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FCC 90.617
Revised as of April 23, 2019
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  § 90.617   Frequencies in the 809.750-824/854.750-869 MHz, and 896-901/935-940
MHz bands available for trunked, conventional or cellular system use in
non-border areas.

   The following channels will be available at locations farther then 110
   km (68.4 miles) from the U.S./Mexico border and 140 km (87 miles) from
   the U.S./Canadian border (“non-border areas”).

   (a) Unless otherwise specified, the channels listed in Table 1 and
   paragraph (a)(1) of this section are available for to eligible
   applicants in the Public Safety Category which consists of licensees
   eligible in the Public Safety Pool of subpart B of this part. 800 MHz
   high density cellular systems as defined in § 90.7 are prohibited on
   these channels. These frequencies are available in non-border areas.
   Specialized Mobile Radio Systems will not be authorized in this
   category. These channels are available for intercategory sharing as
   indicated in § 90.621(e).

   Table 1—Public Safety Pool 806-816/851-861 MHz Band Channels

   [139 Channels]
      Group No.                        Channel Nos.
   269             269-289-311-399-439.
   269a            269a-289a-311a-399a-439a.
   270             270-290-312-400-440.
   270a            270a-290a-312a-400a-440a.
   279             279-299-319-339-359.
   279a            279a-299a-319a-339a-359a.
   280             280-300-320-340-360.
   280a            280a-300a-320a-340a-360a.
   309             309-329-349-369-389.
   309a            309a-329a-349a-369a-389a.
   310             310-330-350-370-390.
   310a            310a-330a-350a-370a-390a.
   313             313-353-393-441-461.
   313a            313a-353a-393a-441a-461a.
   314             314-354-394-448-468.
   314a            314a-354a-394a-448a-468a.
   321             321-341-361-381-419.
   321a            321a-341a-361a-381a-419a.
   328             328-348-368-388-420.
   328a            328a-348a-368a-388a-420a.
   351             351-379-409-429-449.
   351a            351a-379a-409a-429a-449a.
   352             352-380-410-430-450.
   332a            352a-380a-410a-430a-450a.
   Single Channels 391, 392, 401, 408, 421, 428, 459, 460, 469, 470.
                   391a, 392a, 401a, 408a, 421a, 428a, 459a, 460a, 469a.

   (1) Channels numbers 1-230 are also available to eligible applicants in
   the Public Safety Category in non-border areas. The assignment of these
   channels will be done in accordance with the policies defined in the
   Report and Order in Gen. Docket No. 87-112 (See § 90.16). The following
   channels are available only for mutual aid purposes as defined in Gen.
   Docket No. 87-112: Channels 1, 39, 77, 115, 153. Mobile and portable
   radios operating on the mutual aid channels shall employ analog FM
   emission.

   (2) Except as provided in paragraph (a)(3) of this section, the
   channels listed in Table 1A are available in the counties listed in
   § 90.614(c) to eligible applicants in the Public Safety Category. 800
   MHz high density cellular systems as defined in § 90.7 are prohibited on
   these channels. These channels are available for intercategory sharing
   as indicated in § 90.621(e).

   Table 1A—Public Safety Pool 806-813.5/851-858.5 MHz Band Channels for
   Counties in Southeastern U.S.

   [139 Channels]
      Group No.                           Channel Nos.
   261             261-313-324-335-353.
   261a            261a-313a-324a-335a-353a.
   262             262-314-325-336-354.
   262a            262a-314a-325a-336a-354a.
   265             265-285-315-333-351.
   265a            265a-285a-315a-333a-351a.
   266             266-286-316-334-352.
   266a            266a-286a-316a-334a-352a.
   269             269-289-311-322-357.
   269a            269a-289a-311a-322a-357a.
   270             270-290-312-323-355.
   270a            270a-290a-312a-323a-355a.
   271             271-328-348-358-368.
   271a            271a-328a-348a-358a-368a.
   279             279-299-317-339-359.
   279a            279a-299a-317a-339a-359a.
   280             280-300-318-340-360.
   280a            280a-300a-318a-340a-360a.
   309             309-319-329-349-369.
   309a            309a-319a-329a-349a-369a.
   310             310-320-330-350-370.
   310a            310a-320a-330a-350a-370a.
   321             321-331-341-361-372.
   321a            321a-331a-341a-361a.
   Single Channels 326, 327, 332, 337, 338, 342, 343, 344, 345, 356.
                   326a, 327a, 332a, 337a, 338a, 342a, 343a, 344a, 345a, 356a.

