Arrangement Q

Sharing arrangement between the Department of Industry of Canada and the Federal Communications Commission of the United States of America concerning the use of the frequency bands 768-776 MHz and 798-806 MHz by the Land Mobile Service along the Canada-United States border

Contents

  1. Scope
  2. Sharing and Protection Zones
  3. General Sharing Arrangement
  4. Special Sharing Arrangements
  5. Technical Limits
  6. Coordination Necessitated by the Special Sharing Arrangements
  7. Use of Frequencies Allotted to One Administration by the Other Administration
  8. Information Exchange

The Department of Industry of Canada (Industry Canada) and the Federal Communications Commission of the United States of America (FCC), hereinafter referred to as the “Agencies”,

Have agreed to the following:

1. Scope

1.1. This Arrangement is made pursuant to the Exchange of Notes (October 24, 1962) between the Government of Canada and the Government of the United States of America concerning the coordination and use of radio frequencies above thirty megacycles per second, with annex, completed at Ottawa October 24, 1962, as amended, and covers the sharing and coordination of frequency spectrum for the establishment and operation of land mobile radio services operating in the bands 768-776 MHz and 798-806 MHz along the Canada-United States border.

1.2. Aeronautical and maritime mobile services in this band are not covered by this Arrangement but may be subject to special coordination procedures on a case-by-case basis at the request of either agency prior to their introduction.

1.3. The Agencies may initiate and implement special coordination procedures allowing proposed stations to operate in a manner exceeding the technical conditions stated in this Arrangement within the sharing zones where the affected licensees agree to such conditions. Such special coordination may be initiated by either Agency through an exchange of correspondence and the results shall be approved by both Agencies.

1.4. This Arrangement is subject to review at any time at the request of either Agency, the U.S. Department of State or the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade of Canada.


2. Sharing and Protection Zones

The Agencies shall use the following definitions of Sharing Zones, Protection Zones and Sectors when interpreting this Arrangement:

2.1. Sharing Zone I

This Sharing Zone is the area adjacent to the United States-Canada border East of longitude 121° 30' W. and extending a distance of 100 km within either country. However, within Sharing Zone I the following special geographic areas are recognized:

  1. In the Great Lakes area there are significant land areas that are within 100 km of the international border between the United States and Canada, but further than 100 km from any land mass of the other country. These areas contain several significant population centers that would benefit from additional spectrum if the lake shores were considered for purposes of sharing. With this in mind, the following cities shall be considered as falling outside of Sharing Zone I but inside the Protection Zone as defined in section 2.4 below: in the United States, the cities of Akron, Ohio; Youngstown, Ohio; and Syracuse, New York; and in Canada, the cities of Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario; Peterborough, Ontario, and London, Ontario. These cities are defined in Annex B, Table B4 as an area with the given center coordinates and encompassing a circle of 30 km radius.
  2. Sector 1 and Sector 2, as defined in Section 4 below, are recognized as special geographic areas within Sharing Zone I.

2.2. Sharing Zone II

This Sharing Zone is the area adjacent to the United States-Canada border between 121° 30' and 127° W. longitude and extending a distance of 140 km within either country.

2.3. Sharing Zone III

This Sharing Zone is the area adjacent to the Alaska-British Columbia/Yukon Territory border and extending a distance of 100 km within either country.

2.4. Protection Zones

The Protection Zones are the areas adjacent to Sharing Zones I and III and extending from 100 km to 140 km away from the United States-Canada border within both countries as well as the areas defined in Annex B, Table B4.


3. General Sharing Arrangement

3.1. Channeling Arrangements

Within the Sharing Zones and Protection Zones, the Agencies shall use the spectrum on the basis of a paired frequency channeling plan with base station transmitters in the frequency band 768-775 MHz and mobile station transmitters in the frequency band 798-805 MHz. In the bands 775-776 MHz and 805-806 MHz, the Agencies may use unpaired or paired frequencies. A mobile station may also transmit on any frequency assigned to its associated base station. Base station to base station transmissions may occur in either frequency band 768-776 MHz or frequency band 798-806 MHz.Footnote 1

The channels and blocks referred to in this Arrangement are defined in Annex A.

