FCC 90.303 Revised as of September 29, 2014
Goto Year:2013 |
§ 90.303 Availability of frequencies.
(a) Frequencies in the band 470-512 MHz are available for assignment as
described below. Note: coordinates are referenced to the North American
Datum 1983 (NAD83).
(b) The following table lists frequency bands that are available for
assignment in specific urban areas. The available frequencies are
listed in § 90.311 of this part.
Urbanized area Geographic center Bands (MHz) TV channels
North latitude West longitude
Boston, MA 42DEG21'24.4'' 71DEG03'23.2'' 470-476, 482-488 14, 16
Chicago, IL^1 41DEG52'28.1'' 87DEG38'22.2'' 470-476, 476-482 14, 15
Cleveland, OH^2 41DEG29'51.2'' 81DEG49'49.5'' 470-476, 476-482 14, 15
Dallas/Fort Worth, TX 32DEG47'09.5'' 96DEG47'38.0'' 482-488 16
Detroit, MI^3 42DEG19'48.1'' 83DEG02'56.7'' 476-482, 482-488 15, 16
Houston, TX 29DEG45'26.8'' 95DEG21'37.8'' 488-494 17
Los Angeles, CA^4 34DEG03'15.0'' 118DEG14'31.3'' 470-476, 482-488,
506-512 14, 16, 20
Miami, FL 25DEG46'38.4'' 80DEG11'31.2'' 470-476 14
New York, NY/NE NJ 40DEG45'06.4'' 73DEG59'37.5'' 470-476, 476-482,
482-488 14, 15, 16
Philadelphia, PA 39DEG56'58.4'' 75DEG09'19.6'' 500-506, 506-512 19, 20
Pittsburgh, PA 40DEG26'19.2'' 79DEG59'59.2'' 470-476, 494-500 14, 18
San Francisco/Oakland, CA 37DEG46'38.7'' 122DEG24'43.9'' 482-488,
488-494 16, 17
Washington, DC/MD/VA 38DEG53'51.4'' 77DEG00'31.9'' 488-494, 494-500 17,
^1In the Chicago, IL, urbanized area, channel 15 frequencies may be
used for paging operations in addition to low power base/mobile usages,
where applicable protection requirements for ultrahigh frequency
television stations are met.
^2Channels 14 and 15 are not available in Cleveland, OH, until further
order from the Commission.
^3Channels 15 and 16 are not available in Detroit, MI, until further
order from the Commission.
^4Channel 16 is available in Los Angeles, CA, for use by eligibles in
the Public Safety Radio Pool.
(c) The band 482-488 MHz (TV Channel 16) is available for use by
eligibles in the Public Safety Radio Pool in the following areas: New
York City; Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester counties in New York State;
and Bergen County, New Jersey. All part 90 rules shall apply to said
operations, except that:
(1) Location of stations. Base stations shall be located in the areas
specified in this paragraph (c). Mobile stations may operate throughout
the areas specified in this paragraph (c) and may additionally operate
in areas not specified in this paragraph (c) provided that the distance
from the Empire State Building (40DEG 44' 54.4'' N, 73DEG 59' 8.4'' W)
does not exceed 48 kilometers (30 miles).
(2) Protection criteria. In order to provide co-channel television
protection, the following height and power restrictions are required:
(i) Except as specified in paragraph (c)(2)(ii) of this section, base
stations shall be limited to a maximum effective radiated power (ERP)
of 225 watts at an antenna height of 152.5 meters (500 feet) above
average terrain (AAT). Adjustment of the permitted power will be
allowed provided it is in accordance with the "169 kilometer Distance
Separation" entries specified in Table B in 47 CFR 90.309(a) or the
"LM/TV Separation 110 miles (177 km)" curve in Figure B in 47 CFR
(ii) For base stations located west of the Hudson River, Kill Van Kull,
and Arthur Kill, the maximum ERP and antenna height shall be limited to
the entries specified in Table B in 47 CFR 90.309(a) or in Figure B in
47 CFR 90.309(b) for the actual separation distance between the base
station and the transmitter site of WNEP-TV in Scranton, PA (41DEG 10'
58.0'' N, 75DEG 52' 20.0'' W).
(iii) Mobile stations shall be limited to 100 watts ERP in areas of
operation extending eastward from the Hudson River and to 10 watts ERP
in areas of operation extending westward from the Hudson River.
[ 69 FR 31907 , June 8, 2004, as amended 72 FR 35196 , June 27, 2007]
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