   (3) The channels listed in Table 1B are available within 113 km (70 mi)
   of the center city coordinates of Atlanta, GA to eligible applicants in
   the Public Safety Category. The center city coordinates of Atlanta,
   GA—for the purposes of the rule—are defined as 33°44′55″ NL, 84°23′17″
   WL. 800 MHz high density cellular systems as defined in § 90.7 are
   prohibited on these channels. These channels are available for
   intercategory sharing as indicated in § 90.621(e).

   Table 1B—Public Safety Pool 806-813.5/851-858.5 MHz Band Channels for
   Atlanta, GA

   [139 Channels]
      Group No.                        Channel Nos.
   261             261-313-324-335-353.
   261a            261a-313a-324a-335a-353a.
   262             262-314-325-336-354.
   262a            262a-314a-325a-336a-354a.
   269             269-289-311-322-357.
   269a            269a-289a-311a-322a-357a.
   270             270-290-312-323-355.
   270a            270a-290a-312a-323a-355a.
   279             279-299-319-339-359.
   279a            279a-299a-319a-339a-359a.
   280             280-300-320-340-360.
   280a            280a-300a-320a-340a-360a.
   285             285-315-333-351-379.
   285a            285a-315a-333a-351a-379a.
   286             286-316-334-352-380.
   286a            286a-316a-334a-352a-380a.
   309             309-329-349-369-389.
   309a            309a-329a-349a-369a-389a.
   310             310-330-350-370-390.
   310a            310a-330a-350a-370a-390a.
   321             321-331-341-361-381.
   321a            321a-331a-341a-361a-381a.
   328             328-348-358-368-388.
   328a            328a-348a-358a-368a-388a.
   Single Channels 317, 318, 326, 327, 332, 337, 338, 356, 371, 372.
                   317a, 318a, 326a, 327a, 332a, 337a, 338a, 356a, 371a.

   (b) Unless otherwise specified, the channels listed in Table 2 are
   available to applicants eligible in the Industrial/Business Pool of
   subpart C of this part but exclude Special Mobilized Radio Systems as
   defined in § 90.603(c). 800 MHz high density cellular systems as defined
   in § 90.7 are prohibited on these channels. These frequencies are
   available in non-border areas. Specialized Mobile Radio (SMR) systems
   will not be authorized on these frequencies. These channels are
   available for inter-category sharing as indicated in § 90.621(e).

   Table 2—Business/Industrial/Land Transportation Pool 806-816/851-861
   MHz Band Channels

   [200 Channels]
   Group No. Channel Nos.
   322 322-362-402-442-482.
   322a 322a-362a-402a-442a-482a.
   323 323-363-403-443-483.
   323a 323a-363a-403a-443a-483a.
   324 324-364-404-444-484.
   324a 324a-364a-404a-444a-484a.
   325 325-365-405-445-485.
   325a 325a-365a-405a-445a-485a.
   326 326-366-406-446-486.
   326a 326a-366a-406a-446a-486a.
   327 327-367-407-447-487.
   327a 327a-367a-407a-447a-487a.
   342 342-382-422-462-502.
   342a 342a-382a-422a-462a-502a.
   343 343-383-423-463-503.
   343a 343a-383a-423a-463a-503a.
   344 344-384-424-464-504.
   344a 344a-384a-424a-464a-504a.
   345 345-385-425-465-505.
   345a 345a-385a-425a-465a-505a.
   346 346-386-426-466-506.
   346a 346a-386a-426a-466a-506a.
   347 347-387-427-467-507.
   347a 347a-387a-427a-467a-507a.
   Single Channels 261, 271, 281, 291, 301, 262, 272, 282, 292, 302, 263,
   273, 283, 293, 303, 264, 274, 284, 294, 304, 265, 275, 285, 295, 305,
   266, 276, 286, 296, 306, 267, 277, 287, 297, 307, 268, 278, 288, 298,
   308.
       261a, 271a, 281a, 291a, 301a, 262a, 272a, 282a, 292a, 302a, 263a,
   273a, 283a, 293a, 303a, 264a, 274a, 284a, 294a, 304a, 265a, 275a, 285a,
   295a, 305a, 266a, 276a, 286a, 296a, 306a, 267a, 277a, 287a, 297a, 307a,
   268a, 278a, 288a, 298a, 308a.

