Archived—Canadian Table of Frequency Allocations 9 kHz to 275 GHz (2005 Edition)

Released May 2005
Amended January 2006
Amended February 2007

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Canadian Table of Frequency Allocations 9 kHz to 275 GHz (2005 Edition)

(Incorporating Decisions of the 2003 World Radiocommunication Conference)

Amendments:

  • New footnote C13A added to recognize the use of spectrum for satellite radio services in Canada (DGTP-010-05) — January 2006
  • New footnote C11 added and allocation changes made consequential to Proposals and Changes to the Spectrum in Certain Bands Below 1.7 GHz (DGTP-004-05) — January 2006
  • New footnote 5.388A added and allocation changes made consequential to Consultation on a Framework to Auction Spectrum in the 2 GHz Range including Advanced Wireless Services (DGTP-002-07) — February 2007

Department of Industry
Radiocommunication Act

Notice No. DGTP-002-05 — Revisions to the Canadian Table of Frequency Allocations

This Notice announces the release of the revised Canadian Table of Frequency Allocations. Proposals to amend the Canadian Table were made in Gazette Notice DGTP-012-04, dated December 4, 2004, based on most of the decisions adopted by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) at the World Radio Conference 2003 (WRC-2003).

The Canadian Table allocates frequency bands to radio services within the scope of the International Table and as required to meet Canadian needs. Canadian footnotes provide the particular provisions and conditions for use of those radio services in Canada.

The Department has, or will, initiate separate public consultations on domestic allocations in several frequency bands. Allocation decisions will be announced in due course. These bands include:

  • 216–222 MHz;
  • 1710–2200 MHz; and
  • 3650–3700 MHz.

With the exception of the above allocation proceedings under way, the revisions incorporated into the Canadian Table of Frequency Allocations reflect the results of the consultation on the WRC-2003 decisions.

Obtaining Copies

Copies of this notice and the revised Canadian Table of Frequency Allocations are available electronically on the Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site at: http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/home?OpenDocument.

Official printed copies of Canada Gazette notices can be obtained from the Canada Gazette Web site at: www.gazette.gc.ca/index-eng.html or by calling the sales counter of Canadian Government Publishing at 819-941-5995 or 1-800-635-7943.

May 14, 2005

Larry Shaw
Director General
Telecommunications Policy Branch


The revised Canadian Table of Frequency Allocations is available electronically on the Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site at the following address: http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/home?OpenDocument.

Spectrum and Radio Policy
Telecommunications Policy Branch
Room 1610A, 300 Slater Street
Ottawa, Ontario,
Canada
K1A 0C8


Foreword

The Canadian Table of Frequency Allocations assigns the electromagnetic spectrum between 9 kHz and 275 GHz (275–400 GHz is unallocated at this time) and establishes the frequency allocations available for radio services in Canada. The Canadian Table of Frequency Allocations is based on the provisions of the Final Acts resulting from the various World Radio Conferences (WRC), including the WRC 2003, convened by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

This update does not cover a number of frequency bands which are under active review for spectrum allocations. These bands include:

  • 216–222 MHz;
  • 1710–2200 MHz; and,
  • 3650–3700 MHz.

The Canadian Table and the associated general information will, from time to time, need to be revised. Such revisions occur when changes to the ITU Table are made as a result of World Radiocommunications Conferences or particular Canadian radio service requirements. The Canadian Table of Frequency Allocations reflects international changes while taking into account Canadian requirements to ensure that government, commercial and private users have full flexibility to develop new radio applications.

The Canadian Table is intended to respond to Canadian domestic spectrum requirements, and consequently reflects Industry Canada's spectrum allocation and utilization policies developed through public consultation. It should be noted, therefore, that the Canadian Table differs, where necessary, from the ITU Table.

Canadian radio systems and spectrum utilization policies set the necessary elements for the use of frequency bands and/or radio services. Spectrum policies have traditionally designated the use of a radio service to certain applications in a particular frequency band, or bands. The spectrum designations are intended to accommodate a diversity of applications and users. Examples include designating the use of a mobile radio application for public safety applications or designating a fixed allocation to point-to-multipoint systems.

In some cases the use of a band, or the use of a service in a band, is withheld pending the development of a spectrum utilization policy. In cases where no spectrum utilization policy provisions exist in a given band, and there is no footnote withholding use, spectrum access may be available on a case-by-case basis.

Spectrum utilization policies developed in recent years have given more attention to defining the relationship between co-primary services in the same band. In some cases however, spectrum utilization policy provisions exist for one service but not another co-primary service allocated in a given band. This is particularly true where the implementation of the co-primary service is infrequent. In this case, coordination and authorization of systems within the service are generally handled on a case-by-case basis, taking into account the utilization designations for the other service.

Information on the Canadian Table of Frequency Allocations and its interpretation with respect to various spectrum utilization policies issued by Industry Canada can best be obtained by contacting:

Director
Spectrum and Radio Policy
Telecommunications Policy Branch
Industry Canada
300 Slater Street
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada
K1A 0C8
E-mail address: wireless@ic.gc.ca


Definitions

The following is a list of those terms and definitions which are relevant the Canadian Table of Frequency Allocations. These terms and definitions are extracted from the International Radio Regulations of the International Telecommunication Union. The regulations should be consulted for a more comprehensive listing.

1 — General Terms

Administration: Any governmental department or service responsible for discharging the obligations undertaken in the Convention of the International Telecommunication Union and the Regulations.

Allocation (of a frequency band): Entry in the Table of Frequency Allocations of a given frequency band for the purpose of its use by one or more terrestrial or space radiocommunication services or the radio astronomy service under specified conditions. This term shall also be applied to the frequency band concerned.

Allotment (of a radio frequency or radio frequency channel): Entry of a designated frequency channel in an agreed plan, adopted by a competent conference, for use by one or more administrations for a terrestrial or space radiocommunication service in one or more identified countries or geographical areas and under specified conditions.

Assignment (of a radio frequency or radio frequency channel): Authorization given by an administration for a radio station to use a radio frequency or radio frequency channel under specified conditions.

Radio: A general term applied to the use of radio waves.

Radio Waves or Hertzian Waves: Electromagnetic waves of frequencies arbitrarily lower than 3 000 GHz, propagated in space without artificial guide.

Radiocommunication: Telecommunication by means of radio waves.

Terrestrial Radiocommunication: Any radiocommunication other than space radiocommunication or radio astronomy.

Space Radiocommunication: Any radiocommunication involving the use of one or more space stations or the use of one or more reflecting satellites or other objects in space.

Radiodetermination: The determination of the position, velocity and/or other characteristics of an object, or the obtaining of information relating to those parameters, by means of the propagation properties of radio waves.

Radionavigation: Radiodetermination used for the purpose of navigation, including obstruction warnings.

Radiolocation: Radiodetermination used for purposes other than those of radionavigation.

Radio Direction-Finding: Radiodetermination using the reception of radio waves for the purpose of determining the direction of a station or object.

Radio Astronomy: Astronomy based on the reception of radio waves of cosmic origin.

Coordinated Universal Time (UTC): Time scale, based on the second (SI), as defined and recommended by the International Radio Consultative Committee (CCIR), and maintained by the International Time Bureau (BIH).

For most practical purposes associated with the Radio Regulations, UTC is equivalent to mean solar time at the prime meridian (0°/ longitude), formerly expressed in GMT.

Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) Applications (of radio frequency energy): Operation of equipment or appliances designed to generate and use locally radio frequency energy for industrial, scientific, medical, domestic or similar purposes, excluding applications in the field of telecommunications.

2 — Radio Services

Radiocommunication Service: A service involving the transmission, emission and/or reception of radio waves for specific telecommunication purposes. Unless otherwise stated, any radiocommunication service relates to terrestrial radiocommunication.

Fixed Service: A radiocommunication service between specified fixed points.

Fixed-Satellite Service: A radiocommunication service between earth stations at given positions, when one or more satellites are used; the given position may be a specified point or any fixed point within specified areas; in some cases this service includes satellite-to-satellite links, which may also be operated in the inter-satellite service: the fixed-satellite service may also include feeder links for other space radiocommunication services.

Aeronautical Fixed Service: A radiocommunication service between specified fixed points provided primarily for the safety of air navigation and for the regular, efficient and economical operation of air transport.

Inter-Satellite Service: A radiocommunication service providing links between artificial satellites.

Space Operation Service: A radiocommunication service concerned exclusively with the operation of spacecraft, in particular space tracking, space telemetry and space telecommand.

These functions will normally be provided within the service in which the space station is operating.

Mobile Service: A radiocommunication service between mobile and land stations, or between mobile stations.

Mobile-Satellite Service: A radiocommunication service:

  • between mobile earth stations and one or more space stations, or between space stations used by this service; or
  • between mobile earth stations by means of one or more space stations.

This service may also include feeder links necessary for its operation.

Land Mobile Service: A mobile service between base stations and land mobile stations or between land mobile stations.

Land Mobile-Satellite Service: A mobile-satellite service in which mobile earth stations are located on land.

Maritime Mobile Service: A mobile service between coast stations and ship stations, or between ship stations, or between associated on-board communication stations; survival craft stations and emergency position-indicating radiobeacon stations may also participate in this service.

Maritime Mobile-Satellite Service: A mobile-satellite service in which mobile earth stations are located on board ships; survival craft stations and emergency position-indicating radiobeacon stations may also participate in this service.

Aeronautical Mobile Service: A mobile service between aeronautical stations, and aircraft stations, or between aircraft stations, in which survival craft stations may participate; emergency position-indicating radiobeacon stations may also participate in this service on designated distress and emergency frequencies.

Aeronautical Mobile (R)1 Service: An aeronautical mobile service reserved for communications relating to safety and regularity of flight, primarily along national or international civil air routes.

Aeronautical Mobile (OR)2 Service: An aeronautical mobile service intended for communications, including those relating to flight coordination, primarily outside national or international civil air routes.

Aeronautical Mobile-Satellite Service: A mobile-satellite service in which mobile earth stations are located on board aircraft; survival craft stations and emergency position-indicating radiobeacon stations may also participate in this service.

Aeronautical Mobile-Satellite (R)1 Service: An aeronautical mobile-satellite service reserved for communications relating to safety and regularity of flights, primarily along national or international civil air routes.

Aeronautical Mobile-Satellite (OR)2 Service: An aeronautical mobile-satellite service intended for communications, including those relating to flight coordination, primarily outside national and international civil air routes.

Broadcasting Service: A radiocommunication service in which the transmissions are intended for direct reception by the general public. This service may include sound transmissions, television transmissions or other types of transmission.

Broadcasting-Satellite Service: A radiocommunication service in which signals transmitted or retransmitted by space stations are intended for direct reception by the general public.

In the broadcasting-satellite service, the term direct reception shall encompass both individual receptionand community reception.

Radiodetermination Service: A radiocommunication service for the purpose of radiodetermination.

Radiodetermination-Satellite Service: A radiocommunication service for the purpose ofradiodetermination involving the use of one of more space stations.

This service may also include feeder links necessary for its own operation.

Radionavigation Service: A radiodetermination service for the purpose of radionavigation.

Radionavigation-Satellite Service: A radiodetermination-satellite service for the purpose of radionavigation.

This service may also include feeder links necessary for its operation.

Maritime Radionavigation Service: A radionavigation service intended for the benefit and for the safe operation of ships.

Maritime Radionavigation-Satellite Service: A radionavigation-satellite service in which earth stationsare located on board ships.

Aeronautical Radionavigation Service: A radionavigation service intended for the benefit and for the safe operation of aircraft.

Aeronautical Radionavigation-Satellite Service: A radionavigation-satellite service in which earthstations are located on board aircraft.

Radiolocation Service: A radiodetermination service for the purpose of radiolocation.

Radiolocation-Satellite Service: A radiodetermination-satellite service used for the purpose of radiolocation.

This service may also include feeder links necessary for its operation.

Meteorological Aids Service: A radiocommunication service used for meteorological, including hydrological, observations and exploration.

Earth Exploration-Satellite Service: A radiocommunication service between earth stations and one ormore space stations, which may include links between space stations, in which:

  • information relating to the characteristics of the Earth and its natural phenomena, including data relating to the state of the environment, is obtained from active sensors or passive sensors on earth satellites;
  • similar information is collected from air-borne or Earth-based platforms;
  • such information may be distributed to earth stations within the system concerned;
  • platform interrogation may be included.This service may also include feeder links necessary for its operation.

Meteorological-Satellite Service: An earth exploration-satellite service for meteorological purposes.

Standard Frequency and Time Signal Service: A radiocommunication service for scientific, technical and other purposes, providing the transmission of specified frequencies, time signals, or both, of stated high precision, intended for general reception.

Standard Frequency and Time Signal-Satellite Service: A radiocommunication service using spacestations on earth satellites for the same purpose as those of standard frequency and time signal service.

This service may also include feeder links necessary for its operation.

Space Research Service: A radiocommunication service in which spacecraft or other objects in spaceare used for scientific or technological research purposes.

Amateur Service: A radiocommunication service for the purpose of self-training, intercommunication and technical investigations carried out by amateurs, that is by duly authorized persons interested in radio technique solely with a personal aim and without pecuniary interest.

Amateur-Satellite Service: A radiocommunication service using space stations on earth satellites forthe same purpose as those of amateur service.

Radio Astronomy Service: A service involving the use of radio astronomy.

Safety Service: Any radiocommunication service used permanently or temporarily for the safeguardingof human life and property.

3 — Categories of Services

Primary and Secondary Services:

Where, in this Table, a band is indicated as allocated to more than one service, either on a worldwide or regional basis, such services are listed in the following order:

  1. services the names of which are printed in "capitals" (example: FIXED); these are called "primary" services;
  2. services the names of which are printed in "normal characters" (example: Mobile); these are called "secondary" services.

Additional remarks are printed in normal characters (example: MOBILE except aeronautical mobile).

Permitted and primary services have equal rights, except that, in the preparation of frequency plans, the primary service shall have prior choice of frequencies.

Stations of a secondary service:

  1. shall not cause harmful interference to stations of primary service to which frequencies are already assigned or to which frequencies may be assigned at a later date;
  2. 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;
  3. 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.

The heading of the international portion of this Table includes three columns, each of which corresponds to one of the ITU Regions. Where an allocation occupies the whole of the width of the ITU Table or only one or two of the three columns, this is a worldwide allocation or a Regional allocation, respectively.

The frequency band referred to in each allocation is indicated in the left-hand top corner of the part of the box of the Table concerned.

The footnote references which appear in the Table below the allocated service or services apply to the whole of the allocation concerned.

The footnote references which appear to the right of the name of a service are applicable only to that particular service.

1 (R): route

2 (OR): off-route

Canadian Table of Frequency Allocations

Canadian Table of Frequency Allocations
Frequency
Band
(kHz)
Primary and Secondary Services
0–9
(not allocated)

C1 C2
9–14
RADIONAVIGATION
14–19.95
FIXED
MARITIME MOBILE 5.57 

5.56
19.95–20.05
STANDARD FREQUENCY AND TIME SIGNAL
(20 kHz)
20.05–70
FIXED
MARITIME MOBILE 5.57 5.56
70–90
FIXED
MARITIME MOBILE 5.57
RADIONAVIGATION 5.60
Radiolocation

5.61
90–110
RADIONAVIGATION
Fixed

5.64
110–130
FIXED
MARITIME MOBILE
MARITIME RADIONAVIGATION 5.60
Radiolocation

5.61 5.64
130–160
FIXED
MARITIME MOBILE

5.64
160–190
FIXED
190–200
AERONAUTICAL RADIONAVIGATION
200–285
AERONAUTICAL RADIONAVIGATION
Aeronautical Mobile
285–315
AERONAUTICAL RADIONAVIGATION

MARITIME RADIONAVIGATION (radiobeacons) 5.73
315–325
MARITIME RADIONAVIGATION (radiobeacons) 5.73
Aeronautical Radionavigation
325–335
AERONAUTICAL RADIONAVIGATION
Aeronautical Mobile
Maritime Radionavigation (radiobeacons)
335–405
AERONAUTICAL RADIONAVIGATION
Aeronautical Mobile
405–415
RADIONAVIGATION 5.76
Aeronautical Mobile
415–495
MARITIME MOBILE 5.79 5.79A

5.78 5.80 5.82
495–505
MOBILE (distress and calling)

5.83
505–510
MARITIME MOBILE 5.79
510–525
AERONAUTICAL RADIONAVIGATION
MOBILE 5.79A 5.84
525–535
AERONAUTICAL RADIONAVIGATION
BROADCASTING 5.86
535–1 605
BROADCASTING
1 605–1 705
BROADCASTING 5.89 

5.90
1 705–1 800
AERONAUTICAL RADIONAVIGATION
FIXED
MOBILE
RADIOLOCATION
1 800–1 850
AMATEUR
1 850–2 000
AMATEUR
RADIOLOCATION
RADIONAVIGATION
2 000–2 065
FIXED
MOBILE
2 065–2 107
MARITIME MOBILE 5.105

C3
2 107–2 170
FIXED
MOBILE
2 170–2 173.5
MARITIME MOBILE
2 173.5–2 190.5
MOBILE (distress and calling)

5.108 5.109 5.110 5.111
2 190.5–2 194
MARITIME MOBILE
2 194–2 300
FIXED
MOBILE
2 300–2 495
FIXED
MOBILE
2 495–2 501
STANDARD FREQUENCY AND TIME SIGNAL
(2 500 kHz)
2 501–2 502
STANDARD FREQUENCY AND TIME SIGNAL
Space Research
2 502–2 505
STANDARD FREQUENCY AND TIME SIGNAL
2 505–2 850
FIXED
MOBILE
2 850–3 025
AERONAUTICAL MOBILE (R)

5.111 5.115
3 025–3 155
AERONAUTICAL MOBILE (OR)

C5
3 155–3 230
FIXED
MOBILE except aeronautical mobile (R)

5.116
3 230–3 400
FIXED
MOBILE except aeronautical mobile
Radiolocation 5.118 

5.116
3 400–3 500
AERONAUTICAL MOBILE (R)
3 500–4 000
AMATEUR
4 000–4 063 FIXED
MARITIME MOBILE 5.127
4 063–4 438
MARITIME MOBILE
5.79A 5.109 5.110 5.130 5.131 5.132 

5.129
4 438–4 650
FIXED
MOBILE except aeronautical mobile (R)
4 650–4 700
AERONAUTICAL MOBILE (R)
4 700–4 750
AERONAUTICAL MOBILE (OR)

C5
4 750–4 850
FIXED
MOBILE except aeronautical mobile (R)
4 850–4 995
FIXED
LAND MOBILE
4 995–5 003
STANDARD FREQUENCY AND TIME SIGNAL
(5 000 kHz)
5 003–5 005
STANDARD FREQUENCY AND TIME SIGNAL
Space Research
5 005–5 060
FIXED
5 060–5 250
FIXED
Mobile except aeronautical mobile
5 250–5 450
FIXED
MOBILE except aeronautical mobile
5 450–5 480
AERONAUTICAL MOBILE (R)
5 480–5 680
AERONAUTICAL MOBILE (R)

5.111 5.115
5 680–5 730
AERONAUTICAL MOBILE (OR)

5.111 5.115 C5
5 730–5 900
FIXED
MOBILE except aeronautical mobile (R)
5 900–5 950
BROADCASTING 5.134
FIXED
MOBILE except aeronautical mobile (R)

5.136 C9
5 950–6 200
BROADCASTING
6 200–6 525
MARITIME MOBILE 5.109 5.110 5.130 5.132

C4
6 525–6 685
AERONAUTICAL MOBILE (R)
6 685–6 765
AERONAUTICAL MOBILE (R)
6 765–7 000
FIXED
MOBILE except aeronautical mobile (R)

5.138 5.138A
7 000–7 100
AMATEUR
AMATEUR-SATELLITE
7 100–7 300
AMATEUR

5.142
7 300–7 400
BROADCASTING 5.134
FIXED
MOBILE except aeronautical mobile (R)

5.143 5.143D C9
7 400–8 100
FIXED
MOBILE except aeronautical mobile (R)

5.143E C8
8 100–8 195
FIXED
MARITIME MOBILE
8 195–8 815
MARITIME MOBILE 5.109 5.110 5.132 5.145 

5.111
8 815–8 965
AERONAUTICAL MOBILE (R)
8 965–9 040
AERONAUTICAL MOBILE (OR)

C5
9 040–9 400
FIXED
9 400–9 500
BROADCASTING 5.134
FIXED

5.146 C9
9 500–9 900
BROADCASTING

5.147
9 900–9 995
FIXED
9 995–10 003
STANDARD FREQUENCY AND TIME SIGNAL
(10 000 kHz)

5.111
10 003–10 005
STANDARD FREQUENCY AND TIME SIGNAL
Space Research

5.111
10 005–10 100
AERONAUTICAL MOBILE (R)

5.111
10 100–10 150
AMATEUR

C6
10 150–11 175
FIXED
Mobile except aeronautical mobile (R)
11 175–11 275
AERONAUTICAL MOBILE (OR)

C5
11 275–11 400
AERONAUTICAL MOBILE (R)
11 400–11 600
FIXED
11 600–11 650
BROADCASTING 5.134
FIXED

5.146 C9
11 650–12 050
BROADCASTING

5.147
12 050–12 100
BROADCASTING 5.134
FIXED

5.146 C9
12 100–12 230
FIXED
12 230–13 200
MARITIME MOBILE 5.109 5.110 5.132 5.145
13 200–13 260
AERONAUTICAL MOBILE (OR)

C5
13 260–13 360
AERONAUTICAL MOBILE (R)
13 360–13 410
FIXED
RADIO ASTRONOMY

5.149
13 410–13 570
FIXED
MOBILE except aeronautical mobile (R)

5.150
13 570–13 600


BROADCASTING 5.134
FIXED
MOBILE except aeronautical mobile (R) 5.151 C9

13 600–13 800
BROADCASTING
13 800–13 870
BROADCASTING 5.134
FIXED
MOBILE except aeronautical mobile (R)

5.151 C9
13 870–14 000
FIXED
Mobile except aeronautical mobile (R)
14 000–14 250
AMATEUR
AMATEUR-SATELLITE
14 250–14 350
AMATEUR
14 350–14 990
FIXED
Mobile except aeronautical mobile (R)
14 990–15 005
STANDARD FREQUENCY AND TIME SIGNAL
(15 000 kHz)

5.111
15 005–15 010
STANDARD FREQUENCY AND TIME SIGNAL
Space Research
15 010–15 100
AERONAUTICAL MOBILE (OR)

C5
15 100–15 600
BROADCASTING
15 600–15 800
BROADCASTING 5.134
FIXED

5.146 C9
15 800–16 360
FIXED

5.153
16 360–17 410
MARITIME MOBILE 5.109 5.110 5.132 5.145
17 410–17 480
FIXED
17 480–17 550
BROADCASTING 5.134
FIXED

5.146 C9
17 550–17 900
BROADCASTING
17 900–17 970
AERONAUTICAL MOBILE (R)
17 970–18 030
AERONAUTICAL MOBILE (OR)

C5
18 030–18 052
FIXED
18 052–18 068
FIXED
Space Research
18 068–18 168
AMATEUR
AMATEUR-SATELLITE
18 168–18 780
FIXED
18 780–18 900
MARITIME MOBILE
18 900–19 020
BROADCASTING 5.134
FIXED

5.146 C9
19 020–19 680
FIXED
19 680–19 800
MARITIME MOBILE 5.132
19 800–19 990
FIXED
19 990–19 995
STANDARD FREQUENCY AND TIME SIGNAL
Space Research

5.111
19 995–20 010
STANDARD FREQUENCY AND TIME SIGNAL
(20 000 kHz)

5.111
20 010–21 000
FIXED
Mobile
21 000–21 450
AMATEUR
AMATEUR-SATELLITE
21 450–21 850
BROADCASTING
21 850–21 870
FIXED
21 870–21 924
FIXED
5.155B
21 924–22 000
AERONAUTICAL MOBILE (R)
22 000–22 855
MARITIME MOBILE 5.132
22 855–23 000
FIXED
23 000–23 200
FIXED
Mobile except aeronautical mobile (R)
23 200–23 350
AERONAUTICAL MOBILE (OR) C5
23 350–24 000
FIXED
MOBILE except aeronautical mobile 5.157
24 000–24 890
FIXED
LAND MOBILE
24 890–24 990
AMATEUR
AMATEUR-SATELLITE
24 990–25 005
STANDARD FREQUENCY AND TIME SIGNAL
(25 000 kHz)
25 005–25 010
STANDARD FREQUENCY AND TIME SIGNAL
Space Research
25 010–25 070
FIXED
MOBILE except aeronautical mobile
25 070–25 210
MARITIME MOBILE
25 210–25 550
FIXED
MOBILE except aeronautical mobile
25 550–25 670
RADIO ASTRONOMY 5.149
25 670–26 100
BROADCASTING
26 100–26 175
MARITIME MOBILE 5.132
26 175–27 500
FIXED
MOBILE except aeronautical mobile

