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FCC 1.907
Revised as of December 6, 2018
Goto Year:2018 | 2020
  § 1.907   Definitions.

   Antenna structure. The term antenna structure includes the radiating
   and receiving elements, its supporting structures, towers, and all
   appurtenances mounted thereon.

   Application. A request on a standard form for a station license as
   defined in § 3(b) of the Communications Act, signed in accordance with
   § 1.917 of this part, or a similar request to amend a pending
   application or to modify or renew an authorization. The term also
   encompasses requests to assign rights granted by the authorization or
   to transfer control of entities holding authorizations.

   Auctionable license. A Wireless Radio Service license identified in
   § 1.2102 of this part for which competitive bidding is used to select
   from among mutually exclusive applications.

   Auctionable license application. A Wireless Radio Service license
   application identified in § 1.2102 of this part for which competitive
   bidding is used if the application is subject to mutually exclusive
   applications.

   Authorization. A written instrument or oral statement issued by the FCC
   conveying authority to operate, for a specified term, to a station in
   the Wireless Telecommunications Services.

   Authorized bandwidth. The maximum bandwidth permitted to be used by a
   station as specified in the station license. See § 2.202 of this
   chapter.

   Authorized power. The maximum power a station is permitted to use. This
   power is specified by the Commission in the station's authorization or
   rules.

   Control station. A fixed station, the transmissions of which are used
   to control automatically the emissions or operations of a radio
   station, or a remote base station transmitter.

   Covered Geographic Licenses. Covered geographic licenses consist of the
   following services: 1.4 GHz Service (part 27, subpart I of this
   chapter); 1.6 GHz Service (part 27, subpart J); 24 GHz Service and
   Digital Electronic Message Services (part 101, subpart G); 218-219 MHz
   Service (part 95, subpart F); 220-222 MHz Service, excluding public
   safety licenses (part 90, subpart T); 600 MHz Service (part 27, subpart
   N); 700 MHz Commercial Services (part 27, subparts F and H); 700 MHz
   Guard Band Service (part 27, subpart G); 800 MHz Specialized Mobile
   Radio Service (part 90, subpart S); 900 MHz Specialized Mobile Radio
   Service (part 90, subpart S); Advanced Wireless Services (part 27,
   subparts K and L); Air-Ground Radiotelephone Service (Commercial
   Aviation) (part 22, subpart G); Broadband Personal Communications
   Service (part 24, subpart E); Broadband Radio Service (part 27, subpart
   M); Cellular Radiotelephone Service (part 22, subpart H); Dedicated
   Short Range Communications Service, excluding public safety licenses
   (part 90, subpart M); H Block Service (part 27, subpart K); Local
   Multipoint Distribution Service (part 101, subpart L); Multichannel
   Video Distribution and Data Service (part 101, subpart P);
   Multilateration Location and Monitoring Service (part 90, subpart M);
   Multiple Address Systems (EAs) (part 101, subpart O); Narrowband
   Personal Communications Service (part 24, subpart D); Paging and
   Radiotelephone Service (part 22, subpart E; part 90, subpart P); VHF
   Public Coast Stations, including Automated Maritime Telecommunications
   Systems (part 80, subpart J); Upper Microwave Flexible Use Service
   (part 30); and Wireless Communications Service (part 27, subpart D).

   Covered Site-based Licenses. Covered site-based licenses consist of the
   following services: 220-222 MHz Service (site-based), excluding public
   safety licenses (part 90, subpart T of this chapter); 800/900 MHz (SMR
   and Business and Industrial Land Transportation Pool) (part 90, subpart
   S); Aeronautical Advisory Stations (Unicoms) (part 87, subpart G);
   Air-Ground Radiotelephone Service (General Aviation) (part 22, subpart
   G); Alaska-Public Fixed Stations (part 80, subpart O); Broadcast
   Auxiliary Service (part 74, subparts D, E, F, and H); Common Carrier
   Fixed Point-to-Point, Microwave Service (part 101, subpart I);
   Industrial/Business Radio Pool (part 90, subpart C); Local Television
   Transmission Service (part 101, subpart J); Multiple Address Systems
   (site-based), excluding public safety licenses (part 101, subpart H);
   Non-Multilateration Location and Monitoring Service (part 90, subpart
   M); Offshore Radiotelephone Service (part 22, subpart I); Paging and
   Radiotelephone Service (site-based) (part 22, subpart E); Private
   Carrier Paging (part 90, subpart P); Private Operational Fixed
   Point-to-Point Microwave Service, excluding public safety licenses
   (part 101, subpart H); Public Coast Stations (site-based) (part 80,
   subpart J); Radiodetermination Service Stations (Radionavigation Land
   Stations) (part 87, subpart Q); Radiolocation Service (part 90, subpart
   F); and Rural Radiotelephone Service (including Basic Exchange
   Telephone Radio Service) (part 22, subpart F).