   (1) Except as provided in paragraph (b)(2) of this section, the
   channels listed in Table 2A are available in the counties listed in
   § 90.614(c) to eligible applicants in the Industrial/Business Pool of
   subpart C of this part but exclude Special Mobilized Radio Systems as
   defined in § 90.603(c). 800 MHz high density cellular systems as defined
   in § 90.7 are prohibited on these channels. These channels are available
   for intercategory sharing as indicated in § 90.621(e).

   Table 2A—Business/Industrial/Land Transportation Pool
   806-813.5/851-858.5 MHz Band for Channels in Southeastern U.S.

   [137 Channels]
       Channel Nos.
   Single Channels 263, 264, 267, 268, 272, 273, 274, 275, 276, 277, 278,
   281, 282, 283, 284, 287, 288, 291, 292, 293, 294, 295, 296, 297, 298,
   301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 307, 308, 346, 347, 362, 363, 364, 365,
   366, 367, 379, 380, 381, 382, 383, 384, 385, 386, 387, 388, 389, 390,
   391, 392, 393, 394, 399, 400, 401, 403, 403, 404, 405, 406, 407, 408,
   409, 410.
       263a, 264a, 267a, 268a, 272a, 273a, 274a, 275a, 276a, 277a, 278a,
   281a, 282a, 283a, 284a, 287a, 288a, 291a, 292a, 293a, 294a, 295a, 296a,
   297a, 298a, 301a, 302a, 303a, 304a, 305a, 306a, 307a, 308a, 346a, 347a,
   362a, 363a, 364a, 365a, 366a, 367a, 379a, 380a, 381a, 382a, 383a, 384a,
   385a, 386a, 387a, 388a, 389a, 390a, 391a, 392a, 393a, 394a, 399a, 400a,
   401a, 403a, 403a, 404a, 405a, 406a, 407a, 408a, 409a.

   (2) The channels listed in Table 2B are available within 113 km (70 mi)
   of the center city coordinates of Atlanta, GA, to eligible applicants
   in the Industrial/Business Pool of subpart C of this part but exclude
   Special Mobilized Radio Systems as defined in § 90.603(c). The center
   city coordinates of Atlanta, GA—for the purposes of the rule—are
   defined as 33°44′55″ NL, 84°23′17″ WL. 800 MHz high density cellular
   systems as defined in § 90.7 are prohibited on these channels. These
   channels are available for intercategory sharing as indicated in
   § 90.621(e).

   Table 2B—Business/Industrial/Land Transportation Pool
   806-813.5/851-858.5 MHz Band for Channels in Atlanta, GA

   [137 Channels]
       Channel Nos.
   Single Channels 263, 264, 265, 266, 267, 268, 271, 272, 273, 274, 275,
   276, 277, 278, 281, 282, 283, 284, 287, 288, 291, 292, 293, 294, 295,
   295, 297, 298, 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 307, 308, 342, 343, 344,
   345, 346, 347, 362, 363, 364, 365, 366, 367, 382, 383, 384, 385, 386,
   387, 391, 392, 393, 394, 399, 400, 401, 402, 403, 404, 405, 406, 407,
   409, 410.
       263a, 264a, 265a, 266a, 267a, 268a, 271a, 272a, 273a, 274a, 275a,
   276a, 277a, 278a, 281a, 282a, 283a, 284a, 287a, 288a, 291a, 292a, 293a,
   294a, 295a, 295a, 297a, 298a, 301a, 302a, 303a, 304a, 305a, 306a, 307a,
   308a, 342a, 343a, 344a, 345a, 346a, 347a, 362a, 363a, 364a, 365a, 366a,
   367a, 382a, 383a, 384a, 385a, 386a, 387a, 391a, 392a, 393a, 394a, 399a,
   400a, 401a, 402a, 403a, 404a, 405a, 406a, 407a, 409a.

