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§ 2.105 United States Table of Frequency Allocations.
(a) The United States Table of Frequency Allocations (United States
Table) is subdivided into the Federal Table of Frequency Allocations
(Federal Table, column 4 of § 2.106) and the non-Federal Table of
Frequency Allocations (non-Federal Table, column 5 of § 2.106). The
United States Table is based on the Region 2 Table because the relevant
area of jurisdiction is located primarily in Region 21 (i.e., the 50
States, the District of Columbia, the Caribbean insular areas,2 and
some of the Pacific insular areas).3 The Federal Table is administered
by NTIA4 and the non-Federal Table is administered by the Federal
Communications Commission (FCC).5
1See 2.104(b) for definitions of the ITU Regions.
2The operation of stations in the U.S. insular areas located in Region
2 is generally governed by the United States Table. The U.S. insular
areas located in Region 2 are comprised of the Caribbean insular areas
and two of the eleven Pacific insular areas. The Caribbean insular
areas are Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, and Navassa
Island. The Pacific insular areas located in Region 2 are Johnston
Atoll and Midway Atoll.
3The operation of stations in the Pacific insular areas located in
Region 3 is generally governed by the Region 3 Table (i.e., column 3 of
§ 2.106). The Pacific insular areas located in Region 3 are American
Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Baker Island, Howland
Island, Jarvis Island, Kingman Reef, Palmyra Island, and Wake Island.
4Section 305(a) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended. See
Public Law 102-538, 106 Stat. 3533 (1992).
5The Communications Act of 1934, as amended.
(b) In the United States, radio spectrum may be allocated to either
Federal or non-Federal use exclusively, or for shared use. In the case
of shared use, the type of service(s) permitted need not be the same
[e.g., Federal FIXED, non-Federal MOBILE]. The terms used to designate
categories of services and allocations6 in columns 4 and 5 of § 2.106
correspond to the terms in the ITU Radio Regulations.
6The radio services are defined in 47 CFR 2.1.
(c) Category of services. (1) Any segment of the radio spectrum may be
allocated to the Federal and/or non-Federal sectors either on an
exclusive or shared basis for use by one or more radio services. In the
case where an allocation has been made to more than one service, such
services are listed in the following order:
(i) Services, the names of which are printed in “capitals” [example:
FIXED]; these are called “primary” services;
(ii) Services, the names of which are printed in “normal characters”
[example: Mobile]; these are called “secondary” services.
(2) Stations of a secondary service:
(i) Shall not cause harmful interference to stations of primary
services to which frequencies are already assigned or to which
frequencies may be assigned at a later date;
(ii) Cannot claim protection from harmful interference from stations of
a primary service to which frequencies are already assigned or may be
assigned at a later date; and
(iii) Can claim protection, however, from harmful interference from
stations of the same or other secondary service(s) to which frequencies
may be assigned at a later date.
(d) Format of the United States Table. (1) The frequency band referred
to in each allocation, column 4 for Federal operations and column 5 for
non-Federal operations, is indicated in the left-hand top corner of the
column. If there is no service or footnote indicated for a frequency
band in column 4, then the Federal sector has no access to that band
except as provided for by § 2.103. If there is no service or footnote
indicated for a frequency band in column 5, then the non-Federal sector
has no access to that band except as provided for by § 2.102.
(2) When the type of service(s) permitted and any applicable
footnote(s) are the same for a frequency band in the Federal Table and
the non-Federal Table, columns 4 and 5 are merged, indicating that the
frequency band is shared between the Federal and non-Federal sectors
under the same conditions.
(3) The Federal Table, given in column 4, is included for informational
(4) In the case where there is a parenthetical addition to an
allocation in the United States Table [example: FIXED-SATELLITE
(space-to-earth)], that service allocation is restricted to the type of
operation so indicated.
(5) The following symbols are used to designate footnotes in the United
(i) Any footnote number consisting of “5.” followed by one or more
digits,7 e.g., 5.53, denotes an international footnote. Where an
international footnote is applicable, without modification, to both
Federal and non-Federal operations, the Commission places the footnote
in both the Federal Table and the non-Federal Table (columns 4 and 5)
and the international footnote is binding on both Federal users and
non-Federal licensees. If, however, an international footnote pertains
to a service allocated only for Federal or non-Federal use, the
international footnote will be placed only in the affected Table. For
example, footnote 5.142 pertains only to the amateur service, and thus,
footnote 5.142 is shown only in the non-Federal Table.
7In some cases, a letter, or letters, may be appended to the digit(s)
of a footnote number in order to preserve the sequential order.
(ii) Any footnote consisting of the letters “US” followed by one or
more digits,7 e.g., US7, denotes a stipulation affecting both Federal
and non-Federal operations. United States footnotes appear in both the
Federal Table and the non-Federal Table.
(iii) Any footnote consisting of the letters “NG” followed by one or
more digits,7 e.g., NG2, denotes a stipulation applicable only to
non-Federal operations. Non-Federal footnotes appear solely in the
non-Federal Table (column 5).
(iv) Any footnote consisting of the letters “G” followed by one or more
digits,7 e.g., G2, denotes a stipulation applicable only to Federal
operations. Federal footnotes appear solely in the Federal Table
(6) The coordinates of latitude and longitude that are listed in United
States, Federal, and non-Federal footnotes are referenced to the North
American Datum of 1983 (NAD 83).
(e) Rule part cross-references. If a frequency or frequency band has
been allocated to a radiocommunication service in the non-Federal
Table, then a cross reference may be added to the pertinent FCC Rule
part (column 6 of § 2.106) or, where greater specificity would be
useful, to the pertinent subpart. For example, the band 849-851 MHz is
allocated to the aeronautical mobile service for non-Federal use, rules
for the use of the 849-851 MHz band have been added to part 22—Public
Mobile Services (47 CFR part 22), and a cross reference, Public Mobile
(22), has been added in column 6 of § 2.106. The exact use that can be
made of any given frequency or frequency band (e.g., channeling plans,
allowable emissions, etc.) is given in the FCC Rule part(s) so
indicated. The FCC Rule parts in this column are not allocations, may
apply to only a portion of a band, and are provided for informational
purposes only. This column also may contain explanatory notes for
informational purposes only.
Note 1 to paragraph (e): The radio frequency devices authorized
pursuant to 47 CFR part 15 are not based on allocated radio services.
In the Allocation Table, the cross references to part 15 are used to
note those frequency bands that are most typically associated with
(f) The FCC Online Table of Frequency Allocations is updated shortly
after a final rule that amends § 2.106 is released. The address for the
FCC Radio Spectrum Home Page, which includes the FCC Online Table and
the FCC Allocation History File, is http://www.fcc.gov/oet/spectrum.
[ 65 FR 4640 , Jan. 31, 2000, as amended at 70 FR 46587 , Aug. 10, 2005;
73 FR 25421 , May 6, 2008; 75 FR 62933 , Oct. 13, 2010; 85 FR 38633 , June
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