Table of Parts
[Code of Federal Regulations]
[Title 47, Volume 5, Parts 80 to end]
[Revised as of October 1, 1997]
From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access
CHAPTER I--FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED)
PART 90--PRIVATE LAND MOBILE RADIO SERVICES
Subpart A--General Information
90.1 Basis and purpose.
90.5 Other applicable rule parts.
Subpart B--Public Safety Radio Pool
90.16 Public Safety National Plan.
90.20 Public Safety Pool.
90.22 Paging operations.
Subpart C--Industrial/Business Radio Pool
90.33 General eligibility.
90.35 Industrial/Business Pool.
Subpart D--Industrial Radio Services
90.61 General eligibility.
90.63 Power Radio Service.
90.65 Petroleum Radio Service.
90.67 Forest Products Radio Service.
90.69 Film and Video Production Radio Service.
90.71 Relay Press Radio Service.
90.73 Special Industrial Radio Service.
90.75 Business Radio Service.
90.79 Manufacturers Radio Service.
90.81 Telephone Maintenance Radio Service.
Subpart E--Land Transportation Radio Services
90.87 General eligibility.
90.89 Motor Carrier Radio Service.
90.91 Railroad Radio Service.
90.93 Taxicab Radio Service.
90.95 Automobile Emergency Radio Service.
Subpart F--Radiolocation Service
90.103 Radiolocation Service.
Subpart G--Applications and Authorizations
90.113 Station authorization required.
90.115 Foreign government and alien eligibility.
90.117 Applications for radio station or radio system authorizations.
90.119 Application forms.
90.121 Canadian registration.
90.123 Full disclosures.
90.125 Who may sign applications.
90.127 Submission and filing of applications.
90.129 Supplemental information to be routinely submitted with
90.131 Amendment or dismissal of applications.
90.135 Modification of license.
90.137 Applications for operation at temporary locations.
90.138 Applications for itinerant frequencies.
90.139 Commission processing of applications.
90.141 Resubmitted applications.
90.143 Grants of applications.
90.145 Special temporary authority.
90.147 Mailing address furnished by licensee.
90.149 License term.
90.151 Requests for waiver.
90.153 Transfer or assignment of station authorization.
90.155 Time in which station must be placed in operation.
90.157 Discontinuance of station operation.
90.159 Temporary and conditional permits.
Special Rules Governing Facilities Used To Provide Commercial Mobile
90.160 Public notice.
90.161 Amendment or dismissal of applications.
90.162 Agreements to dismiss applications, amendments, or pleadings.
90.163 Petitions to deny, responsive pleadings.
90.164 Classification of filings as major or minor.
90.165 Procedures for mutually exclusive applications.
90.166 Grants of applications.
90.167 Time in which a station must commence service.
90.168 Equal employment opportunities.
90.169 Construction prior to grant of application.
Subpart H--Policies Governing the Assignment of Frequencies
90.173 Policies governing the assignment of frequencies.
90.175 Frequency coordination requirements.
90.176 Coordinator notification requirements on frequencies below 512
90.177 Protection of certain radio receiving locations.
90.179 Shared use of radio stations.
90.185 Multiple licensing of radio transmitting equipment in the mobile
90.187 Trunking in the bands between 150 and 512 MHz.
Subpart I--General Technical Standards
90.203 Type acceptance required.
90.205 Power and antenna height limits.
90.207 Types of emissions.
90.209 Bandwidth limitations.
90.210 Emission masks.
90.211 Modulation requirements.
90.212 Provisions relating to the use of scrambling devices and digital
90.213 Frequency stability.
90.214 Transient frequency behavior.
90.215 Transmitter measurements.
90.217 Exemption from technical standards.
90.219 Use of signal boosters.
Subpart J--Non-Voice and Other Specialized Operations
90.233 Base/mobile non-voice operations.
90.235 Secondary fixed signaling operations.
90.237 Interim provisions for operation of radioteleprinter and
90.238 Telemetry operations.
90.241 Radio call box operations.
90.242 Travelers' information stations.
90.243 Mobile relay stations.
90.245 Fixed relay stations.
90.247 Mobile repeater stations.
90.249 Control stations.
90.250 Meteor burst communications.
Subpart K--Standards for Special Frequencies or Frequency Bands
90.253 Use of frequency 5167.5 kHz.
90.257 Assignment and use of frequencies in the band 72-76 MHz.
90.259 Assignment and use of frequencies in the bands 216-220 MHz and
90.261 Assignment and use of the frequencies in the band 450-470 MHz
for fixed operations.
