Frequency Allocation Table
The FCC's Table of Frequency Allocations consists of the International
Table of Frequency Allocations ("International Table") and the
United States Table of Frequency Allocations ("United States Table").
The FCC's Table of Frequency Allocations is codified at Section 2.106
of the Commission's Rules.
For the allocation of frequencies the ITU has divided the world into
three Regions. Click here to view a PDF map
of the three Regions.
The International Table is subdivided into the Region 1 Table, the Region
2 Table (the United States is in Region 2), and the Region 3 Table, and
is included in the Commission's Rules for informational purposes only.
The United States Table consists of Federal Government Table of Frequency
Allocations and the Non-Federal Government Table of Frequency Allocations.
The FCC also provides cross references to some of the pertinent service
rules (column 6). The Federal Government Table and the rule part(s) cross
references are included in the Commission's Rules for informational purposes
The general rules for reading the Table are:
- Primary services are printed in "capitals;" e.g.,
- Secondary services are printed in "sentence case or normal characters;"
e.g., Mobile. Stations of a secondary service:
Additional information about the FCC's table of frequency allocation
is available in the Commission's rules. Section 2.104
provides information about the International Table while Section 2.105
contains information regarding the US Table of Frequency Allocations.
The table itself is located in Section 2.106
(this link is for informational purposes only)
Shall not cause harmful interference to stations of primary services
to which frequencies are already assigned or to which frequencies
may be assigned at a later date;
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; and
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.