5.150

Canadian Table of Frequency Allocations

Canadian Table of Frequency Allocations
Frequency
Band
(MHz)
Primary and Secondary Services
27.5–28
MOBILE
Fixed
28–29.7
AMATEUR
AMATEUR-SATELLITE
29.7–30.005
MOBILE
Fixed
30.005–30.01
MOBILE
SPACE RESEARCH
Fixed
30.01–37.5
MOBILE
Fixed
37.5–38.25
MOBILE
Fixed
Radio Astronomy

5.149
38.25–39.986
MOBILE
Fixed
39.986–40.02
MOBILE
Fixed
Space Research
40.02–40.98
MOBILE
Fixed

5.150
40.98–41.015
MOBILE
Fixed
Space Research
41.015–47
MOBILE
Fixed
47–50
MOBILE
Fixed
50–54
AMATEUR
54–72
BROADCASTING
72–73
FIXED
MOBILE
73–74.6
RADIO ASTRONOMY
74.6–74.8
FIXED
MOBILE

5.180
74.8–75.2
AERONAUTICAL RADIONAVIGATION

5.180
75.2–76
FIXED
MOBILE

5.180
76–108
BROADCASTING
108–117.975
AERONAUTICAL RADIONAVIGATION

5.197A
117.975–137
AERONAUTICAL MOBILE (R)

5.111 5.198 5.199 5.200 5.203
137–137.025
METEOROLOGICAL-SATELLITE (space-to-Earth)
MOBILE-SATELLITE(space-to-Earth) 5.208A 5.209
SPACE OPERATION (space-to-Earth)
SPACE RESEARCH (space-to-Earth)

5.208
137.025–137.175
METEOROLOGICAL-SATELLITE (space-to-Earth)
MOBILE-SATELLITE(space-to-Earth) 5.208A 5.209
SPACE OPERATION (space-to-Earth)
SPACE RESEARCH (space-to-Earth)

5.208
137.175–137.825
METEOROLOGICAL-SATELLITE (space-to-Earth)
MOBILE-SATELLITE (space-to-Earth) 5.208A 5.209
SPACE OPERATION (space-to-Earth)
SPACE RESEARCH (space-to-Earth)

5.208
137.825–138
METEOROLOGICAL-SATELLITE (space-to-Earth)
MOBILE-SATELLITE (space-to-Earth) 5.208A 5.209
SPACE OPERATION (space-to-Earth)
SPACE RESEARCH (space-to-Earth)

5.208
138–144
FIXED
LAND MOBILE
Space Research (space-to-Earth)
144–146
AMATEUR
AMATEUR-SATELLITE
146–148
AMATEUR
148–149.9
FIXED
LAND MOBILE
MOBILE-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space) 5.209 

5.218 5.219 C26
149.9–150.05
MOBILE-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space)
5.209 5.224A
RADIONAVIGATION-SATELLITE 5.224B

5.220 5.222 5.223
150.05–156.7625
MOBILE
Fixed

5.226 5.227
156.7625–156.8375
MARITIME MOBILE (distress and calling)

5.111 5.226
156.8375–174
MOBILE
Fixed

5.226
174–216
BROADCASTING
216–220
FIXED
LAND MOBILE 5.242
MARITIME MOBILE
Amateur
C11
220–222
FIXED
MOBILE
Amateur
C11
222–225 AMATEUR
225–235
FIXED
MOBILE

C5
235–273
FIXED
MOBILE

5.111 5.199 5.254 5.256 5.256A C5
273–312
FIXED
MOBILE 5.254 C5
312–315
FIXED
MOBILE
Mobile-Satellite (Earth-to-space) 5.254 5.255

C5
315–328.6
FIXED
MOBILE

5.149 5.254 C5
328.6–335.4
AERONAUTICAL RADIONAVIGATION

5.258
335.4–387
FIXED
MOBILE

5.254 C5
387–390
FIXED
MOBILE
MOBILE-SATELLITE (space-to-Earth) 5.254 5.255

C5
390–399.9
FIXED
MOBILE

5.254 C5
399.9–400.05
MOBILE-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space) 5.209 5.224A
RADIONAVIGATION-SATELLITE 5.222 5.224B 5.260 

5.220 C19
400.05–400.15
STANDARD FREQUENCY AND
TIME SIGNAL-SATELLITE (400.1 MHz)

5.261
400.15–401
METEOROLOGICAL AIDS
METEOROLOGICAL-SATELLITE (space-to-Earth)
MOBILE-SATELLITE (space-to-Earth) 5.209
SPACE RESEARCH (space-to-Earth) 5.263
Space Operation (space-to-Earth)

5.264
401–402
EARTH EXPLORATION-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space)
METEOROLOGICAL AIDS
METEOROLOGICAL-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space)
SPACE OPERATION (space-to-Earth)
Fixed
Mobile except aeronautical mobile
402–403
EARTH EXPLORATION-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space)
METEOROLOGICAL AIDS
METEOROLOGICAL-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space)
Fixed
Mobile except aeronautical mobile
403–406
METEOROLOGICAL AIDS
Fixed
Mobile except aeronautical mobile
406–406.1
MOBILE-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space)

5.149 5.266 5.267
406.1–410
MOBILE except aeronautical mobile
RADIO ASTRONOMY
Fixed

5.149
410–414
MOBILE except aeronautical mobile
SPACE RESEARCH (space-to-space) 5.268
Fixed
414–415
FIXED
SPACE RESEARCH (space-to-space) 5.268
Mobile except aeronautical mobile
415–419
MOBILE except aeronautical mobile
SPACE RESEARCH (space-to-space) 5.268
Fixed
419–420
FIXED
SPACE RESEARCH (space-to-space) 5.268
Mobile except aeronautical mobile
420–430
MOBILE except aeronautical mobile
Fixed
C10
430–432
RADIOLOCATION
Amateur
432–438
RADIOLOCATION
Amateur
Earth exploration-satellite (active) 5.279A

5.282
438–450
RADIOLOCATION 5.285
Amateur
5.284 

5.286
450–455
MOBILE
Fixed

5.209 5.286 5.286A 5.286B 5.286C
5.286D 5.286E C26B
455–456
FIXED
MOBILE
MOBILE-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space)
5.286A 5.286B 5.286C

5.209 C26A C26B
456–459
MOBILE 5.287
Fixed

5.287 5.288
459–460
FIXED
MOBILE
MOBILE-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space)
5.286A 5.286B 5.286C

5.209 C26A C26B
460–470
MOBILE 5.287
Fixed

5.289
470–608
BROADCASTING

5.293 C24
608–614
RADIO ASTRONOMY
Mobile-Satellite except aeronautical
mobile-satellite (Earth-to-space)
614–746
BROADCASTING

5.293 C24
746–806
BROADCASTING
MOBILE

5.293 C22 C24
806–890
MOBILE 5.317A C7
Fixed

5.317 5.318
890–902
FIXED
MOBILE except aeronautical mobile 5.317A C7
Radiolocation C5A

5.318
902–928
FIXED
RADIOLOCATION C5A
Amateur
Mobile except aeronautical mobile

5.150
928–929
FIXED
MOBILE except aeronautical mobile 5.317A C7
Radiolocation C5A
929–932
MOBILE except aeronautical mobile 5.317A C7
Fixed
Radiolocation C5A
932–932.5
FIXED
MOBILE except aeronautical mobile 5.317A C7
Radiolocation C5A
932.5–935
FIXED
Mobile except aeronautical mobile 5.317A C7
Radiolocation C5A
935–941
MOBILE except aeronautical mobile 5.317A C7
Fixed
Radiolocation C5A
941–941.5
FIXED
MOBILE except aeronautical mobile 5.317A C7
Radiolocation C5A
941.5–942
FIXED
Mobile except aeronautical mobile 5.317A C7
Radiolocation C5A
942–944
FIXED
Mobile 5.317A C7
944–952
MOBILE 5.317A C7
Fixed
952–956
FIXED
MOBILE 5.317A C7
956–960
FIXED
Mobile 5.317A C7
960–1 164
AERONAUTICAL RADIONAVIGATION
5.328
1 164–1 215
AERONAUTICAL RADIONAVIGATION 5.328
RADIONAVIGATION-SATELLITE
(space-to-Earth)(space-to-space)

5.328B

5.328A
1 215–1 240
EARTH EXPLORATION-SATELLITE (active)
RADIOLOCATION
RADIONAVIGATION-SATELLITE
(space-to-Earth)(space-to-space)

5.328B 5.329 5.329A
SPACE RESEARCH (active)

5.331 5.332
1 240–1 300
AERONAUTICAL RADIONAVIGATION
EARTH EXPLORATION-SATELLITE (active)
RADIOLOCATION
RADIONAVIGATION-SATELLITE
(space-to-Earth)(space-to-space)

5.328B 5.329 5.329A
SPACE RESEARCH (active)
Amateur

5.282 5.331 5.332 5.335 5.335A
1 300–1 350
AERONAUTICAL RADIONAVIGATION 5.337
RADIOLOCATION
RADIONAVIGATION-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space)

5.149 5.337A
1 350–1 370
AERONAUTICAL RADIONAVIGATION 5.334
FIXED C5
MOBILE C5
RADIOLOCATION

5.149
1 370–1 400
FIXED C5
MOBILE C5
RADIOLOCATION

5.149 5.339 5.339A C27 C27A
1 400–1 427
EARTH EXPLORATION-SATELLITE (passive)
RADIO ASTRONOMY
SPACE RESEARCH (passive)

5.340 5.341
1 427–1 429
FIXED
SPACE OPERATION (Earth-to-space)

5.341
1 429–1 452
FIXED
MOBILE

5.339A 5.341 C27A
1 452–1 492
BROADCASTING 5.345
BROADCASTING-SATELLITE 5.345 5.347A
FIXED
Mobile 5.343 

5.341 C28 C29 C30 C40
1 492–1 518
FIXED
MOBILE

5.341
1 518–1 525
FIXED
MOBILE
MOBILE-SATELLITE (space-to-Earth)
5.348 5.348A 5.348B
5.348C C31 

5.341
1 525–1 530
MOBILE-SATELLITE (space-to-Earth)
5.347A 5.351A
Earth Exploration-Satellite
Space Operation (space-to-Earth)

5.341 5.351 5.354
1 530–1 535
MOBILE-SATELLITE (space-to-Earth)
5.347A 5.351A 5.353A
Earth Exploration-Satellite

5.341 5.351 5.354
1 535–1 559
MOBILE-SATELLITE (space-to-Earth)
5.347A 5.351A

5.341 5.351 5.353A 5.354 
5.356 5.357 5.357A 5.362A
1 559–1 610
AERONAUTICAL RADIONAVIGATION
RADIONAVIGATION-SATELLITE
(space-to-Earth)(space-to-space)

5.328B 5.329A

5.341
1 610–1 610.6
AERONAUTICAL RADIONAVIGATION
MOBILE-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space) 5.351A

5.341 5.364 5.366 5.367 5.368 5.372
1 610.6–1 613.8
AERONAUTICAL RADIONAVIGATION
MOBILE-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space) 5.351A
RADIO ASTRONOMY

5.149 5.341 5.364 5.366 5.367 5.368 5.372
1 613.8–1 626.5
AERONAUTICAL RADIONAVIGATION
MOBILE-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space) 5.351A
MOBILE-SATELLITE (space-to-Earth) 5.347A

5.341 5.364 5.365 5.366 5.367 5.368 5.372
1 626.5–1 660
MOBILE-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space) 5.351A

5.341 5.351 5.353A 5.354 5.357A
5.362A 5.374 5.375 5.376
1 660–1 660.5
MOBILE-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space) 5.351A
RADIO ASTRONOMY

5.149 5.341 5.351 5.354 5.362A 5.376A
1 660.5–1 668
RADIO ASTRONOMY
SPACE RESEARCH (passive)
Fixed

5.149 5.341 5.379A
1 668–1 668.4
RADIO ASTRONOMY
SPACE RESEARCH (passive)
MOBILE-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space)
5.348C 5.379B 5.379C C31
Fixed

5.149 5.341 5.379A 5.379D
1 668.4–1 670
FIXED
METEOROLOGICAL AIDS
MOBILE-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space)
5.348C 5.379B 5.379C C31
RADIO ASTRONOMY

5.149 5.341 5.379D 5.379E
1 670–1 675
FIXED
METEOROLOGICAL AIDS
METEOROLOGICAL-SATELLITE (space-to-Earth)
MOBILE (except aeronautical mobile)
MOBILE-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space)
5.348C 5.379B C31 

5.341 5.379D 5.379E 5.380A C33
1 675–1 700
METEOROLOGICAL AIDS
METEOROLOGICAL-SATELLITE (space-to-Earth)

5.289 5.341
1 700–1 710
FIXED
METEOROLOGICAL-SATELLITE (space-to-Earth)

5.289 5.341
1 710–1755
FIXED
MOBILE

5.341 5.384A 5.385 5.386
1 755–1 850
FIXED
Mobile C5 

5.384A 5.386 C33 C37
1 850–1 970
FIXED
MOBILE

5.384A 5.388 5.388A C35
1 970–1 990
FIXED
MOBILE

5.388 5.388A 5.389A 5.389B C35
1 990–2 000 FIXED
MOBILE

5.388 5.389A

Canadian Table of Frequency Allocations
Frequency
Band
(MHz)
Primary and Secondary Services
2 000–2 020
FIXED
MOBILE
MOBILE-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space) 5.351A

5.388 5.389A 5.389C 5.389E 5.390 C36
2 020–2 025
FIXED
MOBILE

5.388 5.389C 5.389E 5.390 C37
2 025–2 110
EARTH EXPLORATION-SATELLITE
(Earth-to-space)(space-to-space)
FIXED
SPACE OPERATION
(Earth-to-space) (space-to-space)
SPACE RESEARCH
(Earth-to-space) (space-to-space)
Mobile C5 

5.391 5.392
2 110–2 120
FIXED
MOBILE
SPACE RESEARCH (deep space)(Earth-to-space)

5.388 5.388A
2 120–2 155
FIXED
MOBILE 5.388 5.388A
2 155–2180
FIXED
MOBILE

5.388 5.388A 5.389A 5.389C 5.389E 5.390 C37
2 180–2 200
FIXED
MOBILE
MOBILE-SATELLITE (space-to-Earth) 5.351A

5.388 5.389A C36
2 200–2 290
EARTH EXPLORATION-SATELLITE
(space-to-Earth)(space-to-space)
FIXED
SPACE OPERATION
(space-to-Earth)(space-to-space)
SPACE RESEARCH
(space-to-Earth)(space-to-space)
Mobile C5 

5.391 5.392
2 290–2 300
FIXED
SPACE RESEARCH (deep space) (space-to-Earth)
Mobile C5
2 300–2 450
FIXED
MOBILE 5.394
RADIOLOCATION
Amateur

5.150 5.282 5.393 5.396 C12 C13 C13A C17
2 450–2 483.5
FIXED
MOBILE 5.394
RADIOLOCATION

5.150
2 483.5–2 500
FIXED C38
MOBILE-SATELLITE (space-to-Earth) 5.351A
RADIODETERMINATION-SATELLITE
(space-to-Earth) 5.398
RADIOLOCATION

5.150 5.402
2 500–2 596
FIXED
MOBILE except aeronautical mobile 5.384A C38A

5.416 5.418
2 596–2 655
BROADCASTING FIXED
MOBILE except aeronautical mobile 5.384A C38A

5.339 5.416 5.417A 5.418
2 655–2 686
BROADCASTING FIXED
MOBILE except aeronautical mobile 5.384A C38A
Earth Exploration-Satellite (passive)
Radio Astronomy
Space Research (passive)

5.149 5.416 5.347A
2 686–2 690
FIXED
MOBILE except aeronautical mobile 5.384A C38A
Earth Exploration-Satellite (passive)
Radio Astronomy
Space Research (passive)

5.149 5.347A
2 690–2 700
EARTH EXPLORATION-SATELLITE (passive)
RADIO ASTRONOMY
SPACE RESEARCH (passive)

5.340
2 700–2 850
AERONAUTICAL RADIONAVIGATION 5.337
Radiolocation

5.423
2 850–2 900
AERONAUTICAL RADIONAVIGATION 5.337
MARITIME RADIONAVIGATION 5.424 C14
Radiolocation
2 900–3 100
RADIOLOCATION 5.424A
RADIONAVIGATION 5.426 

5.425 5.427
3 100–3 300
RADIOLOCATION 5.428
Earth Exploration-Satellite (active)
Space Research (active)

5.149
3 300–3 450
RADIOLOCATION 5.433 C5
Amateur

5.149
3 450–3 500
FIXED C18
RADIOLOCATION 5.433
Amateur
5.282

C15
3 500–4 200
FIXED C18
FIXED-SATELLITE (space-to-Earth)

C20
4 200–4 400
AERONAUTICAL RADIONAVIGATION 5.438 

5.440
4 400–4 500
FIXED
MOBILE C25
4 500–4 800
FIXED
MOBILE
FIXED-SATELLITE (space-to-Earth)

5.441 C25 C16A
4 800–4 825
FIXED
MOBILE
Radio Astronomy

C25
4 825–4 835
FIXED
MOBILE 5.442
RADIO ASTRONOMY 5.443 

5.149 C25
4 835–4 950
FIXED
MOBILE
Radio Astronomy

C25
4 950–4 990
FIXED
MOBILE 5.442
RADIO ASTRONOMY 5.443 

5.149 5.339
4 990–5 000
FIXED
RADIO ASTRONOMY
Space Research (passive)

5.149
5 000–5 010
AERONAUTICAL RADIONAVIGATION
RADIONAVIGATION-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space)

5.367
5 010–5 030
AERONAUTICAL RADIONAVIGATION
RADIONAVIGATION-SATELLITE
(Earth-to-space)(space-to-space)
5.328B 5.443B

5.367
5 030–5 150
AERONAUTICAL RADIONAVIGATION

5.367 5.444 5.444A
5 150–5 250
AERONAUTICAL RADIONAVIGATION
FIXED-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space) 5.447A
MOBILE except aeronautical mobile
5.446A 5.446B

5.446 5.447B 5.447C C39B
5 250–5 255
EARTH EXPLORATION-SATELLITE (active)
MOBILE except aeronautical mobile
5.446A 5.447F
RADIOLOCATION SPACE RESEARCH 5.447D

5.448A C39B
5 255–5 350
EARTH EXPLORATION-SATELLITE (active)
MOBILE except aeronautical mobile
5.446A 5.447F
RADIOLOCATION SPACE RESEARCH (active)

5.448A C39B
5 350–5 460
AERONAUTICAL RADIONAVIGATION 5.449
EARTH EXPLORATION-SATELLITE (active) 5.448B
RADIOLOCATION 5.448D
SPACE RESEARCH (active) 5.448C
5 460–5 470
RADIONAVIGATION 5.449
EARTH EXPLORATION-SATELLITE (active)
RADIOLOCATION 5.448D
SPACE RESEARCH (active) 5.448B
5 470–5 570
EARTH EXPLORATION-SATELLITE (active)
MARITIME RADIONAVIGATION
MOBILE except aeronautical mobile
5.446A 5.450A
RADIOLOCATION 5.450B
SPACE RESEARCH (active)

5.448B 5.452 C39B
5 570–5 650
MARITIME RADIONAVIGATION
MOBILE except aeronautical mobile
5.446A 5.450A
RADIOLOCATION 5.450B

5.452 C39B
5 650–5 725
MOBILE except aeronautical mobile
5.446A 5.450A
RADIOLOCATION
Amateur
Space Research (deep space)

5.282 C39B
5 725 -5 850
RADIOLOCATION
Amateur

5.150 C39A
5 850–5 925
FIXED
FIXED-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space)
MOBILE
Amateur
Radiolocation

5.150 C39C
5 925–6 700
FIXED
FIXED-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space) 5.457A

5.149 5.440 5.458 C39D
6 700–7 075
FIXED
FIXED-SATELLITE
(Earth-to-space) (space-to-Earth)
5.441 C40 

5.458 5.458A 5.458B 5.458C
7 075–7 145
FIXED

5.458 5.459
7 145–7 235
FIXED
SPACE RESEARCH (Earth-to-space) 5.460 

5.458 5.459
7 235–7 250
FIXED

5.458
7 250–7 300
FIXED-SATELLITE (space-to-Earth) C49
MOBILE-SATELLITE 5.461 C50
7 300–7 450
FIXED
FIXED-SATELLITE (space-to-Earth) C49 

5.461
7 450–7 550
FIXED
FIXED-SATELLITE (space-to-Earth) C49
METEOROLOGICAL-SATELLITE
(space-to-Earth)

5.461A
7 550–7 750
FIXED
FIXED-SATELLITE (space-to-Earth) C49
7 750–7 850
FIXED
METEOROLOGICAL-SATELLITE
(space-to-Earth) 5.461B
7 850–7 900
FIXED
7 900–7 975
FIXED
FIXED-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space) C49 

5.461
7 975–8 025
FIXED-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space) C49
MOBILE-SATELLITE 5.461 C50
8 025–8 175
EARTH EXPLORATION-SATELLITE
(space-to-Earth)
FIXED
FIXED-SATELLITE
(Earth-to-space) C49 

5.463
8 175–8 215
EARTH EXPLORATION-SATELLITE
(space-to-Earth)
FIXED
FIXED-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space) C49
METEOROLOGICAL-SATELLITE
(Earth-to-space)


5.463
8 215–8 400
EARTH EXPLORATION-SATELLITE 
(space-to-Earth)

FIXED
FIXED-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space) C49 

5.463
8 400–8 500
FIXED
SPACE RESEARCH (space-to-Earth) 5.465
8 500–8 550
RADIOLOCATION
8 550–8 650
EARTH EXPLORATION-SATELLITE (active)
RADIOLOCATION
SPACE RESEARCH (active)

5.469A
8 650–8 750
RADIOLOCATION
8 750–8 850
AERONAUTICAL RADIONAVIGATION 5.470
RADIOLOCATION
8 850–9 000
MARITIME RADIONAVIGATION 5.472
RADIOLOCATION
9 000–9 200
AERONAUTICAL RADIONAVIGATION 5.337
Radiolocation
9 200–9 300
MARITIME RADIONAVIGATION 5.472
RADIOLOCATION

5.474
9 300–9 500
RADIONAVIGATION 5.476
Radiolocation

5.427 5.474 5.475
9 500–9 800
EARTH EXPLORATION-SATELLITE (active)
RADIOLOCATION
RADIONAVIGATION
SPACE RESEARCH (active) 5.476A
9 800–10 000
RADIOLOCATION
Fixed

5.479

Canadian Table of Frequency Allocations
Frequency
Band
(GHz)
Primary and Secondary Services
10–10.45
RADIOLOCATION
Amateur

5.479
10.45–10.5
RADIOLOCATION
Amateur
Amateur-Satellite
10.5–10.55
FIXED
RADIOLOCATION
10.55–10.6
FIXED
10.6–10.68
EARTH EXPLORATION-SATELLITE (passive)
FIXED
RADIO ASTRONOMY
SPACE RESEARCH (passive)

5.149 5.482
10.68–10.7
EARTH EXPLORATION-SATELLITE (passive)
RADIO ASTRONOMY
SPACE RESEARCH (passive)

5.340
10.7–11.7
FIXED
FIXED-SATELLITE (space-to-Earth)
5.441 5.484A

C16 C16B C16C
11.7–12.2
FIXED-SATELLITE (space-to-Earth)
5.484A 5.485 

5.486 5.488 C16B
12.2–12.7
BROADCASTING
BROADCASTING-SATELLITE C43
FIXED
FIXED-SATELLITE (space-to-Earth)

5.487A 5.488 5.490 5.492 C16B
12.7–12.75
FIXED
FIXED-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space)
12.75–13.25
FIXED
FIXED-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space) 5.441

C16C
13.25–13.4
AERONAUTICAL RADIONAVIGATION 5.497
EARTH EXPLORATION-SATELLITE (active)
SPACE RESEARCH (active)

5.498A
13.4–13.75
EARTH EXPLORATION-SATELLITE (active)
RADIOLOCATION
SPACE RESEARCH (active)
5.501A
Standard Frequency and Time Signal-Satellite
(Earth-to-space)

