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FCC 90.720
Revised as of October 20, 2020
Goto Year:2020 | 2022
  §  90.720   Channels available for public safety/mutual aid.

   (a) Part 90 licensees who meet the eligibility criteria of
   § § 90.20(a)(1), 90.20(a)(2)(i), 90.20(a)(2)(ii), 90.20(a)(2)(iii),
   90.20(a)(2)(iv), 90.20(a)(2)(vii), 90.20(a)(2)(ix), 90.20(a)(2)(xiii)
   or 90.20(a)(2)(xiv) are authorized by this rule to use mobile and/or
   portable units on Channels 161-170 throughout the United States, its
   territories, and the District of Columbia to transmit:

   (1) Communications relating to the immediate safety of life;

   (2) Communications to facilitate interoperability among entities
   eligible under § § 90.20(a)(1), 90.20(a)(2)(i), 90.20(a)(2)(ii),
   90.20(a)(2)(iii), 90.20(a)(2)(iv), 90.20(a)(2)(vii), 90.20(a)(2)(ix),
   90.20(a)(2)(xiii) and 90.20(a)(2)(xiv); or

   (3) Communications on behalf of and by members of organizations
   established for disaster relief purposes having an emergency radio
   communications plan (i.e., licensees eligible under § 90.20(a)(2)(vii))
   for the transmission of communications relating to the safety of life
   or property, the establishment and maintenance of temporary relief
   facilities, and the alleviation of emergency conditions during periods
   of actual or impending emergency, or disaster, until substantially
   normal conditions are restored; for limited training exercises
   incidental to an emergency radio communications plan, and for necessary
   operational communications of the disaster relief organization or its
   chapter affiliates.

   (b) Any Government entity and any non-Government entity eligible to
   obtain a license under § § 90.20(a)(1), 90.20(a)(2)(i), 90.20(a)(2)(ii),
   90.20(a)(2)(iii), 90.20(a)(2)(iv), 90.20(a)(2)(vii), 90.20(a)(2)(ix),
   90.20(a)(2)(xiii) or 90.20(a)(2)(xiv) is also eligible to obtain a
   license for base/mobile operations on Channels 161 through 170.
   Base/mobile or base/portable communications on these channels that do
   not relate to the immediate safety of life or to communications
   interoperability among the above-specified entities, may only be
   conducted on a secondary non-interference basis to such communications.

   [ 62 FR 18936 , Apr. 17, 1997, as amended at  81 FR 66544 , Sept. 28, 2016]

   


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