FCC 22.165 Revised as of December 4, 2012
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§ 22.165 Additional transmitters for existing systems.
A licensee may operate additional transmitters at additional locations
on the same channel or channel block as its existing system without
obtaining prior Commission approval provided:
(a) International coordination . The locations and/or technical
parameters of the additional transmitters are such that individual
coordination of the channel assignment(s) with a foreign
administration, under applicable international agreements and rules in
this part, is not required.
(b) Antenna structure registration. Certain antenna structures must be
registered with the Commission prior to construction or alteration.
Registration requirements are contained in part 17 of this chapter.
(c) Environmental . The additional transmitters must not have a
significant environmental effect as defined by § § 1.1301 through 1.1319
of this chapter.
(d) Paging and Radiotelephone Service . The provisions in this
paragraph apply for stations in the Paging and Radiotelephone Service.
(1) The interfering contours of the additional transmitter(s) must be
totally encompassed by the composite interfering contour of the
existing station (or stations under common control of the applicant) on
the same channel, except that this limitation does not apply to
nationwide network paging stations or in-building radiation systems.
(2) Additional transmitters in the 43 MHz frequency range operate under
developmental authority, subject to the conditions set forth in
(3) The additional transmitters must not operate on control channels in
the 72-76 MHz, 470-512 MHz, 928 MHz, 932 MHz, 941 MHz or 959 MHz
(e) Cellular radiotelephone service. During the five-year build-out
period, the service area boundaries of the additional transmitters, as
calculated by the method set forth in § 22.911(a), must remain within
the market, except that the service area boundaries may extend beyond
the market boundary into the area that is part of the CGSA or is
already encompassed by the service area boundaries of previously
authorized facilities. After the five-year build-out period, the
service area boundaries of the additional transmitters, as calculated
by the method set forth in § 22.911(a), must remain within the CGSA.
Licensees must notify the Commission (FCC Form 601) of any transmitters
added under this section that cause a change in the CGSA boundary. The
notification must include full size and reduced maps, and supporting
engineering, as described in § 22.953(a)(1) through (3). If the
addition of transmitters involves a contract service area boundary
(SAB) extension ( see § 22.912), the notification must include a
statement as to whether the five-year build-out period for the system
on the relevant channel block in the market into which the SAB extends
has elapsed and whether the SAB extends into any unserved area in the
market. The notification must be made electronically via the ULS, or
delivered to the filing place ( see § 1.913 of this chapter) once
yearly during the five-year build-out on the anniversary of the license
(f) Air-ground Radiotelephone Service. Ground stations may be added to
Commercial Aviation air-ground systems at previously established ground
station locations, pursuant to § 22.859, subject to compliance with the
applicable technical rules. This section does not apply to General
Aviation air-ground stations.
(g) Rural Radiotelephone Service. A “service area” and “interfering
contours” must be determined using the same method as for stations in
the Paging and Radiotelephone Service. The service area and interfering
contours so determined for the additional transmitter(s) must be
totally encompassed by the similarly determined composite service area
contour and predicted interfering contour, respectively, of the
existing station on the same channel. This section does not apply to
Basic Exchange Telecommunications Radio Systems.
(h) Offshore Radiotelephone Service. This section does not apply to
stations in the Offshore Radiotelephone Service.
(i) Provision of information upon request. Upon request by the FCC,
licensees must supply administrative or technical information
concerning the additional transmitters. At the time transmitters are
added pursuant to this section, licensees must make a record of the
pertinent technical and administrative information so that such
information is readily available. See § 22.303.
[ 59 FR 59507 , Nov. 17, 1994; 59 FR 64856 , Dec. 16, 1994; as amended at
62 FR 11629 , Mar. 12, 1997; 63 FR 68944 , Dec. 14, 1998; 64 FR 53240 ,
Oct. 1, 1999; 67 FR 77190 , Dec. 17, 2002]
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