5.501B
13.75–14
FIXED-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space) 5.484A
RADIOLOCATION
Earth exploration-satellite
Standard Frequency and Time Signal-Satellite
(Earth-to-space)

5.502 5.503 C16B
14–14.47
FIXED-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space)
5.457A 5.484A 5.506
Mobile-Satellite (Earth-to-space) 5.506A C41A

5.504A C16B C39D
14.47–14.5
FIXED-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space)
5.457A 5.484A 5.506
Radio Astronomy
Mobile-Satellite (Earth-to-space) 5.506A C41A

5.149 5.504A C16B C39D
14.5–15.35
FIXED
Mobile C5 

5.339
15.35–15.4
EARTH EXPLORATION-SATELLITE (passive)
RADIO ASTRONOMY
SPACE RESEARCH (passive)

5.340
15.4–15.43
AERONAUTICAL RADIONAVIGATION

5.511D
15.43–15.63
AERONAUTICAL RADIONAVIGATION
FIXED-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space) 5.511A

5.511C
15.63–15.7
AERONAUTICAL RADIONAVIGATION

5.511D
15.7–16.6
RADIOLOCATION

C42
16.6–17.1
RADIOLOCATION
Space Research (Earth-to-space) (deep space)
17.1–17.2
RADIOLOCATION
17.2–17.3
EARTH EXPLORATION-SATELLITE (active)
RADIOLOCATION
SPACE RESEARCH (active)

5.513A
17.3–17.7
BROADCASTING-SATELLITE
FIXED-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space) 5.516
Radiolocation

5.515 5.517 C43 C44
17.7–17.8
BROADCASTING-SATELLITE C46
FIXED C45
FIXED-SATELLITE
(space-to-Earth) (Earth-to-space) 5.516 

5.515 5.517 C43 C44
17.8–18.1
FIXED
FIXED-SATELLITE
(space-to-Earth) (Earth-to-space) 5.484A 5.516

C16D C43
18.1–18.4
FIXED
FIXED-SATELLITE
(space-to-Earth) (Earth-to-space) 5.484A 5.516B
5.520

5.519 C16D C16E C43
18.4–18.6
FIXED
FIXED-SATELLITE (space-to-Earth)
5.484A 5.516B

C16E
18.6–18.8
EARTH EXPLORATION-SATELLITE (passive)
FIXED
FIXED-SATELLITE (space-to-Earth)
5.516B 5.522B
SPACE RESEARCH (passive)

5.522A C16E
18.8–19.3
FIXED
FIXED-SATELLITE (space-to-Earth)
5.516B 5.523A
C16E
19.3–19.7
FIXED
FIXED-SATELLITE (space-to-Earth)
5.523B 5.523C 5.523D 5.523E

C16D C46A
19.7–20.2
FIXED-SATELLITE (space-to-Earth)
5.484A 5.516B
MOBILE-SATELLITE  (space-to-Earth)

5.525 5.526 5.527 5.528 5.529 C16B
20.2–21.2
FIXED-SATELLITE (space-to-Earth) C49
MOBILE-SATELLITE (space-to-Earth) C50
Standard Frequency and Time Signal-Satellite
(space-to-Earth)
21.2–21.4
EARTH EXPLORATION-SATELLITE (passive)
FIXED
SPACE RESEARCH (passive)
Mobile
21.4–22
FIXED
Mobile

5.347A
22–22.21
FIXED
Mobile except aeronautical mobile

5.149
22.21–22.5
EARTH EXPLORATION-SATELLITE (passive)
FIXED
RADIO ASTRONOMY
SPACE RESEARCH (passive)
Mobile except aeronautical mobile

5.532
22.5–22.55
FIXED
Mobile
22.55–23.55
FIXED
INTER-SATELLITE
Mobile

5.149
23.55–23.6
FIXED
Mobile
23.6–24
EARTH EXPLORATION-SATELLITE (passive)
RADIO ASTRONOMY
SPACE RESEARCH (passive)

5.340
24–24.05
AMATEUR
AMATEUR-SATELLITE

5.150
24.05–24.25
RADIOLOCATION
Amateur
Earth Exploration-Satellite (active)

5.150
24.25–24.45
RADIONAVIGATION
FIXED
24.45–24.65
INTER-SATELLITE 5.540
RADIONAVIGATION
24.65–24.75
INTER-SATELLITE
RADIOLOCATION-SATELLITE
(Earth-to-space)
24.75–25.05
FIXED-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space) 5.535

C44
25.05–25.25
FIXED
FIXED-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space) 5.535

C44
25.25–25.5
FIXED
INTER-SATELLITE 5.536
MOBILE
Earth Exploration-Satellite (space-to-Earth)
Standard Frequency and Time Signal-Satellite
(Earth-to-space)

C47B
25.5–27
EARTH EXPLORATION-SATELLITE
(space-to-Earth) 5.536A
FIXED
INTER-SATELLITE 5.536
MOBILE
SPACE RESEARCH (space-to-Earth) 5.536A
Standard Frequency and Time Signal-Satellite
(Earth-to-space)

C47B
27–27.5
FIXED
FIXED-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space)
INTER-SATELLITE 5.536
MOBILE

C47A C47B
27.5–28.5
FIXED
FIXED-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space)
5.484A 5.516B 5.539
MOBILE

5.538 5.540 C16F C47A
28.5–29.1
FIXED
FIXED-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space)
5.484A 5.516B 5.523A 5.539
MOBILE

5.540 C16F
29.1–29.5
FIXED
FIXED-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space)
5.516B 5.523C 5.523E 5.535A 5.539 5.541A
MOBILE

5.540 C16F C16G C48
29.5–29.9
FIXED-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space)
5.484A 5.516B 5.539
MOBILE-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space)

5.525 5.526 5.527 5.529 5.540 5.542 C16B
29.9–30
FIXED-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space)
5.484A 5.516B 5.539
MOBILE-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space)

5.525 5.526 5.527 5.538 5.540 5.542 C16B
30–31
FIXED-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space) C49
MOBILE-SATELLITE  (Earth-to-space) C50
Standard Frequency and Time Signal-Satellite
(space-to-Earth)
31–31.3
FIXED
MOBILE
Space Research 5.544
Standard Frequency and Time Signal-Satellite
(space-to-Earth)

5.149
31.3–31.8
EARTH EXPLORATION-SATELLITE (passive)
RADIO ASTRONOMY
SPACE RESEARCH (passive)

5.340
31.8–32
FIXED 5.547A
RADIONAVIGATION
SPACE RESEARCH
(deep space) (space-to-Earth)

5.547 5.547B 5.548
32–32.3
FIXED 5.547A
RADIONAVIGATION
SPACE RESEARCH
(deep space) (space-to-Earth)

5.547 5.547C 5.548
32.3–33
FIXED 5.547A
INTER-SATELLITE
RADIONAVIGATION

5.547 5.547D 5.548
33–33.4
FIXED 5.547A
RADIONAVIGATION

5.547 5.547E
33.4–34.2
RADIOLOCATION
34.2–34.7
RADIOLOCATION
SPACE RESEARCH
(deep space) (Earth-to-space)
34.7–35.2
RADIOLOCATION
Space Research
35.2–35.5
METEOROLOGICAL AIDS
RADIOLOCATION
35.5–36
EARTH EXPLORATION-SATELLITE (active)
METEOROLOGICAL AIDS
RADIOLOCATION
SPACE RESEARCH (active)

5.549A
36–37
EARTH EXPLORATION-SATELLITE (passive)
FIXED
MOBILE
SPACE RESEARCH (passive)

5.149
37–37.5
FIXED
MOBILE
SPACE RESEARCH (space-to-Earth)

5.547
37.5–38
FIXED
FIXED-SATELLITE (space-to-Earth)
MOBILE
SPACE RESEARCH (space-to-Earth)
Earth Exploration-Satellite (space-to-Earth)

5.547
38–39.5
FIXED
FIXED-SATELLITE (space-to-Earth)
MOBILE
Earth Exploration-Satellite (space-to-Earth)
5.547 C51
39.5–40
FIXED
FIXED-SATELLITE (space-to-Earth) 5.516B C49
MOBILE
MOBILE-SATELLITE (space-to-Earth) C50
Earth Exploration-Satellite (space-to-Earth)

5.547 C51
40–40.5
EARTH EXPLORATION-SATELLITE
(Earth-to-space)

FIXED
FIXED-SATELLITE (space-to-Earth) 5.516B C49
MOBILE
MOBILE-SATELLITE (space-to-Earth) C50
SPACE RESEARCH (Earth-to-space)
Earth Exploration-Satellite (space-to-Earth)
40.5–41
BROADCASTING
BROADCASTING-SATELLITE
FIXED
FIXED-SATELLITE (space-to-Earth) 5.516B
Mobile
MOBILE-SATELLITE (space-to-Earth)

5.547
41–42.5
BROADCASTING
BROADCASTING-SATELLITE
FIXED
FIXED-SATELLITE (space-to-Earth) 5.516B
Mobile

5.547 5.551H 5.551I
42.5–43.5
FIXED
FIXED-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space) 5.552
MOBILE except aeronautical mobile
RADIO ASTRONOMY

5.149 5.547 5.551H 5.551I
43.5–47
MOBILE 5.553
MOBILE-SATELLITE C50
RADIONAVIGATION
RADIONAVIGATION-SATELLITE

5.554
47–47.2
AMATEUR
AMATEUR-SATELLITE
47.2–47.5
FIXED
FIXED-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space) 5.552
MOBILE

5.552A C52
47.5–47.9
FIXED
FIXED-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space) 5.552
MOBILE

C52
47.9–48.2
FIXED
FIXED-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space) 5.552
MOBILE

5.552A C52
48.2–50.2
FIXED
FIXED-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space)
5.516B 5.552
MOBILE 5.149 5.340 5.555
50.2–50.4
EARTH EXPLORATION-SATELLITE (passive)
SPACE RESEARCH (passive)

5.340
50.4–51.4
FIXED
FIXED-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space)
MOBILE
Mobile-Satellite  (Earth-to-space)
51.4–52.6
FIXED
MOBILE

5.547 5.556
52.6–54.25
EARTH EXPLORATION-SATELLITE (passive)
SPACE RESEARCH (passive)

5.340 5.556
54.25–55.78
EARTH EXPLORATION-SATELLITE (passive)
INTER-SATELLITE 5.556A
SPACE RESEARCH (passive)
55.78–56.9
EARTH EXPLORATION-SATELLITE (passive)
FIXED 5.557A
INTER-SATELLITE 5.556A
MOBILE 5.558
SPACE RESEARCH (passive)

5.547
56.9–57
EARTH EXPLORATION-SATELLITE (passive)
FIXED
INTER-SATELLITE 5.558A
MOBILE 5.558
SPACE RESEARCH (passive)

5.547
57–58.2
EARTH EXPLORATION-SATELLITE (passive)
FIXED
INTER-SATELLITE 5.556A
MOBILE 5.558
SPACE RESEARCH (passive)

5.547
58.2–59
EARTH EXPLORATION-SATELLITE (passive)
FIXED
MOBILE
SPACE RESEARCH (passive)

5.547 5.556
59–59.3
EARTH EXPLORATION-SATELLITE (passive)
FIXED
INTER-SATELLITE 5.556A
MOBILE 5.558
RADIOLOCATION 5.559
SPACE RESEARCH (passive)
59.3–64
FIXED
INTER-SATELLITE
MOBILE 5.558
RADIOLOCATION 5.559 

5.138
64–65
FIXED
INTER-SATELLITE
MOBILE except aeronautical mobile

5.547 5.556
65–66
EARTH EXPLORATION-SATELLITE
FIXED
INTER-SATELLITE
MOBILE except aeronautical mobile
SPACE RESEARCH

5.547
66–71
INTER-SATELLITE
MOBILE 5.553 5.558
MOBILE-SATELLITE
RADIONAVIGATION
RADIONAVIGATION-SATELLITE

5.554
71–74
FIXED
FIXED-SATELLITE (space-to-Earth)
MOBILE
MOBILE-SATELLITE (space-to-Earth)
74–76
BROADCASTING
BROADCASTING-SATELLITE
FIXED
FIXED-SATELLITE (space-to-Earth)
MOBILE Space Research (space-to-Earth)

5.559A 5.561
76–77.5
RADIO ASTRONOMY RADIOLOCATION
Amateur
Amateur-Satellite
Space Research (space-to-Earth)

5.149
77.5–78
AMATEUR
AMATEUR-SATELLITE
Radio Astronomy
Space Research (space-to-Earth)

5.149
78–79
RADIOLOCATION
Amateur
Amateur-Satellite
Radio Astronomy
Space Research (space-to-Earth)

5.149 5.560
79–81
RADIO ASTRONOMY
RADIOLOCATION
Amateur
Amateur-Satellite
Space Research (space-to-Earth)

5.149
81–84
FIXED
FIXED-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space)
MOBILE
MOBILE-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space)
RADIO ASTRONOMY
Space Research (space-to-Earth)

5.149 5.561A
84–86
FIXED
FIXED-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space)
MOBILE
RADIO ASTRONOMY

5.149
86–92
EARTH EXPLORATION-SATELLITE (passive)
RADIO ASTRONOMY
SPACE RESEARCH (passive)

5.340
92–94
FIXED
MOBILE
RADIO ASTRONOMY
RADIOLOCATION

5.149
94–94.1
EARTH EXPLORATION-SATELLITE (active)
RADIOLOCATION
SPACE RESEARCH (active)
Radio Astronomy

5.562 5.562A
94.1–95
FIXED
MOBILE
RADIO ASTRONOMY
RADIOLOCATION

5.149
95–100
FIXED
MOBILE
RADIO ASTRONOMY
RADIOLOCATION
RADIONAVIGATION
RADIONAVIGATION-SATELLITE

5.149 5.554

Canadian Table of Frequency Allocations
Frequency
Band
(GHz)
Primary and Secondary Services
100–102
EARTH EXPLORATION-SATELLITE (passive)
RADIO ASTRONOMY
SPACE RESEARCH (passive)

5.340 5.341
102–105
FIXED
MOBILE
RADIO ASTRONOMY

5.149 5.341
105–109.5
FIXED
MOBILE
RADIO ASTRONOMY
SPACE RESEARCH (passive) 5.562B

5.149 5.341
109.5–111.8
EARTH EXPLORATION-SATELLITE (passive)
RADIO ASTRONOMY
SPACE RESEARCH (passive)

5.340 5.341
111.8–114.25
FIXED
MOBILE
RADIO ASTRONOMY
SPACE RESEARCH (passive) 5.562B

5.149 5.340 5.341
114.25–116
EARTH EXPLORATION-SATELLITE (passive)
RADIO ASTRONOMY
SPACE RESEARCH (passive)

5.340 5.341
116–122.25
EARTH EXPLORATION-SATELLITE (passive)
INTER-SATELLITE 5.562C
SPACE RESEARCH (passive)

5.341
122.25–123
FIXED
INTER-SATELLITE
MOBILE 5.558
Amateur

5.138
123–130
FIXED-SATELLITE (space-to-Earth)
MOBILE-SATELLITE (space-to-Earth)
RADIONAVIGATION
RADIONAVIGATION-SATELLITE
Radio Astronomy

5.149 5.554
130–134
EARTH EXPLORATION-SATELLITE (active) 5.562E
FIXED
INTER-SATELLITE
MOBILE 5.558
RADIO ASTRONOMY

5.149 5.562A
134–136
AMATEUR
AMATEUR-SATELLITE
Radio Astronomy
136–141
RADIO ASTRONOMY
RADIOLOCATION
Amateur
Amateur-Satellite

5.149
141–148.5
FIXED
MOBILE
RADIO ASTRONOMY
RADIOLOCATION

5.149
148.5–151.5
EARTH EXPLORATION-SATELLITE (passive)
RADIO ASTRONOMY
SPACE RESEARCH (passive)

5.340
151.5–155.5
FIXED
MOBILE
RADIO ASTRONOMY
RADIOLOCATION

5.149
155.5–158.5
EARTH EXPLORATION-SATELLITE
(passive) 5.562F
FIXED
MOBILE
RADIO ASTRONOMY
SPACE RESEARCH (passive) 5.562B

5.149 5.562G
158.5–164
FIXED
FIXED-SATELLITE (space-to-Earth)
MOBILE
MOBILE-SATELLITE (space-to-Earth)
164–167
EARTH EXPLORATION-SATELLITE (passive)
RADIO ASTRONOMY
SPACE RESEARCH (passive)

5.340
167–174.5
FIXED
FIXED-SATELLITE (space-to-Earth)
INTER-SATELLITE
MOBILE 5.558 

5.149
174.5–174.8
FIXED
INTER-SATELLITE
MOBILE 5.558
174.8–182
EARTH EXPLORATION-SATELLITE (passive)
INTER-SATELLITE 5.562H
SPACE RESEARCH (passive)
182–185
EARTH EXPLORATION-SATELLITE (passive)
RADIO ASTRONOMY SPACE RESEARCH (passive)

5.340
185–190
EARTH EXPLORATION-SATELLITE (passive)
INTER-SATELLITE 5.562H
SPACE RESEARCH (passive)
190–191.8
EARTH EXPLORATION-SATELLITE (passive)
SPACE RESEARCH (passive)

5.340
191.8–200
FIXED
INTER-SATELLITE
MOBILE 5.558
MOBILE-SATELLITE
RADIONAVIGATION
RADIONAVIGATION-SATELLITE

5.149 5.341 5.554
200–202
EARTH EXPLORATION-SATELLITE (passive)
RADIO ASTRONOMY
SPACE RESEARCH (passive)

5.340 5.341 5.563A
202–209
EARTH EXPLORATION-SATELLITE (passive)
RADIO ASTRONOMY
SPACE RESEARCH (passive)

5.340 5.341 5.563A
209–217
FIXED
FIXED-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space)
MOBILE
RADIO ASTRONOMY

5.149 5.341
217–226
FIXED
FIXED-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space)
MOBILE
RADIO ASTRONOMY
SPACE RESEARCH (passive) 5.562B

5.149 5.341
226–231.5
EARTH EXPLORATION-SATELLITE (passive)
RADIO ASTRONOMY
SPACE RESEARCH (passive)

5.340
231.5–232
FIXED
MOBILE
Radiolocation
232–235
FIXED
FIXED-SATELLITE (space-to-Earth)
MOBILE
Radiolocation
235–238
EARTH EXPLORATION-SATELLITE (passive)
FIXED-SATELLITE (space-to-Earth)
SPACE RESEARCH (passive)

5.563A 5.563B
238–240
FIXED
FIXED-SATELLITE (space-to-Earth)
MOBILE
RADIOLOCATION
RADIONAVIGATION
RADIONAVIGATION-SATELLITE
240–241
FIXED
MOBILE RADIOLOCATION
241–248
RADIO ASTRONOMY
RADIOLOCATION
Amateur
Amateur-Satellite

5.138 5.149
248–250
AMATEUR
AMATEUR-SATELLITE
Radio Astronomy

5.149
250–252
EARTH EXPLORATION-SATELLITE (passive)
RADIO ASTRONOMY
SPACE RESEARCH (passive)

5.340 5.563A
252–265
FIXED
MOBILE
MOBILE-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space)
RADIO ASTRONOMY
RADIONAVIGATION
RADIONAVIGATION-SATELLITE

5.149 5.554
265–275
FIXED
FIXED-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space)
MOBILE
RADIO ASTRONOMY

5.149 5.563A
Beyond 275
(not allocated) 5.565

International Footnotes

The following is a current listing of all footnotes contained in the International Tables of Frequency Allocations. It should be noted that some of the international footnotes applicable to Canada have been suppressed in the Canadian Table in favour of a specific Canadian footnote which incorporates the ITU provisions and responds to specific Canadian spectrum requirements. In addition, other Canadian footnotes have been developed to respond to such domestic requirements.

5.56 The stations of services to which the bands 14–19.95 kHz and 20.05–70 kHz and in Region 1 also the bands 72–84 kHz and 86–90 kHz are allocated may transmit standard frequency and time signals. Such stations shall be afforded protection from harmful interference. In Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, the Russian Federation, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Kyrgyzstan, Slovakia, the Czech Rep., Tajikistan and Turkmenistan, the frequencies 25 kHz and 50 kHz will be used for this purpose under the same conditions. (WRC-03)

5.57 The use of the bands 14–19.95 kHz, 20.05–70 kHz and 70–90 kHz (72–84 kHz and 86–90 kHz in Region 1) by the maritime mobile service is limited to coast radiotelegraph stations (A1A and F1B only). Exceptionally, the use of class J2B or J7B emissions is authorized subject to the necessary bandwidth not exceeding that normally used for class A1A or F1B emissions in the band concerned.

5.60 In the bands 70–90 kHz (70–86 kHz in Region 1) and 110–130 kHz (112–130 kHz in Region 1), pulsed radionavigation systems may be used on condition that they do not cause harmful interference to other services to which these bands are allocated.

5.61 In Region 2, the establishment and operation of stations in the maritime radionavigation service in the bands 70–90 kHz and 110–130 kHz shall be subject to agreement obtained under No. 9.21 with administrations whose services, operating in accordance with the Table, may be affected. However, stations of the fixed, maritime mobile and radiolocation services shall not cause harmful interference to stations in the maritime radionavigation service established under such agreements.

5.62 Administrations which operate stations in the radionavigation service in the band 90–110 kHz are urged to coordinate technical and operating characteristics in such a way as to avoid harmful interference to the services provided by these stations.

5.64 Only classes A1A or F1B, A2C, A3C, F1C or F3C emissions are authorized for stations of the fixed service in the bands allocated to this service between 90 kHz and 160 kHz (148.5 kHz in Region 1) and for stations of the maritime mobile service in the bands allocated to this service between 110 kHz and 160 kHz (148.5 kHz in Region 1). Exceptionally, class J2B or J7B emissions are also authorized in the bands between 110 kHz and 160 kHz (148.5 kHz in Region 1) for stations of the maritime mobile service.

5.73 The band 285–325 kHz (283.5–325 kHz in Region 1) in the maritime radionavigation service may be used to transmit supplementary navigational information using narrow-band techniques, on condition that no harmful interference is caused to radiobeacon stations operating in the radionavigation service. (WRC-97)

5.76 The frequency 410 kHz is designated for radio direction-finding in the maritime radionavigation service. The other radionavigation services to which the band 405–415 kHz is allocated shall not cause harmful interference to radio direction-finding in the band 406.5–413.5 kHz.

5.78 Different category of service: in Cuba, the United States of America and Mexico, the allocation of the band 415–435 kHz to the aeronautical radionavigation service is on a primary basis.

5.79 The use of the bands 415–495 kHz and 505–526.5 kHz (505–510 kHz in Region 2) by the maritime mobile service is limited to radiotelegraphy.

5.79A When establishing coast stations in the NAVTEX service on the frequencies 490 kHz, 518 kHz and 4 209.5 kHz, administrations are strongly recommended to coordinate the operating characteristics in accordance with the procedures of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) (see Resolution 339 (Rev. WRC-97)). (WRC-97)

5.80 In Region 2, the use of the band 435–495 kHz by the aeronautical radionavigation service is limited to non-directional beacons not employing voice transmission.

5.82 In the maritime mobile service, the frequency 490 kHz is, from the date of full implementation of the GMDSS (see Resolution 331 (Rev. WRC-97)), to be used exclusively for the transmission by coast stations of navigational and meteorological warnings and urgent information to ships, by means of narrow-band direct-printing telegraphy. The conditions for use of the frequency 490 kHz are prescribed in Articles 31 and 52. In using the band 415–495 kHz for the aeronautical radionavigation service, administrations are requested to ensure that no harmful interference is caused to the frequency 490 kHz. (WRC-97)

5.83 The frequency 500 kHz is an international distress and calling frequency for Morse radiotelegraphy. The conditions for its use are prescribed in Articles 31 and 52, and in Appendix 13.

5.84 The conditions for the use of the frequency 518 kHz by the maritime mobile service are prescribed in Articles 31 and 52 and in Appendix 13. (WRC-97)

5.86 In Region 2, in the band 525–535 kHz the carrier power of broadcasting stations shall not exceed 1 kW during the day and 250 W at night.

5.89 In Region 2, the use of the band 1 605–1 705 kHz by stations of the broadcasting service is subject to the Plan established by the Regional Administrative Radio Conference (Rio de Janeiro, 1988).

The examination of frequency assignments to stations of the fixed and mobile services in the band 1 625–1 705 kHz shall take account of the allotments appearing in the Plan established by the Regional Administrative Radio Conference (Rio de Janeiro, 1988).