   (c) The channels listed in Table 3 are available to applicants eligible
   in the Industrial/Business Pool of subpart C of this part but exclude
   Special Mobilized Radio Systems as defined in § 90.603(c). These
   frequencies are available in non-border areas. Specialized Mobile Radio
   (SMR) systems will not be authorized on these frequencies. These
   channels are available for intercategory sharing as indicated in
   § 90.621(e).

   For multi-channel systems, channels may be grouped vertically or
   horizontally as they appear in the following table.

   Table 3—Business/Industrial/Land Transportation Pool 896-901/935-940
   MHZ Band Channels

   [199 channels]
                Channel Nos.
   11-12-13-14-15      211-212-213-214-215
   16-17-18-19-20      216-217-218-219-220
   31-32-33-34-35      231-232-233-234-235
   36-37-38-39-40      236-237-238-239-240
   51-52-53-54-55      251-252-253-254-255
   56-57-58-59-60      256-257-258-259-260
   71-72-73-74-75      271-272-273-274-275
   76-77-78-79-80      276-277-278-279-280
   91-92-93-94-95      291-292-293-294-295
   96-97-98-99-100     296-297-298-299-300
   111-112-113-114-115 311-312-313-314-315
   116-117-118-119-120 316-317-318-319-320
   131-132-133-134-135 331-332-333-334-335
   136-137-138-139-140 336-337-338-339-340
   151-152-153-154-155 351-352-353-354-355
   156-157-158-159-160 356-357-358-359-360
   171-172-173-174-175 371-372-373-374-375
   176-177-178-179-180 376-377-378-379-380
   191-192-193-194-195 391-392-393-394-395
   196-197-198-199-200 396-397-398-399

   (d) Unless otherwise specified, the channels listed in Tables 4A and 4B
   are available only to eligibles in the SMR category—which consists of
   Specialized Mobile Radio (SMR) stations and eligible end users. 800 MHz
   high density cellular systems, as defined in § 90.7, are prohibited on
   these channels. These frequencies are available in non-border areas.
   The spectrum blocks listed in Table 4A are available for EA-based
   services (as defined by § 90.681) prior to January 21, 2005. No new
   EA-based services will be authorized after January 21, 2005. EA-based
   licensees who operate non-high-density cellular systems prior to
   January 21, 2005, may choose to remain on these channels in the
   non-high-density cellular portion of the 800 MHz band (as defined in
   § 90.614). These licensees may continue to operate non-high-density
   cellular systems and will be grandfathered indefinitely. The channels
   listed in Table 4B will be available for site-based licensing after
   January 21, 2005, in any Economic Area where no EA-based licensee is
   authorized for these channels.

   Table 4A—EA-Based SMR Category 806-816/851-861 MHz Band Channels,
   Available Prior to January 21, 2005

   [80 Channels]
   Spectrum block    Channel Nos.
   G              311-351-391-431-471
   H              312-352-392-432-472
   I              313-353-393-433-473
   J              314-354-394-434-474
   K              315-355-395-435-475
   L              316-356-396-436-476
   M              317-357-397-437-477
   N              318-358-398-438-478
   O              331-371-411-451-491
   P              332-372-412-452-492
   Q              333-373-413-453-493
   R              334-374-414-454-494
   S              335-375-415-455-495
   T              336-376-416-456-496
   U              337-377-417-457-497
   V              338-378-418-458-498

   Table 4B—SMR Category 806-816/851-861 MHz Band Channels, Available
   After January 21, 2005, for Site-Based Licensing