90.263 Substitution of frequencies below 25 MHz.
90.264 Disaster communications between 2 and 10 MHz.
90.265 Assignment and use of frequencies in the bands 169-172 MHz and
90.266 Long distance communications on frequencies below 25 MHz.
90.267 Assignment and use of frequencies in the 450-470 MHz band for
90.269 Use of frequencies for self-powered vehicle detectors.
90.273 Availability and use of frequencies in the 421-430 MHz band.
90.275 Selection and assignment of frequencies in the 421-430 MHz band.
90.279 Power limitations applicable to the 421-430 MHz band.
90.281 Restrictions on operational fixed stations in the 421-430 MHz
90.283 Inter-service sharing of maritime frequencies in the 156-162 MHz
Subpart L--Authorization in the Band 470-512 MHz (UHF-TV Sharing)
90.303 Availability of frequencies.
90.305 Location of stations.
90.307 Protection criteria.
90.309 Tables and figures.
90.313 Frequency loading criteria.
90.315 Special provisions governing use of frequencies in the 476-494
MHz band (TV Channels 15, 16, 17) in the Southern Louisiana-
Texas Offshore Zone.
90.317 Fixed ancillary signaling and data transmissions.
Subpart M--Transportation Infrastructure Radio Service
90.351 Location and Monitoring Service.
90.353 LMS operations in the 902-928 MHz band.
90.355 LMS operations below 512 MHz.
90.357 Frequencies for LMS systems in the 902-928 MHz band.
90.359 Field strength limits for MTA-licensed LMS systems.
90.361 Interference from part 15 and Amateur operations.
90.363 Grandfathering provisions for existing AVM licensees.
Subpart N--Operating Requirements
90.403 General operating requirements.
90.405 Permissible communications.
90.407 Emergency communications.
90.411 Civil defense communications.
90.415 Prohibited uses.
90.417 Interstation communication.
90.419 Points of communication.
90.421 Operation of mobile units in vehicles not under the control of
90.423 Operation on board aircraft.
90.425 Station identification.
90.427 Precautions against unauthorized operation.
90.429 Control point and dispatch point requirements.
90.431 Unattended operation.
90.433 Operator requirements.
90.437 Posting station licenses.
90.439 Inspection of stations.
90.441 Inspection and maintenance of antenna structure marking and
associated control equipment.
90.443 Content of station records.
90.445 Form of station records.
90.447 Retention of station records.
90.449 Answers to official communications and notices of violation.
Subpart O--Transmitter Control
90.461 Direct and remote control of transmitters.
90.463 Transmitter control points.
90.465 Control of systems of communication.
90.467 Dispatch points.
90.469 Unattended operation.
Internal Transmitter Control Systems
90.471 Points of operation in internal transmitter control systems.
90.473 Operation of internal transmitter control systems through
licensed fixed control points.
90.475 Operation of internal transmitter control systems in specially
90.476 Interconnection of fixed stations and certain mobile stations.
90.477 Interconnected systems.
90.483 Permissible methods and requirements of interconnecting private
and public systems of communications.
Subpart P--Paging Operations
90.490 One-way paging operations in the private services.
90.492 One-way paging operations in the 806-824/851-869 MHz and 896-
901/935-940 MHz bands.