5.90 In the band 1 605–1 705 kHz, in cases where a broadcasting station of Region 2 is concerned, the service area of the maritime mobile stations in Region 1 shall be limited to that provided by ground-wave propagation.

5.105 In Region 2, except in Greenland, coast stations and ship stations using radiotelephony in the band 2 065–2 107 kHz shall be limited to class J3E emissions and to a peak envelope power not exceeding 1 kW. Preferably, the following carrier frequencies should be used: 2 065.0 kHz, 2 079.0 kHz, 2 082.5 kHz, 2 086.0 kHz, 2 093.0 kHz, 2 096.5 kHz, 2 100.0 kHz and 2 103.5 kHz. In Argentina and Uruguay, the carrier frequencies 2 068.5 kHz and 2 075.5 kHz are also used for this purpose, while the frequencies within the band 2 072–2 075.5 kHz are used as provided in No. 52.165.

5.106 In Regions 2 and 3, provided no harmful interference is caused to the maritime mobile service, the frequencies between 2 065 kHz and 2 107 kHz may be used by stations of the fixed service communicating only within national borders and whose mean power does not exceed 50 W. In notifying the frequencies, the attention of the Bureau should be drawn to these provisions.

5.108 The carrier frequency 2 182 kHz is an international distress and calling frequency for radiotelephony. The conditions for the use of the band 2 173.5–2 190.5 kHz are prescribed in Articles 31 and 52 and in Appendix 13.

5.109 The frequencies 2 187.5 kHz, 4 207.5 kHz, 6 312 kHz, 8 414.5 kHz, 12 577 kHz and 16 804.5 kHz are international distress frequencies for digital selective calling. The conditions for the use of these frequencies are prescribed in Article 31.

5.110 The frequencies 2 174.5 kHz, 4 177.5 kHz, 6 268 kHz, 8 376.5 kHz, 12 520 kHz and 16 695 kHz are international distress frequencies for narrow-band direct-printing telegraphy. The conditions for the use of these frequencies are prescribed in Article 31.

5.111 The carrier frequencies 2 182 kHz, 3 023 kHz, 5 680 kHz, 8 364 kHz and the frequencies 121.5 MHz, 156.8 MHz and 243 MHz may also be used, in accordance with the procedures in force for terrestrial radiocommunication services, for search and rescue operations concerning manned space vehicles. The conditions for the use of the frequencies are prescribed in Article 31 and in Appendix 13.

The same applies to the frequencies 10 003 kHz, 14 993 kHz and 19 993 kHz, but in each of these cases emissions must be confined in a band of ±3 kHz about the frequency.

5.113 For the conditions for the use of the bands 2 300–2 495 kHz (2 498 kHz in Region 1), 3 200–3 400 kHz, 4 750–4 995 kHz and 5 005–5 060 kHz by the broadcasting service, see Nos. 5.16 to 5.20, 5.21 and 23.3 to 23.10.

5.115 The carrier (reference) frequencies 3 023 kHz and 5 680 kHz may also be used, in accordance with Article 31 and Appendix 13 by stations of the maritime mobile service engaged in coordinated search and rescue operations.

5.116 Administrations are urged to authorize the use of the band 3 155–3 195 kHz to provide a common worldwide channel for low power wireless hearing aids. Additional channels for these devices may be assigned by administrations in the bands between 3 155 kHz and 3 400 kHz to suit local needs.

It should be noted that frequencies in the range 3 000 kHz to 4 000 kHz are suitable for hearing aid devices which are designed to operate over short distances within the induction field.

5.118 Additional allocation: in the United States, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay, the band 3 230–3 400 kHz is also allocated to the radiolocation service on a secondary basis. (WRC-03)

5.127 The use of the band 4 000–4 063 kHz by the maritime mobile service is limited to ship stations using radiotelephony (see No. 52.220 and Appendix 17).

5.129 On condition that harmful interference is not caused to the maritime mobile service, the frequencies in the bands 4 063–4 123 kHz and 4 130–4 438 kHz may be used exceptionally by stations in the fixed service communicating only within the boundary of the country in which they are located with a mean power not exceeding 50 W.

5.130 The conditions for the use of the carrier frequencies 4 125 kHz and 6 215 kHz are prescribed in Articles 31 and 52 and in Appendix 13.

5.131 The frequency 4 209.5 kHz is used exclusively for the transmission by coast stations of meteorological and navigational warnings and urgent information to ships by means of narrow-band direct-printing techniques. (WRC-97)

5.132 The frequencies 4 210 kHz, 6 314 kHz, 8 416.5 kHz, 12 579 kHz, 16 806.5 kHz, 19 680.5 kHz, 22 376 kHz and 26 100.5 kHz are the international frequencies for the transmission of maritime safety information (MSI) (see Appendix 17).

5.134 The use of the bands 5 900–5 950 kHz, 7 300–7 350 kHz, 9 400–9 500 kHz, 11 600–11 650 kHz, 12 050–12 100 kHz, 13 570–13 600 kHz, 13 800–13 870 kHz, 15 600–15 800 kHz, 17 480–17 550 kHz and 18 900–19 020 kHz by the broadcasting service as from 1 April 2007 is subject to the application of the procedure of Article 12. Administrations are urged to use these bands to facilitate the introduction of digitally modulated emissions in accordance with the provisions of Resolution 517 (Rev. WRC-03). (WRC-03)

5.136 The band 5 900–5 950 kHz is allocated, until 1 April 2007, to the fixed service on a primary basis, as well as to the following services: in Region 1 to the land mobile service on a primary basis, in Region 2 to the mobile except aeronautical mobile (R) service on a primary basis, and in Region 3 to the mobile except aeronautical mobile (R) service on a secondary basis, subject to application of the procedure referred to in Resolution 21 (Rev. WRC-95). After 1 April 2007, frequencies in this band may be used by stations in the above-mentioned services, communicating only within the boundary of the country in which they are located, on the condition that harmful interference is not caused to the broadcasting service. When using frequencies for these services, administrations are urged to use the minimum power required and to take account of the seasonal use of frequencies by the broadcasting service published in accordance with the Radio Regulations.

5.137 On condition that harmful interference is not caused to the maritime mobile service, the bands 6 200–6 213.5 kHz and 6 220.5–6 525 kHz may be used exceptionally by stations in the fixed service, communicating only within the boundary of the country in which they are located, with a mean power not exceeding 50 W. At the time of notification of these frequencies, the attention of the Bureau will be drawn to the above conditions.

5.138 The following bands:

6 765–6 795 kHz
(centre frequency 6 780 kHz),
433.05–434.79 MHz
(centre frequency 433.92 MHz) in Region 1 except in the countries mentioned in No. 5.280,
61–61.5 GHz
(centre frequency 61.25 GHz),
122–123 GHz
(centre frequency 122.5 GHz), and
244–246 GHz
(centre frequency 245 GHz)

are designated for industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) applications. The use of these frequency bands for ISM applications shall be subject to special authorization by the administration concerned, in agreement with other administrations whose radiocommunication services might be affected. In applying this provision, administrations shall have due regard to the latest relevant ITU-R Recommendations.

5.138A Until 29 March 2009, the band 6 765–7 000 kHz is allocated to the fixed service on a primary basis and to the land mobile service on a secondary basis. After this date, this band is allocated to the fixed and the mobile except aeronautical mobile (R) services on a primary basis. (WRC-03)

5.142 Until 29 March 2009, the use of the band 7 100–7 300 kHz in Region 2 by the amateur service shall not impose constraints on the broadcasting service intended for use within Region 1 and Region 3. After 29 March 2009 the use of the band 7 200–7 300 kHz in Region 2 by the amateur service shall not impose constraints on the broadcasting service intended for use within Region 1 and Region 3. (WRC-03)

5.143 The band 7 300–7 350 kHz is allocated, until 1 April 2007, to the fixed service on a primary basis and to the land mobile service on a secondary basis, subject to application of the procedure referred to in Resolution 21 (Rev. WRC-95). After 1 April 2007, frequencies in this band may be used by stations in the above-mentioned services, communicating only within the boundary of the country in which they are located, on condition that harmful interference is not caused to the broadcasting service. When using frequencies for these services, administrations are urged to use the minimum power required and to take account of the seasonal use of frequencies by the broadcasting service published in accordance with the Radio Regulations.

5.143D In Region 2, the band 7 350–7 400 kHz is allocated, until 29 March 2009, to the fixed service on a primary basis and to the land mobile service on a secondary basis. After 29 March 2009, frequencies in this band may be used by stations in the abovementioned services, communicating only within the boundary of the country in which they are located, on condition that harmful interference is not caused to the broadcasting service. When using frequencies for these services, administrations are urged to use the minimum power required and to take account of the seasonal use of frequencies by the broadcasting service published in accordance with the Radio Regulations. (WRC-03)

5.143E Until 29 March 2009, the band 7 450–8 100 kHz is allocated to the fixed service on a primary basis and to the land mobile service on a secondary basis. (WRC-03)

5.145 The conditions for the use of the carrier frequencies 8 291 kHz, 12 290 kHz and 16 420 kHz are prescribed in Articles 31 and 52 and in Appendix 13.

5.146 The bands 9 400–9 500 kHz, 11 600–11 650 kHz, 12 050–12 100 kHz, 15 600–15 800 kHz, 17 480–17 550 kHz and 18 900–19 020 kHz are allocated to the fixed service on a primary basis until 1 April 2007, subject to application of the procedure referred to in Resolution 21 (Rev. WRC-95). After 1 April 2007, frequencies in these bands may be used by stations in the fixed service, communicating only within the boundary of the country in which they are located, on condition that harmful interference is not caused to the broadcasting service. When using frequencies in the fixed service, administrations are urged to use the minimum power required and to take account of the seasonal use of frequencies by the broadcasting service published in accordance with the Radio Regulations.

5.147 On condition that harmful interference is not caused to the broadcasting service, frequencies in the bands 9 775–9 900 kHz, 11 650–11 700 kHz and 11 975–12 050 kHz may be used by stations in the fixed service communicating only within the boundary of the country in which they are located, each station using a total radiated power not exceeding 24 dBW.

5.149 In making assignments to stations of other services to which the bands:

13 360–13 410 kHz,,
4 990–5 000 MHz,
94.1–100 GHz
25 550–25 670 kHz,
6 650–6 675.2 MHz,
102–109.5 GHz,
37.5–38.25 MHz,
10.6–10.68 GHz,
111.8–114.25 GHz,
73–74.6 MHz
in Regions 1 and 3,
14.47–14.5 GHz,
128.33–128.59–GHz,
150.05–153 MHz
in Region 1,
22.01–22.21 GHz,
129.23–129.49 GHz,
322–328.6 MHz,
22.21–22.5 GHz,
130–134 GHz,
406.1–410 MHz,
22.81–22.86 GHz,
136–148.5 GHz,
608–614 MHz
in Regions 1 and 3,
23.07–23.12 GHz,
151.5–158.5 GHz,
1 330–1 400 MHz,
31.2–31.3 GHz,
168.59–168.93 GHz,
1 610.6–1 613.8 MHz,
31.5–31.8 GHz
in Regions 1 and 3,
171.11–171.45 GHz,
1 660–1 670 MHz,
36.43–36.5 GHz,
172.31–172.65 GHz,
1 718.8–1 722.2 MHz,
42.5–43.5 GHz,
173.52–173.85 GHz,
2 655–2 690 MHz,
42.77–42.87 GHz,
195.75–196.15 GHz,
3 260–3 267 MHz,
43.07–43.17 GHz,
209–226 GHz,
3 332–3 339 MHz,
43.37–43.47 GHz,
241–250 GHz,
3 345.8–3 352.5 MHz,
48.94–49.04 GHz,
252–275 GHz
4 825–4 835 MHz,
76–86 GHz
4 950–4 990 MHz,
92–94 GHz

are allocated, administrations are urged to take all practicable steps to protect the radio astronomy service from harmful interference. Emissions from spaceborne or airborne stations can be particularly serious sources of interference to the radio astronomy service (see Nos. 4.5 and 4.6 and Article 29). (WRC-2000)

5.150 The following bands:

13 553–13 567 kHz
(centre frequency 13 560 kHz),
26 957–27 283 kHz
(centre frequency 27 120 kHz),
40.66–40.70 MHz
(centre frequency 40.68 MHz),
902–928 MHz in Region 2
(centre frequency 915 MHz),
2 400–2 500 MHz
(centre frequency 2 450 MHz),
5 725–5 875 MHz
(centre frequency 5 800 MHz), and
24–24.25 GHz
(centre frequency 24.125 GHz)

are also designated for industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) applications. Radiocommunication services operating within these bands must accept harmful interference which may be caused by these applications. ISM equipment operating in these bands is subject to the provisions of No. 15.13.

5.151 The bands 13 570–13 600 kHz and 13 800–13 870 kHz are allocated, until 1 April 2007, to the fixed service on a primary basis and to the mobile except aeronautical mobile (R) service on a secondary basis, subject to application of the procedure referred to in Resolution 21 (Rev. WRC-95). After 1 April 2007, frequencies in these bands may be used by stations in the above-mentioned services, communicating only within the boundary of the country in which they are located, on the condition that harmful interference is not caused to the broadcasting service. When using frequencies in these services, administrations are urged to use the minimum power required and to take account of the seasonal use of frequencies by the broadcasting service published in accordance with the Radio Regulations.

5.153 In Region 3, the stations of those services to which the band 15 995–16 005 kHz is allocated may transmit standard frequency and time signals.

5.155B The band 21 870–21 924 kHz is used by the fixed service for provision of services related to aircraft flight safety.

5.156A The use of the band 23 200–23 350 kHz by the fixed service is limited to provision of services related to aircraft flight safety.

5.157 The use of the band 23 350–24 000 kHz by the maritime mobile service is limited to inter-ship radiotelegraphy.

5.180 The frequency 75 MHz is assigned to marker beacons. Administrations shall refrain from assigning frequencies close to the limits of the guardband to stations of other services which, because of their power or geographical position, might cause harmful interference or otherwise place a constraint on marker beacons.

Every effort should be made to improve further the characteristics of airborne receivers and to limit the power of transmitting stations close to the limits 74.8 MHz and 75.2 MHz.

5.197A The band 108–117.975 MHz may also be used by the aeronautical mobile (R) service on a primary basis, limited to systems that transmit navigational information in support of air navigation and surveillance functions in accordance with recognized international aviation standards. Such use shall be in accordance with Resolution 413 (WRC-03) and shall not cause harmful interference to nor claim protection from stations operating in the aeronautical radionavigation service which operate in accordance with international aeronautical standards. (WRC-03)

5.198 Additional allocation: the band 117.975–136 MHz is also allocated to the aeronautical mobile-satellite (R) service on a secondary basis, subject to agreement obtained under No. 9.21. (WRC-97)

5.199 The bands 121.45–121.55 MHz and 242.95–243.05 MHz are also allocated to the mobile-satellite service for the reception on board satellites of emissions from emergency position-indicating radiobeacons transmitting at 121.5 MHz and 243 MHz (see Appendix 13).

5.200 In the band 117.975–136 MHz, the frequency 121.5 MHz is the aeronautical emergency frequency and, where required, the frequency 123.1 MHz is the aeronautical frequency auxiliary to 121.5 MHz. Mobile stations of the maritime mobile service may communicate on these frequencies under the conditions laid down in Article 31 and Appendix 13 for distress and safety purposes with stations of the aeronautical mobile service.

5.203 In the band 136–137 MHz, existing operational meteorological satellites may continue to operate, under the conditions defined in No. 4.4 with respect to the aeronautical mobile service, until 1 January 2002. Administrations shall not authorize new frequency assignments in this band to stations in the meteorological-satellite service. (WRC-97)

5.208 The use of the band 137–138 MHz by the mobile-satellite service is subject to coordination under No. 9.11A. (WRC-97)

5.208A In making assignments to space stations in the mobile-satellite service in the bands 137–138 MHz, 387–390 MHz and 400.15–401 MHz, administrations shall take all practicable steps to protect the radio astronomy service in the bands 150.05–153 MHz, 322–328.6 MHz, 406.1–410 MHz and 608–614 MHz from harmful interference from unwanted emissions. The threshold levels of interference detrimental to the radio astronomy service are shown in Table 1 of Recommendation ITU-R RA.769-1. (WRC-97)

5.209 The use of the bands 137–138 MHz, 148–150.05 MHz, 399.9–400.05 MHz, 400.15–401 MHz, 454–456 MHz and 459–460 MHz by the mobile-satellite service is limited to non-geostationary-satellite systems. (WRC-97)

5.218 Additional allocation: the band 148–149.9 MHz is also allocated to the space operation service (Earth-to-space) on a primary basis, subject to agreement obtained under No. 9.21. The bandwidth of any individual transmission shall not exceed ±25 kHz.

5.219 The use of the band 148–149.9 MHz by the mobile-satellite service is subject to coordination under No. 9.11A. The mobile-satellite service shall not constrain the development and use of the fixed, mobile and space operation services in the band 148–149.9 MHz.

5.220 The use of the bands 149.9–150.05 MHz and 399.9–400.05 MHz by the mobile-satellite service is subject to coordination under No. 9.11A. The mobile-satellite service shall not constrain the development and use of the radionavigation-satellite service in the bands 149.9–150.05 MHz and 399.9–400.05 MHz. (WRC-97)

5.222 Emissions of the radionavigation-satellite service in the bands 149.9–150.05 MHz and 399.9–400.05 MHz may also be used by receiving earth stations of the space research service.

5.223 Recognizing that the use of the band 149.9–150.05 MHz by the fixed and mobile services may cause harmful interference to the radionavigation-satellite service, administrations are urged not to authorize such use in application of No. 4.4.

5.224A The use of the bands 149.9–150.05 MHz and 399.9–400.05 MHz by the mobile-satellite service (Earth-to-space) is limited to the land mobile-satellite service (Earth-to-space) until 1 January 2015. (WRC-97)

5.224B The allocation of the bands 149.9–150.05 MHz and 399.9–400.05 MHz to the radionavigation-satellite service shall be effective until 1 January 2015. (WRC-97)

5.226 The frequency 156.8 MHz is the international distress, safety and calling frequency for the maritime mobile VHF radiotelephone service. The conditions for the use of this frequency are contained in Article 31 and Appendix 13.

In the bands 156–156.7625 MHz, 156.8375–157.45 MHz, 160.6–160.975 MHz and 161.475–162.05 MHz, each administration shall give priority to the maritime mobile service on only such frequencies as are assigned to stations of the maritime mobile service by the administration (see Articles 31 and 52, and Appendix 13).

Any use of frequencies in these bands by stations of other services to which they are allocated should be avoided in areas where such use might cause harmful interference to the maritime mobile VHF radio-communication service.

However, the frequency 156.8 MHz and the frequency bands in which priority is given to the maritime mobile service may be used for radiocommunications on inland waterways subject to agreement between interested and affected administrations and taking into account current frequency usage and existing agreements.

5.227 In the maritime mobile VHF service the frequency 156.525 MHz is to be used exclusively for digital selective calling for distress, safety and calling. The conditions for the use of this frequency are prescribed in Articles 31 and 52, and Appendices 13 and 18.

5.242 Additional allocation: in Canada, the band 216–220 MHz is also allocated to the land mobile service on a primary basis.

5.254 The bands 235–322 MHz and 335.4–399.9 MHz may be used by the mobile-satellite service, subject to agreement obtained under No. 9.21, on condition that stations in this service do not cause harmful interference to those of other services operating or planned to be operated in accordance with the Table of Frequency Allocations except for the additional allocation made in footnote No. 5.256A. (WRC-03)

5.255 The bands 312–315 MHz (Earth-to-space) and 387–390 MHz (space-to-Earth) in the mobile-satellite service may also be used by non-geostationary-satellite systems. Such use is subject to coordination under No. 9.11A.

5.256 The frequency 243 MHz is the frequency in this band for use by survival craft stations and equipment used for survival purposes (see Appendix 13).

5.256A Additional allocation: in China, the Russian Federation, Kazakhstan and Ukraine, the band 258–261 MHz is also allocated to the space research service (Earth-to-space) and space operation service (Earth-to-space) on a primary basis. Stations in the space research service (Earth-to-space) and space operation service (Earth-to-space) shall not cause harmful interference to, nor claim protection from, nor constrain the use and development of the mobile service systems and mobile-satellite service systems operating in the band. Stations in space research service (Earthto-space) and space operation service (Earth-to-space) shall not constrain the future development of fixed service systems of other countries. (WRC-03)

5.258 The use of the band 328.6–335.4 MHz by the aeronautical radionavigation service is limited to Instrument Landing Systems (glide path).

5.260 Recognizing that the use of the band 399.9–400.05 MHz by the fixed and mobile services may cause harmful interference to the radionavigation satellite service, administrations are urged not to authorize such use in application of No. 4.4.

5.261 Emissions shall be confined in a band of ±25 kHz about the standard frequency 400.1 MHz.

5.263 The band 400.15–401 MHz is also allocated to the space research service in the space-to-space direction for communications with manned space vehicles. In this application, the space research service will not be regarded as a safety service.

5.264 The use of the band 400.15–401 MHz by the mobile-satellite service is subject to coordination under No. 9.11A. The power flux-density limit indicated in Annex 1 of Appendix 5 shall apply until such time as a competent world radiocommunication conference revises it.

5.266 The use of the band 406–406.1 MHz by the mobile-satellite service is limited to low power satellite emergency position-indicating radiobeacons (see also Article 31 and Appendix 13).

5.267 Any emission capable of causing harmful interference to the authorized uses of the band 406–406.1 MHz is prohibited.

5.268 Use of the band 410–420 MHz by the space research service is limited to communications within 5 km of an orbiting, manned space vehicle. The power flux-density at the surface of the Earth produced by emissions from extra-vehicular activities shall not exceed -153 dB(W/m2) for 0° ≤ δ ≤ 5°, -153 +0.077 (δ - 5) dB(W/m2) for 5° ≤ δ ≤ 70° and -148 dB(W/m2) for 70° ≤ δ ≤ 90°, where δ is the angle of arrival of the radio-frequency wave and the reference bandwidth is 4 kHz. No. 4.10 does not apply to extra-vehicular activities. In this frequency band the space research (space-to-space) service shall not claim protection from, nor constrain the use and development of, stations of the fixed and mobile services. (WRC-97)

5.279A The use of this band by sensors in the Earth exploration-satellite service (active) shall be in accordance with Recommendation ITU-R SA.1260 1. Additionally, the Earth exploration-satellite service (active) in the band 432–438 MHz shall not cause harmful interference to the aeronautical radionavigation service in China. The provisions of this footnote in no way diminish the obligation of the Earth exploration-satellite service (active) to operate as a secondary service in accordance with Nos. 5.29 and 5.30. (WRC-03)

5.282 In the bands 435–438 MHz, 1 260–1 270 MHz, 2 400–2 450 MHz, 3 400–3 410 MHz (in Regions 2 and 3 only) and 5 650–5 670 MHz, the amateur-satellite service may operate subject to not causing harmful interference to other services operating in accordance with the Table (see No. 5.43). Administrations authorizing such use shall ensure that any harmful interference caused by emissions from a station in the amateur-satellite service is immediately eliminated in accordance with the provisions of No. 25.11. The use of the bands 1 260–1 270 MHz and 5 650–5 670 MHz by the amateur-satellite service is limited to the Earth-to-space direction.

5.284 Additional allocation: in Canada, the band 440–450 MHz is also allocated to the amateur service on a secondary basis.

5.285 Different category of service: in Canada, the allocation of the band 440–450 MHz to the radiolocation service is on a primary basis (see No. 5.33).

5.286 The band 449.75–450.25 MHz may be used for the space operation service (Earth-to-space) and the space research service (Earth-to-space), subject to agreement obtained under No. 9.21.

