In order to ensure that harmful interference is not caused 
to stations of the aeronautical radionavigation service, stations of 
the mobile service shall not be introduced in the band until it is 
no longer required for the aeronautical radionavigation service by 
any administration which may be identified in the application of the 
procedure invoked under No. 9.21. (WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.262 Additional allocation: In Saudi Arabia, Armenia, 
Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Botswana, Colombia, Cuba, Egypt, the 
United Arab Emirates, Ecuador, the Russian Federation, Georgia, 
Hungary, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Israel, Jordan, 
Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Liberia, Malaysia, Moldova, Oman, Uzbekistan, 
Pakistan, the Philippines, Qatar, the Syrian Arab Republic, 
Kyrgyzstan, Singapore, Somalia, Tajikistan, Chad, Turkmenistan and 
Ukraine, the band 400.05-401 MHz is also allocated to the fixed and 
mobile services on a primary basis. (WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.274 Alternative allocation: In Denmark, Norway, Sweden and 
Chad, the bands 430-432 MHz and 438-440 MHz are allocated to the 
fixed and mobile, except aeronautical mobile, services on a primary 
basis. (WRC-12)
    5.275 Additional allocation: In Croatia, Estonia, Finland, 
Libya, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia 
and Slovenia, the bands 430-432 MHz and 438-440 MHz are also 
allocated to the fixed and mobile, except aeronautical mobile, 
services on a primary basis. (WRC-07)
    5.276 Additional allocation: In Afghanistan, Algeria, Saudi 
Arabia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, 
Djibouti, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Ecuador, Eritrea, 
Ethiopia, Greece, Guinea, India, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic 
of), Iraq, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Libya, Malaysia, 
Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, the Philippines, Qatar, the Syrian 
Arab Republic, the Dem. People's Rep. of Korea, Singapore, Somalia, 
Sudan, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Turkey and Yemen, the 
band 430-440 MHz is also allocated to the fixed service on a primary 
basis and the bands 430-435 MHz and 438-440 MHz are also allocated 
to the mobile, except aeronautical mobile, service on a primary 
basis. (WRC-12)
    5.277 Additional allocation: In Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, 
Belarus, Cameroon, Congo (Rep. of the), Djibouti, the Russian 
Federation, Georgia, Hungary, Israel, Kazakhstan, Mali, Mongolia, 
Uzbekistan, Poland, the Dem. Rep. of the Congo, Kyrgyzstan, 
Slovakia, Romania, Rwanda, Tajikistan, Chad, Turkmenistan and 
Ukraine, the band 430-440 MHz is also allocated to the fixed service 
on a primary basis. (WRC-12)
* * * * *
    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)
* * * * *
    5.288 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)
* * * * *
    5.290 Different category of service: In Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, 
Belarus, China, the Russian Federation, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, 
Tajikistan and Turkmenistan, the allocation of the band 460-470 MHz 
to the meteorological-satellite service (space-to-Earth) is on a 
primary basis (see No. 5.33), subject to agreement obtained under 
No. 9.21. (WRC-12)
* * * * *
    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

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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, 
C[ocirc]te 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), C[ocirc]te 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. (WRC-12)
* * * * *
    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)
* * * * *
    5.312 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)
    5.313A The band, or portions of the band 698-790 MHz, in 
Bangladesh, China, Korea (Rep. of), India, Japan, New Zealand, 
Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines and Singapore are identified 
for use by these administrations wishing to implement International 
Mobile Telecommunications (IMT). This identification does not 
preclude the use of these bands by any application of the services 
to which they are allocated and does not establish priority in the 
Radio Regulations. In China, the use of IMT in this band will not 
start until 2015. (WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.314 Additional allocation: in Austria, Italy, Moldova, 
Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and the United Kingdom, the band 790-862 MHz 
is also allocated to the land mobile service on a secondary basis. 
(WRC-12)
    5.315 Alternative allocation: in Greece, the band 790-838 MHz is 
allocated to the broadcasting service on a primary basis. (WRC-12)
    5.316 Additional allocation: in Germany, Saudi Arabia, Bosnia 
and Herzegovina, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, C[ocirc]te d'Ivoire, 
Croatia, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, Greece, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, 
Libya, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Liechtenstein, 
Mali, Monaco, Montenegro, Norway, the Netherlands, Portugal, the 
United Kingdom, the Syrian Arab Republic, Serbia, Sweden and 
Switzerland, the band 790-830 MHz, and in these same countries and 
in Spain, France, Gabon and Malta, the band 830-862 MHz, are also 
allocated to the mobile, except aeronautical mobile, service on a 
primary basis. However, stations of the mobile service in the 
countries mentioned in connection with each band referred to in this 
footnote shall not cause harmful interference to, or claim 
protection from, stations of services operating in accordance with 
the Table in countries other than those mentioned in connection with 
the band. This allocation is effective until 16 June 2015. (WRC-07)
    5.316A Additional allocation: in Spain, France, Gabon and Malta, 
the band 790-830 MHz, in Albania, Angola, Bahrain, Benin, Botswana, 
Burundi, Congo (Rep. of the), Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Estonia, 
Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Hungary, Iraq, Kuwait, 
Lesotho, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malawi, Morocco, 
Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Uganda, 
Poland, Qatar, Slovakia, Czech Rep., Romania, Rwanda, Senegal, 
Sudan, South Sudan, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Chad, Togo, 
Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe and French overseas departments and 
communities of Region 1, the band 790-862 MHz and in Georgia, the 
band 806-862 MHz are also allocated to the mobile, except 
aeronautical mobile, service on a primary basis subject to the 
agreement by the administrations concerned obtained under No. 9.21 
and under the GE06 Agreement, as appropriate, including those 
administrations mentioned in No. 5.312 where appropriate. See 
Resolutions 224 (Rev. WRC-12) and 749 (Rev. WRC-12). This allocation 
is effective until 16 June 2015. (WRC-12)
    5.316B In Region 1, the allocation to the mobile, except 
aeronautical mobile, service on a primary basis in the frequency 
band 790-862 MHz shall come into effect from 17 June 2015 and shall 
be subject to agreement obtained under No. 9.21 with respect to the 
aeronautical radionavigation service in countries mentioned in No. 
5.312. For countries party to the GE06 Agreement, the use of 
stations of the mobile service is also subject to the successful 
application of the procedures of that Agreement. Resolutions 224 
(Rev. WRC-12) and 749 (Rev. WRC-12) shall apply, as appropriate. 
(WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.317A Those parts of the band 698-960 MHz in Region 2 and the 
band 790-960 MHz in Regions 1 and 3 which are allocated to the 
mobile service on a primary basis are identified for use by 
administrations wishing to implement International Mobile 
Telecommunications (IMT)--see Resolutions 224 (Rev. WRC-12) and 749 
(Rev. WRC-12), as appropriate. This identification does not preclude 
the use of these bands by any application of the services to which 
they are allocated and does not establish priority in the Radio 
Regulations. (WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.322 In Region 1, in the band 862-960 MHz, stations of the 
broadcasting service shall be operated only in the African 
Broadcasting Area (see Nos. 5.10 to 5.13) excluding Algeria, 
Burundi, Egypt, Spain, Lesotho, Libya, Morocco, Malawi, Namibia, 
Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Zambia, subject to 
agreement obtained under No. 9.21. (WRC-12)
    5.323 Additional allocation: in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, 
the Russian Federation, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, 
Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Ukraine, the band 862-960 MHz, in 
Bulgaria the bands 862-890.2 MHz and 900-935.2 MHz, in Poland the 
band 862-876 MHz until 31 December 2017, and in Romania the bands 
862-880 MHz and 915-925 MHz, are also allocated to the aeronautical 
radionavigation service on a primary basis. Such use is subject to 
agreement obtained under No. 9.21 with administrations concerned and 
limited to ground-based radiobeacons in operation on 27 October 1997 
until the end of their lifetime. (WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.327A The use of the frequency band 960-1164 MHz by the 
aeronautical mobile (R) service is limited to systems that operate 
in accordance with recognized international aeronautical standards. 
Such use shall be in accordance with Resolution 417 (Rev. WRC-12). 
(WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.330 Additional allocation: in Angola, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, 
Bangladesh, Cameroon, China, Djibouti, Egypt, the United Arab 
Emirates, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Guyana, India, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic 
Republic of), Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Nepal, Oman, 
Pakistan, the Philippines, Qatar, the Syrian Arab Republic, Somalia, 
Sudan, South Sudan, Chad, Togo and Yemen, the band 1215-1300 MHz is 
also allocated to the fixed and mobile services on a primary basis. 
(WRC-12)
    5.331 Additional allocation: in Algeria, Germany, Saudi Arabia, 
Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Benin, Bosnia and 
Herzegovina, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, China, Korea 
(Rep. of), Croatia, Denmark, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, 
Estonia, the Russian Federation, Finland, France, Ghana, Greece, 
Guinea, Equatorial

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Guinea, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, 
Ireland, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, The Former Yugoslav Republic 
of Macedonia, Lesotho, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, 
Luxembourg, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Montenegro, Nigeria, 
Norway, Oman, Pakistan, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, 
the Syrian Arab Republic, Dem. People's Rep. of Korea, Slovakia, the 
United Kingdom, Serbia, Slovenia, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Sri 
Lanka, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Togo, Turkey, 
Venezuela and Viet Nam, the band 1215-1300 MHz is also allocated to 
the radionavigation service on a primary basis. In Canada and the 
United States, the band 1240-1300 MHz is also allocated to the 
radionavigation service, and use of the radionavigation service 
shall be limited to the aeronautical radionavigation service. (WRC-
12)
* * * * *
    5.335 In Canada and the United States in the band 1240-1300 MHz, 
active spaceborne sensors in the Earth exploration-satellite and 
space research services shall not cause interference to, claim 
protection from, or otherwise impose constraints on operation or 
development of the aeronautical radionavigation service.
* * * * *
    5.338 In Kyrgyzstan, Slovakia and Turkmenistan, existing 
installations of the radionavigation service may continue to operate 
in the band 1350-1400 MHz. (WRC-12)
    5.338A In the bands 1350-1400 MHz, 1427-1452 MHz, 22.55-23.55 
GHz, 30-31.3 GHz, 49.7-50.2 GHz, 50.4-50.9 GHz, 51.4-52.6 GHz, 81-86 
GHz and 92-94 GHz, Resolution 750 (Rev. WRC-12) applies. (WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.342 Additional allocation: in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, 
the Russian Federation, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Ukraine, the band 
1429-1535 MHz, and in Bulgaria the band 1525-1535 MHz, are also 
allocated to the aeronautical mobile service on a primary basis 
exclusively for the purposes of aeronautical telemetry within the 
national territory. As of 1 April 2007, the use of the band 1452-
1492 MHz is subject to agreement between the administrations 
concerned. (WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.351A For the use of the bands 1518-1544 MHz, 1545-1559 MHz, 
1610-1645.5 MHz, 1646.5-1660.5 MHz, 1668-1675 MHz, 1980-2010 MHz, 
2170-2200 MHz, 2483.5-2520 MHz and 2670-2690 MHz by the mobile-
satellite service, see Resolutions 212 (Rev. WRC-07) and 225 (Rev. 
WRC-12). (FCC)
    5.352A In the band 1525-1530 MHz, stations in the mobile-
satellite service, except stations in the maritime mobile-satellite 
service, shall not cause harmful interference to, or claim 
protection from, stations of the fixed service in Algeria, Saudi 
Arabia, Egypt, France and French overseas communities of Region 3, 
Guinea, India, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kuwait, Mali, Morocco, 
Mauritania, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, the Philippines, Qatar, Syrian 
Arab Republic, Tanzania, Viet Nam and Yemen notified prior to 1 
April 1998. (WRC-12)
    5.353A In applying the procedures of Section II of Article 9 to 
the mobile-satellite service in the bands 1530-1544 MHz and 1626.5-
1645.5 MHz, priority shall be given to accommodating the spectrum 
requirements for distress, urgency and safety communications of the 
Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS). Maritime mobile-
satellite distress, urgency and safety communications shall have 
priority access and immediate availability over all other mobile 
satellite communications operating within a network. Mobile-
satellite systems shall not cause unacceptable interference to, or 
claim protection from, distress, urgency and safety communications 
of the GMDSS. Account shall be taken of the priority of safety-
related communications in the other mobile-satellite services. (The 
provisions of Resolution 222 (Rev. WRC-12) shall apply.) (FCC)
* * * * *
    5.355 Additional allocation: in Bahrain, Bangladesh, Congo (Rep. 
of the), Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Iraq, Israel, Kuwait, Qatar, 
Syrian Arab Republic, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Chad, Togo and 
Yemen, the bands 1540-1559 MHz, 1610-1645.5 MHz and 1646.5-1660 MHz 
are also allocated to the fixed service on a secondary basis. (WRC-
12)
* * * * *
    5.357A In applying the procedures of Section II of Article 9 to 
the mobile-satellite service in the frequency bands 1545-1555 MHz 
and 1646.5-1656.5 MHz, priority shall be given to accommodating the 
spectrum requirements of the aeronautical mobile-satellite (R) 
service providing transmission of messages with priority 1 to 6 in 
Article 44. Aeronautical mobile-satellite (R) service communications 
with priority 1 to 6 in Article 44 shall have priority access and 
immediate availability, by pre-emption if necessary, over all other 
mobile-satellite communications operating within a network. Mobile-
satellite systems shall not cause unacceptable interference to, or 
claim protection from, aeronautical mobile-satellite (R) service 
communications with priority 1 to 6 in Article 44. Account shall be 
taken of the priority of safety-related communications in the other 
mobile-satellite services. (The provisions of Resolution 222 (Rev. 
WRC-12) shall apply.) (WRC-12)
    5.359 Additional allocation: in Germany, Saudi Arabia, Armenia, 
Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Benin, Cameroon, the Russian 
Federation, France, Georgia, Greece, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Jordan, 
Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Lithuania, Mauritania, Uganda, Uzbekistan, 
Pakistan, Poland, the Syrian Arab Republic, Kyrgyzstan, the Dem. 
People's Rep. of Korea, Romania, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tunisia, 
Turkmenistan and Ukraine, the bands 1550-1559 MHz, 1610-1645.5 MHz 
and 1646.5-1660 MHz are also allocated to the fixed service on a 
primary basis. Administrations are urged to make all practicable 
efforts to avoid the implementation of new fixed-service stations in 
these bands. (WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.362B Additional allocation: The band 1559-1610 MHz is also 
allocated to the fixed service on a secondary basis in Algeria, 
Saudi Arabia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Benin, Cameroon, Russian 
Federation, Gabon, Georgia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Jordan, 
Kazakhstan, Libya, Lithuania, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Uzbekistan, 
Pakistan, Poland, the Syrian Arab Republic, Kyrgyzstan, Dem. 
People's Rep. of Korea, Romania, Senegal, Tajikistan, Tanzania, 
Tunisia, Turkmenistan and Ukraine until 1 January 2015, at which 
time this allocation shall no longer be valid. Administrations are 
urged to take all practicable steps to protect the radionavigation-
satellite service and the aeronautical radionavigation service and 
not authorize new frequency assignments to fixed-service systems in 
this band. (WRC-12)
    5.362C Additional allocation: in Congo (Rep. of the), Eritrea, 
Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Qatar, the Syrian Arab Republic, Somalia, 
Sudan, South Sudan, Chad, Togo and Yemen, the band 1559-1610 MHz is 
also allocated to the fixed service on a secondary basis until 1 
January 2015, at which time this allocation shall no longer be 
valid. Administrations are urged to take all practicable steps to 
protect the radionavigation-satellite service and not authorize new 
frequency assignments to fixed-service systems in this band. (WRC-
12)
* * * * *
    5.367 Additional allocation: The frequency band 1610-1626.5 MHz 
is also allocated to the aeronautical mobile-satellite (R) service 
on a primary basis, subject to agreement obtained under No. 9.21. 
(WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.369 Different category of service: in Angola, Australia, 
China, Eritrea, Ethiopia, India, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Israel, 
Lebanon, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, 
Syrian Arab Republic, the Dem. Rep. of the Congo, Sudan, South 
Sudan, Togo and Zambia, the allocation of the band 1610-1626.5 MHz 
to the radiodetermination-satellite service (Earth-to-space) is on a 
primary basis (see No. 5.33), subject to agreement obtained under 
No. 9.21 from countries not listed in this provision. (WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.371 Additional allocation: in Region 1, the band 1610-1626.5 
MHz (Earth-to-space) is also allocated to the radiodetermination-
satellite service on a secondary basis, subject to agreement 
obtained under No. 9.21. (WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.381 Additional allocation: in Afghanistan, Cuba, India, Iran 
(Islamic Republic of) and Pakistan, the band 1690-1700 MHz is also 
allocated to the fixed and mobile, except aeronautical mobile, 
services on a primary basis. (WRC-12)
    5.382 Different category of service: in Saudi Arabia, Armenia, 
Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Congo (Rep. of the), Egypt, the United 
Arab Emirates, Eritrea, Ethiopia, the Russian Federation, Guinea, 
Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, the Former Yugoslav 
Republic of Macedonia, Lebanon, Mauritania, Moldova, Mongolia, Oman, 
Uzbekistan, Poland, Qatar, the Syrian Arab Republic, Kyrgyzstan, 
Somalia, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and

