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§ 25.130 Filing requirements for transmitting earth stations.
(a) Applications for a new or modified transmitting earth station
facility shall be submitted on FCC Form 312, and associated Schedule B,
accompanied by any required exhibits, except for those earth station
applications filed on FCC Form 312EZ pursuant to § 25.115(a). All such
earth station license applications must be filed electronically through
the International Bureau Filing System (IBFS) in accordance with the
applicable provisions of part 1, subpart Y of this chapter. Additional
filing requirements for Earth Stations on Vessels are described in
§ § 25.221 and 25.222. Additional filing requirements for Vehicle-Mounted
Earth Stations are described in § 25.226. Additional filing requirements
for Earth Stations Aboard Aircraft are described in § 25.227. In
addition, applicants that are not required to submit applications on
Form 312EZ, other than ESV, VMES or ESAA applicants, must submit the
following information to be used as an “informative” in the public
notice issued under § 25.151 as an attachment to their application:
(1) A detailed description of the service to be provided, including
frequency bands and satellites to be used. The applicant must identify
either the specific satellite(s) with which it plans to operate, or the
eastern and western boundaries of the arc it plans to coordinate.
(2) The diameter or equivalent diameter of the antenna.
(3) Proposed power and power density levels.
(4) Identification of any random access technique, if applicable.
(5) Identification of a specific rule or rules for which a waiver is
(b)(1) Applicants for earth stations transmitting in frequency bands
shared with equal rights between terrestrial and space services must
provide a frequency coordination analysis in accordance with
§ 25.203(b), and must include any notification or demonstration required
by any other relevant provision in § 25.203.
(2) Applicants for user transceiver units associated with the NVNG MSS
must provide the information required by § 25.135.
(3) Applicants for 1.6/2.4 GHz MSS user transceivers must demonstrate
that the transceivers will operate in compliance with relevant
requirements in § 25.213.
(4) Applicants for earth stations licensed in accordance with § 25.136
must demonstrate that the transmitting earth stations will meet the
relevant criteria specified in that section, including any showings
required under § 25.136(a)(4), (c), (d)(4), and/or (e)(4).
(c) In those cases where an applicant is filing a number of essentially
similar applications, showings of a general nature applicable to all of
the proposed stations may be submitted in the initial application and
incorporated by reference in subsequent applications.
(d) Transmissions of signals or programming to non-U.S. licensed
satellites, and to and/or from foreign points by means of U.S.-licensed
fixed satellites may be subject to restrictions as a result of
international agreements or treaties. The Commission will maintain
public information on the status of any such agreements.
(f) Applicants seeking to operate in a shared government/non-government
band must provide the half-power beam width of their proposed earth
station antenna, as an attachment to their applications.
(g) Parties may apply, either in an initial application or an
application for modification of license, for operating authority for
multiple transmitting FSS earth stations that are not eligible for
blanket or network licensing under another section of this part in the
(1) The antennas would transmit in frequency bands shared with
terrestrial services on a co-primary basis and the antennas would be
sited within an area bounded by 1 second of latitude and 1 second of
(2) The antennas would transmit in frequency bands allocated to FSS on
a primary basis and there is no co-primary allocation for terrestrial
services, and the antennas would be sited within an area bounded by 10
seconds of latitude and 10 seconds of longitude.
Note 1 to paragraph (g): This paragraph does not apply to applications
for blanket-licensed earth station networks filed pursuant to
§ 25.115(c) or § 25.218; applications for conventional Ka-band hub
stations filed pursuant to § 25.115(e); applications for NGSO FSS
gateway earth stations filed pursuant to § 25.115(f); applications for
individually licensed earth stations filed pursuant to § 25.136;
applications filed pursuant to § § 25.221, § 25.222, § 25.226, or § 25.227;
or applications for 29 GHz NGSO MSS feeder-link stations in a complex
as defined in § 25.257.
[ 56 FR 24016 , May 28, 1991, as amended at 58 FR 68059 , Dec. 23, 1993;
59 FR 53327 , Oct. 21, 1994; 61 FR 4367 , Feb. 6, 1996; 61 FR 9952 , Mar.
12, 1996; 62 FR 5929 , Feb. 10, 1997; 62 FR 64172 , Dec. 4, 1997; 69 FR 29901 , May 26, 2004; 69 FR 47795 , Aug. 6, 2004; 70 FR 4783 , Jan. 31,
2005; 70 FR 32253 , June 2, 2005; 74 FR 57098 , Nov. 4, 2009; 78 FR 14926 , Mar. 8, 2013; 79 FR 8317 , Feb. 12, 2014; 81 FR 55330 , Aug. 18,
2016; 83 FR 63 , Jan. 2, 2018; 84 FR 20819 , May 13, 2019]
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