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§ 90.250 Meteor burst communications.
Meteor burst communications may be authorized for the use of private
radio stations subject to the following provisions:
(a) Station operation is limited to the State of Alaska only.
(b) The frequency 44.20 MHz may be used for base station operation and
45.90 MHz for remote station operation on a primary basis. The
frequencies 42.40 and 44.10 MHz may be used by base and remote
stations, respectively, on a secondary basis to common carrier stations
utilizing meteor burst communications. Users shall cooperate among
themselves to the extent practicable to promote compatible operation.
(c) The maximum transmitter output power shall not exceed 2000 watts
for base stations and 500 watts for remote stations.
(d) Co-channel base stations of different licensees shall be located at
least 241 km (150 miles) apart. A remote station and a base station of
different licensees shall be located at least 241 km (150 miles) apart
if the remote units of the different licensees operate on the same
frequency. Waiver of this requirement may be granted if affected users
agree to a cooperative sharing arrangement.
(e) The authorized emission designator to be used in F1E, F7W, G1E or
G7W to allow for Phase Shift Keying (PSK) or Frequency Shift Keying
(f) The maximum authorized bandwidth is 20 kHz.
(g) Station identification in accordance with § 90.425(a) or (b) shall
only be required for the base station.
(h) Stations may be required to comply with additional conditions of
operation as necessary on a case-by-case basis as specified in the
(i) Stations employing meteor burst communications must not cause
interference to other stations operating in accordance with the
allocation table. New authorizations will be issued subject to the
Commission's experimental licensing rules in part 5 of this chapter.
Prior to expiration of the experimental authorization, application Form
601 should be filed for issuance of a permanent authorization.
[ 48 FR 34043 , July 27, 1983, as amended at 49 FR 48712 , Dec. 14, 1984;
58 FR 44957 , Aug. 25, 1993; 72 FR 35196 , June 27, 2007; 78 FR 25175 ,
Apr. 29, 2013]
Subpart K—Standards for Special Frequencies or Frequency Bands
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