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§ 90.633 Conventional systems loading requirements.
(a) Non-SMR conventional systems of communication will be authorized on
the basis of a minimum loading criteria of seventy (70) mobile stations
for each channel authorized.
(b) A channel will not be assigned to additional licensees when it is
loaded to 70 mobile stations. Where a licensee does not load a channel
to 70 mobiles the channel will be available for assignment to other
licensees. All authorizations for conventional systems are issued
subject to this potential channel sharing condition.
(c) Except as provided in § 90.629 of this part, licensees of
conventional systems must place their authorized stations in operation
not later than one year after the date of grant of the system license.
(d) If a station is not placed in operation within one year, except as
provided in Section 90.629 of this part, the license cancels
automatically. For purposes of this section, a base station is not
considered to be in operation unless at least one associated mobile
station is also in operation.
(e) A non-SMR licensee may apply for additional frequency pairs if its
authorized conventional channel(s) is loaded to seventy (70) mobiles.
Applications may be considered for additional channels in areas where
spectrum is still available and not applied for, even if the already
authorized channel(s) is not loaded to 70 mobile units, upon an
appropriate demonstration of need.
(f) Wide area systems may be authorized to persons eligible for
licensing under subparts B or C of this part upon an appropriate
showing of need. For loading purposes, if the total number of mobile
stations justifies the total number of authorized based frequencies in
a given area, the system will be construed to be loaded.
(g) Regional, statewide, or ribbon configuration systems may be
authorized to persons eligible for licensing under subparts B or C of
this part upon an appropriate showing of need. In a ribbon, regional or
statewide system, a mobile station will be counted for channel loading
purposes only for the base station facility in the geographic area in
which it primarily operates. If this cannot be determined, it will be
counted fractionally over the number of base station facilities with
which it communicates regularly.
[ 47 FR 41032 , Sept. 16, 1982, as amended at 48 FR 51929 , Nov. 15, 1983;
56 FR 65860 , Dec. 19, 1991; 59 FR 59966 , Nov. 21, 1994; 62 FR 18935 ,
Apr. 17, 1997; 64 FR 10397 , Mar. 4, 1999]
Technical Regulations Regarding the Use of Frequencies in the 806-824 MHz,
851-869 MHz, 896-901 MHz, and 935-940 MHz Bands
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