5.286A The use of the bands 454–456 MHz and 459–460 MHz by the mobile-satellite service is subject to coordination under No. 9.11A. (WRC-97)

5.286B The use of the band 454–455 MHz in the countries listed in No. 5.286D, 455–456 MHz and 459–460 MHz in Region 2, and 454–456 MHz and 459–460 MHz in the countries listed in No. 5.286E, by stations in the mobile-satellite service, shall not cause harmful interference to, or claim protection from, stations of the fixed or mobile services operating in accordance with the Table of Frequency Allocations. (WRC-97)

5.286C The use of the band 454–455 MHz in the countries listed in No. 5.286D, 455–456 MHz and 459–460 MHz in Region 2, and 454–456 MHz and 459–460 MHz in the countries listed in No. 5.286E, by stations in the mobile-satellite service, shall not constrain the development and use of the fixed and mobile services operating in accordance with the Table of Frequency Allocations. (WRC-97)

5.286D Additional allocation: in Canada, the United States, Mexico and Panama, the band 454–455 MHz is also allocated to the mobile-satellite service (Earth-to-space) on a primary basis. (WRC-97)

5.286E Additional allocation: in Cape Verde, Indonesia, Nepal, Nigeria and Papua New Guinea, the bands 454–456 MHz and 459–460 MHz are also allocated to the mobile-satellite (Earth-to-space) service on a primary basis. (WRC-97)

5.287 In the maritime mobile service, the frequencies 457.525 MHz, 457.550 MHz, 457.575 MHz, 467.525 MHz, 467.550 MHz and 467.575 MHz may be used by on-board communication stations. Where needed, equipment designed for 12.5 kHz channel spacing using also the additional frequencies 457.5375 MHz, 457.5625 MHz, 467.5375 MHz and 467.5625 MHz may be introduced for on-board communications. The use of these frequencies in territorial waters may be subject to the national regulations of the administration concerned. The characteristics of the equipment used shall conform to those specified in Recommendation ITU-R M.1174 (see Resolution 341 (WRC-97)). (WRC-97)

5.288 In the territorial waters of the United States and the Philippines, the preferred frequencies for use by on-board communication stations shall be 457.525 MHz, 457.550 MHz, 457.575 MHz and 457.600 MHz paired, respectively, with 467.750 MHz, 467.775 MHz, 467.800 MHz and 467.825 MHz. The characteristics of the equipment used shall conform to those specified in Recommendation ITU-R M.1174-1. (WRC-03)

5.289 Earth exploration-satellite service applications, other than the meteorological-satellite service, may also be used in the bands 460–470 MHz and 1 690–1 710 MHz for space-to-Earth transmissions subject to not causing harmful interference to stations operating in accordance with the Table.

5.293 Different category of service: in Canada, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, the United States, Guyana, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama and Peru, the allocation of the bands 470–512 MHz and 614–806 MHz to the fixed and mobile services is on a primary basis (see No. 5.33), subject to agreement obtained under No. 9.21. In Argentina and Ecuador, the allocation of the band 470–512 MHz to the fixed and mobile services is on a primary basis (see No. 5.33), subject to agreement obtained under No. 9.21. (WRC-2000)

5.317 Additional allocation: in Region 2 (except Brazil and the United States), the band 806–890 MHz is also allocated to the mobile-satellite service on a primary basis, subject to agreement obtained under No. 9.21. The use of this service is intended for operation within national boundaries.

5.317A Administrations wishing to implement International Mobile Telecommunications-2000 (IMT-2000) may use those parts of the band 806–960 MHz which are allocated to the mobile service on a primary basis and are used or planned to be used for mobile systems (see Resolution 224 (WRC-2000)). This identification does not preclude the use of these bands by any application of the services to which they are allocated and does not establish priority in the Radio Regulations. (WRC-2000)

5.318 Additional allocation: in Canada, the United States and Mexico, the bands 849–851 MHz and 894–896 MHz are also allocated to the aeronautical mobile service on a primary basis, for public correspondence with aircraft. The use of the band 849–851 MHz is limited to transmissions from aeronautical stations and the use of the band 894–896 MHz is limited to transmissions from aircraft stations.

5.328 The use of the band 960–1 215 MHz by the aeronautical radionavigation service is reserved on a worldwide basis for the operation and development of airborne electronic aids to air navigation and any directly associated ground-based facilities. (WRC-2000)

5.328A Stations in the radionavigation-satellite service in the band 1 164–1 215 MHz shall operate in accordance with the provisions of Resolution 609 (WRC-03) and shall not claim protection from stations in the aeronautical radionavigation service in the band 960–1 215 MHz. No. 5.43A does not apply. The provisions of No. 21.18 shall apply. (WRC-03)

5.328B The use of the bands 1 164–1 300 MHz, 1 559–1 610 MHz and 5 010–5 030 MHz by systems and networks in the radionavigation-satellite service for which complete coordination or notification information, as appropriate, is received by the Radiocommunication Bureau after 1 January 2005 is subject to the application of the provisions of Nos.  9.12, 9.12A and 9.13. Resolution 610 (WRC-03) shall also apply. (WRC-03)

5.329 Use of the radionavigation-satellite service in the band 1 215–1 300 MHz shall be subject to the condition that no harmful interference is caused to, and no protection is claimed from, the radionavigation service authorized under No. 5.331. Furthermore, use of the radionavigation-satellite service in the band 1 215–1 300 MHz shall be subject to the condition that no harmful interference is caused to the radiolocation service. No. 5.43 shall not apply in respect of the radiolocation service. Resolution 608 (WRC-03) shall apply. (WRC-03)

5.329A Use of systems in the radionavigation-satellite service (space-to-space) operating in the bands 1 215–1 300 MHz and 1 559–1 610 MHz is not intended to provide safety service applications, and shall not impose any additional constraints on other systems or services operating in accordance with the Table. (WRC-2000).

5.331 Additional allocation: in Algeria, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Benin, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, China, Korea (Rep. of), Croatia, Denmark, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Estonia, the Russian Federation, Finland, France, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Lesotho, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Syrian Arab Republic, Slovakia, the United Kingdom, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovenia, Somalia, Sudan, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Togo, Turkey, Venezuela and Viet Nam, the band 1 215–1 300 MHz is also allocated to the radionavigation service on a primary basis. In Canada and the United States, the band 1 240–1 300 MHz is also allocated to the radionavigation service, and use of the radionavigation service shall be limited to the aeronautical radionavigation service. (WRC-03)

5.332 In the band 1 215–1 260 MHz, active spaceborne sensors in the Earth exploration-satellite and space research services shall not cause harmful interference to, claim protection from, or otherwise impose constraints on operation or development of the radiolocation service, the radionavigation-satellite service and other services allocated on a primary basis. (WRC-2000)

5.334 Additional allocation: in Canada and the United States, the band 1 350–1 370 MHz is also allocated to the aeronautical radionavigation service on a primary basis. (WRC-03)

5.335 In Canada and the United States in the band 1 240–1 300 MHz, active spaceborne sensors in the earth exploration-satellite and space research services shall not cause interference to, claim protection from, or otherwise impose constraints on operation or development of the aeronautical radionavigation service. (WRC-97)

5.335A In the band 1 260–1 300 MHz, active spaceborne sensors in the Earth exploration-satellite and space research services shall not cause harmful interference to, claim protection from, or otherwise impose constraints on operation or development of the radiolocation service and other services allocated by footnotes on a primary basis. (WRC-2000)

5.337 The use of the bands 1 300–1 350 MHz, 2 700–2 900 MHz and 9 000–9 200 MHz by the aeronautical radionavigation service is restricted to ground-based radars and to associated airborne transponders which transmit only on frequencies in these bands and only when actuated by radars operating in the same band.

5.337A The use of the band 1 300–1 350 MHz by earth stations in the radionavigation-satellite service and by stations in the radiolocation service shall not cause harmful interference to, nor constrain the operation and development of, the aeronautical-radionavigation service. (WRC-2000)

5.339 The bands 1 370–1 400 MHz, 2 640–2 655 MHz, 4 950–4 990 MHz and 15.20–15.35 GHz are also allocated to the space research (passive) and earth exploration-satellite (passive) services on a secondary basis.

5.339A Additional allocation: the band 1 390–1 392 MHz is also allocated to the fixed-satellite service (Earth-to-space) on a secondary basis and the band 1 430–1 432 MHz is also allocated to the fixed-satellite service (space-to-Earth) on a secondary basis. These allocations are limited to use for feeder links for non-geostationary-satellite networks in the mobile-satellite service with service links below 1 GHz, and Resolution 745 (WRC-03) applies. (WRC-03)

 

 

5.340 All emissions are prohibited in the following bands:

1 400–1 427 MHz,
2 690–2 700 MHz,
except those provided for by No. 5.422,
10.68–10.7 GHz,
except those provided for by No. 5.483,
15.35–15.4 GHz,
except those provided for by No. 5.511,
23.6–24 GHz,
31.3–31.5 GHz,
31.5–31.8 GHz,
in Region 2,
48.94–49.04 GHz,
from airborne stations,
s50.2–50.4 GHz3,
52.6–54.25 GHz,
86–92 GHz,
100–102 GHz,
109.5–111.8 GHz,
114.25–116 GHz,
148.5–151.5 GHz,
164–167 GHz,
182–185 GHz,
190–191.8 GHz,
200–209 GHz,
226–231.5 GHz,
250–252 GHz. (WRC-03)

5.341 In the bands 1 400–1 727 MHz, 101–120 GHz and 197–220 GHz, passive research is being conducted by some countries in a programme for the search for intentional emissions of extraterrestrial origin.

5.343 In Region 2, the use of the band 1 435–1 535 MHz by the aeronautical mobile service for telemetry has priority over other uses by the mobile service.

5.345 Use of the band 1 452–1 492 MHz by the broadcasting-satellite service, and by the broadcasting service, is limited to digital audio broadcasting and is subject to the provisions of Resolution 528 (WARC-92).

5.347A In the bands:

1 452–1 492 MHz,
1 525–1 559 MHz,
1 613.8–1 626.5 MHz,
2 655–2 670 MHz,
2 670–2 690 MHz,
21.4–22 GHz.

Resolution 739 (WRC-03) applies. (WRC-03)

5.348 The use of the band 1 518–1 525 MHz by the mobile-satellite service is subject to coordination under No. 9.11A. In the band 1 518–1 525 MHz stations in the mobile-satellite service shall not claim protection from the stations in the fixed service. No. 5.43A does not apply. (WRC-03)

The allocation to the Earth exploration-satellite service (passive) and the space research service (passive) in the band 50.2–50.4 GHz should not impose undue constraints on the use of the adjacent bands by the primary allocated services in those bands. (WRC-97)

5.348A In the band 1 518–1 525 MHz, the coordination threshold in terms of the power flux-density levels at the surface of the Earth in application of No. 9.11A for space stations in the MOBILE-SATELLITE (space-to-Earth) service, with respect to the land mobile service use for specialized mobile radios or used in conjunction with public switched telecommunication networks (PSTN) operating within the territory of Japan, shall be –150 dB(W/m2) in any 4 kHz band for all angles of arrival, instead of those given in Table 5-2 of Appendix 5. In the band 1 518–1 525 MHz stations in the mobile-satellite service shall not claim protection from stations in the mobile service in the territory of Japan. No. 5.43A does not apply. (WRC-03)

5.348B In the band 1 518–1 525 MHz, stations in the mobile-satellite service shall not claim protection from aeronautical mobile telemetry stations in the mobile service in the territory of the United States (see Nos. 5.343 and 5.344) and in the countries listed in No. 5.342. No. 5.43A does not apply. (WRC-03)

5.348C For the use of the bands 1 518–1 525 MHz and 1 668–1 675 MHz by the mobile-satellite service, see Resolution 225 (Rev. WRC-03).

5.351 The bands 1 525–1 544 MHz, 1 545–1 559 MHz, 1 626.5–1 645.5 MHz and 1 646.5–1 660.5 MHz shall not be used for feeder links of any service. In exceptional circumstances, however, an earth station at a specified fixed point in any of the mobile-satellite services may be authorized by an administration to communicate via space stations using these bands.

5.351A For the use of the bands 1 525–1 544 MHz, 1 545–1 559 MHz, 1 610–1 626.5 MHz, 1 626.5–1 645.5 MHz, 1 646.5–1 660.5 MHz, 1 980–2 010 MHz, 2 170–2 200 MHz, 2 483.5–2 500 MHz, 2 500–2 520 MHz and 2 670–2 690 MHz by the mobile-satellite service, see Resolutions 212 (Rev. WRC-97) and 225 (WRC-2000).

5.353A In applying the procedures of Section II of Article 9 to the mobile-satellite service in the bands 1 530–1 544 MHz and 1 626.5–1 645.5 MHz, priority shall be given to accommodate the spectrum requirements for distress, urgency and safety communications of the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS). Maritime mobile-satellite distress, urgency and safety communications shall have priority access and immediate availability over all other mobile-satellite communications operating within a network. Mobile-satellite systems shall not cause unacceptable interference to, or claim protection from, distress, urgency and safety communications of the GMDSS. Account shall be taken of the priority of safety-related communications in the other mobile-satellite services. ( The provisions of Resolution 222 (WRC-2000) shall apply.) (WRC-2000)

5.354 The use of the bands 1 525–1 559 MHz and 1 626.5–1 660.5 MHz by the mobile-satellite services is subject to coordination under No. 9.11A.

5.356 The use of the band 1 544–1 545 MHz by the mobile-satellite service (space-to-Earth) is limited to distress and safety communications (see Article 31).

5.357 Transmissions in the band 1 545–1 555 MHz from terrestrial aeronautical stations directly to aircraft stations, or between aircraft stations, in the aeronautical mobile (R) service are also authorized when such transmissions are used to extend or supplement the satellite-to-aircraft links.

5.357A In applying the procedures of Section II of Article 9 to the mobile-satellite service in the bands 1 545–1 555 MHz and 1 646.5–1 656.5 MHz, priority shall be given to accommodate the spectrum requirements of the aeronautical mobile-satellite (R) service providing transmission of messages with priority 1 to 6 in Article 44. Aeronautical mobile-satellite (R) service communications with priority 1 to 6 in Article 44 shall have priority access and immediate availability, by preemption if necessary, over all other mobile-satellite communications operating within a network. Mobile-satellite systems shall not cause unacceptable interference to, or claim protection from, aeronautical mobile-satellite (R) service communications with priority 1 to 6 in Article 44. Account shall be taken of the priority of safety-related communications in the other mobile-satellite services. (The provisions of Resolution 222 (WRC-2000) shall apply). (WRC-2000)

5.362A In the United States, in the bands 1 555–1 559 MHz and 1 656.5–1 660.5 MHz, the aeronautical mobile-satellite (R) service shall have priority access and immediate availability, by preemption if necessary, over all other mobile-satellite communications operating within a network. Mobile-satellite systems shall not cause unacceptable interference to, or claim protection from, aeronautical mobile-satellite (R) service communications with priority 1 to 6 in Article 44. Account shall be taken of the priority of safety-related communications in the other mobile-satellite services. (WRC-97)

5.364 The use of the band 1 610–1 626.5 MHz by the mobile-satellite service (Earth-to-space) and by the radiodetermination-satellite service (Earth-to-space) is subject to coordination under No. 9.11A. A mobile earth station operating in either of the services in this band shall not produce a peak e.i.r.p. density in excess of -15 dB (W/4 kHz) in the part of the band used by systems operating in accordance with the provisions of No. 5.366 (to which No. 4.10 applies), unless otherwise agreed by the affected administrations. In the part of the band where such systems are not operating, the mean e.i.r.p. density of a mobile earth station shall not exceed -3 dB (W/4 kHz). Stations of the mobile-satellite service shall not claim protection from stations in the aeronautical radionavigation service, stations operating in accordance with the provisions of No. 5.366 and stations in the fixed service operating in accordance with the provisions of No. 5.359. Administrations responsible for the coordination of mobile-satellite networks shall make all practicable efforts to ensure protection of stations operating in accordance with the provisions of No. 5.366.

5.365 The use of the band 1 613.8–s1 626.5 MHz by the mobile-satellite service (space-to-Earth) is subject to coordination under No. 9.11A.

5.366 The band 1 610–1 626.5 MHz is reserved on a worldwide basis for the use and development of airborne electronic aids to air navigation and any directly associated ground-based or satellite-borne facilities. Such satellite use is subject to agreement obtained under No. 9.21.

5.367 Additional allocation: The bands 1 610–1 626.5 MHz and 5 000–5 150 MHz are also allocated to the aeronautical mobile-satellite (R) service on a primary basis, subject to agreement obtained under No. 9.21.

5.368 With respect to the radiodetermination-satellite and mobile-satellite services the provisions of No. 4.10 do not apply in the band 1 610–1 626.5 MHz, with the exception of the aeronautical radionavigation-satellite service.

5.372 Harmful interference shall not be caused to stations of the radio astronomy service using the band 1 610.6–1 613.8 MHz by stations of the radiodetermination-satellite and mobile-satellite services (No. 29.13 applies).

5.374 Mobile earth stations in the mobile-satellite service operating in the bands 1 631.5–1 634.5 MHz and 1 656.5–1 660 MHz shall not cause harmful interference to stations in the fixed service operating in the countries listed in No. 5.359. (WRC-97)

5.375 The use of the band 1 645.5–1 646.5 MHz by the mobile-satellite service (Earth-to-space) and for inter-satellite links is limited to distress and safety communications (see Article 31).

5.376 Transmissions in the band 1 646.5–1 656.5 MHz from aircraft stations in the aeronautical mobile (R) service directly to terrestrial aeronautical stations, or between aircraft stations, are also authorized when such transmissions are used to extend or supplement the aircraft-to-satellite links.

5.376A Mobile earth stations operating in the band 1 660–1 660.5 MHz shall not cause harmful interference to stations in the radio astronomy service. (WRC-97)

5.379A Administrations are urged to give all practicable protection in the band 1 660.5–1 668.4 MHz for future research in radio astronomy, particularly by eliminating air-to-ground transmissions in the meteorological aids service in the band 1 664.4–1 668.4 MHz as soon as practicable.

5.379B The use of the band 1 668–1 675 MHz by the mobile-satellite service is subject to coordination under No. 9.11A. (WRC-03)

5.379C In order to protect the radio astronomy service in the band 1 668–1 670 MHz, the aggregate power flux-density values produced by mobile earth stations in a network of the mobile-satellite service operating in this band shall not exceed –181 dB(W/m2) in 10 MHz and –194 dB(W/m2) in any 20 kHz at any radio astronomy station recorded in the Master International Frequency Register, for more than 2% of integration periods of 2 000 s. (WRC-03)

5.379D For sharing of the band 1 668–1 675 MHz between the mobile-satellite service and the fixed, mobile and space research (passive) services, Resolution 744 (WRC-03) shall apply. (WRC-03)

5.379E In the band 1 668.4–1 675 MHz, stations in the mobile-satellite service shall not cause harmful interference to stations in the meteorological aids service in China, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Japan and Uzbekistan. In the band 1 668.4–1 675 MHz, administrations are urged not to implement new systems in the meteorological aids service and are encouraged to migrate existing meteorological aids service operations to other bands as soon as practicable. (WRC-03)

5.380 The bands 1 670–1 675 MHz and 1 800–1 805 MHz are intended for use, on a worldwide basis, by administrations wishing to implement aeronautical public correspondence. The use of the band 1 670–1 675 MHz by stations in the systems for public correspondence with aircraft is limited to transmissions from aeronautical stations and the use of the band 1 800–1 805 MHz is limited to transmissions from aircraft stations.

5.380A In the band 1 670–1 675 MHz, stations in the mobile-satellite service shall not cause harmful interference to, nor constrain the development of, existing earth stations in the meteorological-satellite service notified in accordance with Resolution 670 (WRC-03). (WRC-03)

5.384A The bands, or portions of the bands, 1 710–1 885 MHz and 2 500–2 690 MHz, are identified for use by administrations wishing to implement International Mobile Telecommunications-2000 (IMT-2000) in accordance with Resolution 223 (WRC-2000). This identification does not preclude the use of these bands by any application of the services to which they are allocated and does not establish priority in the Radio Regulations. (WRC-2000)

3The allocation to the Earth exploration-satellite service (passive) and the space research service (passive) in the band 50.2-50.4 GHz should not impose undue constraints on the use of the adjacent bands by the primary allocated services in those bands. (WRC-97)

5.385 Additional allocation: the band 1 718.8–1 722.2 MHz is also allocated to the radio astronomy service on a secondary basis for spectral line observations. (WRC-2000)

5.386 Additional allocation: the band 1 750–1 850 MHz is also allocated to the space operation (Earth-to-space) and space research (Earth-to-space) services in Region 2, in Australia, Guam, India, Indonesia and Japan on a primary basis, subject to agreement obtained under No. 9.21, having particular regard to troposcatter systems. (WRC-03)

5.388 The bands 1 885–2 025 MHz and 2 110–2 200 MHz are intended for use, on a worldwide basis, by administrations wishing to implement International Mobile Telecommunications-2000 (IMT-2000). Such use does not preclude the use of these bands by other services to which they are allocated. The bands should be made available for IMT-2000 in accordance with Resolution 212 (Rev.WRC-97). (See also Resolution 223 (WRC-2000)). (WRC-2000)

5.388A In Regions 1 and 3, the bands 1 885–1 980 MHz, 2 010–2 025 MHz and 2 110–2 170 MHz and, in Region 2, the bands 1 885–1 980 MHz and 2 110–2 160 MHz may be used by high altitude platform stations as base stations to provide International Mobile Telecommunications-2000 (IMT-2000), in accordance with Resolution 221 (Rev. WRC-03). Their use by IMT-2000 applications using high altitude platform stations as base stations does not preclude the use of these bands by any station in the services to which they are allocated and does not establish priority in the Radio Regulations. (WRC-03)

5.389A The use of the bands 1 980–2 010 MHz and 2 170–2 200 MHz by the mobile-satellite service is subject to coordination under No. 9.11A and to the provisions of Resolution 716 (WRC-95). The use of these bands shall not commence before 1 January 2000; however the use of the band 1 980–1 990 MHz in Region 2 shall not commence before 1 January 2005.

5.389B The use of the band 1 980–1 990 MHz by the mobile-satellite service shall not cause harmful interference to or constrain the development of the fixed and mobile services in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Ecuador, the United States, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay and Venezuela.

5.389C The use of the bands 2 010–2 025 MHz and 2 160–2 170 MHz in Region 2 by the mobile-satellite service shall not commence before 1 January 2002 and is subject to coordination under No. 9.11A and to the provisions of Resolution 716 (WRC-95). (WRC-97)

5.389E The use of the bands 2 010–2 025 MHz and 2 160–2 170 MHz by the mobile-satellite service in Region 2 shall not cause harmful interference to or constrain the development of the fixed and mobile services in Regions 1 and 3.

5.390 In Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Suriname and Uruguay, the use of the bands 2 010–2 025 MHz and 2 160–2 170 MHz by the mobile-satellite services shall not cause harmful interference to stations in the fixed and mobile services before 1 January 2005. After this date, the use of these bands is subject to coordination under No. 9.11A and to the provisions of Resolution 716 (WRC-95). (WRC-2000)

5.391 In making assignments to the mobile service in the bands 2 025–2 110 MHz and 2 200–2 290 MHz, administrations shall not introduce high-density mobile systems, as described in Recommendation ITU-R SA.1154, and shall take that Recommendation into account for the introduction of any other type of mobile system. (WRC-97)

5.392 Administrations are urged to take all practicable measures to ensure that space-to-space transmissions between two or more non-geostationary satellites, in the space research, space operations and Earth exploration-satellite services in the bands 2 025–2 110 MHz and 2 200–2 290 MHz, shall not impose any constraints on Earth-to-space, space-to-Earth and other space-to-space transmissions of those services and in those bands between geostationary and non-geostationary satellites.

5.393 Additional allocation: in the United States, India and Mexico, the band 2 310–2 360 MHz is also allocated to the broadcasting-satellite service (sound) and complementary terrestrial sound broadcasting service on a primary basis. Such use is limited to digital audio broadcasting and is subject to the provisions of Resolution 528 (WARC-92), with the exception of resolves 3 in regard to the limitation on broadcasting-satellite systems in the upper 25 MHz. (WRC-2000)

5.394 In the United States, the use of the band 2 300–2 390 MHz by the aeronautical mobile service for telemetry has priority over other uses by the mobile services. In Canada, the use of the band 2 300–2 483.5 MHz by the aeronautical mobile service for telemetry has priority over other uses by the mobile services.

5.396 Space stations of the broadcasting-satellite service in the band 2 310–2 360 MHz operating in accordance with No. 5.393 that may affect the services to which this band is allocated in other countries shall be coordinated and notified in accordance with Resolution 33 (Rev. WRC-97). Complementary terrestrial broadcasting stations shall be subject to bilateral coordination with neighbouring countries prior to their bringing into use.

5.398 In respect of the radiodetermination-satellite service in the band 2 483.5–2 500 MHz, the provisions of No. 4.10 do not apply.