90.493 Paging operations on exclusive channels in the 929-930 MHz band.
90.494 Paging operations on shared channels in the 929-930 MHz band.
Subpart Q--Developmental Operation
90.505 Showing required.
90.507 Limitations on use.
90.509 Frequencies available for assignment.
90.513 Special provisions.
90.515 Change or cancellation of authorization without hearing.
90.517 Report of operation.
Subpart R--Frequency List [Reserved]
Subpart S--Regulations Governing Licensing and Use of Frequencies in the
806-824, 851-869, 896-901, and 935-940 MHz Bands
Application for Authorizations
90.605 Forms to be used.
90.607 Supplemental information to be furnished by applicants for
facilities under this subpart.
90.609 Special limitations on amendment of applications for assignment
or transfer of authorizations for radio systems above 800 MHz.
Policies Governing the Processing of Applications and the Selection and
Assignment of Frequencies for Use in the 806-824 MHz, 851-869 MHz, 896-
901 MHz, and 935-940 MHz Bands
90.611 Processing of applications.
90.613 Frequencies available.
90.615 Spectrum blocks available in the General Category for 800 MHz
SMR General Category.
90.617 Frequencies in the 809.750-824/854.750-869 MHz, and 896-901/935-
940 MHz bands available for trunked or conventional system use
in non-border areas.
90.619 Frequencies available for use in the U.S./Mexico and U.S./Canada
90.621 Selection and assignment of frequencies.
90.623 Limitations on the number of frequencies assignable for
90.625 Other criteria to be applied in assigning channels for use in
conventional systems of communication.