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Yemen, the allocation of the band 1690-1700 MHz to the fixed and 
mobile, except aeronautical mobile, services is on a primary basis 
(see No. 5.33), and in the Dem. People's Rep. of Korea, the 
allocation of the band 1690-1700 MHz to the fixed service is on a 
primary basis (see No. 5.33) and to the mobile, except aeronautical 
mobile, service on a secondary basis. (WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.384A The bands, or portions of the bands, 1710-1885 MHz, 2300-
2400 MHz and 2500-2690 MHz, are identified for use by 
administrations wishing to implement International Mobile 
Telecommunications (IMT) in accordance with Resolution 223 (Rev. 
WRC-12). This identification does not preclude the use of these 
bands by any application of the services to which they are allocated 
and does not establish priority in the Radio Regulations. (FCC)
* * * * *
    5.387 Additional allocation: in Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, 
Kyrgyzstan, Romania, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan, the band 1770-1790 
MHz is also allocated to the meteorological-satellite service on a 
primary basis, subject to agreement obtained under No. 9.21. (WRC-
12)
    5.388 The bands 1885-2025 MHz and 2110-2200 MHz are intended for 
use, on a worldwide basis, by administrations wishing to implement 
International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT). Such use does not 
preclude the use of these bands by other services to which they are 
allocated. The bands should be made available for IMT in accordance 
with Resolution 212 (Rev. WRC-07). (See also Resolution 223 (Rev. 
WRC-12).) (WRC-12) (FCC)
    5.388A In Regions 1 and 3, the bands 1885-1980 MHz, 2010-2025 
MHz and 2110-2170 MHz and, in Region 2, the bands 1885-1980 MHz and 
2110-2160 MHz may be used by high altitude platform stations as base 
stations to provide International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT), 
in accordance with Resolution 221 (Rev. WRC-07). Their use by IMT 
applications using high altitude platform stations as base stations 
does not preclude the use of these bands by any station in the 
services to which they are allocated and does not establish priority 
in the Radio Regulations. (WRC-12)
    5.388B In Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Benin, Burkina Faso, 
Cameroon, Comoros, C[ocirc]te d'Ivoire, China, Cuba, Djibouti, 
Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, India, 
Iran (Islamic Republic of), Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Libya, 
Mali, Morocco, Mauritania, Nigeria, Oman, Uganda, Pakistan, Qatar, 
the Syrian Arab Republic, Senegal, Singapore, Sudan, South Sudan, 
Tanzania, Chad, Togo, Tunisia, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe, for the 
purpose of protecting fixed and mobile services, including IMT 
mobile stations, in their territories from co-channel interference, 
a high altitude platform station (HAPS) operating as an IMT base 
station in neighbouring countries, in the bands referred to in No. 
5.388A, shall not exceed a co-channel power flux-density of -127 
dB(W/(m\2\ [middot] MHz)) at the Earth's surface outside a country's 
borders unless explicit agreement of the affected administration is 
provided at the time of the notification of HAPS. (WRC-12)
    5.389A The use of the bands 1980-2010 MHz and 2170-2200 MHz by 
the mobile-satellite service is subject to coordination under No. 
9.11A and to the provisions of Resolution 716 (Rev. WRC-12). (FCC)
* * * * *
    5.389C The use of the bands 2010-2025 MHz and 2160-2170 MHz in 
Region 2 by the mobile-satellite service is subject to coordination 
under No. 9.11A and to the provisions of Resolution 716 (Rev. WRC-
12). (FCC)
* * * * *
    5.398A Different category of service: In Armenia, Azerbaijan, 
Belarus, the Russian Federation, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, 
Tajikistan and Ukraine, the band 2483.5-2500 MHz is allocated on a 
primary basis to the radiolocation service. The radiolocation 
stations in these countries shall not cause harmful interference to, 
or claim protection from, stations of the fixed, mobile and mobile-
satellite services operating in accordance with the Radio 
Regulations in the frequency band 2483.5-2500 MHz. (WRC-12)
    5.399 Except for cases referred to in No. 5.401, stations of the 
radiodetermination-satellite service operating in the frequency band 
2483.5-2500 MHz for which notification information is received by 
the Bureau after 17 February 2012, and the service area of which 
includes Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, the Russian Federation, 
Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Ukraine, shall 
not cause harmful interference to, and shall not claim protection 
from stations of the radiolocation service operating in these 
countries in accordance with No. 5.398A. (WRC-12)
    5.401 In Angola, Australia, Bangladesh, Burundi, China, Eritrea, 
Ethiopia, India, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Lebanon, Liberia, 
Libya, Madagascar, Mali, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Syrian Arab 
Republic, Dem. Rep. of the Congo, Sudan, Swaziland, Togo and Zambia, 
the band 2483.5-2500 MHz was already allocated on a primary basis to 
the radiodetermination-satellite service before WRC-12, subject to 
agreement obtained under No. 9.21 from countries not listed in this 
provision. Systems in the radiodetermination-satellite service for 
which complete coordination information has been received by the 
Radiocommunication Bureau before 18 February 2012 will retain their 
regulatory status, as of the date of receipt of the coordination 
request information. (WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.410 The band 2500-2690 MHz may be used for tropospheric 
scatter systems in Region 1, subject to agreement obtained under No. 
9.21. No. 9.21 does not apply to tropospheric scatter links situated 
entirely outside Region 1. Administrations shall make all 
practicable efforts to avoid developing new tropospheric scatter 
systems in this band. When planning new tropospheric scatter radio-
relay links in this band, all possible measures shall be taken to 
avoid directing the antennas of these links towards the 
geostationary-satellite orbit. (WRC-12)
    5.412 Alternative allocation: in Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan, 
the band 2500-2690 MHz is allocated to the fixed and mobile, except 
aeronautical mobile, services on a primary basis. (WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.418 Additional allocation: in Korea (Rep. of), India, Japan 
and Thailand, the band 2535-2655 MHz is also allocated to the 
broadcasting-satellite service (sound) and complementary terrestrial 
broadcasting service on a primary basis. Such use is limited to 
digital audio broadcasting and is subject to the provisions of 
Resolution 528 (Rev. WRC-03). The provisions of No. 5.416 and Table 
21-4 of Article 21, do not apply to this additional allocation. Use 
of non-geostationary-satellite systems in the broadcasting-satellite 
service (sound) is subject to Resolution 539 (Rev. WRC-03). 
Geostationary broadcasting-satellite service (sound) systems for 
which complete Appendix 4 coordination information has been received 
after 1 June 2005 are limited to systems intended for national 
coverage. The power flux-density at the Earth's surface produced by 
emissions from a geostationary broadcasting-satellite service 
(sound) space station operating in the band 2630-2655 MHz, and for 
which complete Appendix 4 coordination information has been received 
after 1 June 2005, shall not exceed the following limits, for all 
conditions and for all methods of modulation:

-130 dB (W/(m\2\ [middot] MHz)) for 0[deg] <= [theta] <= 5[deg]
-130 + 0.4 ([theta] - 5) dB (W/(m\2\ [middot] MHz)) for 5[deg] < 
[theta] <= 25[deg]
-122 dB (W/(m\2\ [middot] MHz)) for 25[deg] < [theta] <= 90[deg]

where [thgr] is the angle of arrival of the incident wave above the 
horizontal plane, in degrees. These limits may be exceeded on the 
territory of any country whose administration has so agreed. As an 
exception to the limits above, the pfd value of -122 dB(W/(m\2\ 
[middot] MHz)) shall be used as a threshold for coordination under 
No. 9.11 in an area of 1500 km around the territory of the 
administration notifying the broadcasting-satellite service (sound) 
system.

