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FCC 25.130
Revised as of October 1, 2019
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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.

   (e) [Reserved]

   (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
   following circumstances:

   (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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