3.2. Distribution/Allotment of Frequencies

The frequency bands covered by this Arrangement shall be shared along the border, as indicated below. Each Agency may use its allotted portions of spectrum, subject to not causing harmful interference to assignments beyond the allotted frequency band edges and subject to the technical limits described in section 5.

3.2.1. Canada

In the Sharing Zones, except as specified in section 4, Canada has primary use of the channels and blocks listed in Annex A, Tables 1a and 1b in the frequency bands 768 to 776 MHz and 798 to 806 MHz.

3.2.2. United States

In the Sharing Zones, except as specified in section 4, the United States has primary use of the channels and blocks listed in Annex A, Tables 2a and 2b in the frequency bands 768 to 776 MHz and 798 to 806 MHz.

3.2.3. Shared Channels

(a) Interoperability Channels

The following paired channels shall be available as public safety interoperability channels.Footnote 2 These channels shall be available for each Agency’s use in all areas. Usage of these channels in the sharing zones may be locally coordinated in accordance with the interoperability requirements of the Canadian and U.S. licensees.

Base/Mobile Interoperability Channels
(base/mobile) To (base/mobile)
23 / 983 To 24 / 984
39 / 999 To 40 / 1000
63 / 1023 To 64 / 1024
79 / 1039 To 80 / 1040
103 / 1063 To 104 / 1064
119 / 1079 To 120 / 1080
143 / 1103 To 144 / 1104
159 / 1119 To 160 / 1120
183 / 1143 To 184 / 1144
199 / 1159 To 200 / 1160
223 / 1183 To 224 / 1184
239 / 1199 To 240 / 1200
263 / 1223 To 264 / 1224
279 / 1239 To 280 / 1240
303 / 1263 To 304 / 1264
319 / 1279 To 320 / 1280
641 / 1601 To 642 / 1602
657 / 1617 To 658 / 1618
681 / 1641 To 682 / 1642
697 / 1657 To 698 / 1658
721 / 1681 To 722 / 1682
737 / 1697 To 738 / 1698
761 / 1721 To 762 / 1722
777 / 1737 To 778 / 1738
801 / 1761 To 802 / 1762
817 / 1777 To 818 / 1778
841 / 1801 To 842 / 1802
857 / 1817 To 858 / 1818
881 / 1841 To 882 / 1842
897 / 1857 To 898 / 1858
921 / 1881 To 922 / 1882
937 / 1897 To 938 / 1898

(b) Low Power Channels

The following channels shall be available as narrowband low power channels: 1 to 12, 949 to 960, 961 to 972, and 1909 to 1920. These channels shall be available for mobile operations only. No fixed station shall be allowed on these channels. These channels shall be available for each Agency’s use on an unprotected basis. Operation on these low power channels shall be limited to a maximum ERP of 2 watts.

3.2.4. Protection Zones

In the Protection Zones, each Agency has primary use of all the channels and blocks in the frequency bands 768 to 776 MHz and 798 to 806 MHz.

3.3. Use of the 768 to 776 MHz and 798 to 806 MHz bands Outside the Sharing and Protection Zones

Beyond 140 km from the border, the Agencies shall have primary use of these bands.

3.4 In the event that a station in one country causes harmful interference to a station in the other country, both Agencies shall take appropriate action to eliminate such interference.


4. Special Sharing Arrangements

In recognition of particular demographic circumstances, the Agencies agree on the unequal division of spectrum between Canada and the United States in the following two sectors of Sharing Zone I:

4.1. Sector 1

Sector 1 is defined to be the portion of Sharing Zone I in the United States and Canada bounded on the West by 85° W. longitude and on the East in Canada by 81° W. longitude and in the United States by 80° 30' W. longitude.

In this Sector, Canada shall have primary use of the frequencies listed in Annex A, Tables 3a and 3b. In this Sector, the United States shall have primary use of the frequencies listed in Annex A, Tables 4a and 4b. In this Sector, Canada and the United States shall have shared use of the channels listed in section 3.2.3.

4.2. Sector 2

Sector 2 is defined to be the portion of Sharing Zone I in the United States and Canada bounded on the East by 71° W. longitude and on the West in Canada by 81° W longitude and in the United States by 80° 30' W. longitude.