    In addition, an administration listed in this provision shall 
not have simultaneously two overlapping frequency assignments, one 
under this provision and the other under No. 5.416 for systems for 
which complete Appendix 4 coordination information has been received 
after 1 June 2005. (WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.422 Additional allocation: in Saudi Arabia, Armenia, 
Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Brunei Darussalam, Congo (Rep. of 
the), C[ocirc]te d'Ivoire, Cuba, Djibouti, Egypt, the United Arab 
Emirates, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Georgia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, 
Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, 
Mauritania, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, the 
Philippines, Qatar, Syrian Arab Republic, Kyrgyzstan, the Dem. Rep. 
of the Congo, Romania, Somalia, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, 
Ukraine and Yemen, the band 2690-2700 MHz is also allocated to the 
fixed and mobile, except aeronautical mobile, services on a primary 
basis. Such use is limited to equipment in operation by 1 January 
1985. (WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.428 Additional allocation: in Azerbaijan, Mongolia, Kyrgyzstan 
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Turkmenistan, the band 3100-3300 MHz is also allocated to the 
radionavigation service on a primary basis. (WRC-12)
    5.429 Additional allocation: in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, 
Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, Cameroon, China, Congo (Rep. of the), 
Korea (Rep. of), C[ocirc]te d'Ivoire, Egypt, the United Arab 
Emirates, India, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, 
Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, 
Oman, Uganda, Pakistan, Qatar, the Syrian Arab Republic, the Dem. 
Rep. of the Congo, the Dem. People's Rep. of Korea and Yemen, the 
band 3300-3400 MHz is also allocated to the fixed and mobile 
services on a primary basis. The countries bordering the 
Mediterranean shall not claim protection for their fixed and mobile 
services from the radiolocation service. (WRC-12)
    5.430 Additional allocation: In Azerbaijan, Mongolia, Kyrgyzstan 
and Turkmenistan, the band 3300-3400 MHz is also allocated to the 
radionavigation service on a primary basis. (WRC-12)
    5.430A Different category of service: In Albania, Algeria, 
Germany, Andorra, Saudi Arabia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, 
Belgium, Benin, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Bulgaria, Burkina 
Faso, Cameroon, Cyprus, Vatican, Congo (Rep. of the), C[ocirc]te 
d'Ivoire, Croatia, Denmark, Egypt, Spain, Estonia, Finland, France 
and French overseas departments and communities in Region 1, Gabon, 
Georgia, Greece, Guinea, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Israel, Italy, 
Jordan, Kuwait, Lesotho, Latvia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of 
Macedonia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malawi, Mali, Malta, Morocco, 
Mauritania, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Mozambique, 
Namibia, Niger, Norway, Oman, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, 
the Syrian Arab Republic, the Dem. Rep. of the Congo, Slovakia, 
Czech Rep., Romania, United Kingdom, San Marino, Senegal, Serbia, 
Sierra Leone, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, 
Swaziland, Chad, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, Zambia and 
Zimbabwe, the band 3400-3600 MHz is allocated to the mobile, except 
aeronautical mobile, service on a primary basis subject to agreement 
obtained under No. 9.21 with other administrations and is identified 
for International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT). 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. At the stage of 
coordination the provisions of Nos. 9.17 and 9.18 also apply. Before 
an administration brings into use a (base or mobile) station of the 
mobile service in this band, it shall ensure that the power flux-
density (pfd) produced at 3 m above ground does not exceed -154.5 
dB(W/(m\2\ [sdot] 4 kHz)) for more than 20% of time at the border of 
the territory of any other administration. This limit may be 
exceeded on the territory of any country whose administration has so 
agreed. In order to ensure that the pfd limit at the border of the 
territory of any other administration is met, the calculations and 
verification shall be made, taking into account all relevant 
information, with the mutual agreement of both administrations (the 
administration responsible for the terrestrial station and the 
administration responsible for the earth station), with the 
assistance of the Bureau if so requested. In case of disagreement, 
the calculation and verification of the pfd shall be made by the 
Bureau, taking into account the information referred to above. 
Stations of the mobile service in the band 3400-3600 MHz shall not 
claim more protection from space stations than that provided in 
Table 21-4 of the Radio Regulations (Edition of 2004). This 
allocation is effective from 17 November 2010. (WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.431A Different category of service: In Argentina, Brazil, 
Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, French overseas departments and communities 
in Region 2, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, 
Paraguay, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela, the band 3400-3500 MHz is 
allocated to the mobile, except aeronautical mobile, service on a 
primary basis, subject to agreement obtained under No. 9.21. 
Stations of the mobile service in the band 3400-3500 MHz shall not 
claim more protection from space stations than that provided in 
Table 21-4 of the Radio Regulations (Edition of 2004). (WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.432B Different category of service: In Bangladesh, China, 
French overseas communities of Region 3, India, Iran (Islamic 
Republic of), New Zealand and Singapore, the band 3400-3500 MHz is 
allocated to the mobile, except aeronautical mobile, service on a 
primary basis, subject to agreement obtained under No. 9.21 with 
other administrations and is identified for International Mobile 
Telecommunications (IMT). 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. 
At the stage of coordination the provisions of Nos. 9.17 and 9.18 
also apply. Before an administration brings into use a (base or 
mobile) station of the mobile service in this band it shall ensure 
that the power flux-density (pfd) produced at 3 m above ground does 
not exceed -154.5 dB(W/(m\2\ [sdot] 4 kHz)) for more than 20% of 
time at the border of the territory of any other administration. 
This limit may be exceeded on the territory of any country whose 
administration has so agreed. In order to ensure that the pfd limit 
at the border of the territory of any other administration is met, 
the calculations and verification shall be made, taking into account 
all relevant information, with the mutual agreement of both 
administrations (the administration responsible for the terrestrial 
station and the administration responsible for the earth station) 
with the assistance of the Bureau if so requested. In case of 
disagreement, the calculation and verification of the pfd shall be 
made by the Bureau, taking into account the information referred to 
above. Stations of the mobile service in the band 3400-3500 MHz 
shall not claim more protection from space stations than that 
provided in Table 21-4 of the Radio Regulations (Edition of 2004). 
This allocation is effective from 17 November 2010. (WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.433A In Bangladesh, China, French overseas communities of 
Region 3, Korea (Rep. of), India, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Japan, 
New Zealand and Pakistan, the band 3500-3600 MHz is identified for 
International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT). 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. At the stage of coordination the provisions 
of Nos. 9.17 and 9.18 also apply. Before an administration brings 
into use a (base or mobile) station of the mobile service in this 
band it shall ensure that the power flux-density (pfd) produced at 3 
m above ground does not exceed -154.5 dB (W/(m\2\ [sdot] 4 kHz)) for 
more than 20% of time at the border of the territory of any other 
administration. This limit may be exceeded on the territory of any 
country whose administration has so agreed. In order to ensure that 
the pfd limit at the border of the territory of any other 
administration is met, the calculations and verification shall be 
made, taking into account all relevant information, with the mutual 
agreement of both administrations (the administration responsible 
for the terrestrial station and the administration responsible for 
the earth station), with the assistance of the Bureau if so 
requested. In case of disagreement, the calculation and verification 
of the pfd shall be made by the Bureau, taking into account the 
information referred to above. Stations of the mobile service in the 
band 3500-3600 MHz shall not claim more protection from space 
stations than that provided in Table 21-4 of the Radio Regulations 
(Edition of 2004). (WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.439 Additional allocation: In Iran (Islamic Republic of), the 
band 4200-4400 MHz is also allocated to the fixed service on a 
secondary basis. (WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.440A In Region 2 (except Brazil, Cuba, French overseas 
departments and communities, Guatemala, Paraguay, Uruguay and 
Venezuela), and in Australia, the band 4400-4940 MHz may be used for 
aeronautical mobile telemetry for flight testing by aircraft 
stations (see No. 1.83). Such use shall be in accordance with 
Resolution 416 (WRC-07) and shall not cause harmful interference to, 
nor claim protection from, the fixed-satellite and fixed services. 
Any such use does not preclude the use of this band by other mobile 
service applications or by other services to which this band is 
allocated on a co-primary basis and does not establish priority in 
the Radio Regulations. (WRC-07)
* * * * *
    5.443AA In the frequency bands 5000-5030 MHz and 5091-5150 MHz, 
the aeronautical mobile-satellite (R) service is subject to 
agreement obtained under No. 9.21. The use of these bands by the 
aeronautical mobile-satellite (R) service is limited to 
internationally standardized aeronautical systems. (WRC-12)
    5.443B In order not to cause harmful interference to the 
microwave landing system operating above 5030 MHz, the aggregate 
power flux-density produced at the Earth's surface in the band 5030-
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the space stations within any radionavigation-satellite service 
system (space-to-Earth) operating in the band 5010-5030 MHz shall 
not exceed -124.5 dB(W/m\2\) in a 150 kHz band. In order not to 
cause harmful interference to the radio astronomy service in the 
band 4990-5000 MHz, radionavigation-satellite service systems 
operating in the band 5010-5030 MHz shall comply with the limits in 
the band 4990-5000 MHz defined in Resolution 741 (Rev. WRC-12). 
(WRC-12)
    5.443C The use of the frequency band 5030-5091 MHz by the 
aeronautical mobile (R) service is limited to internationally 
standardized aeronautical systems. Unwanted emissions from the 
aeronautical mobile (R) service in the frequency band 5030-5091 MHz 
shall be limited to protect RNSS system downlinks in the adjacent 
5010-5030 MHz band. Until such time that an appropriate value is 
established in a relevant ITU-R Recommendation, the e.i.r.p. density 
limit of -75 dBW/MHz in the frequency band 5010-5030 MHz for any 
AM(R)S station unwanted emission should be used. (WRC-12)
    5.443D In the frequency band 5030-5091 MHz, the aeronautical 
mobile-satellite (R) service is subject to coordination under No. 
9.11A. The use of this frequency band by the aeronautical mobile-
satellite (R) service is limited to internationally standardized 
aeronautical systems. (WRC-12)
    5.444 The frequency band 5030-5150 MHz is to be used for the 
operation of the international standard system (microwave landing 
system) for precision approach and landing. In the frequency band 
5030-5091 MHz, the requirements of this system shall have priority 
over other uses of this band. For the use of the frequency band 
5091-5150 MHz, No. 5.444A and Resolution 114 (Rev. WRC-12) apply. 
(WRC-12)
    5.444A Additional allocation: The band 5091-5150 MHz is also 
allocated to the fixed-satellite service (Earth-to-space) on a 
primary basis. This allocation is limited to feeder links of non-
geostationary satellite systems in the mobile-satellite service and 
is subject to coordination under No. 9.11A.
    In the band 5091-5150 MHz, the following conditions also apply:
--prior to 1 January 2018, the use of the band 5091-5150 MHz by 
feeder links of non-geostationary-satellite systems in the mobile-
satellite service shall be made in accordance with Resolution 114 
(Rev. WRC-12);
--after 1 January 2016, no new assignments shall be made to earth 
stations providing feeder links of non-geostationary mobile-
satellite systems;
--after 1 January 2018, the fixed-satellite service will become 
secondary to the aeronautical radionavigation service. (FCC)

    5.444B The use of the frequency band 5091-5150 MHz by the 
aeronautical mobile service is limited to:

--systems operating in the aeronautical mobile (R) service and in 
accordance with international aeronautical standards, limited to 
surface applications at airports. Such use shall be in accordance 
with Resolution 748 (Rev. WRC-12);
--aeronautical telemetry transmissions from aircraft stations (see 
No. 1.83) in accordance with Resolution 418 (Rev. WRC-12). (WRC-12)

    5.446 Additional allocation: In the countries listed in No. 
5.369, the band 5150-5216 MHz is also allocated to the 
radiodetermination-satellite service (space-to-Earth) on a primary 
basis, subject to agreement obtained under No. 9.21. In Region 2, 
the band is also allocated to the radiodetermination-satellite 
service (space-to-Earth) on a primary basis. In Regions 1 and 3, 
except those countries listed in Nos. 5.369 and Bangladesh, the band 
is also allocated to the radiodetermination-satellite service 
(space-to-Earth) on a secondary basis. The use by the 
radiodetermination-satellite service is limited to feeder links in 
conjunction with the radiodetermination-satellite service operating 
in the bands 1610-1626.5 MHz and/or 2483.5-2500 MHz. The total power 
flux-density at the Earth's surface shall in no case exceed -159 dB 
(W/m\2\) in any 4 kHz band for all angles of arrival. (WRC-12)
    5.446A The use of the bands 5150-5350 MHz and 5470-5725 MHz by 
the stations in the mobile, except aeronautical mobile, service 
shall be in accordance with Resolution 229 (Rev. WRC-12). (WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.446C Additional allocation: In Region 1 (except in Algeria, 
Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Kuwait, 
Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Syrian Arab Republic, Sudan, South 
Sudan and Tunisia) and in Brazil, the band 5150-5250 MHz is also 
allocated to the aeronautical mobile service on a primary basis, 
limited to aeronautical telemetry transmissions from aircraft 
stations (see No. 1.83), in accordance with Resolution 418 (Rev. 
WRC-12). These stations shall not claim protection from other 
stations operating in accordance with Article 5. No. 5.43A does not 
apply. (WRC-12)
    5.447 Additional allocation: In C[ocirc]te d'Ivoire, Egypt, 
Israel, Lebanon, the Syrian Arab Republic and Tunisia, the band 
5150-5250 MHz is also allocated to the mobile service, on a primary 
basis, subject to agreement obtained under No. 9.21. In this case, 
the provisions of Resolution 229 (Rev. WRC-12) do not apply. (WRC-
12)
    5.447A The allocation to the fixed-satellite service (Earth-to-
space) in the band 5150-5250 MHz is limited to feeder links of non-
geostationary-satellite systems in the mobile-satellite service and 
is subject to coordination under No. 9.11A.
* * * * *
    5.448 Additional allocation: In Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Romania 
and Turkmenistan, the band 5250-5350 MHz is also allocated to the 
radionavigation service on a primary basis. (WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.450 Additional allocation: In Austria, Azerbaijan, Iran 
(Islamic Republic of), Kyrgyzstan, Romania, Turkmenistan and 
Ukraine, the band 5470-5650 MHz is also allocated to the 
aeronautical radionavigation service on a primary basis. (WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.453 Additional allocation: In Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, 
Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, Cameroon, China, Congo (Rep. of the), 
Korea (Rep. of), C[ocirc]te d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, the United 
Arab Emirates, Gabon, Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, India, Indonesia, 
Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, 
Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, 
Uganda, Pakistan, the Philippines, Qatar, the Syrian Arab Republic, 
the Dem. People's Rep. of Korea, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, 
Tanzania, Chad, Thailand, Togo, Viet Nam and Yemen, the band 5650-
5850 MHz is also allocated to the fixed and mobile services on a 
primary basis. In this case, the provisions of Resolution 229 (Rev. 
WRC-12) do not apply. (WRC-12)
    5.454 Different category of service: In Azerbaijan, the Russian 
Federation, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan, the 
allocation of the band 5670-5725 MHz to the space research service 
is on a primary basis (see No. 5.33). (WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.457 In Australia, Burkina Faso, C[ocirc]te d'Ivoire, Mali and 
Nigeria, the allocation to the fixed service in the bands 6440-6520 
MHz (HAPS-to-ground direction) and 6560-6640 MHz (ground-to-HAPS 
direction) may also be used by gateway links for high-altitude 
platform stations (HAPS) within the territory of these countries. 
Such use is limited to operation in HAPS gateway links and shall not 
cause harmful interference to, and shall not claim protection from, 
existing services, and shall be in compliance with Resolution 150 
(WRC-12). Existing services shall not be constrained in future 
development by HAPS gateway links. The use of HAPS gateway links in 
these bands requires explicit agreement with other administrations 
whose territories are located within 1000 kilometres from the border 
of an administration intending to use the HAPS gateway links. (WRC-
12)
* * * * *
    5.457B In the bands 5925-6425 MHz and 14-14.5 GHz, earth 
stations located on board vessels may operate with the 
characteristics and under the conditions contained in Resolution 902 
(WRC-03) in Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, 
Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Morocco, 
Mauritania, Oman, Qatar, the Syrian Arab Republic, Sudan, South 
Sudan, Tunisia and Yemen, in the maritime mobile-satellite service 
on a secondary basis. Such use shall be in accordance with 
Resolution 902 (WRC-03). (WRC-12)
    5.457C In Region 2 (except Brazil, Cuba, French overseas 
departments and communities, Guatemala, Paraguay, Uruguay and 
Venezuela), the band 5925-6700 MHz may be used for aeronautical 
mobile telemetry for flight testing by aircraft stations (see No. 
1.83). Such use shall be in accordance with Resolution 416 (WRC-07) 
and shall not cause harmful interference to, nor claim protection 
from, the fixed-satellite and fixed services. Any such use does not 
preclude the use of this band by other mobile service applications 
or by other services to which this band is allocated on a co-primary 
basis and does not establish priority in the Radio Regulations. 
(WRC-07)
* * * * *
    5.461B The use of the band 7750-7900 MHz by the meteorological-
satellite service

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(space-to-Earth) is limited to non-geostationary satellite systems. 
(WRC-12)
    5.462A In Regions 1 and 3 (except for Japan), in the band 8025-
8400 MHz, the Earth exploration-satellite service using 
geostationary satellites shall not produce a power flux-density in 
excess of the following values for angles of arrival ([thgr]), 
without the consent of the affected administration:

--135 dB (W/m\2\) in a 1 MHz band for 0[ordm] <= [thgr] < 5[ordm]
--135 + 0.5 ([thgr]-5) dB (W/m\2\) in a 1 MHz band for 5[ordm] <= 
[thgr] < 25[ordm]
--125 dB (W/m\2\) in a 1 MHz band for 25[ordm] <= [thgr] <= 90[ordm] 
(WRC-12) (FCC)

