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FCC 95.2309
Revised as of August 19, 2019
Goto Year:2018 | 2020
  § 95.2309   WMTS frequency coordination.

   Link to an amendment published at  84 FR 34799 , July 19, 2019.

   Operation of WMTS devices is subject to the frequency coordination
   procedures in this section.

   (a) Frequency coordinators. The FCC designates one or more frequency
   coordinators to manage WMTS use of the frequency bands designated for
   the operation of WMTS devices.

   (1) Contact information for the frequency coordinator can be obtained
   from the FCC's Web site at:
   https://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/wireless-medical-telemetry-service-wmt
   s or by calling the FCC at 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322).

   (2) The duties of the frequency coordinators are to:

   (i) Review and process coordination requests submitted by authorized
   health care providers as required by this section;

   (ii) Maintain a database of WMTS use;

   (iii) Notify users of potential conflicts;

   (iv) Coordinate WMTS operation with radio astronomy observatories and
   Federal Government radar systems as specified in paragraphs (f) and
   (g).

   (v) Notify licensees operating pursuant to § 90.259(b) of this chapter
   of the need to comply with the field strength limit of § 90.259(b)(11)
   prior to initial activation of WMTS equipment in the 1427-1432 MHz
   band.

   (vi) Notify licensees operating in the 1392-1395 MHz band (pursuant to
   subpart I of part 27 of this chapter) of the need to comply with the
   field strength limit of § 27.804 prior to initial activation of WMTS
   equipment in the 1395-1400 MHz band.

   (b) Initial registration. Prior to first use of a WMTS device for
   wireless medical telemetry in a health care facility, the authorized
   health care provider shall register the device with a designated
   frequency coordinator. After April 14, 2010, no registrations may be
   accepted for frequencies where WMTS does not have primary status.
   Previously registered secondary facilities may continue to operate as
   registered.

   (c) Maintaining current information. The authorized health care
   provider shall maintain the information contained in each registration
   current in all material respects, and shall notify the frequency
   coordinator when any material change is made in the location or
   operating parameters previously reported.

   (d) Discontinuation. The authorized health care provider shall notify
   the frequency coordinator whenever a medical telemetry device is
   permanently taken out of service, unless the device is replaced with
   another transmitter utilizing the same technical characteristics as
   those reported on the effective registration.

   (e) Registration information. Each registration includes the following
   information:

   (1) The specific frequency range(s);

   (2) The modulation scheme and/or emission type (including bandwidth);

   (3) The effective radiated power;

   (4) The number of WMTS devices in use at the health care facility as of
   the date of registration, including manufacturer name(s) and model
   numbers;

   (5) The legal name of the authorized health care provider;

   (6) The location of the WMTS device (e.g., coordinates, street address,
   building, as appropriate); and,

   (7) Contact information for the authorized health care provider (e.g.,
   name, title, office address, telephone number, fax number, email
   address).

   (f) Specific requirements for WMTS devices in the 608-614 MHz frequency
   band. For a wireless medical telemetry device operating within the
   frequency range 608-614 MHz that will be located near the radio
   astronomy observatories listed below, operation is not permitted until
   a WMTS frequency coordinator referenced in § 95.2309 has coordinated
   with, and obtained the written concurrence of, the director of the
   affected radio astronomy observatory before the equipment can be
   installed or operated—

   (1) Within 80 kilometers of:

   (i) National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center, Arecibo, Puerto Rico:
   18°-20′-38.28′ North Latitude, 66°-45′-09.42′ West Longitude;

   (ii) National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Socorro, New Mexico:
   34°-04′-43′ North Latitude, 107°-37′-04′ West Longitude; or

   (iii) National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Green Bank, West Virginia:
   38°-26′-08′ North Latitude, 79°-49′-42′ West Longitude.

   (2) Within 32 kilometers of any of the National Radio Astronomy
   Observatory (NRAO) facilities (Very Long Baseline Array Stations)
   centered on the following geographical coordinates:
    NRAO facilities  N. lat. W. long.
   Pie Town, NM      34°-18′ 108°-07′
   Kitt Peak, AZ     31°-57′ 111°-37′
   Los Alamos, NM    35°-47′ 106°-15′
   Fort Davis, TX    30°-38′ 103°-57′
   North Liberty, IA 41°-46′  91°-34′
   Brewster, WA      48°-08′ 119°-41′
   Owens Valley, CA  37°-14′ 118°-17′
   Saint Croix, VI   17°-46′  64°-35′
   Mauna Kea, HI     19°-49′ 155°-28′
   Hancock, NH       42°-56′  71°-59′

   (3) The National Science Foundation point of contact for coordination
   is: Spectrum Manager, Division of Astronomical Sciences, NSF Room 1045,
   4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230; telephone: 703-292-8820.

   (g) Specific requirements for WMTS devices in the 1395-1400 and
   1427-1432 MHz bands. Due to the critical nature of communications
   transmitted under this part, the frequency coordinator in consultation
   with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration
   will determine whether there are any Federal Government systems whose
   operations could affect, or could be affected by, proposed WMTS
   operations in the 1395-1400 MHz and 1427-1432 MHz bands. The locations
   of government systems in these bands are specified in footnotes US351
   and US352 of § 2.106 of this chapter.

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