In this Sector, Canada shall have primary use of the frequencies listed in Annex A, Tables 5a and 5b. In this Sector, the United States shall have primary use of the frequencies listed in Annex A, Tables 6a and 6b. Within an area of 30 km radius from the centre city coordinates of London, Ontario, 42° 59' N. 81° 14' W., Canada shall have primary use the frequencies as defined in section 2.1 (protection zone). In this Sector, Canada and the United States shall have shared use of the channels listed in section 3.2.4.


5. Technical Limits

5.1. Within Sharing Zones I (including Sectors 1 and 2) and III, the Agencies may use their allotted portions of spectrum, subject to the Effective Radiated Power (ERP) and Effective Antenna Height (EAH) limits of Annex B, Table B1.

5.2. Within Sharing Zones II, the Agencies may use their allotted portions of spectrum, subject to the Effective Radiated Power (ERP) and Antenna Height Above Mean Sea Level (AMSL) limits of Annex B, Table B2.

5.3. Each Agency shall have primary use of the 768-776 MHz and 798-806 MHz bands within the Protection Zone in its respective country, subject to the condition that base stations not exceed the maximum Effective Radiated Power (ERP) and effective Antenna Height (EAH) limits of Annex B, Table B1.

5.4. Within the Sharing and Protection Zones, calculation of the limits on Effective Radiated Power (ERP) shall be based on the power radiated toward the horizon in the direction of the common border.

5.5. Each Agency may authorize stations which exceed the ERP limits specified in sections 5.1 through 5.4, provided the signal from such a station does not exceed a maximum power flux density (pfd) limit of -107dB(W/m2)/25 kHz at and beyond the border and a maximum ERP of 500 watts in the direction of the common border. If the border falls over water, the pfd limit shall apply at the shore beyond the border.

  1. The Agencies shall require applicants or licensees under this provision to calculate the pfd described in section 5.5 using good engineering practice and generally accepted terrain-sensitive propagation models (with location and time variables of 10% and standard 3 arc-second digitized terrain data). Upon request by either Agency, the other Agency shall provide all data and calculations for determining compliance with this Arrangement.
  2. In the event that the actual pfd at or beyond the border exceeds the value described in section 5.5, it is the responsibility of the licensee to bring the station’s actual pfd into compliance with section 5.5 or bring the station into compliance with the power limits described in sections 5.1 through 5.4.

6. Coordination Necessitated by the Special Sharing Arrangements

6.1. As a result of the division of spectrum described in sections 4.1 and 4.2, portions of the bands allotted to both countries under this Arrangement overlap. Therefore, the Agencies shall coordinate the proposed frequency assignments in the overlapping portions in those bands, as described in sections 6.2 and 6.3 below, in accordance with the procedures specified in Arrangement A annexed to the Above 30 Agreement.

6.2. Coordination shall be required for assignments on the frequencies listed Annex A, Tables 7a and 7b in the following areas (see Annex C, Figure 1):

  1. The geographical area in Canada enclosed by the United States-Canada border, the meridian 71° W.; and the line beginning at the intersection of 72° W. and the United States-Canada border, thence running North along meridian 72° W. to the intersection of 45° 45' N., thence running East along 45° 45' N. to the meridian 71° W., and
  2. The geographical area in the United States enclosed by the United States-Canada border, the meridian 71° W.; and the line beginning at the intersection of 44° 25' N., 71° W., thence running by great circle arc to the intersection of 45° N., 70° W., thence North along meridian 70° W. to the intersection of 45° 45' N., thence running West along 45° 45' N. to the intersection of the United States-Canada border.

6.3. Coordination shall be required for assignments on the frequencies listed Annex A, Tables 8a and 8b in the following areas (see Annex C, Figure 2):

  1. The geographical area in Canada enclosed by the meridian of 81° W. longitude, the arc of a circle of 100 km radius centered at 41° 58'N. latitude and 80° 30' W. longitude at the southern shore of Lake Erie and drawn clockwise from the northerly intersection with 81° W. longitude to intersect the United States-Canada border East of 80° 30' W., and the United States-Canada border; and
  2. The geographical area in the United States enclosed by the meridian of 81° W. longitude, the arc of a circle of 100 km radius centered at 42° 39' 30" N. latitude and 81° W. longitude at the northern shore of Lake Erie and drawn clockwise from the southerly intersection with 80° 30' W. longitude to intersect the United States-Canada border West of 81° W., and the United States-Canada border.