90.627 Limitation on the number of frequency pairs that may be
assignable for trunked systems and on the number of trunked
90.629 Extended implementation period.
90.631 Trunked systems loading, construction and authorization
90.633 Conventional systems loading requirements.
Technical Regulations Regarding the Use of Frequencies in the 806-824
MHz, 851-869 MHz, 896-901 MHz, and 935-940 MHz Bands
90.635 Limitations on power and antenna height.
90.637 Restrictions on operational fixed stations.
90.645 Permissible operations.
90.647 Station identification.
90.651 Supplemental reports required of licensees authorized under this
90.653 Number of systems authorized in a geographical area.
90.655 Special licensing requirements for Specialized Mobile Radio
90.656 Responsibilities of base station licensees of Specialized Mobile
90.657 Temporary permit.
90.658 Loading data required for base station licensees of trunked
Specialized Mobile Radio systems to acquire additional
channels or to renew trunked systems licensed before June 1,
90.659 Change in number or location of base stations or transmitters.
Policies Governing the Licensing and Use of MTA-Based SMR Systems in the
896-901/935-940 MHz Band
90.661 MTA-based SMR service areas.
90.663 MTA-based SMR system operations.
90.665 Authorization, construction and implementation of MTA licenses.
90.667 Grandfathering provisions for incumbent licensees.
90.669 Emission limits.
90.671 Field strength limits.
Policies Governing the Licensing and Use of EA-Based SMR Systems in the
90.681 EA-based SMR service areas.
90.683 EA-based SMR system operations.
90.685 Authorization, construction and implementation of EA licenses.
90.687 Special provisions regarding assignments and transfers of
authorizations for incumbent SMR licensees in the 806-821/851-
866 MHz band.
90.689 Field strength limits.
90.691 Emission mask requirements for EA-based systems.
90.693 Grandfathering provisions for incumbent licensees.
90.699 Transition of the upper 200 channels in the 800 MHz band to EA
Subpart T--Regulations Governing Licensing and Use of Frequencies in the
220-222 MHz Band
90.705 Forms to be used.
90.709 Special limitations on amendment of applications and on
assignment or transfer of authorizations licensed under this
90.711 Processing of Phase II applications.
90.713 Entry criteria.
90.715 Frequencies available.
90.717 Channels available for nationwide systems in the 220-222 MHz
90.719 Individual channels available for assignment in the 220-222 MHz
90.720 Channels available for public safety/mutual aid.
90.721 Other channels available for non-nationwide systems in the 220-
222 MHz band.
90.723 Selection and assignment of frequencies.
90.725 Construction requirements for Phase I licensees.
90.727 Extended implementation schedules for Phase I licensees.
90.729 Limitations on power and antenna height.
90.733 Permissible operations.
90.735 Station identification.
90.737 Supplemental reports required of Phase I licensees.
90.739 Number of systems authorized in a geographical area.
90.741 Urban areas for Phase I nationwide systems.
90.743 Renewal expectancy.
90.751 Minor modifications of Phase I, non-nationwide licenses.
90.753 Conditions of license modification.
90.755 Procedures for license modification.
90.757 Construction requirements.
Policies Governing the Licensing and Use of Phase II EA, Regional and
90.761 EA and Regional licenses.
90.763 EA, Regional and nationwide system operations.
90.765 Licenses term for Phase II licenses.
90.767 Construction and implementation of EA and Regional licenses.
90.769 Construction and implementation of nationwide licenses.
90.771 Field strength limits.
Subpart U--Competitive Bidding Procedures for 900 MHz Specialized Mobile
90.801 900 MHz SMR subject to competitive bidding.
90.802 Competitive bidding design for 900 MHz SMR licensing.
90.803 Competitive bidding mechanisms.
90.804 Aggregation of 900 MHz SMR licenses.
90.805 Withdrawal, default and disqualification payments.
90.806 Bidding application (FCC Form 175 and 175-S Short-form).
90.807 Submission of upfront payments and down payments.
90.808 Long-form applications.
90.809 License grant, denial, default, and disqualification.
90.810 Bidding credits for small businesses.
90.811 Reduced down payment for licenses won by small businesses.
90.812 Installment payments for licenses won by small businesses.
90.813 Partitioned licenses and disaggregated spectrum.
90.815 Eligibility for small business status.
90.816 Criteria for comparative 900 MHz SMR renewal proceedings.
Subpart V--Competitive Bidding Procedures for 800 MHz Specialized Mobile
90.901 800 MHz SMR spectrum subject to competitive bidding.
90.902 Competitive bidding design for 800 MHz SMR licensing.
90.903 Competitive bidding mechanisms.
90.904 Aggregation of EA licenses.
90.905 Withdrawal, default and disqualification payments.
90.906 Bidding application (FCC Form 175 and 175-S Short-form).
90.907 Submission of upfront payments and down payments.
90.908 Long-form applications.
90.909 License grant, denial, default, and disqualification.
90.910 Bidding credits.
90.911 Partitioned licenses and disaggregated spectrum.
90.913 Eligibility for small business status.
Subpart W--Competitive Bidding Procedures for the 220 MHz Service
90.1001 220 MHz service subject to competitive bidding.
90.1003 Competitive bidding design for the 220 MHz service.
90.1005 Competitive bidding mechanisms.
90.1007 Withdrawal, default and disqualification payments.
90.1009 Bidding application (FCC Form 175 and 175-S Short-form).
90.1011 Submission of upfront payments and down payments.
90.1013 Long-form application (FCC Form 600).
90.1015 License grant, denial, default, and disqualification.
90.1017 Bidding credits, down payments, and installment payments for
small businesses and very small businesses.
90.1019 Eligibility for partitioned licenses.
90.1021 Definitions concerning competitive bidding process.
90.1023 Certifications, disclosures, records maintenance and audits.
90.1025 Petitions to deny and limitations on settlements.
Authority: Secs. 4, 251-2, 303, 309, and 332, 48 Stat. 1066, 1082,
as amended; 47 U.S.C. 154, 251-2, 303, 309 and 332, unless otherwise
Source: 43 FR 54791, Nov. 22, 1978, unless otherwise noted.
Editorial Note: At 62 FR 18924--18936, Apr. 17, 1997, part 90 was
amended, effective Oct. 17, 1997. The text of removed section 90.277 and
the superseded text of the amended sections remaining in effect until
Oct. 17, 1997, appear in the Oct. 1, 1996 revision of title 47, part 80
Subpart A--General Information