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Clarification of Licenses to be Auctioned for 800 MHz Specialized Mobile Radio (SMR) Service in the General Category Band (851-854 MHz)

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AGENCY:

Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

This document clarifies for licenses to be auctioned in the General Category Band the channels that will be available for use by licensees of spectrum blocks within the Economic Areas (EAs) located near the Canadian and Mexican borders.

DATES:

Auction No. 34 is scheduled for August 16, 2000.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Kathy Garland or Bob Reagle, Auction Operations at (717) 338-2801 or Terry Fishel, Commercial Wireless Division, at (717) 338-2602.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

This is a summary of a public notice released June 21, 2000 (“Auction Public Notice”). The complete text of the Auction Public Notice is available for inspection and copying during normal business hours in the FCC Reference Center (Room CY-A257), 445 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC. It may also be purchased from the Commission's copy contractor, International Transcription Services, Inc., (ITS, Inc.) 1231 20th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20035, (202) 857-3800. It is also available on the Commission's website at http://www.fcc.gov/​wtb/​auctions.

1. The Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (“Bureau”) issued a Public Notice on May 17, 2000, that set forth the filing requirements, minimum opening bids, and other procedural matters to govern Auction No. 34. See Auction No. 34 Announcing Public Notice 65 FR 39388 (June 26, 2000). The Bureau issues this Auction Public Notice to clarify the General Category channels that will be available for use Start Printed Page 41464by licensees of spectrum blocks within the Economic Areas (EAs) located near the Canadian and Mexican borders.

2. The licenses available in this auction consist of six contiguous 25 channel blocks (1.25 MHz) in each of 172 EAs and 3 EA-like areas, covering the United States, possessions or territories in the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam, American Samoa, the United States Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. These licenses are referenced in Attachment A of the Auction No. 34 Announcing Public Notice.

3. The following table contains the Block/Frequency Band Limits Cross-Reference List for the 800 SMR General Category Channels:

800 MHz SMR General Category Channels 851-854 MHz

License suffixChannel no.Frequencies (base & mobile)
D1 through 25851.0125 through 851.6125 806.0125 through 806.6125
DD26 through 50851.6375 through 852.2375 806.6375 through 807.2375
E51 through 75852.2625 through 852.8625 807.2625 through 807.8625
EE76 through 100852.8875 through 853.4875 807.8875 through 808.4875
F101 through 125853.5125 through 854.1125 808.5125 through 809.1125
FF126 through 150854.1375 through 854.7375 809.1375 through 809.7375

4. By this Auction Public Notice, the Bureau clarifies that the allocation of channels available in Spectrum Blocks D through FF are different in the U.S./Mexico and U.S./Canada border areas than noted in the prior table. The tables that follow indicate the channels assignable in the border areas. See Amendment of Part 90 of the Commission's Rules to Facilitate Future Development of SMR Systems in the 800 MHz Frequency Band, Memorandum Opinion and Order, 64 FR 71042 (December 20, 1999). Please note that the channels listed for the U.S./Mexico are offset 12.5 kHz lower in frequency than the same channel specified in § 90.613 of the Commission's rules.

United States-Mexico Border Area, SMR and General Categories

Spectrum m blockAuction 34 designationOffset channel nos.
[General Category (12 Channels)]
DD275,315
D1DD355,395
EE276,316
E1EE356,396
FF277,317
F1FF357,397

United States-Canada Border Area, SMR and General Categories

Spectrum m blockAuction 34 designationChannel nos.
[Regions 1, 4, 5, 6]
General Category (5 Channels)
DDNone
D1DD30
EE60
E1EE90
FF120
F1FF150
[Region 2]
General Category (5 Channels)
DD18
D1DD36
EE54,72
E1EE90
FFNone
F1FFNone
[Region 3]
General Category (15 Channels)
DD38,39,40
D1DD158,159
EE78,79,80
E1EE160,198
FF118,119,120
F1FF199,200
[Region 7, 8]
General Category (18 Channels)
DD35,36,37
D1DD38,39,40
EE75,76,77
E1EE78,79,80
FF115,116,117
F1FF118,119,120
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Federal Communications Commission.

Margaret Wiener,

Deputy Chief, Auctions and Industry Analysis Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau.

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[FR Doc. 00-16899 Filed 7-3-00; 8:45 am]

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