Within an area of 30 km radius from the centre city coordinates of London, Ontario, 42o 59' N. 81o 14' W., Canada has primary access as defined in section 2.1 (protection zone).


7. Use of Frequencies Allotted to One Administration by the Other Administration

7.1 Frequencies allotted for primary use of one Agency may be assigned by the other Agency for use within the sharing zones in its country under the following conditions:

  1. The maximum power flux density (pfd) of the signal at and beyond the border of the primary user’s country does not exceed -124 dB(W/m2)/25 kHz.
    1. The Agencies shall require applicants or licensees under this provision to calculate the pfd described in section 7.1(a) using good engineering practice and generally accepted terrain-sensitive propagation models (with location and time variables of 10% and standard 3 arc-second digitized terrain data). Upon request by either Agency, the other Agency shall provide all data and calculations for determining compliance with this Arrangement.
    2. In the event that the measured pfd at or beyond the border exceeds the value described in section 7.1(a), it is the responsibility of the licensee to bring the station’s pfd into compliance with section 7.1(a).
  2. Stations authorized under this provision shall be considered as secondary and shall neither be granted protection against harmful interference from stations that have primary use of their authorized frequency, nor shall they cause harmful interference to stations having primary use of their authorized frequency, regardless of whether they meet the pfd values specified in 7.1 (a) above.
  3. Mobile stations exceeding 5 watts transmitter power output (TPO) shall not be operated in frequencies allotted for primary use of the other Agency within 30 km of the common border.
  4. Beyond 30 km of the common border, mobile stations operating in frequencies allotted for primary use of the other Agency must not exceed the pfd value specified in 7.1 (a).
  5. The documentation issued by each Agency authorizing such stations to use these frequencies shall include a clause stating that such authorization is subject to the following conditions:
    1. In the event that the measured signal at or beyond the border is found to exceed -124 dB(W/m2)/25 kHz, the signal level shall be reduced accordingly;
    2. In the event that harmful interference occurs to any station that has primary use of the authorized frequency, regardless of signal strength, the licensee shall take immediate action to eliminate such interference. The Agency granting the authorization for secondary use shall ensure that remedial action is taken to resolve the harmful interference, up to and including revocation of the authorization.

8. Information Exchange

8.1 To facilitate the coordination requirements of this Arrangement, the Agencies shall either exchange information including, but not limited to: (1) licensee name(s); (2) licensed service areas; and (3) licensee point(s) of contact; or means to obtain the above information.

8.2 When necessary, the Agencies shall provide information to their respective licensees to facilitate the coordination requirements of this Arrangement.

8.3 To facilitate cross-border coordination between licensees, the Agencies shall encourage licensees to exchange data as listed in Annex D to this Arrangement.


Annex A — Distribution/Allotment of Frequencies for General and Special Sharing Arrangements

Channels shall be 6.25 kHz wide for a total of 1920 channels. The channels can be combined. The frequencies corresponding to the lower and upper band edge of the channel number are defined by the following formulas, where n is the channel number:

Channelling Plan
Channel Number Lower Edge (MHz) Upper Edge (MHz)
1 to 960 fn = 769.0 + (0.00625)*(n-1)
where n = 1 to 960
fn = 769.0 + (0.00625)*(n)
where n = 1 to 960
961 to 1920 fn = 799.0 + (0.00625)*(n-961)
where n = 961 to 1920
fn = 799.0 + (0.00625)*(n-960)
where n = 961 to 1920

A1. In the Sharing Zones, except Sectors 1 and 2, Canada shall have primary use of the following channels and blocks:

Table 1a — Canada Primary Channels in Sharing Zones (except Sectors 1 and 2)
Base/Mobile Channels
(base/mobile) To (base/mobile)
181 / 1141 To 182 / 1142
185 / 1145 To 198 / 1158
221 / 1181 To 222 / 1182
225 / 1185 To 238 / 1198
261 / 1221 To 262 / 1222
265 / 1225 To 278 / 1238
301 / 1261 To 302 / 1262
305 / 1265 To 318 / 1278
327 / 1287 To 634 / 1594
643 / 1603 To 656 / 1616
659 / 1619 To 660 / 1620
683 / 1643 To 696 / 1656
699 / 1659 To 700 / 1660
723 / 1683 To 736 / 1696
739 / 1699 To 740 / 1700
763 / 1723 To 776 / 1736
779 / 1739 To 780 / 1740