5.402 The use of the band 2 483.5–2 500 MHz by the mobile-satellite and the radiodetermination-satellite services is subject to the coordination under No. 9.11A. Administrations are urged to take all practicable steps to prevent harmful interference to the radio astronomy service from emissions in the 2 483.5–2 500 MHz band, especially those caused by second-harmonic radiation that would fall into the 4 990–5 000 MHz band allocated to the radio astronomy service worldwide.

5.403 Subject to agreement obtained under No. 9.21, the band 2 520–2 535 MHz (until 1 January 2005 the band 2 500–2 535 MHz) may also be used for the MOBILE-SATELLITE (space-to-Earth), except aeronautical mobile-satellite, service for operation limited to within national boundaries. The provisions of No. 9.11A apply.

5.409 Administrations shall make all practicable efforts to avoid developing new tropospheric scatter systems in the band 2 500–2 690 MHz.

5.411 When planning new tropospheric scatter radio-relay links in the band 2 500–2 690 MHz, all possible measures shall be taken to avoid directing the antennae of these links towards the geostationary-satellite orbit.

5.416 The use of the band 2 520–2 670 MHz by the broadcasting-satellite service is limited to national and regional systems for community reception, subject to agreement obtained under No. 9.21. (WRC-03)

5.417A In applying provision No. 5.418, in Korea (Rep. of) and Japan, resolves 3 of Resolution 528 (Rev.WRC-03) is relaxed to allow the broadcasting-satellite service (sound) and the complementary terrestrial broadcasting service to additionally operate on a primary basis in the band 2 605–2 630 MHz. This use is limited to systems intended for national coverage. An administration listed in this provision shall not have simultaneously two overlapping frequency assignments, one under this provision and the other under No. 5.416. The provisions of No. 5.416 and Table 21-4 of Article 21 do not apply. Use of non-geostationary-satellite systems in the broadcasting-satellite service (sound) in the band 2 605–2 630 MHz is subject to the provisions of Resolution 539 (Rev.WRC-03). The power flux-density at the Earth's surface produced by emissions from a geostationary broadcasting-satellite service (sound) space station operating in the band 2 605–2 630 MHz for which complete Appendix 4 coordination information, or notification information, has been received after 4 July 2003, for all conditions and for all methods of modulation, shall not exceed the following limits:

-130 dB(W/(m2 ·MHz)) for 0° = ? = 5°
-130 + 0.4 (? – 5) dB(W/(m2 ·MHz)) for 5° < ? = 25°
–122 dB(W/(m2 ·MHz)) for 25° < ? = 90°

where ? is the angle of arrival of the incident wave above the horizontal plane, in degrees. These limits may be exceeded on the territory of any country whose administration has so agreed. In the case of the broadcasting-satellite service (sound) networks of Korea (Rep. of), as an exception to the limits above, the pfd value of -122 dB(W/(m2 ·MHz)) shall be used as a threshold for coordination under No. 9.11 in an area of 1 000 km around the territory of the administration notifying the BSS (sound) system, for angles of arrival greater than 35°. (WRC-03)

5.418 Additional allocation: in Korea (Rep. of), India, Japan, Pakistan and Thailand, the band 2 535–2 655 MHz is also allocated to the broadcasting-satellite service (sound) and complementary terrestrial broadcasting service on a primary basis. Such use is limited to digital audio broadcasting and is subject to the provisions of Resolution 528 (Rev.WRC-03). The provisions of No. 5.416 and Table 21-4 of Article 21, do not apply to this additional allocation. Use of non-geostationary-satellite systems in the broadcasting-satellite service (sound) is subject to Resolution 539 (Rev.WRC-03). Geostationary broadcasting-satellite service (sound) systems for which complete Appendix 4 coordination information has been received after 1 June 2005 are limited to systems intended for national coverage. The power flux-density at the Earth's surface produced by emissions from a geostationary broadcasting-satellite service (sound) space station operating in the band 2 630–2 655 MHz, and for which complete Appendix 4 coordination information has been received after 1 June 2005, shall not exceed the following limits, for all conditions and for all methods of modulation:

-130 dB(W/(m2 ?MHz)) for 0° = ? = 5°
-130 + 0.4 (? – 5) dB(W/(m2 ?MHz)) for 5° < ? = 25°
–122 dB(W/(m2 ?MHz)) for 25° < ? = 90°

where ? is the angle of arrival of the incident wave above the horizontal plane, in degrees. These limits may be exceeded on the territory of any country whose administration has so agreed. As an exception to the limits above, the pfd value of -122 dB(W/(m2 ·MHz)) shall be used as a threshold for coordination under No. 9.11 in an area of 1 500 km around the territory of the administration notifying the broadcasting-satellite service (sound) system. In addition, the pfd value shall not exceed –100 dB(W/(m2 ·MHz)) anywhere on the territory of the Russian Federation.

In addition, an administration listed in this provision shall not have simultaneously two overlapping frequency assignments, one under this provision and the other under No. 5.416 for systems for which complete Appendix 4 coordination information has been received after 1 June 2005. (WRC-03)

5.423 In the band 2 700–2 900 MHz, ground-based radars used for meteorological purposes are authorized to operate on a basis of equality with stations of the aeronautical radionavigation service.

5.424 Additional allocation: in Canada, the band 2 850–2 900 MHz is also allocated to the maritime radionavigation service, on a primary basis, for use by shore-based radars.

5.424A In the band 2 900–3 100 MHz, stations in the radiolocation service shall not cause harmful interference to, nor claim protection from, radar systems in the radionavigation service. (WRC-03)

5.425 In the band 2 900–3 100 MHz, the use of the shipborne interrogator-transponder system (SIT) shall be confined to the sub-band 2 930–2 950 MHz.

5.426 The use of the band 2 900–3 100 MHz by the aeronautical radionavigation service is limited to ground-based radars.

5.427 In the bands 2 900–3 100 MHz and 9 300–9 500 MHz, the response from radar transponders shall not be capable of being confused with the response from radar beacons (racons) and shall not cause interference to ship or aeronautical radars in the radionavigation service, having regard, however, to No. 4.9.

5.428 Additional allocation: in Azerbaijan, Cuba, Mongolia, Kyrgyzstan, Romania and Turkmenistan, the band 3 100–3 300 MHz is also allocated to the radionavigation service on a primary basis. (WRC-03)

5.433 In Regions 2 and 3, in the band 3 400–3 600 MHz the radiolocation service is allocated on a primary basis. However, all administrations operating radiolocation systems in this band are urged to cease operations by 1985. Thereafter, administrations shall take all practicable steps to protect the fixed-satellite service and coordination requirements shall not be imposed on the fixed-satellite service.

5.438 Use of the band 4 200–4 400 MHz by the aeronautical radionavigation service is reserved exclusively for radio altimeters installed on board aircraft and for the associated transponders on the ground. However, passive sensing in the earth exploration-satellite and space research services may be authorized in this band on a secondary basis (no protection is provided by the radio altimeters).

5.440 The standard frequency and time signal-satellite service may be authorized to use the frequency 4 202 MHz for space-to-Earth transmissions and the frequency 6 427 MHz for Earth-to-space transmissions. Such transmissions shall be confined within the limits of ±2 MHz of these frequencies, subject to agreement obtained under No. 9.21.

5.441 The use of the bands 4 500–4 800 MHz (space-to-Earth), 6 725–7 025 MHz (Earth-to-space) by the fixed-satellite service shall be in accordance with the provisions of Appendix 30B. The use of the bands 10.7–10.95 GHz (space-to-Earth), 11.2–11.45 GHz (space-to-Earth) and 12.75–13.25 GHz (Earth-to-space) by geostationary-satellite systems in the fixed-satellite service shall be in accordance with the provisions of Appendix 30B. The use of the bands 10.7–10.95 GHz (space-to Earth), 11.2–11.45 GHz (space-to-Earth) and 12.75–13.25 GHz (Earth-to-space) by a non-geostationary-satellite system in the fixed-satellite service is subject to application of the provisions of No. 9.12 for coordination with other non-geostationary-satellite systems in the fixed-satellite service. Non-geostationarysatellite systems in the fixed-satellite service shall not claim protection from geostationary-satellite networks in the fixed-satellite service operating in accordance with the Radio Regulations, irrespective of the dates of receipt by the Bureau of the complete coordination or notification information, as appropriate, for the non-geostationary-satellite systems in the fixed-satellite service and of the complete coordination or notification information, as appropriate, for the geostationary-satellite networks, and No. 5.43A does not apply. Non-geostationary-satellite systems in the fixed-satellite service in the above bands shall be operated in such a way that any unacceptable interference that may occur during their operation shall be rapidly eliminated. (WRC-2000)

5.442 In the bands 4 825–4 835 MHz and 4 950–4 990 MHz, the allocation to the mobile service is restricted to the mobile, except aeronautical mobile, service.

5.443 Different category of service: in Argentina, Australia and Canada, the allocation of the bands 4 825–4 835 MHz and 4 950–4 990 MHz to the radio astronomy service is on a primary basis (see No. 5.33).

5.443B In order not to cause harmful interference to the microwave landing system operating above 5 030 MHz, the aggregate power flux-density produced at the Earth's surface in the band 5 030–5 150 MHz by all the space stations within any radionavigation-satellite service system (space-to-Earth) operating in the band 5 010–5 030 MHz shall not exceed –124.5 dB(W/m2) in a 150 kHz band. In order not to cause harmful interference to the radio astronomy service in the band 4 990–5 000 MHz, radionavigation-satellite service systems operating in the band 5 010–5 030 MHz shall comply with the limits in the band 4 990–5 000 MHz defined in Resolution 741(WRC-03). (WRC-03)

5.444 The band 5 030–5 150 MHz is to be used for the operation of the international standard system (microwave landing system) for precision approach and landing. The requirements of this system shall take precedence over other uses of this band. For the use of this band, No.  5.444A and Resolution 114 (Rev.WRC-03) apply. (WRC-03)

5.444A Additional allocation: the band 5 091–5 150 MHz is also allocated to the fixed-satellite service (Earth-to-space) on a primary basis. This allocation is limited to feeder links of non-geostationary mobile-satellite systems in the mobile-satellite service and is subject to coordination under No. 9.11A.

In the band 5 091–5 150 MHz, the following conditions also apply:

  • prior to 1 January 2018, the use of the band 5 091–5 150 MHz by feeder links of non-geostationary-satellite systems in the mobile-satellite service shall be made in accordance with Resolution 114 (Rev.WRC-03);
  • prior to 1 January 2018, the requirements of existing and planned international standard systems for the aeronautical radionavigation service which cannot be met in the 5 000–5 091 MHz band, shall take precedence over other uses of this band;
  • after 1 January 2012, no new assignments shall be made to earth stations providing feeder links of non-geostationary mobile-satellite systems;
  • after 1 January 2018, the fixed-satellite service will become secondary to the aeronautical radionavigation service. (WRC-03)

5.446 Additional allocation: in the countries listed in Nos. 5.369 and 5.400, the band 5 150–5 216 MHz is also allocated to the radiodetermination-satellite service (space-to-Earth) on a primary basis, subject to agreement obtained under No. 9.21. In Region 2, the band is also allocated to the radiodetermination-satellite service (space-to-Earth) on a primary basis. In Regions 1 and 3, except those countries listed in Nos. 5.369 and 5.400, the band is also allocated to the radiodetermination-satellite service (space-to-Earth) on a secondary basis. The use by the radiodetermination-satellite service is limited to feeder links in conjunction with the radiodetermination-satellite service operating in the bands 1 610–1 626.5 MHz and/or 2 483.5–2 500 MHz. The total power flux-density at the Earth's surface shall in no case exceed -159 dBW/m2 in any 4 kHz band for all angles of arrival.

5.446A The use of the bands 5 150–5 350 MHz and 5 470–5 725 MHz by the stations in the mobile service shall be in accordance with Resolution 229 (WRC-03). (WRC-03)

5.446B In the band 5 150–5 250 MHz, stations in the mobile service shall not claim protection from earth stations in the fixed-satellite service. Number 5.43A does not apply to the mobile service with respect to FSS earth stations. (WRC-03)

5.447A The allocation to the fixed-satellite service (Earth-to-space) is limited to feeder links of non-geostationary-satellite systems in the mobile-satellite service and is subject to coordination under No.  9.11A.

5.447B Additional allocation: the band 5 150–5 216 MHz is also allocated to the fixed-satellite service (space-to-Earth) on a primary basis. This allocation is limited to feeder links of non-geostationary-satellite systems in the mobile-satellite service and is subject to provisions of No. 9.11A. The power flux-density at the Earth's surface produced by space stations of the fixed-satellite service operating in the space-to-Earth direction in the band 5 150–5 216 MHz shall in no case exceed -164 dB(W/m2 ) in any 4 kHz band for all angles of arrival.

5.447C Administrations responsible for fixed-satellite service networks in the band 5 150–5 250 MHz operated under Nos. 5.447A and 5.447B shall coordinate on an equal basis in accordance with No. 9.11A with administrations responsible for non-geostationary-satellite networks operated under No.  5.446 and brought into use prior to 17 November 1995. Satellite networks operated under No. 5.446 brought into use after 17 November 1995 shall not claim protection from, and shall not cause harmful interference to, stations of the fixed-satellite service operated under Nos. 5.447A and 5.447B.

5.447D The allocation of the band 5 250–5 255 MHz to the space research service on a primary basis is limited to active spaceborne sensors. Other uses of the band by the space research service are on a secondary basis. (WRC-97)

5.447F In the band 5 250–5 350 MHz, stations in the mobile service shall not claim protection from the radiolocation service, the Earth exploration-satellite service (active) and the space research service (active). These services shall not impose on the mobile service more stringent protection criteria, based on system characteristics and interference criteria, than those stated in Recommendations ITU-R M.1638 and ITU-R SA.1632. (WRC-03)

5.448A The Earth exploration-satellite (active) and space research (active) services in the frequency band 5 250–5 350 MHz shall not claim protection from the radiolocation service. No. 5.43A does not apply. (WRC-03)

5.448B The Earth exploration-satellite service (active) operating in the band 5 350–5 570 MHz and space research service (active) operating in the band 5 460–5 570 MHz shall not cause harmful interference to the aeronautical radionavigation service in the band 5 350–5 460 MHz, the radionavigation service in the band 5 460–5 470 MHz and the maritime radionavigation service in the band 5 470–5 570 MHz. (WRC-03)

5.448C The space research service (active) operating in the band 5 350–5 460 MHz shall not cause harmful interference to nor claim protection from other services to which this band is allocated. (WRC-03)

5.448D In the frequency band 5 350–5 470 MHz, stations in the radiolocation service shall not cause harmful interference to, nor claim protection from, radar systems in the aeronautical radionavigation service operating in accordance with No. 5.449. (WRC-03)

5.449 The use of the band 5 350–5 470 MHz by the aeronautical radionavigation service is limited to airborne radars and associated airborne beacons.

5.450A In the band 5 470–5 725 MHz, stations in the mobile service shall not claim protection from radiodetermination services. Radiodetermination services shall not impose on the mobile service more stringent protection criteria, based on system characteristics and interference criteria, than those stated in Recommendation ITU-R M.1638. (WRC-03)

5.450B In the frequency band 5 470–5 650 MHz, stations in the radiolocation service, except ground-based radars used for meteorological purposes in the band 5 600–5 650 MHz, shall not cause harmful interference to, nor claim protection from, radar systems in the maritime radionavigation service. (WRC-03)

5.452 Between 5 600 MHz and 5 650 MHz, ground-based radars used for meteorological purposes are authorized to operate on a basis of equality with stations of the maritime radionavigation service.

5.457A In the bands 5 925–6 425 MHz and 14–14.5 GHz, earth stations located on board vessels may communicate with space stations of the fixed-satellite service. Such use shall be in accordance with Resolution 902 (WRC-03). (WRC-03)

5.458 In the band 6 425–7 075 MHz, passive microwave sensor measurements are carried out over the oceans. In the band 7 075–7 250 MHz, passive microwave sensor measurements are carried out. Administrations should bear in mind the needs of the Earth exploration-satellite (passive) and space research (passive) services in their future planning of the bands 6 425–7 025 MHz and 7 075–7 250 MHz.

5.458A In making assignments in the band 6 700–7 075 MHz to space stations of the fixed-satellite service, administrations are urged to take all practicable steps to protect spectral line observations of the radio astronomy service in the band 6 650–6 675.2 MHz from harmful interference from unwanted emissions.

5.458B The space-to-Earth allocation to the fixed-satellite service in the band 6 700–7 075 MHz is limited to feeder links for non-geostationary satellite systems of the mobile-satellite service and is subject to coordination under No. 9.11A. The use of the band 6 700–7 075 MHz (space-to-Earth) by feeder links for non-geostationary satellite systems in the mobile-satellite service is not subject to No. 22.2.

5.458C Administrations making submissions in the band 7 025–7 075 MHz (Earth-to-space) for geostationary-satellite systems in the fixed-satellite service after 17 November 1995 shall consult on the basis of relevant ITU-R Recommendations with the administrations that have notified and brought into use non-geostationary-satellite systems in this frequency band before 18 November 1995 upon request of the latter administrations. This consultation shall be with a view to facilitating shared operation of both geostationary-satellite systems in the fixed-satellite service and non-geostationary-satellite systems in this band.

5.459 Additional allocation: in Russian Federation, the frequency bands 7 100–7 155 MHz and 7 190–7 235 MHz are also allocated to the space operation service (Earth-to-space) on a primary basis, subject to agreement obtained under No. 9.21. (WRC-97)

5.460 The use of the band 7 145–7 190 MHz by the space research service (Earth-to-space) is restricted to deep space; no emissions to deep space shall be effected in the band 7 190–7 235 MHz. Geostationary satellites in the space research service operating in the band 7 190–7 235 MHz shall not claim protection from existing and future stations of the fixed and mobile services and No. 5.43A does not apply. (WRC-03)

5.461 Additional allocation: the bands 7 250–7 375 MHz (space-to-Earth) and 7 900–8 025 MHz (Earth-to-space) are also allocated to the mobile-satellite service on a primary basis, subject to agreement obtained under No. 9.21.

5.461A The use of the band 7 450–7 550 MHz by the meteorological-satellite service (space-to-Earth) is limited to geostationary-satellite systems. Non-geostationary meteorological-satellite systems in this band notified before 30 November 1997 may continue to operate on a primary basis until the end of their lifetime. (WRC-97)

5.461B The use of the band 7 750–7 850 MHz by the meteorological-satellite service (space-to-Earth) is limited to non-geostationary satellite systems. (WRC-97)

5.463 Aircraft stations are not permitted to transmit in the band 8 025–8 400 MHz. (WRC-97)

5.465 In the space research service, the use of the band 8 400–8 450 MHz is limited to deep space.

5.469A In the band 8 550–8 650 MHz, stations in the earth exploration-satellite service (active) and space research service (active) shall not cause harmful interference to, or constrain the use and development of, stations of the radiolocation service. (WRC-97)

5.470 The use of the band 8 750–8 850 MHz by the aeronautical radionavigation service is limited to airborne Doppler navigation aids on a centre frequency of 8 800 MHz.

5.472 In the bands 8 850–9 000 MHz and 9 200–9 225 MHz, the maritime radionavigation service is limited to shore-based radars.

5.474 In the band 9 200–9 500 MHz, search and rescue transponders (SART) may be used, having due regard to the appropriate ITU-R Recommendation (see also Article 31).

5.475 The use of the band 9 300–9 500 MHz by the aeronautical radionavigation service is limited to airborne weather radars and ground-based radars. In addition, ground-based radar beacons in the aeronautical radionavigation service are permitted in the band 9 300–9 320 MHz on condition that harmful interference is not caused to the maritime radionavigation service. In the band 9 300–9 500 MHz, ground-based radars used for meteorological purposes have priority over other radiolocation devices.

5.476 In the band 9 300–9 320 MHz in the radionavigation service, the use of shipborne radars, other than those existing on 1 January 1976, is not permitted until 1 January 2001.

5.476AIn the band 9 500–9 800 MHz, stations in the earth exploration-satellite service (active) and space research service (active) shall not cause harmful interference to, or constrain the use and development of, stations of the radionavigation and radiolocation services. (WRC-97)

5.479 The band 9 975–10 025 MHz is also allocated to the meteorological-satellite service on a secondary basis for use by weather radars.

5.482 In the band 10.6–10.68 GHz, stations of the fixed and mobile, except aeronautical mobile, services shall be limited to a maximum equivalent isotropically radiated power of 40 dBW and the power delivered to the antenna shall not exceed -3 dBW. These limits may be exceeded subject to agreement obtained under No. 9.21. However, in Saudi Arabia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, China, the United Arab Emirates, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Moldova, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines, Qatar, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan, the restrictions on the fixed and mobile, except aeronautical mobile, services are not applicable. (WRC-03)

5.484A The use of the bands 10.95–11.2 GHz (space-to-Earth), 11.45–11.7 GHz (space-to-Earth), 11.7–12.2 GHz (space-to-Earth) in Region 2, 12.2–12.75 GHz (space-to-Earth) in Region 3, 12.5–12.75 GHz (space-to-Earth) in Region 1, 13.75–14.5 GHz (Earth-to-space), 17.8–18.6 GHz (space-to-Earth), 19.7–20.2 GHz (space-to-Earth), 27.5–28.6 GHz (Earth-to-space), 29.5–30 GHz (Earth-to-space) by a non-geostationary-satellite system in the fixed-satellite service is subject to application of the provisions of No. 9.12 for coordination with other non-geostationary-satellite systems in the fixed-satellite service. Non-geostationary-satellite systems in the fixed-satellite service shall not claim protection from geostationary-satellite networks in the fixed-satellite service operating in accordance with the Radio Regulations, irrespective of the dates of receipt by the Bureau of the complete coordination or notification information, as appropriate, for the non-geostationary-satellite systems in the fixed-satellite service and of the complete coordination or notification information, as appropriate, for the geostationary-satellite networks, and No. 5.43A does not apply. Non-geostationary-satellite systems in the fixed-satellite service in the above bands shall be operated in such a way that any unacceptable interference that may occur during their operation shall be rapidly eliminated. (WRC-2000)

5.485 In Region 2, in the band 11.7–12.2 GHz, transponders on space stations in the fixed-satellite service may be used additionally for transmissions in the broadcasting-satellite service, provided that such transmissions do not have a maximum e.i.r.p. greater than 53 dBW per television channel and do not cause greater interference or require more protection from interference than the coordinated fixed-satellite service frequency assignments. With respect to the space services, this band shall be used principally for the fixed-satellite service.

5.486 Different category of service: in Mexico and the United States, the allocation of the band 11.7–12.1 GHz to the fixed service is on a secondary basis (see No. 5.32).

5.487A Additional allocation: in Region 1, the band 11.7–12.5 GHz, in Region 2, the band 12.2–12.7 GHz and, in Region 3, the band 11.7–12.2 GHz, are also allocated to the fixed-satellite service (space-to-Earth) on a primary basis, limited to non-geostationary systems and subject to application of the provisions of No. 9.12 for coordination with other non-geostationary-satellite systems in the fixed-satellite service. Non-geostationary-satellite systems in the fixed-satellite service shall not claim protection from geostationary-satellite networks in the broadcasting-satellite service operating in accordance with the Radio Regulations, irrespective of the dates of receipt by the Bureau of the complete coordination or notification information, as appropriate, for the non-geostationary-satellite systems in the fixed-satellite service and of the complete coordination or notification information, as appropriate, for the geostationary-satellite networks, and No. 5.43A does not apply. Non-geostationary-satellite systems in the fixed-satellite service in the above bands shall be operated in such a way that any unacceptable interference that may occur during their operation shall be rapidly eliminated. (WRC-03)

5.488 The use of the band 11.7–12.2 GHz by geostationary-satellite networks in the fixed-satellite service in Region 2 is subject to application of the provisions of No. 9.14 for coordination with stations of terrestrial services in Regions 1, 2 and 3. For the use of the band 12.2–12.7 GHz by the broadcasting-satellite service in Region 2, see Appendix 30. (WRC-03)

5.490 In Region 2, in the band 12.2–12.7 GHz, existing and future terrestrial radiocommunication services shall not cause harmful interference to the space services operating in conformity with the broadcasting-satellite Plan for Region 2 contained in Appendix 30.

5.492 Assignments to stations of the broadcasting-satellite service which are in conformity with the appropriate regional Plan or included in the Regions 1 and 3 List in Appendix 30 may also be used for transmissions in the fixed-satellite service (space-to-Earth), provided that such transmissions do not cause more interference, or require more protection from interference, than the broadcasting-satellite service transmissions operating in conformity with the Plan or the List, as appropriate. (WRC-2000)

5.497 The use of the band 13.25–13.4 GHz by the aeronautical radionavigation service is limited to Doppler navigation aids.