* * * * *
    5.466 Different category of service: In Singapore and Sri Lanka, 
the allocation of the band 8400-8500 MHz to the space research 
service is on a secondary basis (see No. 5.32). (WRC-12)
    5.468 Additional allocation: In Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, 
Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, Burundi, Cameroon, China, Congo (Rep. 
of the), Costa Rica, Djibouti, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, 
Gabon, Guyana, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Jamaica, 
Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Mali, Morocco, 
Mauritania, Nepal, Nigeria, Oman, Uganda, Pakistan, Qatar, Syrian 
Arab Republic, the Dem. People's Rep. of Korea, Senegal, Singapore, 
Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Chad, Togo, Tunisia and Yemen, 
the band 8500-8750 MHz is also allocated to the fixed and mobile 
services on a primary basis. (WRC-12)
    5.469 Additional allocation: In Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, 
the Russian Federation, Georgia, Hungary, Lithuania, Mongolia, 
Uzbekistan, Poland, Kyrgyzstan, the Czech Rep., Romania, Tajikistan, 
Turkmenistan and Ukraine, the band 8500-8750 MHz is also allocated 
to the land mobile and radionavigation services on a primary basis. 
(WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.471 Additional allocation: In Algeria, Germany, Bahrain, 
Belgium, China, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, France, Greece, 
Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Libya, the Netherlands, 
Qatar, Sudan and South Sudan, the bands 8825-8850 MHz and 9000-9200 
MHz are also allocated to the maritime radionavigation service, on a 
primary basis, for use by shore-based radars only. (WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.477 Different category of service: In Algeria, Saudi Arabia, 
Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, Cameroon, Djibouti, Egypt, 
the United Arab Emirates, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Guyana, India, 
Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, 
Kuwait, Lebanon, Liberia, Malaysia, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, 
Syrian Arab Republic, the Dem. People's Rep. of Korea, Singapore, 
Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Trinidad and Tobago, and Yemen, the 
allocation of the band 9800-10000 MHz to the fixed service is on a 
primary basis (see No. 5.33). (WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.481 Additional allocation: In Germany, Angola, Brazil, China, 
Costa Rica, C[ocirc]te d'Ivoire, El Salvador, Ecuador, Spain, 
Guatemala, Hungary, Japan, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, Oman, 
Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, the Dem. People's Rep. of 
Korea, Romania, Tanzania, Thailand and Uruguay, the band 10.45-10.5 
GHz is also allocated to the fixed and mobile services on a primary 
basis. (WRC-12)
    5.482 In the band 10.6-10.68 GHz, the power delivered to the 
antenna of stations of the fixed and mobile, except aeronautical 
mobile, services shall not exceed -3 dBW. This limit may be 
exceeded, subject to agreement obtained under No. 9.21. However, in 
Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, 
Belarus, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Georgia, India, Indonesia, 
Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, 
Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Moldova, Nigeria, Oman, 
Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Syrian Arab Republic, 
Kyrgyzstan, Singapore, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan and Viet 
Nam, this restriction on the fixed and mobile, except aeronautical 
mobile, services is not applicable. (WRC-07)
* * * * *
    5.483 Additional allocation: In Saudi Arabia, Armenia, 
Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, China, Colombia, Korea (Rep. of), 
Costa Rica, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Georgia, Iran (Islamic 
Republic of), Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Lebanon, 
Mongolia, Qatar, Kyrgyzstan, the Dem. People's Rep. of Korea, 
Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Yemen, the band 10.68-10.7 GHz is also 
allocated to the fixed and mobile, except aeronautical mobile, 
services on a primary basis. Such use is limited to equipment in 
operation by 1 January 1985. (WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.494 Additional allocation: In Algeria, Angola, Saudi Arabia, 
Bahrain, Cameroon, the Central African Rep., Congo (Rep. of the), 
C[ocirc]te d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, 
Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, 
Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Mongolia, 
Nigeria, Oman, Qatar, the Syrian Arab Republic, the Dem. Rep. of the 
Congo, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Chad, Togo and Yemen, the band 
12.5-12.75 GHz is also allocated to the fixed and mobile, except 
aeronautical mobile, services on a primary basis. (WRC-12)
    5.495 Additional allocation: In France, Greece, Monaco, 
Montenegro, Uganda, Romania, Tanzania and Tunisia, the band 12.5-
12.75 GHz is also allocated to the fixed and mobile, except 
aeronautical mobile, services on a secondary basis. (WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.499 Additional allocation: In Bangladesh and India, the band 
13.25-14 GHz is also allocated to the fixed service on a primary 
basis. In Pakistan, the band 13.25-13.75 GHz is allocated to the 
fixed service on a primary basis. (WRC-12)
    5.500 Additional allocation: In Algeria, Angola, Saudi Arabia, 
Bahrain, Brunei Darussalam, Cameroon, Egypt, the United Arab 
Emirates, Gabon, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, 
Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, 
Morocco, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Qatar, the Syrian Arab 
Republic, Singapore, Sudan, South Sudan, Chad and Tunisia, the band 
13.4-14 GHz is also allocated to the fixed and mobile services on a 
primary basis. In Pakistan, the band 13.4-13.75 GHz is also 
allocated to the fixed and mobile services on a primary basis. (WRC-
12)
    5.501 Additional allocation: In Azerbaijan, Hungary, Japan, 
Kyrgyzstan, Romania and Turkmenistan, the band 13.4-14 GHz is also 
allocated to the radionavigation service on a primary basis. (WRC-
12)
* * * * *
    5.504C In the band 14-14.25 GHz, the power flux-density produced 
on the territory of the countries of Saudi Arabia, Botswana, 
C[ocirc]te d'Ivoire, Egypt, Guinea, India, Iran (Islamic Republic 
of), Kuwait, Nigeria, Oman, the Syrian Arab Republic and Tunisia by 
any aircraft earth station in the aeronautical mobile-satellite 
service shall not exceed the limits given in Annex 1, Part B of 
Recommendation ITU-R M.1643, unless otherwise specifically agreed by 
the affected administration(s). The provisions of this footnote in 
no way derogate the obligations of the aeronautical mobile-satellite 
service to operate as a secondary service in accordance with No. 
5.29. (WRC-12)
    5.505 Additional allocation: In Algeria, Angola, Saudi Arabia, 
Bahrain, Botswana, Brunei Darussalam, Cameroon, China, Congo (Rep. 
of the), Korea (Rep. of), Djibouti, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, 
Gabon, Guinea, India, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, 
Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mali, Morocco, 
Mauritania, Oman, the Philippines, Qatar, the Syrian Arab Republic, 
the Dem. People's Rep. of Korea, Singapore, Somalia, Sudan, South 
Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Chad, Viet Nam and Yemen, the band 14-
14.3 GHz is also allocated to the fixed service on a primary basis. 
(WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.508 Additional allocation: In Germany, France, Italy, Libya, 
The Former Yugoslav Rep. of Macedonia and the United Kingdom, the 
band 14.25-14.3 GHz is also allocated to the fixed service on a 
primary basis. (WRC-12)
    5.508A In the band 14.25-14.3 GHz, the power flux-density 
produced on the territory of the countries of Saudi Arabia, 
Botswana, China, C[ocirc]te d'Ivoire, Egypt, France, Guinea, India, 
Iran (Islamic Republic of), Italy, Kuwait, Nigeria, Oman, the Syrian 
Arab Republic, the United Kingdom and Tunisia by any aircraft earth 
station in the aeronautical mobile-satellite service shall not 
exceed the limits given in Annex 1, Part B of Recommendation ITU-R 
M.1643, unless otherwise specifically agreed by the affected 
administration(s). The provisions of this footnote in no way 
derogate the obligations of the aeronautical mobile-satellite 
service to operate as a secondary service in accordance with No. 
5.29. (WRC-12)
    5.509A In the band 14.3-14.5 GHz, the power flux-density 
produced on the territory of the countries of Saudi Arabia, 
Botswana, Cameroon, China, C[ocirc]te d'Ivoire, Egypt, France, 
Gabon, Guinea, India, Iran (Islamic

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Republic of), Italy, Kuwait, Morocco, Nigeria, Oman, the Syrian Arab 
Republic, the United Kingdom, Sri Lanka, Tunisia and Viet Nam by any 
aircraft earth station in the aeronautical mobile-satellite service 
shall not exceed the limits given in Annex 1, Part B of 
Recommendation ITU-R M.1643, unless otherwise specifically agreed by 
the affected administration(s). The provisions of this footnote in 
no way derogate the obligations of the aeronautical mobile-satellite 
service to operate as a secondary service in accordance with No. 
5.29. (WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.511 Additional allocation: In Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Cameroon, 
Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Guinea, Iran (Islamic Republic of), 
Iraq, Israel, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, the Syrian 
Arab Republic and Somalia, the band 15.35-15.4 GHz is also allocated 
to the fixed and mobile services on a secondary basis. (WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.511E In the frequency band 15.4-15.7 GHz, stations operating 
in the radiolocation service shall not cause harmful interference 
to, or claim protection from, stations operating in the aeronautical 
radionavigation service. (WRC-12)
    5.511F In order to protect the radio astronomy service in the 
frequency band 15.35-15.4 GHz, radiolocation stations operating in 
the frequency band 15.4-15.7 GHz shall not exceed the power flux-
density level of -156 dB(W/m\2\) in a 50 MHz bandwidth in the 
frequency band 15.35-15.4 GHz, at any radio astronomy observatory 
site for more than 2 per cent of the time. (WRC-12)
    5.512 Additional allocation: In Algeria, Angola, Saudi Arabia, 
Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, Cameroon, Congo 
(Rep. of the), Costa Rica, Egypt, El Salvador, the United Arab 
Emirates, Eritrea, Finland, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Iran 
(Islamic Republic of), Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, 
Malaysia, Mali, Morocco, Mauritania, Montenegro, Nepal, Nicaragua, 
Niger, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Syrian Arab Republic, the Dem. Rep. of 
the Congo, Serbia, Singapore, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, 
Chad, Togo and Yemen, the band 15.7-17.3 GHz is also allocated to 
the fixed and mobile services on a primary basis. (WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.514 Additional allocation: In Algeria, Angola, Saudi Arabia, 
Bahrain, Bangladesh, Cameroon, El Salvador, the United Arab 
Emirates, Guatemala, India, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, 
Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Lithuania, Nepal, 
Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Qatar, Kyrgyzstan, 
Sudan and South Sudan, the band 17.3-17.7 GHz is also allocated to 
the fixed and mobile services on a secondary basis. The power limits 
given in Nos. 21.3 and 21.5 shall apply. (WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.522C In the band 18.6-18.8 GHz, in Algeria, Saudi Arabia, 
Bahrain, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, 
Morocco, Oman, Qatar, the Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia and Yemen, 
fixed-service systems in operation at the date of entry into force 
of the Final Acts of WRC-2000 are not subject to the limits of No. 
21.5A.
* * * * *
    5.524 Additional allocation: In Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, 
Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Brunei Darussalam, Cameroon, China, Congo 
(Rep. of the), Costa Rica, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Gabon, 
Guatemala, Guinea, India, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Israel, 
Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mali, Morocco, Mauritania, 
Nepal, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, the Philippines, Qatar, the Syrian 
Arab Republic, the Dem. Rep. of the Congo, the Dem. People's Rep. of 
Korea, Singapore, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Chad, Togo 
and Tunisia, the band 19.7-21.2 GHz is also allocated to the fixed 
and mobile services on a primary basis. This additional use shall 
not impose any limitation on the power flux-density of space 
stations in the fixed-satellite service in the band 19.7-21.2 GHz 
and of space stations in the mobile-satellite service in the band 
19.7-20.2 GHz where the allocation to the mobile-satellite service 
is on a primary basis in the latter band. (WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.530A Unless otherwise agreed between the administrations 
concerned, any station in the fixed or mobile services of an 
administration shall not produce a power flux-density in excess of -
120.4 dB(W/(m\2\ [middot] MHz)) at 3 m above the ground of any point 
of the territory of any other administration in Regions 1 and 3 for 
more than 20% of the time. In conducting the calculations, 
administrations should use the most recent version of Recommendation 
ITU-R P.452 (see Recommendation ITU-R BO.1898). (WRC-12)
    5.530B In the band 21.4-22 GHz, in order to facilitate the 
development of the broadcasting-satellite service, administrations 
in Regions 1 and 3 are encouraged not to deploy stations in the 
mobile service and are encouraged to limit the deployment of 
stations in the fixed service to point-to-point links. (WRC-12)
    5.530C The use of the band 21.4-22 GHz is subject to the 
provisions of Resolution 755 (WRC-12). (WRC-12)
    5.530D See Resolution 555 (WRC-12). (WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.532A The location of earth stations in the space research 
service shall maintain a separation distance of at least 54 km from 
the respective border(s) of neighbouring countries to protect the 
existing and future deployment of fixed and mobile services unless a 
shorter distance is otherwise agreed between the corresponding 
administrations. Nos. 9.17 and 9.18 do not apply. (WRC-12)
    5.532B Use of the band 24.65-25.25 GHz in Region 1 and the band 
24.65-24.75 GHz in Region 3 by the fixed-satellite service (Earth-
to-space) is limited to earth stations using a minimum antenna 
diameter of 4.5 m. (WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.536A Administrations operating earth stations in the Earth 
exploration-satellite service or the space research service shall 
not claim protection from stations in the fixed and mobile services 
operated by other administrations. In addition, earth stations in 
the Earth exploration-satellite service or in the space research 
service should be operated taking into account the most recent 
version of Recommendation ITU-R SA.1862. (WRC-12)
    5.536B In Saudi Arabia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, 
China, Korea (Rep. of), Denmark, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, 
Estonia, Finland, Hungary, India, Iran (Islamic Republic of), 
Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, 
Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Moldova, Norway, Oman, Uganda, Pakistan, 
the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, the Syrian Arab Republic, Dem. 
People's Rep. of Korea, Slovakia, the Czech Rep., Romania, the 
United Kingdom, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Turkey, 
Viet Nam and Zimbabwe, earth stations operating in the Earth 
exploration-satellite service in the band 25.5-27 GHz shall not 
claim protection from, or constrain the use and deployment of, 
stations of the fixed and mobile services. (WRC-12)
    5.536C In Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Botswana, Brazil, 
Cameroon, Comoros, Cuba, Djibouti, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, 
Estonia, Finland, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Israel, Jordan, Kenya, 
Kuwait, Lithuania, Malaysia, Morocco, Nigeria, Oman, Qatar, Syrian 
Arab Republic, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, 
Uruguay, Zambia and Zimbabwe, earth stations operating in the space 
research service in the band 25.5-27 GHz shall not claim protection 
from, or constrain the use and deployment of, stations of the fixed 
and mobile services. (WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.537A In Bhutan, Cameroon, Korea (Rep. of), the Russian 
Federation, India, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, 
Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, 
Uzbekistan, Pakistan, the Philippines, Kyrgyzstan, the Dem. People's 
Rep. of Korea, Sudan, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Viet Nam, the 
allocation to the fixed service in the band 27.9-28.2 GHz may also 
be used by high altitude platform stations (HAPS) within the 
territory of these countries. Such use of 300 MHz of the fixed-
service allocation by HAPS in the above countries is further limited 
to operation in the HAPS-to-ground direction and shall not cause 
harmful interference to, nor claim protection from, other types of 
fixed-service systems or other co-primary services. Furthermore, the 
development of these other services shall not be constrained by 
HAPS. See Resolution 145 (Rev. WRC-12). (WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.542 Additional allocation: In Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, 
Brunei Darussalam, Cameroon, China, Congo (Rep. of the), Egypt, the 
United Arab Emirates, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Guinea, India, Iran 
(Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, 
Malaysia, Mali, Morocco, Mauritania, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, 
Philippines, Qatar, the Syrian Arab Republic, the Dem. People's Rep. 
of Korea, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Sri Lanka and Chad, the band 
29.5-31 GHz is also allocated to the fixed and mobile services on a 
secondary basis. The power