   [160 Channels]
   Group No. Channel Nos.
   315 315-355-395-435-475.
   315a 315a-355a-395a-435a-475a.
   316 316-356-396-436-476.
   316a 316a-356a-396a-436a-476a.
   317 317-357-397-437-477.
   317a 317a-357a-397a-437a-477a.
   318 318-358-398-438-478.
   318a 318a-358a-398a-438a-478a.
   331 331-371-411-451-491.
   331a 331a-371a-411a-451a-491a.
   332 332-372-412-452-492.
   332a 332a-372a-412a-452a-492a.
   333 333-373-413-453-493.
   333a 333a-373a-413a-453a-493a.
   334 334-374-414-454-494.
   334a 334a-374a-414a-454a-494a.
   335 335-375-415-455-495.
   335a 335a-375a-415a-455a-495a.
   336 336-376-416-456-496.
   336a 336a-376a-416a-456a-496a.
   337 337-377-417-457-497.
   337a 337a-377a-417a-457a-497a.
   338 338-378-418-458-498.
   338a 338a-378a-418a-458a-498a
   Single Channels 431, 432, 433, 434, 471, 472, 473, 474, 479, 480, 481,
   488, 489, 490, 499, 500, 501, 508, 509, 510.
       431a, 432a, 433a, 434a, 471a, 472a, 473a, 474a, 479a, 480a, 481a,
   488a, 489a, 490a, 499a, 500a, 501a, 508a, 509a, 510a.

   (1) Except as provided in paragraph (d)(2) of this section, the
   channels listed in Table 4C are available in the counties listed in
   § 90.614(c) for non-high-density cellular operations only to eligibles
   in the SMR category—which consists of Specialized Mobile Radio (SMR)
   stations and eligible end users. 800 MHz high density cellular systems
   as defined in § 90.7 are prohibited on these channels. These channels
   are available for intercategory sharing as indicated in § 90.621(e).

   Table 4C—SMR Category 806-813.5/851-858.5 MHz Band Channels Available
   for Site-Based Licensing in Southeastern U.S. After January 21, 2005

   [22 Channels]
       Channel Nos.
   Single Channels 371, 373, 374, 375, 376, 377, 378, 395, 396, 397, 398.
       371a, 373a, 374a, 375a, 376a, 377a, 378a, 395a, 396a, 397a, 398a.

   (2) The channels listed in Table 4D are available within 113 km (70 mi)
   of the center city coordinates of Atlanta, GA, only to eligibles in the
   SMR category—which consists of Specialized Mobile Radio (SMR) stations
   and eligible end users. The center city coordinates of Atlanta, GA—for
   the purposes of this rule—are defined as 33°44′55″ NL, 84°23′17″ WL.
   800 MHz high density cellular systems as defined in § 90.7 are
   prohibited on these channels. These channels are available for
   intercategory sharing as indicated in § 90.621(e). 800 MHz high density
   cellular systems as defined in § 90.7 are prohibited on these channels.
   These channels are available for intercategory sharing as indicated in
   § 90.621(e).

   Table 4D—SMR Category 806-813.5/851-858.5 MHz Band Channels Available
   for Site-Based Licensing in Atlanta, GA after January 21, 2005

   [22 Channels]
       Channel Nos.
   Single Channels 373, 374, 375, 376, 377, 378, 395, 396, 397, 398, 408.
       373a, 374a, 375a, 376a, 377a, 378a, 395a, 396a, 397a, 398a, 408a.

   (e) The Channels listed in § 90.614(b) and (c) are available to
   eligibles in the SMR category—which consists of Specialized Mobile
   Radio (SMR) stations and eligible end users. ESMR licensees which
   employ an 800 MHz high density cellular system, as defined in § 90.7,
   are permitted to operate on these channels in non-border areas. ESMR
   licensees authorized prior to January 21, 2005, may continue to
   operate, if they so choose, on the channels listed in Table 5. These
   licensees will be grandfathered indefinitely.

   Table 5—ESMR Category 816-821 MHz Band Channels for Cellular Operations
   in Non-Border Areas Available Prior to January 21, 2005

   [200 Channels]
   Spectrum block   Channel Nos.
   A              511 through 530.
   B              531 through 590.
   C              591 through 710.

   (f) The channels listed in Tables 6 are available for operations only
   to eligibles in the SMR category—which consists of Specialized Mobile
   Radio (SMR) stations and eligible end users. These frequencies are
   available in non-border areas. The spectrum blocks listed below are
   available for EA-based services according to § 90.681.