Table 1b – Canada Primary Blocks in Sharing Zones (except Sectors 1 and 2)
Base Mobile
768 to 768.50 MHz 798 to 798.50 MHz
775 to 775.50 MHz 805 to 805.50 MHz

A2. In the Sharing Zones, except Sectors 1 and 2, the United States shall have primary use of the following channels and blocks:

Table 2a — U.S. Primary Channels in Sharing Zones (except Sectors 1 and 2)
Base/Mobile Channels
(base/mobile) To (base/mobile)
13 / 973 To 22 / 982
25 / 985 To 38 / 998
41 / 1001 To 62 / 1022
65 / 1025 To 78 / 1038
81 / 1041 To 102 / 1062
105 / 1065 To 118 / 1078
121 / 1081 To 142 / 1102
145 / 1105 To 158 / 1118
161 / 1121 To 180 / 1140
201 / 1161 To 220 / 1180
241 / 1201 To 260 / 1220
281 / 1241 To 300 / 1260
321 / 1281 To 326 / 1286
635 / 1595 To 640 / 1600
661 / 1621 To 680 / 1640
701 / 1661 To 720 / 1680
741 / 1701 To 760 / 1720
781 / 1741 To 800 / 1760
803 / 1763 To 816 / 1776
819 / 1779 To 840 / 1800
843 / 1803 To 856 / 1816
859 / 1819 To 880 / 1840
883 / 1843 To 896 / 1856
899 / 1859 To 920 / 1880
923 / 1883 To 936 / 1896
939 / 1899 To 948 / 1908

Table 2b — U.S. Primary Blocks in Sharing Zones (except Sectors 1 and 2)
Base Mobile
768.50 to 769 MHz 798.50 to 799 MHz
775.50 to 776 MHz 805.50 to 806 MHz

A3. In Sector 1, Canada shall have primary use of the following channels and blocks:

Table 3a — Canada Primary Channels in Sector 1
Base/Mobile Channels
(base/mobile) To (base/mobile)
305 / 1265 To 318 / 1278
429 / 1389 To 532 / 1492
643 / 1603 To 656 / 1616

Table 3b — Canada Primary Channels and Blocks in Sector 1
Base Mobile
768 to 768.15 MHz 798 to 798.15 MHz
775 to 775.15 MHz 805 to 805.15 MHz

A4. In Sector 1, the United States shall have primary use of the following channels and blocks:

Table 4a — U.S. Primary Channels in Sector 1
Base/Mobile Channels
(base/mobile) To (base/mobile)
13 / 973 To 22 / 982
25 / 985 To 38 / 998
41 / 1001 To 62 / 1022
65 / 1025 To 78 / 1038
81 / 1041 To 102 / 1062
105 / 1065 To 118 / 1078
121 / 1081 To 142 / 1102
145 / 1105 To 158 / 1118
161 / 1121 To 182 / 1142
185 / 1145 To 198 / 1158
201 / 1161 To 222 / 1182
225 / 1185 To 238 / 1198
241 / 1201 To 262 / 1222
265 / 1225 To 278 / 1238
281 / 1241 To 302 / 1262
321 / 1281 To 428 / 1388
533 / 1493 To 640 / 1600
659 / 1619 To 680 / 1640
683 / 1643 To 696 / 1656
699 / 1659 To 720 / 1680
723 / 1683 To 736 / 1696
739 / 1699 To 760 / 1720
763 / 1723 To 776 / 1736
779 / 1739 To 800 / 1760
803 / 1763 To 816 / 1776
819 / 1779 To 840 / 1800
843 / 1803 To 856 / 1816
859 / 1819 To 880 / 1840
883 / 1843 To 896 / 1856
899 / 1859 To 920 / 1880
923 / 1883 To 936 / 1896
939 / 1899 To 948 / 1908