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limits specified in Nos. 21.3 and 21.5 shall apply. (WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.543A In Bhutan, Cameroon, Korea (Rep. of), the Russian 
Federation, India, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, 
Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, 
Uzbekistan, Pakistan, the Philippines, Kyrgyzstan, the Dem. People's 
Rep. of Korea, Sudan, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Viet Nam, the 
allocation to the fixed service in the band 31-31.3 GHz may also be 
used by systems using high altitude platform stations (HAPS) in the 
ground-to-HAPS direction. The use of the band 31-31.3 GHz by systems 
using HAPS is limited to the territory of the countries listed above 
and shall not cause harmful interference to, nor claim protection 
from, other types of fixed-service systems, systems in the mobile 
service and systems operated under No. 5.545. Furthermore, the 
development of these services shall not be constrained by HAPS. 
Systems using HAPS in the band 31-31.3 GHz shall not cause harmful 
interference to the radio astronomy service having a primary 
allocation in the band 31.3-31.8 GHz, taking into account the 
protection criterion as given in Recommendation ITU-R RA.769. In 
order to ensure the protection of satellite passive services, the 
level of unwanted power density into a HAPS ground station antenna 
in the band 31.3-31.8 GHz shall be limited to -106 dB(W/MHz) under 
clear-sky conditions, and may be increased up to -100 dB(W/MHz) 
under rainy conditions to mitigate fading due to rain, provided the 
effective impact on the passive satellite does not exceed the impact 
under clear-sky conditions. See Resolution 145 (Rev. WRC-12). (WRC-
12)
* * * * *
    5.545 Different category of service: In Armenia, Georgia, 
Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan, the allocation of the band 
31-31.3 GHz to the space research service is on a primary basis (see 
No. 5.33). (WRC-12)
    5.546 Different category of service: In Saudi Arabia, Armenia, 
Azerbaijan, Belarus, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Spain, 
Estonia, the Russian Federation, Georgia, Hungary, Iran (Islamic 
Republic of), Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Moldova, Mongolia, Oman, 
Uzbekistan, Poland, the Syrian Arab Republic, Kyrgyzstan, Romania, 
the United Kingdom, South Africa, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and 
Turkey, the allocation of the band 31.5-31.8 GHz to the fixed and 
mobile, except aeronautical mobile, services is on a primary basis 
(see No. 5.33). (WRC-12)
    5.547 The bands 31.8-33.4 GHz, 37-40 GHz, 40.5-43.5 GHz, 51.4-
52.6 GHz, 55.78-59 GHz and 64-66 GHz are available for high-density 
applications in the fixed service (see Resolution 75 (WRC-12)). 
Administrations should take this into account when considering 
regulatory provisions in relation to these bands. Because of the 
potential deployment of high-density applications in the fixed-
satellite service in the bands 39.5-40 GHz and 40.5-42 GHz (see No. 
5.516B), administrations should further take into account potential 
constraints to high-density applications in the fixed service, as 
appropriate. (FCC)
* * * * *
    5.549 Additional allocation: In Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, 
Bangladesh, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Gabon, Indonesia, Iran 
(Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, 
Malaysia, Mali, Morocco, Mauritania, Nepal, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, 
the Philippines, Qatar, the Syrian Arab Republic, the Dem. Rep. of 
the Congo, Singapore, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Togo, 
Tunisia and Yemen, the band 33.4-36 GHz is also allocated to the 
fixed and mobile services on a primary basis. (WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.550 Different category of service: In Armenia, Azerbaijan, 
Belarus, the Russian Federation, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and 
Turkmenistan, the allocation of the band 34.7-35.2 GHz to the space 
research service is on a primary basis (see No. 5.33). (WRC-12)
* * * * *
    5.565 The following frequency bands in the range 275-1000 GHz 
are identified for use by administrations for passive service 
applications:

--Radio astronomy service: 275-323 GHz, 327-371 GHz, 388-424 GHz, 
426-442 GHz, 453-510 GHz, 623-711 GHz, 795-909 GHz and 926-945 GHz;
--Earth exploration-satellite service (passive) and space research 
service (passive): 275-286 GHz, 296-306 GHz, 313-356 GHz, 361-365 
GHz, 369-392 GHz, 397-399 GHz, 409-411 GHz, 416-434 GHz, 439-467 
GHz, 477-502 GHz, 523-527 GHz, 538-581 GHz, 611-630 GHz, 634-654 
GHz, 657-692 GHz, 713-718 GHz, 729-733 GHz, 750-754 GHz, 771-776 
GHz, 823-846 GHz, 850-854 GHz, 857-862 GHz, 866-882 GHz, 905-928 
GHz, 951-956 GHz, 968-973 GHz and 985-990 GHz.

    The use of the range 275-1000 GHz by the passive services does 
not preclude use of this range by active services. Administrations 
wishing to make frequencies in the 275-1000 GHz range available for 
active service applications are urged to take all practicable steps 
to protect these passive services from harmful interference until 
the date when the Table of Frequency Allocations is established in 
the above-mentioned 275-1000 GHz frequency range.
    All frequencies in the range 1000-3000 GHz may be used by both 
active and passive services. (WRC-12)

United States (US) Footnotes

* * * * *
    US52 In the VHF maritime mobile band (156-162 MHz), the 
following provisions shall apply:
    (a) Except as provided for below, the use of the bands 161.9625-
161.9875 MHz (AIS 1 with center frequency 161.975 MHz) and 162.0125-
162.0375 MHz (AIS 2 with center frequency 162.025 MHz) by the 
maritime mobile and mobile-satellite (Earth-to-space) services is 
restricted to Automatic Identification Systems (AIS). The use of 
these bands by the aeronautical mobile (OR) service is restricted to 
AIS emissions from search and rescue aircraft operations. 
Frequencies in the AIS 1 band may continue to be used by non-Federal 
base, fixed, and land mobile stations until March 2, 2024.
    (b) The frequency 156.3 MHz may also be used by aircraft 
stations for the purpose of search and rescue operations and other 
safety-related communications.
    (c) Federal stations in the maritime mobile service may also be 
authorized as follows:
    (1) Vessel traffic services under the control of the U.S. Coast 
Guard on a simplex basis by coast and ship stations on the 
frequencies 156.25, 156.55, 156.6 and 156.7 MHz;
    (2) Inter-ship use of the frequency 156.3 MHz on a simplex 
basis;
    (3) Navigational bridge-to-bridge and navigational 
communications on a simplex basis by coast and ship stations on the 
frequencies 156.375 and 156.65 MHz;
    (4) Port operations use on a simplex basis by coast and ship 
stations on the frequencies 156.6 and 156.7 MHz;
    (5) Environmental communications on the frequency 156.75 MHz in 
accordance with the national plan; and
    (6) Duplex port operations use of the frequencies 157 MHz for 
ship stations and 161.6 MHz for coast stations.
* * * * *
    US74 In the bands 25.55-25.67, 73-74.6, 406.1-410, 608-614, 
1400-1427, 1660.5-1670, 2690-2700, and 4990-5000 MHz, and in the 
bands 10.68-10.7, 15.35-15.4, 23.6-24.0, 31.3-31.5, 86-92, 100-102, 
109.5-111.8, 114.25-116, 148.5-151.5, 164-167, 200-209, and 250-252 
GHz, the radio astronomy service shall be protected from unwanted 
emissions only to the extent that such radiation exceeds the level 
which would be present if the offending station were operating in 
compliance with the technical standards or criteria applicable to 
the service in which it operates. Radio astronomy observations in 
these bands are performed at the locations listed in US385.
    US79 In the bands 1390-1400 MHz and 1427-1432 MHz, the following 
provisions shall apply:
    (a) Airborne and space-to-Earth operations are prohibited.
    (b) Federal operations (except for devices authorized by the FCC 
for the Wireless Medical Telemetry Service) are on a non-
interference basis to non-Federal operations and shall not constrain 
implementation of non-Federal operations.
* * * * *
    US85 Differential-Global-Positioning-System (DGPS) Stations, 
limited to ground-based transmitters, may be authorized on a primary 
basis in the band 1559-1610 MHz for the specific purpose of 
transmitting DGPS information intended for aircraft navigation.
* * * * *
    US100 The following provisions shall apply to the bands 2310-
2320 MHz and 2345-2360 MHz:
    (a) The bands 2310-2320 and 2345-2360 MHz are available for 
Federal aeronautical telemetering and associated telecommand 
operations for flight testing of manned or unmanned aircraft, 
missiles, or major components thereof, on a secondary basis to the 
Wireless Communications Service (WCS).

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The frequencies 2312.5 MHz and 2352.5 MHz are shared on a co-equal 
basis by Federal stations for telemetering and associated 
telecommand operations of expendable and reusable launch vehicles, 
irrespective of whether such operations involve flight testing. 
Other Federal mobile telemetering uses may be provided in the bands 
2310-2320 and 2345-2360 MHz on a non-interference basis to all other 
uses authorized pursuant to this footnote.
    (b) The band 2345-2360 MHz is available for non-Federal 
aeronautical telemetering and associated telecommand operations for 
flight testing of manned or unmanned aircraft, missiles, or major 
components thereof, on a secondary basis to the WCS until January 1, 
2020. The use of this allocation is restricted to non-Federal 
licensees in the Aeronautical and Fixed Radio Service holding a 
valid authorization on April 23, 2015.
* * * * *
    US111 In the band 5091-5150 MHz, aeronautical mobile telemetry 
operations for flight testing are conducted at the following 
locations. Flight testing at additional locations may be authorized 
on a case-by-case basis.

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                   Location                                   Test sites                  Lat. (N)    Long. (W)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Gulf Area Ranges Complex (GARC)...............  Eglin AFB, Tyndall AFB, FL; Gulfport    30[deg] 28'  86[deg] 31'
                                                 ANG Range, MS; Ft. Rucker, Redstone,
                                                 NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, AL.
Utah Ranges Complex (URC).....................  Dugway PG; Utah Test & Training Range   40[deg] 57'     113[deg]
                                                 (Hill AFB), UT.                                             05'
Western Ranges Complex (WRC)..................  Pacific Missile Range; Vandenberg AFB,  35[deg] 29'     117[deg]
                                                 China Lake NAWS, Pt. Mugu NAWS,                             16'
                                                 Edwards AFB, Thermal, Nellis AFB, Ft.
                                                 Irwin, NASA Dryden Flight Research
                                                 Center, Victorville, CA.
Southwest Ranges Complex (SRC)................  Ft. Huachuca, Tucson, Phoenix, Mesa,    31[deg] 33'     110[deg]
                                                 Yuma, AZ.                                                   18'
Mid-Atlantic Ranges Complex (MARC)............  Patuxent River, Aberdeen PG, NASA       38[deg] 17'  76[deg] 24'
                                                 Langley Research Center, NASA Wallops
                                                 Flight Facility, MD.
New Mexico Ranges Complex (NMRC)..............  White Sands Missile Range, Holloman     32[deg] 11'     106[deg]
                                                 AFB, Albuquerque, Roswell, NM;                              20'
                                                 Amarillo, TX.
Colorado Ranges Complex (CoRC)................  Alamosa, Leadville, CO................  37[deg] 26'     105[deg]
                                                                                                             52'
Texas Ranges Complex (TRC)....................  Dallas/Ft. Worth, Greenville, Waco,     32[deg] 53'  97[deg] 02'
                                                 Johnson Space Flight Center/Ellington
                                                 Field, TX.
Cape Ranges Complex (CRC).....................  Cape Canaveral, Palm Beach-Dade, FL...  28[deg] 33'  80[deg] 34'
Northwest Range Complex (NWRC)................  Seattle, Everett, Spokane, Moses Lake,  47[deg] 32'     122[deg]
                                                 WA; Klamath Falls, Eugene, OR.                              18'
St. Louis.....................................  St Louis, MO..........................  38[deg] 45'  90[deg] 22'
Wichita.......................................  Wichita, KS...........................  37[deg] 40'  97[deg] 26'
Marietta......................................  Marietta, GA..........................  33[deg] 54'  84[deg] 31'
Glasgow.......................................  Glasgow, MT...........................  48[deg] 25'     106[deg]
                                                                                                             32'
Wilmington/Ridley.............................  Wilmington, DE/Ridley, PA.............  39[deg] 49'  75[deg] 26'
San Francisco Bay Area (SFBA).................  NASA Ames Research Center, CA.........  37[deg] 25'     122[deg]
                                                                                                             03'
Charleston....................................  Charleston, SC........................  32[deg] 52'  80[deg] 02'
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* * * * *
    US113 Radio astronomy observations of the formaldehyde line 
frequencies 4825-4835 MHz and 14.47-14.5 GHz may be made at certain 
radio astronomy observatories as indicated below:

