VHF & Higher FCC Allocations - 1996

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                                                        June 1996         


                    FCC Frequency Allocations

                   ---------------------------

    A summary of the FCC Table of Frequency Allocations, based on
    the Code of Federal Regulations - 47 CFR 2.106, with additional        
    information from the NTIA channel plan,  et.al.                        


  30 - 50 MHz:  FM @ 20 kHz steps
      30.000 -  30.560  US Government
      30.560 -  31.980  Business / Industry / Forestry
      31.990 -  32.000  Public Safety
      32.000 -  33.000  US Government
      33.000 -  33.100  Public Safety
      33.120 -  33.400  Business / Petroleum
      33.420 -  34.000  Fire
      34.000 -  35.000  US Government
      35.020 -  36.000  Business / Paging
      36.000 -  37.000  US Government
      37.020 -  37.420  Police / Local Govt
      37.460 -  37.860  Power, Water, Pipeline
      37.900 -  38.000  Highway Maint / Special Emergency
      38.000 -  39.000  US Government
      39.020 -  40.000  Police / Local Govt
      40.000 -  42.000  US Government
      42.020 -  42.940  State Police
      42.960 -  43.680  Business / Paging
      43.700 -  44.600  Transportation - bus, truck / Cordless base
      44.620 -  45.060  State Police / Forestry Conservation
      45.080 -  45.860  Police / Local Govt / Highway Maint
      45.900 -  46.040  Police / Emergency
      46.060 -  46.500  Fire
      46.520 -  46.580  Local Govt
      46.610 -  46.970  Cordless Phones - base     (20/40 kHz steps)
      47.020 -  47.400  Highway Maint
      47.440 -  47.680  Industry / Emergency
      47.700 -  49.580  Industry / Cordless handset
      49.670 -  49.990  Cordless Phones - handset  (irregular steps)

  50 - 150 MHz
      50.000 -  54.000  Amateur (6-meter)
      54.000 -  72.000  Broadcast TV   chs 2-4         (6 MHz steps - FMw)
      72.000 -  76.000  (various)
              [ 75.000] Aero - ILS marker beacon                            
      76.000 -  88.000  Broadcast TV   chs 5-6         (6 MHz steps - FMw)
      88.100 - 107.900  FM Broadcast                 (200 kHz steps - FMw)
     108.000 - 117.950  Aero - VOR and ILS localizer  (50 kHz steps)       
     118.000 - 136.975  Aero - communications         (25 kHz steps - AM)  
              [121.500] Aero - emergency (international)                   
     137.000 - 138.000  Satellite                                          
     138.000 - 144.000  US Government - land mobile   (25 kHz steps)       
     144.000 - 148.000  Amateur (2-meter)
     148.000 - 149.900  US Government - fixed/mobile, satellite            
     149.900 - 150.050  Satellite - radio navigation                        
     150.050 - 150.800  US Government - fixed/mobile                       

  150 - 162 MHz:  FM @ 15 kHz steps
     150.815 - 150.965  Auto Emergency
     150.995 - 151.595  Highway / Forestry / Industry
     151.625 - 151.955  Business                      (30 kHz steps)
     152.030 - 152.240  Mobile phone (Base) / Page    (30 kHz steps)
     152.270 - 152.450  Taxi (Base)
     152.510 - 152.840  Mobile phone (Base) / Page    (30 kHz steps)
     152.870 - 153.725  Industry
     153.740 - 154.445  Fire / Govt (mobile)
     154.452 - 154.482  Industry (telemetry)         (7.5 kHz steps)
     154.490 - 154.625  Industry
     154.650 - 156.240  Police / Govt / Emergency / Hwy
     156.025 - 157.425  Maritime (ship)               (25 kHz steps)
     157.470 - 157.515  Auto Emergency
     157.530 - 157.710  Taxi (mobile) / Business
     157.770 - 158.100  Mobile phone (mobile) / Page  (30 kHz steps)
     158.130 - 158.460  Industry
     158.490 - 158.700  Mobile phone (mobile) / Page  (30 kHz steps)
     158.730 - 159.210  Police / Govt / Highway
     159.225 - 159.465  Forestry Conservation
     159.495 - 160.200  Transportation - bus, truck
     160.215 - 161.610  Railroad
     160.625 - 160.950  Maritime - Coast              (25 kHz steps)
     161.640 - 161.760  { Broadcast Pickups                                
     161.500 - 162.025  { Maritime - Coast            (25 kHz steps)       

  162 - 450 MHz
     162.025 - 174.000  mainly US Govt - land mobile (12.5/25 kHz steps)    
              [173.075] LoJack
     174.000 - 216.000  Broadcast TV  chs 7-13        ( 6 MHz steps - FMw)
     216.000 - 218.000  Maritime - AMTS, coast        (25 kHz steps)
     218.000 - 219.000  IVDS - Interactive Video & Data
     219.000 - 220.000  Maritime - AMTS, ship         (25 kHz steps)
     220.0025- 220.9975 General (trunked) - base      ( 5 kHz steps)
     221.0025- 221.9975 General (trunked) - mobile    ( "  "    "  )
     222.000 - 225.000  Amateur (1.25-meter)
     225.000 - 328.600  US Government - Aero      (50/100 kHz steps - AM)   
              [243.000] Aero - military emergency                          
     328.600 - 335.400  Aero - ILS glide path         (50 kHz steps)       
     335.400 - 400.000  US Government - Aero      (50/100 kHz steps - AM)  
     400.000 - 406.000  US Govt - Meteorological / Space
              [404.370] Wind Profiler radar                                
              [406.025] Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT)                
     406.100 - 420.000  US Govt - land mobile    (12.5/25 kHz steps)       
     420.000 - 450.000  { Amateur (70cm) / military long-range radar       
     422.200 - 430.000  { land mobile in Detroit, Cleveland, Buffalo       