5.498A The Earth exploration-satellite (active) and space research (active) services operating in the band 13.25–13.4 GHz shall not cause harmful interference to, or constrain the use and development of, the aeronautical radionavigation service. (WRC-97)

5.501A The allocation of the band 13.4–13.75 GHz to the space research service on a primary basis is limited to active spaceborne sensors. Other uses of the band by the space research service are on a secondary basis. (WRC-97)

5.501B In the band 13.4–13.75 GHz, the Earth exploration-satellite (active) and space research (active) services shall not cause harmful interference to, or constrain the use and development of, the radiolocation service. (WRC-97)

5.502 In the band 13.75–14 GHz, an earth station of a geostationary fixed-satellite service network shall have a minimum antenna diameter of 1.2 m and an earth station of a non-geostationary fixed-satellite service system shall have a minimum antenna diameter of 4.5 m. In addition, the e.i.r.p., averaged over one second, radiated by a station in the radiolocation or radionavigation services shall not exceed 59 dBW for elevation angles above 2º and 65 dBW at lower angles. Before an administration brings into use an earth station in a geostationary-satellite network in the fixed-satellite service in this band with an antenna size smaller than 4.5 m, it shall ensure that the power flux-density produced by this earth station does not exceed:

  • 115 dB(W/(m2 ·MHz)) for more than 1% of the time produced at 36 m above sea level at the low water mark, as officially recognized by the coastal state;
  • 115 dB(W/(m2 ·MHz)) for more than 1% of the time produced 3 m above ground at the border of the territory of an administration deploying or planning to deploy land mobile radars in this band, unless prior agreement has been obtained.

For earth stations within the fixed-satellite service having an antenna diameter greater than or equal to 4.5 m, the e.i.r.p. of any emission should be at least 68 dBW and should not exceed 85 dBW. (WRC-03)

5.503 In the band 13.75–14 GHz, geostationary space stations in the space research service for which information for advance publication has been received by the Bureau prior to 31 January 1992 shall operate on an equal basis with stations in the fixed-satellite service; after that date, new geostationary space stations in the space research service will operate on a secondary basis. Until those geostationary space stations in the space research service for which information for advance publication has been received by the Bureau prior to 31 January 1992 cease to operate in this band:

  • in the band 13.770–13.780 GHz, the e.i.r.p. density of emissions from any earth station in the fixed-satellite service operating with a space station in geostationary-satellite orbit shall not exceed:
    1. 4.7D + 28 dB(W/40 kHz), where D is the fixed-satellite service earth station antenna diameter (m) for antenna diameters equal to or greater than 1.2 m and less than 4.5 m;
    2. 49.2 + 20 log(D/4.5) dB(W/40 kHz), where D is the fixed-satellite service earth station antenna diameter (m) for antenna diameters equal to or greater than 4.5 m and less than 31.9 m;
    3. 66.2 dB(W/40 kHz) for any fixed-satellite service earth station for antenna diameters (m) equal to or greater than 31.9 m;
    4. 56.2 dB(W/4 kHz) for narrow-band (less than 40 kHz of necessary bandwidth) fixed-satellite service earth station emissions from any fixed-satellite service earth station having an antenna diameter of 4.5 m or greater;
  • the e.i.r.p. density of emissions from any earth station in the fixed-satellite service operating with a space station in non-geostationary-satellite orbit shall not exceed 51 dBW in the 6 MHz band from 13.772 to 13.778 GHz.

Automatic power control may be used to increase the e.i.r.p. density in these frequency ranges to compensate for rain attenuation, to the extent that the power flux-density at the fixed-satellite service space station does not exceed the value resulting from use by an earth station of an e.i.r.p. meeting the above limits in clear-sky conditions. (WRC-03)

5.504A In the band 14–14.5 GHz, aircraft earth stations in the secondary aeronautical mobile-satellite service may also communicate with space stations in the fixed-satellite service. The provisions of Nos. 5.29, 5.30 and 5.31 apply. (WRC-03)

5.506 The band 14–14.5 GHz may be used, within the fixed-satellite service (Earth-to-space), for feeder links for the broadcasting-satellite service, subject to coordination with other networks in the fixed-satellite service. Such use of feeder links is reserved for countries outside Europe.

5.506A In the band 14–14.5 GHz, ship earth stations with an e.i.r.p. greater than 21 dBW shall operate under the same conditions as earth stations located on board vessels, as provided in Resolution 902 (WRC-03). This footnote shall not apply to ship earth stations for which the complete Appendix 4 information has been received by the Bureau prior to 5 July 2003. (WRC-03)

5.511A The band 15.43–15.63 GHz is also allocated to the fixed-satellite service (space-to-Earth) on a primary basis. Use of the band 15.43–15.63 GHz by the fixed-satellite service (space-to-Earth and Earth-to-space) is limited to feeder links of non-geostationary systems in the mobile-satellite service, subject to coordination under No. 9.11A. The use of the frequency band 15.43–15.63 GHz by the fixed-satellite service (space-to-Earth) is limited to feeder links of non-geostationary systems in the mobile-satellite service for which advance publication information has been received by the Bureau prior to 2 June 2000. In the space-to-Earth direction, the minimum earth station elevation angle above and gain towards the local horizontal plane and the minimum coordination distances to protect an earth station from harmful interference shall be in accordance with Recommendation ITU-R S.1341. In order to protect the radio astronomy service in the band 15.35–15.4 GHz, the aggregate power flux-density radiated in the 15.35–15.4 GHz band by all the space stations within any feeder-link of a non-geostationary system in the mobile-satellite service (space-to-Earth) operating in the 15.43–15.63 GHz band shall not exceed the level of –156 dB(W/m2) in a 50 MHz bandwidth, into any radio astronomy observatory site for more than 2% of the time. (WRC-2000)

5.511C Stations operating in the aeronautical radionavigation service shall limit the effective e.i.r.p. in accordance with Recommendation ITU-R S.1340. The minimum coordination distance required to protect the aeronautical radionavigation stations (No. 4.10 applies) from harmful interference from feeder-link earth stations and the maximum e.i.r.p. transmitted towards the local horizontal plane by a feeder-link earth station shall be in accordance with Recommendation ITU-R S.1340. (WRC-97)

5.511D Fixed-satellite service systems for which complete information for advance publication has been received by the Bureau by 21 November 1997 may operate in the bands 15.4–15.43 GHz and 15.63–15.7 GHz in the space-to-Earth direction and 15.63–15.65 GHz in the Earth-to-space direction. In the bands 15.4–15.43 GHz and 15.65–15.7 GHz, emissions from a non-geostationary space station shall not exceed the power flux-density limits at the Earth's surface of -146 dB (W/m2 ·MHz) for any angle of arrival. In the band 15.63–15.65 GHz, where an administration plans emissions from a non-geostationary space station that exceed -146 dB (W/m2 ·MHz) for any angle of arrival, it shall coordinate under No. 9.11A with the affected administrations. Stations in the fixed-satellite service operating in the band 15.63–15.65 GHz in the Earth-to-space direction shall not cause harmful interference to stations in the aeronautical radionavigation service (No. 4.10 applies). (WRC-97)

5.513A Spaceborne active sensors operating in the band 17.2–17.3 GHz shall not cause harmful interference to, or constrain the development of, the radiolocation and other services allocated on a primary basis. (WRC-97)

5.515 In the band 17.3–17.8 GHz, sharing between the fixed-satellite service (Earth-to-space) and the broadcasting-satellite service shall also be in accordance with the provisions of § 1 of Annex 4 of Appendix 30A/30A.

5.516 The use of the band 17.3–18.1 GHz by geostationary-satellite systems in the fixed-satellite service (Earth-to-space) is limited to feeder links for the broadcasting-satellite service. The use of the band 17.3–17.8 GHz in Region 2 by systems in the fixed-satellite service (Earth-to-space) is limited to geostationary satellites. For the use of the band 17.3–17.8 GHz in Region 2 by feeder links for the broadcasting-satellite service in the band 12.2–12.7 GHz, see Article  11. The use of the bands 17.3–18.1 GHz (Earth-to-space) in Regions 1 and 3 and 17.8–18.1 GHz (Earth-tospace) in Region 2 by non-geostationary-satellite systems in the fixed-satellite service is subject to application of the provisions of No. 9.12 for coordination with other non-geostationary-satellite systems in the fixed-satellite service. Non-geostationary-satellite systems in the fixed-satellite service shall not claim protection from geostationary-satellite networks in the fixed-satellite service operating in accordance with the Radio Regulations, irrespective of the dates of receipt by the Bureau of the complete coordination or notification information, as appropriate, for the non-geostationary-satellite systems in the fixed-satellite service and of the complete coordination or notification information, as appropriate, for the geostationary-satellite networks, and No. 5.43A does not apply. Non-geostationary-satellite systems in the fixed-satellite service in the above bands shall be operated in such a way that any unacceptable interference that may occur during their operation shall be rapidly eliminated. (WRC-2000)

5.516B The following bands are identified for use by high-density applications in the fixed-satellite service (HDFSS):

17.3–17.7 GHz (space-to-Earth)
in Region 1
18.3–19.3 GHz (space-to-Earth)
in Region 2
19.7–20.2 GHz (space-to-Earth)
in all Regions
39.5–40 GHz (space-to-Earth)
in Region 1
40–40.5 GHz (space-to-Earth)
in all Regions
40.5–42 GHz (space-to-Earth)
in Region 2
47.5–47.9 GHz (space-to-Earth)
in Region 1
48.2–48.54 GHz (space-to-Earth)
in Region 1
49.44–50.2 GHz (space-to-Earth)
in Region 1 and 2
7.5–27.82 GHz (Earth-to-space)
in Region 1
28.35–28.45 GHz (Earth-to-space)
in Region 2
28.45–28.94 GHz (Earth-to-space)
in all Regions
28.94–29.1 GHz (Earth-to-space)
in Region 2 and 3
29.25–29.46 GHz (Earth-to-space)
in Region 2
29.46–30 GHz (Earth-to-space)
in all Regions
48.2–50.2 GHz (Earth-to-space)
in Region 2

This identification does not preclude the use of these bands by other fixed-satellite service applications or by other services to which these bands are allocated on a co-primary basis and does not establish priority in these Regulations among users of the bands. Administrations should take this into account when considering regulatory provisions in relation to these bands. See Resolution 143 (WRC-03). (WRC-03)

5.517 In Region 2, the allocation to the broadcasting-satellite service in the band 17.3–17.8 GHz shall come into effect on 1 April 2007. After that date, use of the fixed-satellite (space-to-Earth) service in the band 17.7–17.8 GHz shall not claim protection from and shall not cause harmful interference to operating systems in the broadcasting-satellite service.

5.518 Different category of service: in Region 2, the allocation of the band 17.7–17.8 GHz to the mobile service is on a primary basis until 31 March 2007.

5.519 Additional allocation: the band 18.1–18.3 GHz is also allocated to the meteorological-satellite service (space-to-Earth) on a primary basis. Its use is limited to geostationary satellites and shall be in accordance with the provisions of Article 21, Table 21-4.

5.520 The use of the band 18.1–18.4 GHz by the fixed-satellite service (Earth-to-space) is limited to feeder links of geostationary-satellite systems in the broadcasting-satellite service. (WRC-2000)

5.522A The emissions of the fixed service and the fixed-satellite service in the band 18.6–18.8 GHz are limited to the values given in Nos. 21.5A and 21.16.2, respectively. (WRC-2000)

5.522B The use of the band 18.6–18.8 GHz by the fixed-satellite service is limited to geostationary systems and systems with an orbit of apogee greater than 20 000 km. (WRC-2000)

5.523A The use of the bands 18.8–19.3 GHz (space-to-Earth) and 28.6–29.1 GHz (Earth-to-space) by geostationary and non-geostationary fixed-satellite service networks is subject to the application of the provisions of No. 9.11A and No. 22.2 does not apply. Administrations having geostationary-satellite networks under coordination prior to 18 November 1995 shall cooperate to the maximum extent possible to coordinate pursuant to No. 9.11A with non-geostationary-satellite networks for which notification information has been received by the Bureau prior to that date, with a view to reaching results acceptable to all the parties concerned. Non-geostationary-satellite networks shall not cause unacceptable interference to geostationary fixed-satellite service networks for which complete Appendix 4 notification information is considered as having been received by the Bureau prior to 18 November 1995. (WRC-97)

5.523B The use of the band 19.3–19.6 GHz (Earth-to-space) by the fixed-satellite service is limited to feeder links for non-geostationary-satellite systems in the mobile-satellite service. Such use is subject to the application of the provisions of No. 9.11A, and No. 22.2 does not apply.

5.523C No. 22.2 of the Radio Regulations shall continue to apply in the bands 19.3–19.6 GHz and 29.1–29.4 GHz, between feeder links of non-geostationary mobile-satellite service networks and those fixed-satellite service networks for which complete Appendix 4 coordination information, or notification information, is considered as having been received by the Bureau prior to 18 November 1995. (WRC-97)

5.523D The use of the band 19.3–19.7 GHz (space-to-Earth) by geostationary fixed-satellite service systems and by feeder links for non-geostationary-satellite systems in the mobile-satellite service is subject to the application of the provisions of No. 9.11A, but not subject to the provisions of No. 22.2. The use of this band for other non-geostationary fixed-satellite service systems, or for the cases indicated in Nos. 5.523C and 5.523E, is not subject to the provisions of No. 9.11A and shall continue to be subject to Articles 9 (except No. 9.11A) and 11 procedures, and to the provisions of No. 22.2. (WRC-97)

5.523E No. 22.2 of the Radio Regulations shall continue to apply in the bands 19.6–19.7 GHz and 29.4–29.5 GHz, between feeder links of non-geostationary mobile-satellite service networks and those fixed-satellite service networks for which complete Appendix 4 coordination information, or notification information, is considered as having been received by the Bureau by 21 November 1997. (WRC-97)

5.525 In order to facilitate interregional coordination between networks in the mobile-satellite and fixed-satellite services, carriers in the mobile-satellite service that are most susceptible to interference shall, to the extent practicable, be located in the higher parts of the bands 19.7–20.2 GHz and 29.5–30 GHz.

5.526 In the bands 19.7–20.2 GHz and 29.5–30 GHz in Region 2, and in the bands 20.1–20.2 GHz and 29.9–30 GHz in Regions 1 and 3, networks which are both in the fixed-satellite service and in the mobile-satellite service may include links between earth stations at specified or unspecified points or while in motion, through one or more satellites for point-to-point and point-to-multipoint communications.

5.527 In the bands 19.7–20.2 GHz and 29.5–30 GHz, the provisions of No. 4.10 do not apply with respect to the mobile-satellite service.

5.528 The allocation to the mobile-satellite service is intended for use by networks which use narrow spot-beam antennas and other advanced technology at the space stations. Administrations operating systems in the mobile-satellite service in the band 19.7–20.1 GHz in Region 2 and in the band 20.1–20.2 GHz shall take all practicable steps to ensure the continued availability of these bands for administrations operating fixed and mobile systems in accordance with the provisions of No. 5.524.

5.529 The use of the bands 19.7–20.1 GHz and 29.5–29.9 GHz by the mobile-satellite service in Region 2 is limited to satellite networks which are both in the fixed-satellite service and in the mobile-satellite service as described in No. 5.526.

5.532 The use of the band 22.21–22.5 GHz by the Earth exploration-satellite (passive) and space research (passive) services shall not impose constraints upon the fixed and mobile, except aeronautical mobile, services.

5.535 In the band 24.75–25.25 GHz, feeder links to stations of the broadcasting-satellite service shall have priority over other uses in the fixed-satellite service (Earth-to-space). Such other uses shall protect and shall not claim protection from existing and future operating feeder-link networks to such broadcasting satellite stations.

5.535A The use of the band 29.1–29.5 GHz (Earth-to-space) by the fixed-satellite service is limited to geostationary-satellite systems and feeder links to non-geostationary-satellite systems in the mobile-satellite service. Such use is subject to the application of the provisions of No. 9.11A, but not subject to the provisions of No. 22.2, except as indicated in Nos. 5.523C and 5.523E where such use is not subject to the provisions of No. 9.11A and shall continue to be subject to Articles 9 (except No. 9.11A) and 11 procedures, and to the provisions of No. 22.2. (WRC-97)

5.536 Use of the 25.25–27.5 GHz band by the inter-satellite service is limited to space research and Earth exploration-satellite applications, and also transmissions of data originating from industrial and medical activities in space.

5.536A Administrations operating earth stations in the Earth exploration-satellite service or the space research service shall not claim protection from stations in the fixed and mobile services operated by other administrations. In addition, earth stations in the Earth exploration-satellite service or in the space research service should be operated taking into account Recommendations ITU-R SA.1278 and ITU-R SA.1625, respectively. (WRC-03)

5.538 Additional allocation: the bands 27.500–27.501 GHz and 29.999–30.000 GHz are also allocated to the fixed-satellite service (space-to-Earth) on a primary basis for the beacon transmissions intended for up-link power control. Such space-to-Earth transmissions shall not exceed an equivalent isotropically radiated power (e.i.r.p.) of +10 dBW in the direction of adjacent satellites on the geostationary-satellite orbit. In the band 27.500–27.501 GHz, such space-to-Earth transmissions shall not produce a power flux-density in excess of the values specified in Article 21, Table 21-4 on the Earth's surface.

5.539 The band 27.5–30 GHz may be used by the fixed-satellite service (Earth-to-space) for the provision of feeder links for the broadcasting-satellite service.

5.540 Additional allocation: the band 27.501–29.999 GHz is also allocated to the fixed-satellite service (space-to-Earth) on a secondary basis for beacon transmissions intended for up-link power control.

5.541A Feeder links of non-geostationary networks in the mobile-satellite service and geostationary networks in the fixed-satellite service operating in the band 29.1–29.5 GHz (Earth-to-space) shall employ uplink adaptive power control or other methods of fade compensation, such that the earth station transmissions shall be conducted at the power level required to meet the desired link performance while reducing the level of mutual interference between both networks. These methods shall apply to networks for which Appendix 4 coordination information is considered as having been received by the Bureau after 17 May 1996 and until they are changed by a future competent world radiocommunication conference. Administrations submitting Appendix 4 information for coordination before this date are encouraged to utilize these techniques to the extent practicable. (WRC-2000)

5.542 Additional allocation: in Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, Cameroon, China, Congo (Rep. of the), Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Guinea, India, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mali, Morocco, Mauritania, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, the Syrian Arab Republic, the Dem. People's Rep. of Korea, Somalia, Sudan, Sri Lanka and Chad, the band 29.5–31 GHz is also allocated to the fixed and mobile services on a secondary basis. The power limits specified in Nos. 21.3 and 21.5 shall apply. (WRC-2000)

5.544 In the band 31–31.3 GHz the power flux-density limits specified in Article 21, Table 21-4 shall apply to the space research service.

5.547 The bands 31.8–33.4 GHz, 37–40 GHz, 40.5–43.5 GHz, 51.4–52.6 GHz, 55.78–59 GHz and 64–66 GHz are available for high-density applications in the fixed service (see Resolutions 75 (WRC-2000) and 79 (WRC-2000)). Administrations should take this into account when considering regulatory provisions in relation to these bands. Because of the potential deployment of high-density applications in the fixed-satellite service in the bands 39.5–40 GHz and 40.5–42 GHz (see No. 5.516B), administrations should further take into account potential constraints to high-density applications in the fixed service, as appropriate. (WRC-03)

5.547A Administrations should take practical measures to minimize the potential interference between stations in the fixed service and airborne stations in the radionavigation service in the 31.8–33.4 GHz band, taking into account the operational needs of the airborne radar systems. (WRC-2000)

5.547B Alternative allocation: in the United States, the band 31.8–32 GHz is allocated to the radionavigation and space research (deep space) (space-to-Earth) services on a primary basis. (WRC-97)

5.547C Alternative allocation: in the United States, the band 32–32.3 GHz is allocated to the radionavigation and space research (deep space) (space-to-Earth) services on a primary basis. (WRC-03)

5.547D Alternative allocation: in the United States, the band 32.3–33 GHz is allocated to the inter-satellite and radionavigation services on a primary basis. (WRC-97)

5.547E Alternative allocation: in the United States, the band 33–33.4 GHz is allocated to the radionavigation service on a primary basis. (WRC-97)

5.548 In designing systems for the inter-satellite service in the band 32.3–33 GHz, for the radionavigation service in the band 32–33 GHz, and for the space research service (deep space) in the band 31.8–32.3 GHz, administrations shall take all necessary measures to prevent harmful interference between these services, bearing in mind the safety aspects of the radionavigation service (see Recommendation 707). (WRC-03)

5.549A In the band 35.5–36.0 GHz, the mean power flux-density at the Earth's surface, generated by any spaceborne sensor in the Earth exploration-satellite service (active) or space research service (active), for any angle greater than 0.8° from the beam centre shall not exceed –73.3 dB(W/m2) in this band. (WRC-03)

5.551H The equivalent power flux-density (epfd) produced in the band 42.5–43.5 GHz by all space stations in any non-geostationary-satellite system in the fixed-satellite service (space-to-Earth), or in the broadcasting-satellite service (space-to-Earth) operating in the 42–42.5 GHz band, shall not exceed the following values at the site of any radio astronomy station for more than 2% of the time:

  • 230 dB(W/m2) in 1 GHz and –246 dB(W/m2) in any 500 kHz of the 42.5–43.5 GHz band at the site of any radio astronomy station registered as a single-dish telescope; and
  • 209 dB(W/m2) in any 500 kHz of the 42.5–43.5 GHz band at the site of any radio astronomy station registered as a very long baseline interferometry station.

These epfd values shall be evaluated using the methodology given in Recommendation ITU-R S.1586 and the reference antenna pattern and the maximum gain of an antenna in the radio astronomy service given in Recommendation ITU-R RA.1631 and shall apply over the whole sky and for elevation angles higher than the minimum operating angle 2min of the radiotelescope (for which a default value of 5° should be adopted in the absence of notified information).

These values shall apply at any radio astronomy station that either:

  • was in operation prior to 5 July 2003 and has been notified to the Radiocommunication Bureau before 4 January 2004; or
  • was notified before the date of receipt of the complete Appendix 4 information for coordination or notification, as appropriate, for the space station to which the limits apply.

Other radio astronomy stations notified after these dates may seek an agreement with administrations that have authorized the space stations. In Region 2, Resolution 743 (WRC-03) shall apply. The limits in this footnote may be exceeded at the site of a radio astronomy station of any country whose administration so agreed. (WRC-03)

5.551I The power flux-density in the band 42.5–43.5 GHz produced by any geostationary space station in the fixed-satellite service (space-to-Earth), or the broadcasting-satellite service (space-to-Earth) operating in the 42–42.5 GHz band, shall not exceed the following values at the site of any radio astronomy station:

  • 137 dB(W/m2) in 1 GHz and -153 dB(W/m2) in any 500 kHz of the 42.5–43.5 GHz band at the site of any radio astronomy station registered as a single-dish telescope; and
  • 116 dB(W/m2) in any 500 kHz of the 42.5–43.5 GHz band at the site of any radio astronomy station registered as a very long baseline interferometry station.

These values shall apply at the site of any radio astronomy station that either:

  • was in operation prior to 5 July 2003 and has been notified to the Bureau before 4 January 2004; or
  • was notified before the date of receipt of the complete Appendix 4 information for coordination or notification, as appropriate, for the space station to which the limits apply.

Other radio astronomy stations notified after these dates may seek an agreement with administrations that have authorized the space stations. In Region 2, Resolution 743 (WRC-03) shall apply. The limits in this footnote may be exceeded at the site of a radio astronomy station of any country whose administration so agreed. (WRC-03)

5.552 The allocation of the spectrum for the fixed-satellite service in the bands 42.5–43.5 GHz and 47.2–50.2 GHz for Earth-to-space transmission is greater than that in the band 37.5–39.5 GHz for space-to-Earth transmission in order to accommodate feeder links to broadcasting satellites. Administrations are urged to take all practicable steps to reserve the band 47.2–49.2 GHz for feeder links for the broadcasting-satellite service operating in the band 40.5–42.5 GHz.