                          Bands To Be Observed
------------------------------------------------------------------------
       4 GHz                14 GHz                  Observatory
------------------------------------------------------------------------
X..................  ...................  National Astronomy and
                                           Ionosphere Center (NAIC),
                                           Arecibo, PR
X..................  X..................  National Radio Astronomy
                                           Observatory (NRAO), Green
                                           Bank, WV
X..................  X..................  NRAO, Socorro, NM
X..................  ...................  Allen Telescope Array (ATA),
                                           Hat Creek, CA
X..................  X..................  Owens Valley Radio Observatory
                                           (OVRO), Big Pine, CA
X..................  X..................  NRAO's ten Very Long Baseline
                                           Array (VLBA) stations (see
                                           US131)
X..................  X..................  University of Michigan Radio
                                           Astronomy Observatory,
                                           Stinchfield Woods, MI
X..................  ...................  Pisgah Astronomical Research
                                           Institute, Rosman, NC
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Every practicable effort will be made to avoid the assignment of 
frequencies to stations in the fixed or mobile services in these 
bands. Should such assignments result in harmful interference to 
these observations, the situation will be remedied to the extent 
practicable.
* * * * *
    US139 Fixed stations authorized in the band 18.3-19.3 GHz under 
the provisions of 47 CFR 74.502(c), 74.602(g), 78.18(a)(4), and 
101.147(r) may continue operations consistent with the provisions of 
those sections.
* * * * *
    US145 The following unwanted emissions power limits for non-
geostationary satellites operating in the inter-satellite service 
that transmit in the band 22.55-23.55 GHz shall apply in any 200 MHz 
of the passive band 23.6-24 GHz, based on the date that complete 
advance publication information is received by the ITU's 
Radiocommunication Bureau:
    (a) For information received before January 1, 2020: -36 dBW/200 
MHz.
    (b) For information received on or after January 1, 2020: -46 
dBW/200 MHz.
    US156 In the bands 49.7-50.2 GHz and 50.4-50.9 GHz, for earth 
stations in the fixed-satellite service (Earth-to-space), the 
unwanted emissions power in the band 50.2-50.4 GHz shall not exceed 
-20 dBW/200 MHz (measured at the input of the antenna), except that 
the maximum unwanted emissions power may be increased to -10 dBW/200 
MHz for earth stations having an antenna gain greater than or equal 
to 57 dBi. These limits apply under clear-sky conditions. During 
fading conditions, the limits may be exceeded by earth stations when 
using uplink power control.
    US157 In the band 51.4-52.6 GHz, for stations in the fixed 
service, the unwanted emissions power in the band 52.6-54.25 GHz 
shall not exceed -33 dBW/100 MHz (measured at the input of antenna).
    US161 In the bands 81-86 GHz, 92-94 GHz, and 94.1-95 GHz and 
within the coordination distances indicated below, assignments to 
allocated services shall be coordinated with the following radio

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astronomy observatories. New observatories shall not receive 
protection from fixed stations that are licensed to operate in the 
one hundred most populous urbanized areas as defined by the U.S. 
Census Bureau for the year 2000.
    (a) Within 25 km of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory's 
(NRAO's) Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) Stations:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                   State                              VLBA station               Lat. (N)          Long. (W)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
AZ.........................................  Kitt Peak....................   31[deg] 57' 23''  111[deg] 36' 45''
CA.........................................  Owens Valley.................   37[deg] 13' 54''  118[deg] 16' 37''
HI.........................................  Mauna Kea....................   19[deg] 48' 05''  155[deg] 27' 20''
IA.........................................  North Liberty................   41[deg] 46' 17''  091[deg] 34' 27''
NH.........................................  Hancock......................   42[deg] 56' 01''  071[deg] 59' 12''
NM.........................................  Los Alamos...................   35[deg] 46' 30''  106[deg] 14' 44''
NM.........................................  Pie Town.....................   34[deg] 18' 04''  108[deg] 07' 09''
TX.........................................  Fort Davis...................   30[deg] 38' 06''  103[deg] 56' 41''
VI.........................................  Saint Croix..................   17[deg] 45' 24''  064[deg] 35' 01''
WA.........................................  Brewster.....................   48[deg] 07' 52''  119[deg] 41' 00''
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    (b) Within 150 km of the following observatories:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
    State       Telescope and site       Lat. (N)          Long. (W)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
AZ...........  Heinrich Hertz        32[deg] 42' 06''  109[deg] 53' 28''
                Submillimeter
                Observatory, Mt.
                Graham.
AZ...........  University of         31[deg] 57' 12''  111[deg] 36' 53''
                Arizona 12-m
                Telescope, Kitt
                Peak.
CA...........  Caltech Telescope,    37[deg] 13' 54''  118[deg] 17' 36''
                Owens Valley.
CA...........  Combined Array for    37[deg] 16' 43''  118[deg] 08' 32''
                Research in
                Millimeter-wave
                Astronomy (CARMA).
HI...........  James Clerk Maxwell   19[deg] 49' 33''  155[deg] 28' 47''
                Telescope, Mauna
                Kea.
MA...........  Haystack              42[deg] 37' 24''  071[deg] 29' 18''
                Observatory,
                Westford.
NM...........  NRAO's Very Large     34[deg] 04' 44''  107[deg] 37' 06''
                Array, Socorro.
WV...........  NRAO's Robert C.      38[deg] 25' 59''  079[deg] 50' 23''
                Byrd Telescope,
                Green Bank.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Note: Satisfactory completion of the coordination procedure 
utilizing the automated mechanism, see 47 CFR 101.1523, will be 
deemed to establish sufficient separation from radio astronomy 
observatories, regardless of whether the distances set forth above 
are met.
* * * * *
    US227 The bands 156.4875-156.5125 MHz and 156.5375-156.5625 MHz 
are also allocated to the fixed and land mobile services on a 
primary basis for non-Federal use in VHF Public Coast Station Areas 
10-42. The use of these bands by the fixed and land mobile services 
shall not cause harmful interference to, nor claim protection from, 
the maritime mobile VHF radiocommunication service.
* * * * *
    US334 In the bands between 17.7 GHz and 20.2 GHz, the following 
provisions shall apply:
    (a) In the bands between 17.8 GHz and 20.2 GHz, Federal space 
stations in both geostationary (GSO) and non-geostationary satellite 
orbits (NGSO) and associated earth stations in the fixed-satellite 
service (FSS) (space-to-Earth) may be authorized on a primary basis. 
For a Federal GSO FSS network to operate on a primary basis, the 
space station shall be located outside the arc, measured from east 
to west, 70-120[deg] West longitude. Coordination between Federal 
FSS systems and non-Federal space and terrestrial systems operating 
in accordance with the United States Table of Frequency Allocations 
is required.
    (b) In the bands between 17.8 GHz and 20.2 GHz, Federal earth 
stations operating with Federal space stations shall be authorized 
on a primary basis only in the following areas: Denver, Colorado; 
Washington, DC; San Miguel, California; and Guam. Prior to the 
commencement of non-Federal terrestrial operations in these areas, 
the FCC shall coordinate with NTIA all applications for new stations 
and modifications to existing stations as specified in 47 CFR 
1.924(f), 74.32, and 78.19(f). In the band 17.7-17.8 GHz, the FCC 
shall also coordinate with NTIA all applications for new stations 
and modifications to existing stations that support the operations 
of Multichannel Video Programming Distributors (MVPD) in these 
areas, as specified in the aforementioned regulations.
    (c) In the bands between 17.8 GHz and 19.7 GHz, the power flux-
density (pfd) at the surface of the Earth produced by emissions from 
a Federal GSO space station or from a Federal space station in a 
NGSO constellation of 50 or fewer satellites, for all conditions and 
for all methods of modulation, shall not exceed the following values 
in any 1 MHz band:
    (1) -115 dB(W/m\2\) for angles of arrival above the horizontal 
plane ([delta]) between 0[deg] and 5[deg],
    (2) -115 + 0.5([delta] - 5) dB(W/m\2\) for [delta] between 
5[deg] and 25[deg], and
    (3) -105 dB(W/m\2\) for [delta] between 25[deg] and 90[deg].
    (d) In the bands between 17.8 GHz and 19.3 GHz, the pfd at the 
surface of the Earth produced by emissions from a Federal space 
station in an NGSO constellation of 51 or more satellites, for all 
conditions and for all methods of modulation, shall not exceed the 
following values in any 1 MHz band:
    (1) -115 - X dB(W/m\2\) for [delta] between 0[deg] and 5[deg],
    (2) -115 - X + ((10 + X)/20)([delta] - 5) dB(W/m\2\) for [delta] 
between 5[deg] and 25[deg], and
    (3) -105 dB(W/m\2\) for [delta] between 25[deg] and 90[deg]; 
where X is defined as a function of the number of satellites, n, in 
an NGSO constellation as follows:
    For n <= 288, X = (5/119) (n - 50) dB; and
    For n > 288, X = (1/69) (n + 402) dB.
* * * * *
    US338A In the band 1435-1452 MHz, operators of aeronautical 
telemetry stations are encouraged to take all reasonable steps to 
ensure that the unwanted emissions power does not exceed -28 dBW/27 
MHz in the band 1400-1427 MHz. Operators of aeronautical telemetry 
stations that do not meet this limit shall first attempt to operate 
in the band 1452-1525 MHz prior to operating in the band 1435-1452 
MHz.
* * * * *
    US343 In the mobile service, the frequencies between 1435 and 
1525 MHz will be assigned for aeronautical telemetry and associated 
telecommand operations for flight testing of manned or unmanned 
aircraft and missiles, or their major components. Permissible usage 
includes telemetry associated with launching and reentry into the 
Earth's atmosphere as well as any incidental orbiting prior to 
reentry of manned objects undergoing flight tests. The following 
frequencies are shared on a co-equal basis with flight telemetering 
mobile stations: 1444.5, 1453.5, 1501.5, 1515.5, and 1524.5 MHz.
* * * * *
    US367 The band 5000-5150 MHz is also allocated to the 
aeronautical mobile-satellite (R) service on a primary basis, 
subject to agreement obtained under No. 9.21 of the ITU Radio 
Regulations.
* * * * *

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    US444 The frequency band 5030-5150 MHz is to be used for the 
operation of the international standard system (microwave landing 
system) for precision approach and landing. In the frequency band 
5030-5091 MHz, the requirements of this system shall have priority 
over other uses of this band. For the use of the frequency band 
5091-5150 MHz, US444A and Resolution 114 (Rev.WRC-12) of the ITU 
Radio Regulations apply.
    US444A The band 5091-5150 MHz is also allocated to the fixed-
satellite service (Earth-to-space) on a primary basis for non-
Federal use. This allocation is limited to feeder links of non-
geostationary satellite systems in the mobile-satellite service and 
is subject to coordination under No. 9.11A of the ITU Radio 
Regulations. In the band 5091-5150 MHz, the following conditions 
also apply:
    (a) Prior to January 1, 2018, the use of the band 5091-5150 MHz 
by feeder links of non-geostationary-satellite systems in the 
mobile-satellite service shall be made in accordance with Resolution 
114 (Rev.WRC-12);
    (b) After January 1, 2016, no new assignments shall be made to 
earth stations providing feeder links of non-geostationary mobile-
satellite systems; and
    (c) After January 1, 2018, the fixed-satellite service will 
become secondary to the aeronautical radionavigation service.
    US444B In the band 5091-5150 MHz, the following provisions shall 
apply to the aeronautical mobile service:
    (a) Use is restricted to:
    (1) Systems operating in the aeronautical mobile (R) service 
(AM(R)S) in accordance with international aeronautical standards, 
limited to surface applications at airports, and in accordance with 
Resolution 748 (Rev. WRC-12) (i.e., AeroMACS); and
    (2) Aeronautical telemetry transmissions from aircraft stations 
(AMT) in accordance with Resolution 418 (Rev. WRC-12).
    (b) Consistent with Radio Regulation No. 4.10, airport surface 
wireless systems operating in the AM(R)S have priority over AMT 
systems in the band.
    (c) Operators of AM(R)S and AMT systems at the following 
airports are urged to cooperate with each other in the exchange of 
information about planned deployments of their respective systems so 
that the prospects for compatible sharing of the band are enhanced:
    (1) Boeing Field/King County Intl Airport, Seattle, WA;
    (2) Lambert-St. Louis Intl Airport, St. Louis, MO;
    (3) Charleston AFB/Intl Airport, Charleston, SC;
    (4) Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport, Wichita, KS;
    (5) Roswell Intl Air Center Airport, Roswell, NM; and
    (6) William P. Gwinn Airport, Jupiter, FL. Other airports may be 
addressed on a case-by-case basis.
    (d) Aeronautical fixed communications that are an integral part 
of the AeroMACS system authorized in paragraph (a)(1) are also 
authorized on a primary basis.
    US475 The use of the band 9300-9500 MHz by the aeronautical 
radionavigation service is limited to airborne radars and associated 
airborne beacons. In addition, ground-based radar beacons in the 
aeronautical radionavigation service are permitted in the band 9300-
9320 MHz on the condition that harmful interference is not caused to 
the maritime radionavigation service.
    US476A In the band 9300-9500 MHz, Federal stations in the Earth 
exploration-satellite service (active) and space research service 
(active) shall not cause harmful interference to, nor claim 
protection from, stations of the radionavigation and Federal 
radiolocation services.
    US482 In the band 10.6-10.68 GHz, the following provisions and 
urgings apply:
    (a) Non-Federal use of the fixed service shall be restricted to 
point-to-point stations, with each station supplying not more than 
[caret]3 dBW of transmitter power to the antenna, producing not more 
than 40 dBW of EIRP, and radiating at an antenna main beam elevation 
angle of 20[deg] or less. Licensees holding a valid authorization on 
August 6, 2015 to operate in this band may continue to operate as 
authorized, subject to proper license renewal.
    (b) In order to minimize interference to the Earth exploration-
satellite service (passive) receiving in this band, licensees of 
stations in the fixed service are urged to:
    (1) Limit the maximum transmitter power supplied to the antenna 
to -15 dBW; and
    (2) Employ automatic transmitter power control (ATPC).
    The maximum transmitter power supplied to the antenna of 
stations using ATPC may be increased by a value corresponding to the 
ATPC range, up to a maximum of -3 dBW.
    US519 The band 18-18.3 GHz is also allocated to the 
meteorological-satellite service (space-to-Earth) on a primary 
basis. Its use is limited to geostationary satellites and shall be 
in accordance with the provisions of Article 21, Table 21-4 of the 
ITU Radio Regulations.
    US532 In the bands 21.2-21.4 GHz, 22.21-22.5 GHz, and 56.26-58.2 
GHz, the space research and Earth exploration-satellite services 
shall not receive protection from the fixed and mobile services 
operating in accordance with the Table of Frequency Allocations.
    US550A In the band 36-37 GHz, the following provisions shall 
apply:
    (a) For stations in the mobile service, the transmitter power 
supplied to the antenna shall not exceed -10 dBW, except that the 
maximum transmitter power may be increased to [caret]3 dBW for 
stations used for public safety and disaster management.
    (b) For stations in the fixed service, the elevation angle of 
the antenna main beam shall not exceed 20[deg] and the transmitter 
power supplied to the antenna shall not exceed:
    (1) -5 dBW for hub stations of point-to-multipoint systems; or
    (2) -10 dBW for all other stations, except that the maximum 
transmitter power of stations using automatic transmitter power 
control (ATPC) may be increased by a value corresponding to the ATPC 
range, up to a maximum of -7 dBW.
    US565 The frequency band 275-1000 GHz may be used by 
administrations for experimentation with, and development of, 
various active and passive services. In this band a need has been 
identified for the following spectral line measurements for passive 
services:

--radio astronomy service: 275-323 GHz, 327-371 GHz, 388-424 GHz, 
426-442 GHz, 453-510 GHz, 623-711 GHz, 795-909 GHz and 926-945 GHz;
--Earth exploration-satellite service (passive) and space research 
service (passive): 275-277 GHz, 294-306 GHz, 316-334 GHz, 342-349 
GHz, 363-365 GHz, 371-389 GHz, 416-434 GHz, 442-444 GHz, 496-506 
GHz, 546-568 GHz, 624-629 GHz, 634-654 GHz, 659-661 GHz, 684-692 
GHz, 730-732 GHz, 851-853 GHz and 951-956 GHz.