Table 4b – U.S. Primary Blocks in Sector 1
Base Mobile
768.15 to 769 MHz 798.15 to 799 MHz
775.15 to 776 MHz 805.15 to 806 MHz

A5a. In Sector 2, Canada shall have primary use of the following channels and blocks:

Table 5a — Canada Primary Channels in Sector 2
Base/Mobile Channels
(base/mobile) To (base/mobile)
101 / 1061 To 102 / 1062
105 / 1065 To 118 / 1078
141 / 1101 To 142 / 1102
145 / 1105 To 158 / 1118
181 / 1141 To 182 / 1142
185 / 1145 To 198 / 1158
211 / 1171 To 222 / 1182
225 / 1185 To 238 / 1198
241 / 1201 To 262 / 1222
265 / 1225 To 278 / 1238
281 / 1241 To 302 / 1262
305 / 1265 To 318 / 1278
321 / 1281 To 640 / 1600
643 / 1603 To 656 / 1616
659 / 1619 To 680 / 1640
683 / 1643 To 696 / 1656
699 / 1659 To 720 / 1680
723 / 1683 To 736 / 1696
739 / 1699 To 750 / 1710
763 / 1723 To 776 / 1736
779 / 1739 To 780 / 1740
803 / 1763 To 816 / 1776
819 / 1779 To 820 / 1780
843 / 1803 To 856 / 1816
859 / 1819 To 860 / 1820

Table 5b — Canada Primary Blocks in Sector 2
Base Mobile
768 to 768.7 MHz 798 to 798.7 MHz
775 to 775.7 MHz 805 to 805.7 MHz

A6a. In Sector 2, the United States shall have primary use of the following channels and blocks:

Table 6a — U.S. Primary Channels in Sector 2
Base/Mobile Channels
(base/mobile) To (base/mobile)
13 / 973 To 22 / 982
25 / 985 To 38 / 998
41 / 1001 To 62 / 1022
65 / 1025 To 78 / 1038
81 / 1041 To 100 / 1060
121 / 1081 To 140 / 1100
161 / 1121 To 180 / 1140
201 / 1161 To 210 / 1170
751 / 1711 To 760 / 1720
781 / 1741 To 800 / 1760
821 / 1781 To 840 / 1800
861 / 1821 To 880 / 1840
883 / 1843 To 896 / 1856
899 / 1859 To 920 / 1880
923 / 1883 To 936 / 1896
939 / 1899 To 948 / 1908

Table 6b — U.S. Primary Blocks in Sector 2
Base Mobile
768.7 to 769 MHz 798.7 to 799 MHz
775.7 to 776 MHz 805.7 to 806 MHz

A7. In the areas listed in section 6.2, the following channels shall be coordinated in accordance with the procedures specified in Arrangement A annexed to the Above 30 Agreement:

Table 7a — Channels Requiring Coordination in Areas Listed in Section 6.2
Base/Mobile Channels
(base/mobile) To (base/mobile)
101 / 1061 To 102 / 1062
105 / 1065 To 118 /1078
141 / 1101 To 142 / 1102
145 / 1105 To 158 / 1118
211 / 1171 To 220 / 1180
241 / 1201 To 260 / 1220
281 / 1241 To 300 / 1260
321 / 1281 To 326 / 1286
635 / 1595 To 640 / 1600
661 / 1621 To 680 / 1640
701 / 1661 To 720 / 1680
741 / 1701 To 750 / 1710
803 / 1763 To 816 / 1776
819 / 1779 To 820 / 1790
843 / 1803 To 856 / 1816
859 / 1819 To 860 / 1820

Table 7b — Blocks Requiring Coordination in Areas Listed in Section 6.2
Base Mobile
768.50 to 768.70 MHz 798.50 to 798.70 MHz
775.50 to 775.70 MHz 805.50 to 805.70 MHz

A8. In the areas listed in section 6.3, the following channels shall be coordinated in accordance with the procedures specified in Arrangement A annexed to the Above 30 Agreement:

Table 8a — Channels Requiring Coordination in Areas Listed in Section 6.3
Base/Mobile Channels
(base/mobile) To (base/mobile)
101 / 1061 To 102 / 1062
105 / 1065 To 118 / 1078
141 / 1101 To 142 / 1102
145 / 1105 To 158 / 1118
181 / 1141 To 182 / 1142
185 / 1145 To 198 / 1158
211 / 1171 To 222 / 1182
225 / 1185 To 238 / 1198
241 / 1201 To 262 / 1222
265 / 1225 To 278 / 1238
281 / 1241 To 302 / 1262
321 / 1281 To 428 / 1388
533 / 1493 To 640 / 1600
659 / 1619 To 680 / 1640
683 / 1643 To 696 / 1656
699 / 1659 To 720 / 1680
723 / 1683 To 736 / 1696
739 / 1699 To 750 / 1710
763 / 1723 To 776 / 1736
779 / 1739 To 780 / 1740
803 / 1763 To 816 / 1776
819 / 1779 To 820 / 1790
843 / 1803 To 856 / 1816
859 / 1819 To 860 / 1820

Table 8b — Blocks Requiring Coordination in Areas Listed in Section 6.3
Base Mobile
768.15 to 768.70 MHz 798.15 to 798.70 MHz
775.15 to 775.70 MHz 805.15 to 805.70 MHz

Annex B — Limits of Effective Radiated Power and Antenna Height for General Sharing Arrangements

Effective Radiated Power (ERP) is defined as the product of the power supplied to the antenna and its gain relative to a half-wave dipole in a given direction.

B1. For base stations in Sharing Zones I (including Sectors 1 and 2) and III, and the Protection Zones, Table B1 lists the limits of Effective Radiated Power (ERP) corresponding to the Effective Antenna Height (EAH) ranges shown. In this case, Effective Antenna Height is calculated by subtracting the Assumed Average Terrain Elevation given in Table B3 from the antenna height above mean sea level.

Table B1 — Limits of Effective Radiated Power (ERP) Corresponding to Effective Antenna Heights of Base Stations in Sharing Zones I (including Sectors 1 and 2) and III, and the Protection Zones
Effective Antenna Height (EAH) in Metres ERP Watts (Maximum)
Up to 153 500
Above 153 to 306 125
Above 306 to 458 40
Above 458 to 610 20
Above 610 to 915 10
Above 915 to 1067 6
Above 1067 5

B2. For base stations in Sharing Zone II, Table B2 lists the limits of Effective Radiated Power (ERP) corresponding to the antenna height above mean sea level (AMSL) ranges shown.

Table B2 — Limits of Effective Radiated Power (ERP) Corresponding to Antenna Heights Above Mean Sea Level of Base Stations in Sharing Zone II
Antenna Height Above Mean Sea Level (AMSL) in Metres ERP Watts (Maximum)
Up to 504 500
Above 504 to 610 350
Above 610 to 763 200
Above 763 to 915 140
Above 915 to 1067 100
Above 1067 to 1220 75
Above 1220 to 1372 70
Above 1372 to 1523 65
Above 1523 5

B3. Table B3 lists the values of Assumed Average Terrain Elevations (AATE) within the Sharing and Protection Zones on both sides of the United States-Canada border.

EAH = Antenna Height Above Mean Sea Level - AATE

Table B3 — Values of Assumed Average Terrain Elevation within the Sharing and Protection Zones on Both Sides of the United States - Canada Border
Longitude (Φ) (°West) Latitude (Ω) (°North) Assumed Average Terrain Elevation
United States Canada
Feet Metres Feet Metres
65 ≤Φ< 69 Ω< 45 0 0 0 0
" 45 ≤Ω< 46 300 91 300 91
" Ω≥ 46 1000 305 1000 305
69 ≤Φ< 73 All 2000 609 1000 305
73 ≤Φ< 74 " 500 152 500 152
74 ≤Φ< 78 " 250 76 250 76
78 ≤Φ< 80 Ω< 43 250 76 250 76
" Ω≥ 43 500 152 500 152
80 ≤Φ< 90 All 600 183 600 183
90 ≤Φ< 98 " 1000 305 1000 305
98 ≤Φ< 102 " 1500 457 1500 457
102 ≤Φ< 108 " 2500 762 2500 762
108 ≤Φ< 111 " 3500 1066 3500 1066
111 ≤Φ< 113 " 4000 1219 3500 1066
113 ≤Φ< 114 " 5000 1524 4000 1219
114 ≤Φ< 121.5 " 3000 914 3000 914
121.5 ≤Φ 127 " 0 0 0 0
Φ≥ 127 54 ≤Ω< 56 0 0 0 0
" 56 ≤Ω< 58 500 152 1500 457
" 58 ≤Ω< 60 0 0 2000 609
" 60 ≤Ω< 62 4000 1219 2500 762
" 62 ≤Ω< 64 1600 488 1600 488
" 64 ≤Ω< 66 1000 305 2000 609
" 66 ≤Ω< 68 750 228 750 228
" 68 ≤Ω< 69.5 1500 457 500 152
" Ω≥ 69.5 0 0 0 0