   Table 6—SMR Category 896-901/935-940 MHz Band Channels

   [200 channels]
   Block               Channel Nos.
   A     1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10
   B     21-22-23-24-25-26-27-28-29-30
   C     41-42-43-44-45-46-47-48-49-50
   D     61-62-63-64-65-66-67-68-69-70
   E     81-82-83-84-85-86-87-88-89-90
   F     101-102-103-104-105-106-107-108-109-110
   G     121-122-123-124-125-126-127-128-129-130
   H     141-142-143-144-145-146-147-148-149-150
   I     161-162-163-164-165-166-167-168-169-170
   J     181-182-183-184-185-186-187-188-189-190
   K     201-202-203-204-205-206-207-208-209-210
   L     221-222-223-224-225-226-227-228-229-230
   M     241-242-243-244-245-246-247-248-249-250
   N     261-262-263-264-265-266-267-268-269-270
   O     281-282-283-284-285-286-287-288-289-290
   P     301-302-303-304-305-306-307-308-309-310
   Q     321-322-323-324-325-326-327-328-329-330
   R     341-342-343-344-345-346-347-348-349-350
   S     361-362-363-364-365-366-367-368-369-370
   T     381-382-383-384-385-386-387-388-389-390

   (g) In a given NPSPAC region, channels below 471 listed in Tables 2 and
   4B which are vacated by licensees relocating to channels 551-830 and
   which remain vacant after band reconfiguration will be available as
   indicated in § 90.617(g)(1 through 3). The only exception will be for
   the counties listed in § 90.614(c). At locations greater then 113 km (70
   mi) from the center city coordinates of Atlanta, GA within the counties
   listed in § 90.614(c), the channels listed in Tables 2A and 4C which are
   vacated by licensees relocating to channels 411-830 and which remain
   vacant after band reconfiguration will be available as indicated in
   § 90.617(g)(1 through 3). At locations within 113 km (70 mi) of the
   center city coordinates of Atlanta, GA, the channels listed in Tables
   2B and 4D which are vacated by licensees relocating to channels 411-830
   and which remain vacant after band reconfiguration will be available as
   follows:

   (1) Only to eligible applicants in the Public Safety Category until
   three years after the release of a public notice announcing the
   completion of band reconfiguration in that region;

   (2) Only to eligible applicants in the Public Safety or Critical
   Infrastructure Industry Categories from three to five years after the
   release of a public notice announcing the completion of band
   reconfiguration in that region;

   (3) Five years after the release of a public notice announcing the
   completion of band reconfiguration in that region, these channels
   revert back to their original pool categories.

   (h) In a given 800 MHz NPSPAC region—except for the counties listed in
   § 90.614(c)—channels below 471 listed in Tables 2 and 4B which are
   vacated by a licensee relocating to channels 511-550 and remain vacant
   after band reconfiguration will be available as follows:

   (1) Only to eligible applicants in the Public Safety Category until
   three years after the release of a public notice announcing the
   completion of band reconfiguration in that region;

   (2) Only to eligible applicants in the Public Safety or Critical
   Infrastructure Industry Categories from three to five years after the
   release of a public notice announcing the completion of band
   reconfiguration in that region;

   (3) Five years after the release of a public notice announcing the
   completion of band reconfiguration in that region, these channels
   revert back to their original pool categories.

   (i) Special Mobilized Radio Systems licensees who operate systems,
   other than 800 MHz high density cellular systems, on any of the public
   safety channels listed in Table 1 prior to January 21, 2005, are
   grandfathered and may continue to operate on these channels
   indefinitely. These grandfathered licensees will be prohibited from
   operating 800 MHz high density cellular systems as defined in § 90.7.
   Site-based licensees who are grandfathered on any of the public safety
   channels listed in Table 1 may modify their license only if they obtain
   concurrence from a certified public safety coordinator in accordance
   with § 90.175(c). Grandfathered EA-based licensees, however, are exempt
   from any of the frequency coordination requirements of § 90.175 as long
   as their operations remain within the Economic Area defined by their
   license in accordance with the requirements of § 90.683(a).

   (j) Licensees operating 800 MHz high density cellular systems on the
   channels listed in § 90.614(a), prior to January 21, 2005, may elect to
   continue operating on these channels and will be permitted to continue
   operating 800 MHz high density cellular systems (as defined in § 90.7)
   in this portion of the band. These licensees will be grandfathered
   indefinitely subject to the provisions of § § 90.673, 90.674 and 90.675.