  450 - 460 MHz:  FM @ 25 kHz steps  (450-455 base, 455-460 mobile)
                       12.5 kHz steps for 2 watt use (451-454 & 456-459)
     450.050 - 450.925  Auxiliary Broadcasting
     451.025 - 452.025  Industry
     452.050 - 452.500  Taxi / Industry / Transport
     452.525 - 452.600  Automobile Emergency
     452.625 - 452.950  Transportation - Trucks / Railroad
     452.975 - 453.000  Relay Press
     453.025 - 453.975  Local Govt / Public Safety
     454.025 - 454.650  Mobile Telephone
     454.675 - 454.975  Mobile Telephone Air  (ground)
     455.050 - 455.925  Auxiliary Broadcasting
     456.025 - 457.025  Industry
     457.050 - 457.500  Taxi / Industry / Transport
     457.525 - 457.600 {Maritime - shipboard repeater (mobiles @ 467.xxx)
                       {Business - low power
     457.625 - 457.950  Transportation - Trucks / Railroad
     457.975 - 458.000  Relay Press
     458.025 - 458.975  Public Safety / Local Govt
     459.025 - 459.650  Mobile Telephone
     459.675 - 459.975  Mobile Telephone Air  (airborne)

  460 - 470 MHz:  FM @ 25 kHz steps  (460-465 base, 465-470 mobile)
                       12.5 kHz steps for 2 watt use
     460.025 - 460.550  Police / Public Safety
     460.575 - 460.625  Fire
     460.650 - 460.875  Business - Airport use
     460.900 - 461.000  Business - Central Alarms
     461.025 - 462.175  Business
     462.200 - 462.525  Manufacturers / Industry
     462.550 - 462.725  GMRS                        (12.5 kHz steps)
     462.750 - 462.925  Business (paging)
     462.950 - 463.175  MED (Ambulance/Hospital)
     463.200 - 465.000  Business
     465.025 - 465.550  Police / Public Safety
     465.575 - 465.625  Fire
     465.650 - 465.875  Business - Airport use
     465.900 - 466.000  Business - Central Alarms
     466.025 - 467.175  Business
     467.200 - 467.525  Manufacturers / Industry
     467.550 - 467.725  GMRS                          (25 kHz steps)
     467.750 - 467.925 {Business (2w, telemetry)
     467.750 - 467.825 {Maritime - shipboard  (rptr at 457.xxx)
     467.950 - 468.175  MED  (Ambulance/Hospital)
     468.200 - 469.975  Business

  470 - 806 MHz:  6 MHz per channel, wide FM audio
     470.0625- 511.8875 { Broadcast TV, chs 14-20                          
                        { Large Metro Public Safety   (25 kHz steps - FM)  
     512.000 - 806.000  Broadcast TV, Chs 21-69

  806 - 896 MHz:  FM @ 25 kHz steps  (mobile 806-851, base 851-896)
     806.0125- 809.7375 General - conventional
     809.7625- 810.9875 General - single channels
     811.0125- 815.9875 General - trunked
     816.0125- 820.9875 SMR - trunked
     821.0125- 823.9875 Public Safety - trunked     (12.5 kHz steps)       
     824.040 - 834.360  Cellular Telephone            (30 kHz steps)
     834.390 - 835.620  Cellular Telephone (data)     (30 kHz steps)
     835.650 - 848.970  Cellular Telephone            (30 kHz steps)
     849.0055- 850.9735 Aircraft Telephone            ( 6 kHz steps - AM)
     851.0125- 854.7375 General - conventional
     854.7625- 855.9875 General - single channels
     856.0125- 860.9875 General - trunked
     861.0125- 865.9875 SMR - trunked
     866.0125- 868.9875 Public Safety - trunked     (12.5 kHz steps)
     869.040 - 879.360  Cellular Telephone            (30 kHz steps)
     879.390 - 880.620  Cellular Telephone (data)     (30 kHz steps)
     880.650 - 893.970  Cellular Telephone            (30 kHz steps)
     894.0055- 895.9735 Aircraft Telephone            ( 6 kHz steps - AM)

  896 - 1400 MHz:
     896.000 - 901.000  SMR/Business/Industry - mobile (12.5 kHz steps)
     901.000 - 902.000  Personal Communications Services
     902.000 - 928.000  Amateur (33cm) / USGovt radar / various secondary   
              [915.000] microwave ovens
     928.000 - 929.000  Multiple Address Systems  (Muzak, et al)
     929.000 - 930.000  paging
     930.000 - 931.000  Personal Communications Services - base
     931.000 - 932.000  ()
     932.000 - 935.000  US Govt - low-capacity fixed links (FAA)           
     935.000 - 940.000  SMR/Business/Industry - base  (12.5 kHz steps)
     940.000 - 941.000  Personal Communications Services - base
     941.000 - 944.000  US Govt - low-capacity fixed links (FAA)           
     944.000 - 952.000  Broadcast Auxiliary - STL (studio-xmiter link)
     952.000 - 960.000  Multiple Address Systems  (Muzak, et al)
     960.000 -1215.000  { Aero navigation - DME/TACAN (w/ assoc. VOR)      
                        { US Govt - Joint Tactical Info. Distrib. Sys.     
             [1030.000] ATC Radar Beacon System (query)                    
             [1090.000] ATC Radar Beacon System (parrot)                   
    1215.000 -1240.000  US Govt - GPS Radio navigation Satellite            
    1240.000 -1300.000  { Amateur (23cm)                                   
    1240.000 -1350.000  { Aero - Air Route Surveillance Radar              
    1350.000 -1400.000  US Govt - military tactical & air-ground data