   Effective radiated power (ERP). The product of the power supplied to
   the antenna multiplied by the gain of the antenna referenced to a
   half-wave dipole.

   Equivalent Isotopically Radiated Power (EIRP). The product of the power
   supplied to the antenna multiplied by the antenna gain referenced to an
   isotropic antenna.

   Fixed station. A station operating at a fixed location.

   Harmful interference. Interference that endangers the functioning of a
   radionavigation service or of other safety services or seriously
   degrades, obstructs, or repeatedly interrupts a radio communications
   service operating in accordance with the Radio Regulations.

   Mobile relay station. A fixed transmitter used to facilitate the
   transmission of communications between mobile units.

   Mobile station. A radio communication station capable of being moved
   and which ordinarily does move.

   Non-auctionable license. A Wireless Radio Service license identified in
   § 1.2102 of this part for which competitive bidding is not used to
   select from among mutually exclusive applications.

   Non-auctionable license application. A Wireless Radio Service license
   application for which § 1.2102 of this part precludes the use of
   competitive bidding if the application is subject to mutually exclusive
   applications.

   Private Wireless Services. Wireless Radio Services authorized by parts
   80, 87, 90, 95, 96, 97, and 101 that are not Wireless
   Telecommunications Services, as defined in this part.

   Radio station. A separate transmitter or a group of transmitters under
   simultaneous common control, including the accessory equipment required
   for carrying on a radio communications service.

   Receipt date. The date an electronic or paper application is received
   at the appropriate location at the Commission or U.S. Bank. Amendments
   to pending applications may result in the assignment of a new receipt
   date in accordance with § 1.927 of this part.

   Spectrum leasing arrangement. An arrangement between a licensed entity
   and a third-party entity in which the licensee leases certain of its
   spectrum usage rights to a spectrum lessee, as set forth in subpart X
   of this part (47 CFR 1.9001 et seq.). Spectrum leasing arrangement is
   defined in § 1.9003.

   Spectrum lessee. Any third party entity that leases, pursuant to the
   spectrum leasing rules set forth in subpart X of this part (47 CFR
   1.9001 et seq.), certain spectrum usage rights held by a licensee.
   Spectrum lessee is defined in § 1.9003.

   Universal Licensing System. The Universal Licensing System (ULS) is the
   consolidated database, application filing system, and processing system
   for all Wireless Radio Services. ULS supports electronic filing of all
   applications and related documents by applicants and licensees in the
   Wireless Radio Services, and provides public access to licensing
   information.

   Wireless Radio Services. All radio services authorized in parts 13, 20,
   22, 24, 26, 27, 30, 74, 80, 87, 90, 95, 96, 97 and 101 of this chapter,
   whether commercial or private in nature.

   Wireless Telecommunications Services. Wireless Radio Services, whether
   fixed or mobile, that meet the definition of “telecommunications
   service‚ÄĚ as defined by 47 U.S.C. 153, as amended, and are therefore
   subject to regulation on a common carrier basis.

   [ 63 FR 68921 , Dec. 14, 1998, as amended at  73 FR 9018 , Feb. 19, 2008;
    78 FR 41321 , July 10, 2013;  80 FR 36218 , June 23, 2015;  81 FR 79930 ,
   Nov. 14, 2016;  82 FR 41544 , Sept. 1, 2017;  83 FR 7401 , Feb. 21, 2018]

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