   (k) Licensees may operate systems other than 800 MHz high density
   cellular systems (as defined in § 90.7) on Channels 511-550 at any
   location vacated by an EA-based SMR licensee. For operations on these
   channels, unacceptable interference (as defined in § 22.970 of this
   chapter and § 90.672) will be deemed to occur only at sites where the
   following median desired signals are received (rather than those
   specified in § 22.970(a)(1)(i) of this chapter and § 90.672(a)(1(i). The
   minimum required median desired signal, as measured at the R.F. input
   of the receiver, will be as follows:

   (1) Mobile units (except in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands):

   (i) For channels 511 to 524—the minimum median desired signal levels
   specified in § 22.970(a)(1)(i) of this chapter and § 90.672(a)(1)(i)
   shall apply;

   (ii) For channels 524 to 534—the minimum median desired signal level
   shall increase linearly from the values specified in § 22.970(a)(1)(i)
   of this chapter and § 90.672(a)(1)(i) to −70 dBm;

   (iii) For channels 534 to 550—the minimum median desired signal level
   shall increase linearly from −70 dBm to −65 dBm.

   (2) Portable units (except in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands):

   (i) For channels 511 to 524—the minimum median desired signal levels
   specified in § 22.970(a)(1)(i) of this chapter and § 90.672(a)(1)(i)
   shall apply;

   (ii) For channels 524 to 530—the minimum median desired signal level
   shall increase linearly from the values specified in § 22.970(a)(1)(i)
   of this chapter and § 90.672(a)(1)(i) to −80 dBm;

   (iii) For channels 530 to 534—the minimum median desired signal level
   shall increase linearly from −80 dBm to −70 dBm;

   (iv) For channels 534 to 550—the minimum median desired signal level
   shall increase linearly from −70 dBm to −65 dBm.

   (3) Mobile units operating in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands:

   (i) For channels 511 to 530—the minimum median desired signal levels
   specified in § 22.970(a)(1)(i) of this chapter and § 90.672(a)(1)(i)
   shall apply;

   (ii) For channels 531 to 534—the minimum median desired signal level
   shall increase linearly from −80.2 dBm to −70 dBm;

   (iii) For channels 534 to 550—the minimum median desired signal level
   shall increase linearly from −70 dBm to −65 dBm.

   (4) Portable units operating in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin
   Islands:

   (i) For channels 511 to 530—the minimum median desired signal levels
   specified in § 22.970(a)(1)(i) of this chapter and § 90.672(a)(1)(i)
   shall apply;

   (ii) For channels 531 to 534—the minimum median desired signal level
   shall increase linearly from −80 dBm to −70 dBm;

   (iii) For channels 534 to 550—the minimum median desired signal level
   shall increase linearly from −70 dBm to −65 dBm.

   (l) Applicants may begin to license interstitial pool channels (denoted
   with an “a” after the channel number) listed in paragraphs (a) through
   (d) of this section only after the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau
   and the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau jointly release a
   public notice announcing the availability of those channels for
   licensing in a National Public Safety Planning Advisory Committee
   region.

   (m) Incumbent licensees in the 470-512 MHz band in the urban areas
   specified in § 90.303 of the Commission's rules are given priority
   access over mutually exclusive applicants for a three-year period to
   all interstitial channel pairs in the public safety pool or the
   business/industrial/land transportation pool listed above for which
   they are eligible, provided that any relocating T-Band incumbent must
   commit to surrendering an equal amount of 470-512 MHz spectrum on a
   channel-for-channel basis. The three-year period begins on the date
   these channel pairs become available for licensing in a National Public
   Safety Planning Advisory Committee region. Priority access applies to
   any applicant seeking to license a base station within 80 kilometers
   (50 miles) or mobile units or control stations within 128 kilometers
   (80 miles) of the geographic center of the urbanized areas listed in
   § 90.303 of the Commission's rules.

   [ 69 FR 67843 , Nov. 22, 2004, as amended at  70 FR 6760 , Feb. 8, 2005;  70 FR 76708 , Dec. 28, 2005;  72 FR 39760 , July 20, 2007;  75 FR 35317 , June
   22, 2010;  76 FR 11683 , Mar. 3, 2011;  81 FR 30201 , May 16, 2016;  83 FR 61100 , Nov. 27, 2018]

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