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220 MHz Services

 

About 220 MHz Services


220 MHz Band Terminology

This section explains some of the terminology used in the 220 MHz services.
Phase I and Phase II
220 MHz licenses initially authorized from applications filed on or before May 24, 1991 are referred to as "Phase I" licenses. Licenses initially authorized from applications received after May 24, 1991 are referred to as "Phase II" licenses. Phase I licenses have radio service codes QT, QD, QO, and NC; Auctioned (Phase II) licenses have the radio service code QA, and Public Safety licenses have the radio service code QM (Phase I and Phase II).
Radio Service Codes
Geographic Area Names
Fundamental geographical areas in Part 90 are referred to as Economic Areas (EAs). These same areas are also referred to as Basic Economic Areas (BEAs) for Auctions and Licensing purposes.
Regional groupings of fundamental geographic areas in Part 90 are referred to as Regional Area Groupings (REAGs). These same areas are also referred to as Economic Area Groupings (EAGs) for Auctions and Licensing purposes.
A nationwide geographical area is referred to as Nationwide in Part 90. The same geographic area is referred to as Nationwide or NWA for Auctions and licensing purposes.
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Auctions History in the 220 MHz Band

As of the last update to this web site there have been four auctions of the 220 MHz band. There is additional information regarding auctions at the FCC Auctions Home Page. The four 220 MHz auctions are listed below:
 
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Last reviewed/updated on
9/24/2007