5.552A The allocation to the fixed service in the bands 47.2–47.5 GHz and 47.9–48.2 GHz is designated for use by high altitude platform stations. The use of the bands 47.2–47.5 GHz and 47.9–48.2 GHz is subject to the provisions of Resolution 122 (WRC-97). (WRC-97)

5.553 In the bands 43.5–47 GHz and 66–71 GHz, stations in the land mobile service may be operated subject to not causing harmful interference to the space radiocommunication services to which these bands are allocated (see No. 5.43). (WRC-2000)

5.554 In the bands 43.5–47 GHz, 66–71 GHz, 95–100 GHz, 123–130 GHz, 191.8–200 GHz and 252–265 GHz, satellite links connecting land stations at specified fixed points are also authorized when used in conjunction with the mobile-satellite service or the radionavigation-satellite service. (WRC-2000)

5.555 Additional allocation: the band 48.94–49.04 GHz is also allocated to the radio astronomy service on a primary basis. (WRC-2000)

5.556 In the bands 51.4–54.25 GHz, 58.2–59 GHz and 64–65 GHz, radio astronomy observations may be carried out under national arrangements. (WRC-2000)

5.556A Use of the bands 54.25–56.9 GHz, 57–58.2 GHz and 59–59.3 GHz by the inter-satellite service is limited to satellites in the geostationary-satellite orbit. The single-entry power flux-density at all altitudes from 0 km to 1 000 km above the Earth's surface produced by a station in the inter-satellite service, for all conditions and for all methods of modulation, shall not exceed -147 dB (W/m2 ·100 MHz) for all angles of arrival. (WRC-97)

5.557A In the band 55.78–56.26 GHz, in order to protect stations in the Earth exploration-satellite service (passive), the maximum power density delivered by a transmitter to the antenna of a fixed service station is limited to –26 dB(W/MHz). (WRC-2000)

5.558 In the bands 55.78–58.2 GHz, 59–64 GHz, 66–71 GHz, 122.25–123 GHz, 130–134 GHz, 167–174.8 GHz and 191.8–200 GHz, stations in the aeronautical mobile service may be operated subject to not causing harmful interference to the inter-satellite service (see No. 5.43). (WRC-2000)

5.558A Use of the band 56.9–57 GHz by inter-satellite systems is limited to links between satellites in geostationary-satellite orbit and to transmissions from non-geostationary satellites in high-Earth orbit to those in low-Earth orbit. For links between satellites in the geostationary-satellite orbit, the single entry power flux-density at all altitudes from 0 km to 1 000 km above the Earth's surface, for all conditions and for all methods of modulation, shall not exceed -147 dB (W/m2 ·100 MHz) for all angles of arrival. (WRC-97)

5.559 In the band 59–64 GHz, airborne radars in the radiolocation service may be operated subject to not causing harmful interference to the inter-satellite service (see No. 5.43). (WRC-2000)

5.559A The band 75.5–76 GHz is also allocated to the amateur and amateur-satellite services on a primary basis until the year 2006. (WRC-2000)

5.560 In the band 78–79 GHz radars located on space stations may be operated on a primary basis in the Earth exploration-satellite service and in the space research service.

5.561 In the band 74–76 GHz, stations in the fixed, mobile and broadcasting services shall not cause harmful interference to stations of the fixed-satellite service or stations of the broadcasting-satellite service operating in accordance with the decisions of the appropriate frequency assignment planning conference for the broadcasting-satellite service. (WRC-2000)

5.561A The 81–81.5 GHz band is also allocated to the amateur and amateur-satellite services on a secondary basis. (WRC-2000)

5.562 The use of the band 94–94.1 GHz by the Earth exploration-satellite (active) and space research (active) services is limited to spaceborne cloud radars. (WRC-97)

5.562A In the bands 94–94.1 GHz and 130–134 GHz, transmissions from space stations of the Earth exploration-satellite service (active) that are directed into the main beam of a radio astronomy antenna have the potential to damage some radio astronomy receivers. Space agencies operating the transmitters and the radio astronomy stations concerned should mutually plan their operations so as to avoid such occurrences to the maximum extent possible. (WRC-2000)

5.562B In the bands 105–109.5 GHz, 111.8–114.25 GHz, 155.5–158.5 GHz and 217–226 GHz, the use of this allocation is limited to space-based radio astronomy only. (WRC-2000)

5.562C Use of the band 116–122.25 GHz by the inter-satellite service is limited to satellites in the geostationary-satellite orbit. The single-entry power flux-density produced by a station in the inter-satellite service, for all conditions and for all methods of modulation, at all altitudes from 0 km to 1 000 km above the Earth's surface and in the vicinity of all geostationary orbital positions occupied by passive sensors, shall not exceed -148 dB(W/(m2 ·MHz)) for all angles of arrival. (WRC-2000)

5.562E The allocation to the Earth exploration-satellite service (active) is limited to the band 133.5–134 GHz. (WRC-2000)

5.562F In the band 155.5–158.5 GHz, the allocation to the Earth exploration-satellite (passive) and space research (passive) services shall terminate on 1 January 2018. (WRC-2000)

5.562G The date of entry into force of the allocation to the fixed and mobile services in the band 155.5–158.5 GHz shall be 1 January 2018. (WRC-2000)

5.562H Use of the bands 174.8–182 GHz and 185–190 GHz by the inter-satellite service is limited to satellites in the geostationary-satellite orbit. The single-entry power flux-density produced by a station in the inter-satellite service, for all conditions and for all methods of modulation, at all altitudes from 0 to 1 000 km above the Earth's surface and in the vicinity of all geostationary orbital positions occupied by passive sensors, shall not exceed -144 dB(W/(m2 ·MHz)) for all angles of arrival. (WRC-2000)

5.563A In the bands 200–209 GHz, 235–238 GHz, 250–252 GHz and 265–275 GHz, ground-based passive atmospheric sensing is carried out to monitor atmospheric constituents. (WRC-2000)

5.563B The band 237.9–238 GHz is also allocated to the Earth exploration-satellite service (active) and the space research service (active) for spaceborne cloud radars only. (WRC-2000)

5.565 The frequency band 275–1 000 GHz may be used by administrations for experimentation with, and development of, various active and passive services. In this band a need has been identified for the following spectral line measurements for passive services:

  • radio astronomy service: 275–323 GHz, 327–371 GHz, 388–424 GHz, 426–442 GHz, 453–510 GHz, 623–711 GHz, 795–909 GHz and 926–945 GHz;
  • Earth exploration-satellite service (passive) and space research service (passive): 275–277 GHz, 294–306 GHz, 316–334 GHz, 342–349 GHz, 363–365 GHz, 371–389 GHz, 416–434 GHz, 442–444 GHz, 496–506 GHz, 546–568 GHz, 624–629 GHz, 634–654 GHz, 659–661 GHz, 684–692 GHz, 730–732 GHz, 851–853 GHz and 951–956 GHz.

Future research in this largely unexplored spectral region may yield additional spectral lines and continuum bands of interest to the passive services. Administrations are urged to take all practicable steps to protect these passive services from harmful interference until the date when the allocation Table is established in the above-mentioned frequency band. (WRC-2000)

Canadian Footnotes

The complete set of Canadian footnotes to the Canadian Table of Frequency Allocations are listed hereafter. This includes new Canadian footnotes and any modifications or suppression of footnotes. Changes to the Canadian footnotes are identified by the indicator (CAN-04) and (CAN-05).

C1 Users of frequencies below 9 kHz shall ensure that no harmful interference is caused to the services to which the bands above 9 kHz are allocated.

C2 Scientific researchers using frequencies below 9 kHz are urged to advise the Department in order that such research may be afforded all practicable protection from harmful interference.

C3 Additional Allocation: In the band 2065–2107 kHz, the fixed service is also allocated on a primary basis provided that no harmful interference is caused to the maritime mobile service, stations of the fixed service communicate only within Canada's national borders, and they employ a mean power not exceeding 50 watts.

C4 Additional Allocation: In the bands 6 200–6 213.5 kHz and 6 220.5–6 525 kHz, the fixed service is allocated on a primary basis and can be used on an exceptional basis provided that no harmful interference is caused to the maritime mobile service, stations of the fixed service communicate only within Canada's national borders, and they employ a mean power not exceeding 50 watts.

C5 For the exclusive use of the Government of Canada.

C5A The use of the radiolocation service is limited to Government of Canada shipborne radar operations. These operations are not permitted on inland waters of Canada.

C6 The use of the band 10 100–10 150 kHz by the Amateur service in Canada is not in accordance with the international frequency allocations. Canadian Amateur operations shall not cause interference to fixed service operations of other administrations and if such interference should occur, the Amateur service may be required to cease operations. The Amateur service in Canada may not claim protection from interference by the fixed service operations of other administrations.

C7 (CAN-04) International Footnote 5.317A provides Administrations with the flexibility to implement International Mobile Technology (IMT) 2000 in parts of the band 806–960 MHz which are allocated to the mobile service on a primary basis. For the time being, the application of 5.317A is limited to the bands designated for cellular mobile telephony and trunked mobile systems. The bands 824–849 MHz and 869–894 MHz are designated for cellular telephony services and the bands 806–821 MHz, 851–866 MHz, 896–901 MHz and 935–940 MHz are designated for trunked mobile services and, as such, can evolve to accommodate IMT-2000 service capabilities.

C8 (CAN-04) The band 7 400–7 450 kHz is allocated to the fixed service on a primary basis and to the land mobile service on a secondary basis until 29 March 2009.

C9 In the bands 5 900–5 950 kHz, 7 300–7 kHz, 9 400–9 500 kHz, 11 600–11 650 kHz, 12 050–12 100 kHz, 13 570–13 600 kHz, 13 800–13 870 kHz, 15 600–15 800 kHz, 17 480–17 550 kHz and 18 900–19 020 kHz, existing services may continue to operate after 1 April 2007 communicating only within national borders, provided that harmful interference is not caused to existing or planned broadcasting services.

C10 Additional Allocation: In the band 420–430 MHz, the radiolocation service is also allocated on a secondary basis. The Department may authorize this use of the radiolocation service in coastal and off-shore regions of Canada where such radiolocation operations can not be fully accommodated in the band 430–450 MHz.

C11 In the band 219–220 MHz, the amateur service is permitted on a secondary basis. In the band 220–222 MHz, the amateur service may be permitted in exceptional circumstances on a secondary basis to assist in disaster relief efforts.

C12 (CAN-03) The band 2 360–2 400 MHz is designated for Mobile Aeronautical Telemetry Service (MATS) applications. The Government of Canada has priority on the use of this band. Access to spectrum by other entities for MATS may be permitted subject to coordination with the Government of Canada systems.

C13 (CAN-03) The bands 2 305–2 320 MHz and 2 345–2 360 MHz are designated for Wireless Communication Service (WCS) applications under the fixed and mobile service allocations. Use of these bands is subject to domestic spectrum utilization policy.

C13A (CAN-05) Additional Allocation: The band 2 320–2 345 MHz is also allocated to the broadcasting satellite service (sound) and complementary terrestrial broadcasting service on a primary basis. Spectrum utilization policies provide the inter-service relationship with respect to broadcasting service operation.

C14 In the band 2 850–2 900 MHz, operations of the maritime radionavigation service are limited to shore based radars.

C15 (CAN-03) In the band 3 450–3 500 MHz, in certain locations in Canada the radiolocation service has priority over the fixed service. The Department will identify through spectrum policy the general area of radiolocation system operation.

C16 In the band 10.7–10.95 GHz, users of the fixed-satellite service are urged, in their planning of operations, to give all practicable protection to the passive operations in the adjacent band 10.6 -10.7 GHz.

C16A (CAN-04) In the band 4500–4800 MHz the use of the fixed and mobile services by the Government of Canada in the vicinity of major military bases has priority over the use of the fixed-satellite service. The use of the fixed-satellite service in this band shall be limited to applications that pose minimal constraints on the deployment of fixed and mobile service systems by the GoC in the vicinity of major military bases.

C16B (CAN-00) Geostationary orbit networks principally providing domestic fixed-satellite services utilize the conventional bands 11.45–12.2 GHz and 19.7–20.2 GHz in the space-to-Earth direction and paired, respectively, with the bands 13.75–14.50 GHz and 29.5–30.0 GHz in the Earth-to-space direction. Broadcasting satellite networks providing domestic services utilize the band 12.2–12.7 GHz in the space-to-Earth direction. Domestic implementation of non-geostationary fixed-satellite services in these bands will conform to future ITU Radio Regulations and operating criteria for sharing between services and systems. In addition, non-geostationary fixed-satellite service (FSS) use of the band 11.45–11.7 GHz which is shared with the fixed service on a coordinated basis will be governed by spectrum utilization policies which will be formulated in future.

C16C (CAN-00) The use of the bands 10.7–10.95 GHz in the space-to-Earth direction and 13.0–13.15 GHz and 13.2–13.25 GHz in the Earth-to-space direction by the fixed-satellite service, includes feeder links for mobile-satellite space stations.

C16D (CAN-05) In the bands 17.8–18.3 GHz and 19.3–19.7 GHz the use of spectrum for the fixed service has priority over the use of the fixed-satellite service. Use of the spectrum for fixed-satellite service shall be limited to applications that pose minimal constraints on the deployment of fixed services. Earth stations that comply with these requirements will be coordinated and may be granted radio authorization on a case-by-case basis.

C16E (CAN-04) In the band 18.3–19.3 GHz use of the fixed-satellite service has priority over use of the fixed service. Use of the fixed service in this band shall be limited to applications that pose minimal constraints on the deployment of fixed-satellite services. Domestic implementation of fixed-satellite services in the band 18.8–19.3 GHz will be governed by spectrum utilization policies to be developed. These policies will take regional developments into consideration in the designation and authorization of spectrum for particular systems and technologies.

C16F (CAN-04) In the bands 28.35–29.1 GHz and 29.25–29.5 GHz use of the fixed-satellite service has priority over use of the fixed service. Use of the fixed service in this band shall be limited to applications that pose minimal constraints on the deployment of fixed-satellite services. Domestic implementation of fixed-satellite services in the band 28.6–29.1 GHz will be governed by spectrum utilization policies to be developed. These policies will take regional developments into consideration in the designation and authorization of spectrum for particular systems and technologies.

C16G (CAN-04) In the band 29.1–29.25 GHz use of the fixed service has priority over use of the fixed-satellite service. Use of the fixed-satellite service in this band shall be limited to applications that pose minimal constraints on the deployment of fixed services. An example of such an application would be the use of a small number of large aperture earth stations, taking into account existing and potential service areas for ubiquitous deployment of fixed service systems.

C17 (CAN-03) In the band 2 300–2 360 MHz, mobile aeronautical telemetry services may be authorized on a secondary basis on certain military bases and vicinities where it does not constrain the implementation of wireless communication services and other services.

C18 (CAN-03) The band 3 450–3 650 MHz is designated for fixed wireless access applications under the fixed service allocation.

C19 Additional Allocation: In the band 399.9-400.5 MHz, the fixed and mobile services are allocated on a secondary basis and their use is limited to low-power operations.

C20 (CAN-03) In the band 3 500–3 650 MHz, the fixed-satellite earth-stations will be located in areas so as not to constrain the implementation of fixed wireless access systems.

C22 (CAN-04) In the band 746–806 MHz, the gradual use of spectrum for the mobile service will be subject to the development of a series of spectrum utilization policies as the transition of digital television progresses.

C24 (CAN-04) In the bands 470–512 MHz and 614–806 MHz, international footnote 5.293 has raised the fixed and mobile services to a co-primary status with the broadcasting service for Canada. To support broadcasting requirements during the transition to digital television, the Department is only allocating the mobile service in the band 746–806 MHz at this time. The Department, will carry out public consultation in the future in order to adopt the other service allocation provisions of international footnote 5.293 in the frequency bands 470–512 MHz and 614–746 MHz.

C25 The band 4 400–4 940 MHz is allocated to the fixed and mobile services on a primary basis, for the exclusive use of the Government of Canada.

C26 In the band 148–149.9 MHz, applicants for a licence to provide mobile-satellite service in Canada must demonstrate that they have adopted measures to avoid causing harmful interference to the fixed and mobile services.

C26A (CAN-00) In the bands 454–456 MHz and 459–460 MHz, applicants for a licence to provide mobile-satellite service in Canada must demonstrate that they have adopted measures to avoid causing harmful interference to the fixed and mobile services.

C26B (CAN-00) In the bands 454–456 MHz and 459–460 MHz, stations of the mobile service have assignment priority over stations of the fixed service regarding access to spectrum.

C27 In the band 1 370–1 400 MHz, high-power stations of the radiolocation service have priority over the fixed and mobile services.

C27A (CAN-04) In the bands 1 390–1 392 MHz and 1 430–1 432 MHz the fixed-satellite service, in accordance with 5.339A, (WRC-03) is withheld in Canada.

C28 In the band 1 452–1 492 MHz, until at least 1 January 2000, the broadcasting-satellite service shall not cause harmful interference to the fixed service. After this date, the fixed service may continue to operate provided that it neither causes harmful interference to, nor is affected by the broadcasting-satellite service beam assignments when the broadcasting-satellite service is implemented in Canada. This footnote will be reviewed prior to 1 January 2000.

C29 In the band 1 452–1 492 MHz, existing fixed stations may continue to operate provided these installations do not cause interference nor claim protection from, stations of the broadcasting service operating in accordance with the domestic allotment plan implemented under C30.

C30 In the band 1 452–1 492 MHz, stations in the broadcasting service shall be implemented in accordance with a domestic allotment plan, which takes into account stations in the fixed service, to the extent possible.

C31 (CAN-04) In the bands 1 518–1 525 MHz and 1 668–1 675 MHz, the mobile-satellite service is withheld.

C31A (CAN-04) In the band 1 670–1 675 MHz the use of fixed and mobile services is subject to future policy review.

C32 (CAN-04) SUP

C33 In the bands 1 670–1 675 MHz and 1 800–1 805 MHz, the use of aeronautical public correspondence in accordance with international footnote 5.380 may be the subject of a future policy review.

C34 (CAN-04) SUP

C35 (CAN-04) In the band 1 850–1 990 MHz, stations of the mobile service have priority over those of the fixed service with displacement of fixed assignments governed by the appropriate spectrum utilization policy.

C35A In the band 2 110–2 160 MHz, the implementation of the mobile service will be the subject of future policy review.

C36 (CAN-00) In the bands 1 990–2 025 MHz and 2 160–2 200 MHz, a moratorium has been placed on the licensing of new systems in the fixed service. Existing fixed service systems operating in these bands will have priority over the mobile-satellite service until January 1, 2003. After this date, specific fixed service stations will be displaced, according to the transition policy, to enable the implementation of mobile-satellite service systems in certain sub-bands. The earliest mandatory date for fixed service frequency assignments that may be subject to displacement will be January 1, 2003.

C37 (CAN-06) The designation of the bands 1 755–1 780 MHz, 2 020–2 025 MHz and 2 155–2 180 MHz for Advanced Wireless Services may be the subject of a future public consultation.

C38 (CAN-04) In the band 2 483.5–2 500 MHz, the fixed service has been reduced to secondary status with the implementation of the Low Earth Orbital (LEO) mobile-satellite service in Canada.

C38A (CAN-04) The use of the band 2 500–2 690 MHz by the mobile service is subject to future spectrum policy and licensing considerations.

C39(CAN-04) SUP

C39A (CAN-05) The band 5 725–5 825 MHz is designated for use by licence-exempt wireless local area networks and devices with established maximum power levels and based upon not interfering with, or claiming protection from, licensed services.

C39B (CAN-05) The use of the bands 5 150–5 250 MHz, 5 250–5 350 MHz and 5 470–5 725 MHz by the mobile service is in accordance with spectrum policy and technical and operational limits established for the implementation of wireless local area networks and devices.

C39C (CAN-05) In the band 5 850–5 925 MHz the use of the fixed and mobile services has priority over the use of the fixed-satellite service. The use of the fixed-satellite service in this band shall be limited to applications that pose minimal constraints on the deployment of fixed and mobile service systems. An example of such an application would be the use of a small number of large aperture earth stations, taking into account existing and potential service areas for ubiquitous deployment of fixed and mobile service systems.

C39D (CAN-04) In the bands 5 925–6 425 MHz and 14–14.5 GHz, a technical and operational procedure will be developed in accordance with Resolution 902 (WRC-03) in order to facilitate the operation of earth stations located on board vessels in Canada.

C40 Feeder links to broadcasting-satellite (sound) space stations operating in the band 1 452 -1 492 MHz shall be implemented in the band 7 025–7 075 MHz to the extent possible before a different FIXED-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space) band is so used. Use of the FIXED-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space) allocation in the 7 025–7 075 MHz band is limited to this application, except for general fixed-satellite use by inter-Regional fixed-satellite networks.

C41(CAN-04) SUP

C41A (CAN-04) In the band 14–14.5 GHz, the use of mobile-satellite allocation, on a secondary basis, shall be limited to those mobile earth stations which operate with space stations in the fixed-satellite service. Such use will be governed by spectrum utilization policies which will be formulated in the future.

C42 Additional Allocation: The band 15.7–16.2 GHz is also allocated on a primary basis to the radionavigation service, the use of which is limited to Airport Surface Detection Equipment (ASDE).

C43 In the bands 17.3–17.8 GHz and 17.9–18.4 GHz, the fixed-satellite service (Earth-to-space) is limited to feeder links to broadcasting-satellite space stations operating in the 12.2–12.7 GHz band.

C44 (CAN-00) Feeder links to broadcasting-satellite space stations operating in the band 17.3 -17.8 GHz shall be implemented in the band 24.75-25.25 GHz. In areas where fixed systems have been licensed using a competitive process, future earth stations (Earth-to-space) in the band 25.05–25.25 GHz will be permitted provided that such installations will not cause interference to any fixed service to be deployed in the authorized service area.

C45 In the band 17.7–17.8 GHz, Canadian stations in the fixed service shall not claim protection from and shall not cause harmful interference to Canadian stations operating in the broadcasting-satellite service after 1 April 2007. In addition, to protect broadcasting-satellite receiving stations in Canada and in the United States, the aggregate power flux density from fixed systems of one country shall not be greater than -109 dB (W/m2) over any 1 MHz band in any area within the other country where the broadcasting-satellite service is used.

C46 In the band 17.7–17.8 GHz, Canadian broadcasting-satellite space stations shall not radiate into territory of the United States administration a power flux density greater than that specified in ITU Article 21, Table 21-4. Similarly, to protect Canadian fixed systems, transmissions from broadcasting-satellite space stations of United States operators can be expected to be limited in the same way in Canadian territory.

C46A (CAN-04) The use of the band 19.3–19.7 GHz for fixed-satellite services (space-to-Earth) is limited to feeder links for the mobile-satellite service.

C47(CAN-04) SUP

C47A (CAN-00) The band 27.35–28.35 GHz is being licensed for Local Multipoint Communication Systems (LMCS) in the fixed service, which will be given priority over fixed-satellite service systems sharing this spectrum on a co-primary basis. Fixed-satellite service implementation in this band will be limited to applications which will pose minimal constraints upon the deployment of fixed service systems, such as a small number of large antennas for feeder links.

C47B (CAN-00) The band 25.35–27.5 GHz has been designated for Local Multipoint Communications Systems (LMCS) in the fixed service. Recommendations are under development within the ITU-R on sharing with the inter-satellite service.

C48 (CAN-04) The use of the band 29.1–29.25 GHz by the fixed-satellite service (Earth-to-space) is limited to feeder links for the mobile-satellite service.

C49 In the bands 7 250–7 750 MHz and 7 900–8 400 MHz and, in all or a portion of, the bands 20.2–21.2 GHz, 30–31 GHz and 39.5–40.5 GHz as required, the use of the fixed-satellite service is limited to the Government of Canada.

C50 In the bands 7 250–7 375 MHz, 7 975–8 025 MHz, and 43.5–45.5 GHz and, in all or a portion of, the bands 20.2–21.2 GHz, 30–31 GHz and 39.5–40.5 GHz as required, the use of the mobile-satellite service is limited to the Government of Canada.

C51 (CAN-00) The band 38.6–40 GHz is being licensed for high density applications in the fixed service operating on an area basis (point-to-multipoint), which will be given priority over fixed-satellite service systems sharing this spectrum on a co-primary basis. Fixed-satellite service implementation in this spectrum will be limited to applications which will pose minimal constraints upon the deployment of fixed service systems, such as a small number of large antennas for feeder links.

C52 (CAN-00) Use of the band 47.2–48.2 GHz by High Altitude Platform Systems (HAPS) will be governed by spectrum utilization policies which will be formulated in the future.

Figure 1 — Chart of ITU Regions

For the allocation of frequencies the world has been divided into three regions as shown on the following map. The shaded part represents the Tropical Zones as defined in Nos. 5.16 to 5.20 and 5.21.

Figure 1 - Chart of ITU Regions
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