    Future research in this largely unexplored spectral region may 
yield additional spectral lines and continuum bands of interest to 
the passive services. Administrations are urged to take all 
practicable steps to protect these passive services from harmful 
interference until the date when the allocation Table is established 
in the above-mentioned frequency band.

Non-Federal Government (NG) Footnotes

* * * * *
    NG22 The frequencies 156.050 and 156.175 MHz may be assigned to 
stations in the maritime mobile service for commercial and port 
operations in the New Orleans Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) area and 
the frequency 156.250 MHz may be assigned to stations in the 
maritime mobile service for port operations in the New Orleans and 
Houston VTS areas.
* * * * *
    NG34 The bands 758-775 MHz and 788-805 MHz are available for 
assignment to the public safety services, as described in 47 CFR 
part 90.
    NG35 Frequencies in the bands 928-929 MHz, 932-932.5 MHz, 941-
941.5 MHz, and 952-960 MHz may be assigned for multiple address 
systems and associated mobile operations on a primary basis.
* * * * *
    NG60 In the band 31-31.3 GHz, for stations in the fixed service 
authorized after August 6, 2018, the unwanted emissions power in any 
100 MHz of the 31.3-31.5 GHz Earth exploration-satellite service 
(passive) band shall be limited to [caret]38 dBW ([caret]38 dBW/100 
MHz), as measured at the input to the antenna.
* * * * *
    NG92 The band 1900-2000 kHz is also allocated to the 
radiolocation service on a primary basis in Region 2 and on a 
secondary basis in Region 3. This use is restricted to radio buoy 
operations on the open sea.
* * * * *
    NG338A In the bands 1390-1395 MHz and 1427-1435 MHz, licensees 
are encouraged to take all reasonable steps to ensure that unwanted 
emissions power does not exceed the following levels in the band 
1400-1427 MHz:
    (a) For stations of point-to-point systems in the fixed service: 
-45 dBW/27 MHz.
    (b) For stations in the mobile service (except for devices 
authorized by the FCC for

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the Wireless Medical Telemetry Service): -60 dBW/27 MHz.
    NG535 The following provisions shall apply to the use of the 
24.75-25.25 GHz range by the fixed-satellite service (Earth-to-
space):
    (a) In the band 24.75-25.05 GHz, feeder links to stations of the 
broadcasting-satellite service have priority over other uses. Such 
other uses must protect and may not claim protection from existing 
and future operating feeder-link networks to such broadcasting 
satellite stations.
    (b) The use of the band 25.05-25.25 GHz is restricted to feeder 
links for the broadcasting-satellite service.

PART 25--SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS

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8. The authority citation for part 25 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: Interprets or applies sections 4, 301, 302, 303, 307, 
309, 319, 332, 705, and 721 of the Communications Act, as amended, 
47 U.S.C. 154, 301, 302, 303, 307, 309, 319, 332, 605, and 721, 
unless otherwise noted.

0
9. Section 25.202 is amended by revising paragraph (f) introductory 
text and adding paragraphs (i) and (j) to read as follows:


Sec.  25.202  Frequencies, frequency tolerance and emission 
limitations.

* * * * *
    (f) Emission limitations. Except for SDARS terrestrial repeaters 
and as provided for in paragraph (i), the mean power of emissions shall 
be attenuated below the mean output power of the transmitter in 
accordance with the schedule set forth in paragraphs (f)(1) through 
(f)(4) of this section. The out-of-band emissions of SDARS terrestrial 
repeaters shall be attenuated in accordance with the schedule set forth 
in paragraph (h) of this section.
* * * * *
    (i) The following unwanted emissions power limits for non-
geostationary satellites operating in the inter-satellite service that 
transmit in the 22.55-23.55 GHz band shall apply in any 200 MHz of the 
23.6-24 GHz passive band, based on the date that complete advance 
publication information is received by the ITU's Radiocommunication 
Bureau:
    (1) For information received before January 1, 2020: -36 dBW.
    (2) For information received on or after January 1, 2020: -46 dBW.
    (j) For earth stations in the Fixed-Satellite Service (Earth-to-
space) that transmit in the 49.7-50.2 GHz and 50.4-50.9 GHz bands, the 
unwanted emission power in the 50.2-50.4 GHz band shall not exceed -20 
dBW/200 MHz (measured at the input of the antenna), except that the 
maximum unwanted emission power may be increased to -10 dBW/200 MHz for 
earth stations having an antenna gain greater than or equal to 57 dBi. 
These limits apply under clear-sky conditions. During fading 
conditions, the limits may be exceeded by earth stations when using 
uplink power control.

PART 27--MISCELLANEOUS WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES

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10. The authority citation for part 27 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 47 U.S.C. 154, 301, 302a, 303, 307, 309, 332, 336, 
337, 1403, 1404, 1451, and 1452, unless otherwise noted.

0
11. Section 27.53 is amended by revising paragraph (j) to read as 
follows:


Sec.  27.53  Emission limits.

* * * * *
    (j)(1) For operations in the unpaired 1390-1392 MHz band and the 
paired 1392-1395 MHz and 1432-1435 MHz bands, the power of any emission 
outside the licensee's frequency band(s) of operation shall be 
attenuated below the transmitter power (P) by at least 43 + 10 log (P) 
dB. Compliance with these provisions is based on the procedures 
described in paragraph (a)(4) of this section.
    (2) In the 1390-1395 MHz and 1432-1435 MHz bands, licensees are 
encouraged to take all reasonable steps to ensure that unwanted 
emission power does not exceed the following levels in the band 1400-
1427 MHz:
    (i) For stations of point-to-point systems in the fixed service: -
45 dBW/27 MHz.
    (ii) For stations in the mobile service: -60 dBW/27 MHz.
* * * * *

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12. Section 27.803 is amended by revising paragraph (b)(4) to read as 
follows:


Sec.  27.803  Coordination requirements.

* * * * *
    (b) * * *
* * * * *
    (4) That requires approval of the Frequency Advisory Subcommittee 
(FAS) of the Interdepartment Radio Advisory Committee (IRAC). Licensees 
in the 1432-1435 MHz band must receive FAS approval, prior to operation 
of fixed sites or mobile units within the NTIA recommended protection 
radii of the Government sites listed in footnote US83 of Sec.  2.106 of 
this chapter.
* * * * *

PART 74--EXPERIMENTAL RADIO, AUXILIARY, SPECIAL BROADCAST AND OTHER 
PROGRAM DISTRIBUTIONAL SERVICES

0
13. The authority citation for part 74 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 47 U.S.C. 154, 302a, 303, 307, 309, 336 and 554.

0
14. Section 74.32 is revised to read as follows:


Sec.  74.32  Operation in the 17.7-17.8 GHz and 17.8-19.7 GHz bands.

    The following exclusion areas and coordination areas are 
established to minimize or avoid harmful interference to Federal 
Government earth stations receiving in the 17.7-19.7 GHz band:
    (a) No application seeking authority for fixed stations supporting 
the operations of Multichannel Video Programming Distributors (MVPD) in 
the 17.7-17.8 GHz band or to operate in the 17.8-19.7 GHz band for any 
service will be accepted for filing if the proposed station is located 
within 20 km of Denver, CO (39[deg]43' N., 104[deg]46' W.) or 
Washington, DC (38[deg]48' N., 76[deg]52' W.).
    (b) Any application for a new station license to provide MVPD 
operations in the 17.7-17.8 GHz band or to operate in the 17.8-19.7 GHz 
band for any service, or for modification of an existing station 
license in these bands which would change the frequency, power, 
emission, modulation, polarization, antenna height or directivity, or 
location of such a station, must be coordinated with the Federal 
Government by the Commission before an authorization will be issued, if 
the station or proposed station is located in whole or in part within 
any of the following areas:
    (1) Denver, CO area:
    (i) Between latitudes 41[deg]30' N. and 38[deg]30' N. and between 
longitudes 103[deg]10' W. and 106[deg]30' W.
    (ii) Between latitudes 38[deg]30' N. and 37[deg]30' N. and between 
longitudes 105[deg]00' W. and 105[deg]50' W.
    (iii) Between latitudes 40[deg]08' N. and 39[deg]56' N. and between 
longitudes 107[deg]00' W. and 107[deg]15' W.
    (2) Washington, DC area:
    (i) Between latitudes 38[deg]40' N. and 38[deg]10' N. and between 
longitudes 78[deg]50' W. and 79[deg]20' W.
    (ii) Within 178 km of 38[deg]48' N, 76[deg]52' W.
    (3) San Miguel, CA area:
    (i) Between latitudes 34[deg]39' N. and 34[deg]00' N. and between 
longitudes 118[deg]52' W. and 119[deg]24' W.
    (ii) Within 200 km of 35[deg]44' N., 120[deg]45' W.
    (4) Guam area: Within 100 km of 13[deg]35' N., 144[deg]51' E.

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    Note to Sec.  74.32: The coordinates cited in this section are 
specified in terms of the ``North American Datum of 1983 (NAD 83).''

PART 78--CABLE TELEVISION RELAY SERVICE

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15. The authority citation for part 78 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  Secs. 2, 3, 4, 301, 303, 307, 308, 309, 48 Stat., as 
amended, 1064, 1065, 1066, 1081, 1082, 1083, 1084, 1085; 47 U.S.C. 
152, 153, 154, 301, 303, 307, 308, 309.

0
16. Section 78.19 is amended by revising paragraph (f) to read as 
follows:


Sec.  78.19  Interference.

* * * * *
    (f) 17.7-19.7 GHz band. The following exclusion areas and 
coordination areas are established to minimize or avoid harmful 
interference to Federal Government earth stations receiving in the 
17.7-19.7 GHz band:
    (1) No application seeking authority to operate in the 17.7-19.7 
GHz band will be accepted for filing if the proposed station is located 
within 50 km of Denver, CO (39[deg]43' N., 104[deg]46' W.) or 
Washington, DC (38[deg]48' N., 76[deg]52' W.).
    (2) Any application seeking authority for a new fixed station 
license supporting the operations of Multichannel Video Programming 
Distributors (MVPD) in the 17.7-17.8 GHz band or to operate in the 
17.8-19.7 GHz band for any service, or for modification of an existing 
station license in these bands which would change the frequency, power, 
emission, modulation, polarization, antenna height or directivity, or 
location of such a station, must be coordinated with the Federal 
Government by the Commission before an authorization will be issued, if 
the station or proposed station is located in whole or in part within 
any of the following areas:
    (i) Denver, CO area:
    (A) Between latitudes 41[deg]30' N. and 38[deg]30' N. and between 
longitudes 103[deg]10' W. and 106[deg]30' W.
    (B) Between latitudes 38[deg]30' N. and 37[deg]30' N. and between 
longitudes 105[deg]00' W. and 105[deg]50' W.
    (C) Between latitudes 40[deg]08' N. and 39[deg]56' N. and between 
longitudes 107[deg]00' W. and 107[deg]15' W.
    (ii) Washington, DC area:
    (A) Between latitudes 38[deg]40' N. and 38[deg]10' N. and between 
longitudes 78[deg]50' W. and 79[deg]20' W.
    (B) Within 178 km of 38[deg]48' N, 76[deg]52' W.
    (iii) San Miguel, CA area:
    (A) Between latitudes 34[deg]39' N. and 34[deg]00' N. and between 
longitudes 118[deg]52' W. and 119[deg]24' W.
    (B) Within 200 km of 35[deg]44' N., 120[deg]45' W.
    (iv) Guam area: Within 100 km of 13[deg]35' N., 144[deg]51' E.
    Note to Sec.  78.19(f): The coordinates cited in this section are 
specified in terms of the ``North American Datum of 1983 (NAD 83).''
* * * * *

PART 80--STATIONS IN THE MARITIME SERVICES

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17. The authority citation for part 80 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  Secs. 4, 303, 307(e), 309, and 332, 48 Stat. 1066, 
1082, as amended; 47 U.S.C. 154, 303, 307(e), 309, and 332, unless 
otherwise noted. Interpret or apply 48 Stat. 1064-1068, 1081-1105, 
as amended; 47 U.S.C. 151-155, 301-609; 3 UST 3450, 3 UST 4726, 12 
UST 2377.

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18. Section 80.371 is amended by revising note 3 to the table in 
paragraph (c) to read as follows:


Sec.  80.371  Public correspondence frequencies.

* * * * *
    (c) * * *
* * * * *
    \3\ The frequency 161.975 MHz is available only for Automatic 
Identification System communications. In VPCSAs 10-42, site-based 
stations licensed to operate on frequency 161.975 MHz prior to March 2, 
2009 may continue to operate on a co-primary basis on that frequency 
until March 2, 2024.
* * * * *

PART 87--AVIATION SERVICES

0
19. The authority citation for part 87 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  47 U.S.C. 154, 303 and 307(e), unless otherwise 
noted.

0
20. Section 87.5 is amended by adding a definition of ``Flight 
telemetering mobile station'' in alphabetical order to read as follows:


Sec.  87.5  Definitions.

* * * * *
    Flight telemetering mobile station. A telemetering mobile station 
used for transmitting data from an airborne vehicle, excluding data 
related to airborne testing of the vehicle itself (or major components 
thereof).
* * * * *

0
21. Section 87.133 is amended by revising paragraph (f) to read as 
follows:


Sec.  87.133  Frequency stability.

* * * * *
    (f) The carrier frequency tolerance of all transmitters that 
operate in the 1435-1525 MHz or 2345-2395 MHz band is 0.002 percent. 
The carrier frequency tolerance of all transmitters that operate in the 
5091-5150 MHz band is 0.005 percent.
* * * * *

0
22. Section 87.137 is amended by revising note 8 to the table in 
paragraph (a) to read as follows:


Sec.  87.137  Types of emission.

    (a) * * *
    Notes: * * *
    \8\ The authorized bandwidth is equal to the necessary bandwidth 
for frequency or digitally modulated transmitters used in aeronautical 
telemetering and associated aeronautical telemetry or telecommand 
stations that operate in the 1435-1525 MHz, 2345-2395 MHz, or 5091-5150 
MHz band. The necessary bandwidth must be computed in accordance with 
part 2 of this chapter.
* * * * *

0
23. Section 87.139 is amended by revising paragraph (a) introductory 
text, paragraph (d), paragraph (e) introductory text, and paragraph (f) 
introductory text and by adding paragraph (m) to read as follows:


Sec.  87.139  Emission limitations.