B4. Table B4 lists cities in the United States and Canada that, for the purposes of this agreement, shall be considered as falling outside of Sharing Zone I but within the Protection Zone. These cities are defined as circles with a 30 km radius around the center coordinates listed.

Table B4 — Cities in the United States and Canada that for purposes of this arrangement shall be considered as falling outside of Sharing Zone I but within the Protection Zone
Location Coordinates (NAD83)
Latitude
Coordinates (NAD83)
Longitude
Akron, Ohio 41° 05' 00.2" N. 81° 30' 39.4" W.
Youngstown, Ohio 41° 05' 57.2" N. 80° 39' 01.3" W.
Syracuse, New York 43° 03' 04.2" N. 76° 09' 12.7" W.
Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario 43° 27' 30.2" N. 80° 29' 59.4" W.
Peterborough, Ontario 44° 18' 00.2" N. 78° 18' 59.2" W.
London, Ontario 42° 59’ 00.0” N. 81° 14’ 00.0 W.

Annex C — Band overlap coordination areas

Figure 1 — Band overlap coordination areas

Figure 1 — Band overlap coordination areas (the long description is located below the image)
Description of Figure 1

This figure presents a map of a small region of the Canada-United States border, which depicts a shaded area in either country where coordination is required of proposed frequency assignments listed in Annex A, Tables 7a and 7b. The Canadian area is that area enclosed by the United States-Canada border, the meridian 71° W; and the line beginning at the intersection of 72° W and the United States-Canada border, thence running North along meridian 72° W to the intersection of 45° 45' N, thence running east along 45° 45' N to the meridian 71° W. The United States area is that area enclosed by the United States-Canada border, the meridian 71° W; and the line beginning at the intersection of 44° 25' N, 71° W, thence running by great circle arc to the intersection of 45° N, 70° W, thence north along meridian 70° W to the intersection of 45° 45' N, thence running west along 45° 45' N to the intersection of the United States-Canada border.

Figure 2 — Band overlap coordination areas

Figure 2 — Band overlap coordination areas (the long description is located below the image)
Description of Figure 2

This figure presents a map of a small region of the Canada-United States border, which depicts a shaded area in either country where coordination is required of proposed frequency assignments listed in Annex A, Tables 8a and 8b. The Canadian area is that area enclosed by the meridian of 81 degrees west longitude, the arc of a circle of 100 kilometres radius centered at 41 degrees 58 minutes north latitude and 80 degrees 30 minutes west longitude at the southern shore of Lake Erie and drawn clockwise from the northerly intersection with 81 degrees west longitude to intersect the United States-Canada border east of 80 degrees 30 minutes west, and the United States-Canada border. The United States area is that area enclosed by the meridian of 81 degrees west longitude, the arc of a circle of 100 kilometres radius centered at 42 degrees 39 minutes 30 seconds north latitude and 81 degrees west longitude at the northern shore of Lake Erie and drawn clockwise from the southerly intersection with 80 degrees 30 minutes west longitude to intersect the United States-Canada border west of 81 degrees west, and the United States-Canada border.


Annex D — Parameters for coordination

  • Licensee information (Corporate name/Mailing address/Phone/Fax/Email address)
  • Location of transmitter (Community/State/Province)
  • Geographical coordinates of transmitting antenna (NAD83)
  • Equivalent Radiated Power (ERP) (dBW)
  • Ground elevation and antenna height above ground (m)
  • Center frequency (MHz)
  • Polarization
  • Antenna pattern/tabulation of the pattern
  • Azimuth of the maximum antenna gain
  • Bandwidth and emission designation
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