    (a) Except for ELTs and when using single sideband (R3E, H3E, J3E), 
or frequency modulation (F9) or digital modulation (F9Y) for telemetry 
or telecommand in the 1435-1525 MHz, 2345-2395 MHz, or 5091-5150 MHz 
band or digital modulation (G7D) for differential GPS, the mean power 
of any emissions must be attenuated below the mean power of the 
transmitter (pY) as follows:
* * * * *
    (d) Except for telemetry in the 1435-1525 MHz band, when the 
frequency is removed from the assigned frequency by more than 250 
percent of the authorized bandwidth for aircraft stations above 30 MHz 
and all ground stations the attenuation must be at least 43+10 
log10pY dB.
    (e) When using frequency modulation or digital modulation for 
telemetry or telecommand in the 1435-1525 MHz, 2345-2395 MHz, or 5091-
5150 MHz band with an authorized bandwidth equal to or less than 1 MHz 
the emissions must be attenuated as follows:
* * * * *
    (f) When using frequency modulation or digital modulation for 
telemetry or telecommand in the 1435-1525 MHz, 2345-2395 MHz, or 5091-
5150 MHz band with an authorized bandwidth

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greater than 1 MHz, the emissions must be attenuated as follows:
* * * * *
    (m) In the 1435-1452 MHz band, operators of aeronautical telemetry 
stations are encouraged to take all reasonable steps to ensure that 
unwanted emissions power does not exceed -28 dBW/27 MHz in the 1400-
1427 MHz band. Operators of aeronautical telemetry stations that do not 
meet this limit shall first attempt to operate in the 1452-1525 MHz 
band prior to operating in the 1435-1452 MHz band.

0
24. Section 87.173 is amended in the frequency table in paragraph (b) 
as follows:
0
a. The entries for the 2310-2320 MHz band and the 24750-25050 MHz band 
are removed.
0
b. The entry for the 5000-5250 MHz band is removed and an entry for the 
5030-5150 MHz band is added in its place.
0
c. Entries for the 5091-5150 MHz and 24450-24650 MHz bands are added in 
numerical order.
    The additions read as follows:


Sec.  87.173  Frequencies.

* * * * *
    (b) Frequency table:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Frequency or frequency band            Subpart          Class of station                 Remarks
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
5030-5150 MHz....................  Q...................  MA, RLW............  Microwave landing systems.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
5031.000 MHz.....................  Q...................  RLT................  ..................................
5091-5150 MHz....................  J...................  MA, FAT............  Aeronautical telemetry.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
24450-24650 MHz..................  F, Q................  MA, RL.............  Aeronautical radionavigation.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

* * * * *

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25. Section 87.187 is amended by revising paragraph (p), Note to 
paragraph (p) and paragraph (x) to read as follows:


Sec.  87.187  Frequencies.

* * * * *
    (p) The 1435-1525 MHz and 2360-2395 MHz bands are available on a 
primary basis, and the 2345-2360 MHz band is available on a secondary 
basis (the latter band only until January 1, 2020), for telemetry and 
telecommand associated with the flight testing of aircraft, missiles, 
or related major components. This includes launching into space, 
reentry into the Earth's atmosphere and incidental orbiting prior to 
reentry. In the 1435-1525 MHz band, the following frequencies are 
shared on a co-equal basis with flight telemetering mobile stations: 
1444.5, 1453.5, 1501.5, 1515.5, and 1524.5 MHz. In the 2360-2395 MHz 
band, the following frequencies may be assigned for telemetry and 
associated telecommand operations of expendable and re-usable launch 
vehicles, whether or not such operations involve flight testing: 
2364.5, 2370.5 and 2382.5 MHz. See Sec.  87.303(d).
    Note to paragraph (p): Aeronautical telemetry operations must 
protect Miscellaneous Wireless Communications Services operating in the 
2345-2360 MHz band.
* * * * *
    (x) The frequency bands 24450-24650 MHz and 32300-33400 MHz are 
available for airborne radionavigation devices.
* * * * *

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26. Section 87.303 is amended by revising paragraph (d) to read as 
follows:


Sec.  87.303  Frequencies.

* * * * *
    (d) Aeronautical mobile telemetry (AMT) operations are conducted in 
the 1435-1525 MHz, 2345-2395 MHz, and 5091-5150 MHz bands on a co-equal 
basis with U.S. Government stations.
    (1) Frequencies in the 1435-1525 MHz and 2360-2395 MHz bands are 
assigned in the mobile service primarily for aeronautical telemetry and 
associated telecommand operations for flight testing of aircraft and 
missiles, or their major components. Until January 1, 2020, the 2345-
2360 MHz band is also available to licensees holding a valid 
authorization on April 23, 2015 for these purposes on a secondary 
basis. Permissible uses of these bands include telemetry and associated 
telecommand operations associated with the launching and reentry into 
the Earth's atmosphere, as well as any incidental orbiting prior to 
reentry, of objects undergoing flight tests. In the 1435-1525 MHz band, 
the following frequencies are shared on a co-equal basis with flight 
telemetering mobile stations: 1444.5, 1453.5, 1501.5, 1515.5, and 
1524.5 MHz. In the 2360-2395 MHz band, the following frequencies may be 
assigned for telemetry and associated telecommand operations of 
expendable and re-usable launch vehicles, whether or not such 
operations involve flight testing: 2364.5, 2370.5 and 2382.5 MHz. All 
other mobile telemetry uses of the 2360-2395 MHz band shall be on a 
non-interfering and unprotected basis to the above uses.
    (2) Frequencies in the 5091-5150 MHz band are assigned in the 
aeronautical mobile service on a primary basis for flight testing of 
aircraft. AMT use of these frequencies is restricted to aircraft 
stations transmitting to aeronautical stations (AMT ground stations) in 
the flight test areas listed in 47 CFR 2.106, footnote US111.
    (3) The authorized bandwidths for stations that operate in the 
1435-1525 MHz, 2345-2395 MHz, or 5091-5150 MHz bands are normally 1, 3 
or 5 MHz. Applications for greater bandwidths will be considered in 
accordance with the provisions of Sec.  87.135. Each assignment will be 
centered on a frequency between 1435.5 MHz and 1524.5 MHz, between 
2345.5 MHz and 2394.5 MHz, or between 5091.5 MHz and 5149.5 MHz, with 1 
MHz channel spacing.
* * * * *

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27. Section 87.305 is amended by revising paragraph (a)(1) to read as 
follows:

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Sec.  87.305  Frequency coordination.

    (a)(1) Each application for a new station license, renewal or 
modification of an existing license concerning flight test frequencies, 
except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section, must be 
accompanied by a statement from a frequency advisory committee. The 
committee must comment on the frequencies requested or the proposed 
changes in the authorized station and the probable interference to 
existing stations. The committee must consider all stations operating 
on the frequencies requested or assigned within 320 km (200 mi) of the 
proposed area of operation and all prior coordinations and assignments 
on the proposed frequency(ies). The committee must also recommend 
frequencies resulting in the minimum interference. The committee must 
coordinate in writing all requests for frequencies or proposed 
operating changes in the 1435-1525 MHz, 2345-2360 MHz (only until 
January 1, 2020), 2360-2395 MHz, and 5091-5150 MHz bands with the 
responsible Government Area Frequency Coordinators listed in the NTIA 
``Manual of Regulations and Procedures for Federal Radio Frequency 
Management.'' In addition, committee recommendations may include 
comments on other technical factors and may contain recommended 
restrictions which it believes should appear on the license.
* * * * *

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28. Section 87.475 is amended by adding paragraphs (b)(11) and (b)(14) 
to read as follows:


Sec.  87.475  Frequencies.

* * * * *
    (b) * * *
    (11) 5030-5150 MHz: This band is to be used for the operation of 
the international standard system (microwave landing system).
* * * * *
    (14) 24,450-24,650 MHz and 32,300-33,400 MHz: In these bands, land-
based radionavigation aids are permitted where they operate with 
airborne radionavigation devices.
* * * * *

PART 90--PRIVATE LAND MOBILE RADIO SERVICES

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29. The authority citation for part 90 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  Sections 4(i), 11, 303(g), 303(r), and 332(c)(7) of 
the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. 154(i), 161, 
303(g), 303(r), and 332(c)(7), and Title VI of the Middle Class Tax 
Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012, Pub. L. 112-96, 126 Stat. 156.

0
30. Section 90.103 is amended by removing and reserving paragraphs 
(c)(25) through (28) and by revising the Kilohertz portion of the 
Radiolocation Service Frequency Table in paragraph (b) to read as 
follows:


Sec.  90.103  Radiolocation Service.

* * * * *
    (b) * * *

                  Radiolocation Service Frequency Table
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                       Class of
        Frequency or band             station(s)          Limitation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
            Kilohertz
------------------------------------------------------------------------
70 to 90........................  Radiolocation land  1
                                   or mobile.
90 to 110.......................  Radiolocation land  2
110 to 130......................  Radiolocation land  1
                                   or mobile.
1705 to 1715....................  ......do..........  4, 5, 6
1715 to 1750....................  ......do..........  5, 6
1750 to 1800....................  do................  5, 6
3230 to 3400....................  ......do..........  6, 8
 
                                * * * * *
------------------------------------------------------------------------

* * * * *

0
31. Section 90.210 is amended by adding paragraph (c)(4) to read as 
follows:


Sec.  90.210  Emission masks.

* * * * *
    (c) * * *
    (4) In the 1427-1432 MHz band, licensees are encouraged to take all 
reasonable steps to ensure that unwanted emissions power does not 
exceed the following levels in the 1400-1427 MHz band:
    (i) For stations of point-to-point systems in the fixed service: -
45 dBW/27 MHz.
    (ii) For stations in the mobile service: -60 dBW/27 MHz.
* * * * *

PART 97--AMATEUR RADIO SERVICE

0
32. The authority citation for part 97 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  48 Stat. 1066, 1082, as amended; 47 U.S.C. 154, 303. 
Interpret or apply 48 Stat. 1064-1068, 1081-1105, as amended; 47 
U.S.C. 151-155, 301-609, unless otherwise noted.

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33. Section 97.301 is amended by revising the entries for ``160 m'' in 
the tables in paragraphs (b), (c), and (d) to read as follows:


Sec.  97.301  Authorized frequency bands.

* * * * *

[[Page 38912]]

    (b) * * *

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                   Sharing requirements see Sec.
       Wavelength band           ITU Region 1     ITU Region 2     ITU Region 3          97.303 (Paragraph)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MF...........................  kHz............  kHz............  kHz............
160 m........................  1810-1850......  1800-2000......  1800-2000......  (a)
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    (c) * * *

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                   Sharing requirements see Sec.
       Wavelength band           ITU Region 1     ITU Region 2     ITU Region 3          97.303 (Paragraph)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MF...........................  kHz............  kHz............  kHz............
160 m........................  1810-1850......  1800-2000......  1800-2000......  (a)
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    (d) * * *

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                   Sharing requirements see Sec.
       Wavelength band           ITU Region 1     ITU Region 2     ITU Region 3          97.303 (Paragraph)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MF...........................  kHz............  kHz............  kHz............
160 m........................  1810-1850......  1800-2000......  1800-2000......  (a)
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

* * * * *

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34. Section 97.303 is amended by removing and reserving paragraph (g) 
and by revising paragraph (c) to read as follows:


Sec.  97.303  Frequency sharing requirements.

* * * * *
    (c) Amateur stations transmitting in the 76-77.5 GHz segment, the 
78-81 GHz segment, the 136-141 GHz segment, or the 241-248 GHz segment 
must not cause harmful interference to, and must accept interference 
from, stations authorized by the United States Government, the FCC, or 
other nations in the radiolocation service.
* * * * *

PART 101--FIXED MICROWAVE SERVICES

0
35. The authority citation for part 101 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 47 U.S.C. 154, 303.

0
36. Section 101.31 is amended by revising paragraph (b)(1) introductory 
text to read as follows:


Sec.  101.31  Temporary and conditional authorizations.

* * * * *
    (b) Conditional authorization. (1) An applicant for a new point-to-
point microwave radio station(s) or a modification of an existing 
station(s) in the 952.95-956.15 and 956.55-959.75 MHz band segments; 
the 3700-4200, 5925-6425, 6525-6875, and 6875-7125 MHz bands; the 
10.550-10.680, 10.700-11.700, 12.700-13.150, 13.200-13.250, 17.700-
18.300, and 19.300-19.700 GHz bands; and the 21.800-22.000 and 23.000-
23.200 GHz band segments (see Sec.  101.147(s)(8) for specific service 
usage) may operate the proposed station(s) during the pendency of its 
applications(s) upon the filing of a properly completed formal 
application(s) that complies with subpart B of this part, if the 
applicant certifies that the following conditions are satisfied:
* * * * *

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37. Section 101.111 is amended by adding paragraph (d) to read as 
follows:


Sec.  101.111  Emission limitations.

* * * * *
    (d) Interference to passive sensors. These limitations are 
necessary to minimize the probability of harmful interference to 
reception in the 10.6-10.68 GHz and 31-31.3 GHz bands onboard space 
stations in the Earth exploration-satellite service (passive).
    (1) 10.6-10.68 GHz. (i) Fixed stations are restricted to point-to-
point operations, with each station supplying not more than [caret]3 
dBW of transmitter power to the antenna, producing not more than 40 dBW 
of EIRP, and radiating at an antenna main beam elevation angle of 
20[deg] or less. Licensees holding a valid authorization on August 6, 
2015 to operate in this band may continue to operate as authorized, 
subject to proper license renewal. Licensees are urged to:
    (A) Limit the maximum transmitter power supplied to the antenna to 
[caret]15 dBW; and
    (B) Employ automatic transmitter power control (ATPC).
    (ii) The maximum transmitter power supplied to the antenna of 
stations using ATPC may be increased by a value corresponding to the 
ATPC range, up to a maximum of -3 dBW.
    (2) 31-31.3 GHz. For fixed stations authorized after August 6, 
2018, the unwanted emissions power in any 100 MHz of the 31.3-31.5 GHz 
band shall be limited to -38 dBW (-38 dBW/100 MHz), as measured at the 
input to the antenna.

[FR Doc. 2015-15249 Filed 7-6-15; 8:45 am]
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