Allocations

 
U.S. Non-Federal-Government Allocations
42 - 42.5 GHz
FIXED
MOBILE


U.S. Federal Government Allocations
41 - 42.5 GHz


ITU Region 1 Allocations
41 - 42.5 GHz
FIXED
FIXED-SATELLITE (space-to-Earth) 5.516B
BROADCASTING
BROADCASTING-SATELLITE
Mobile


ITU Region 2 Allocations
41 - 42.5 GHz
FIXED
FIXED-SATELLITE (space-to-Earth) 5.516B
BROADCASTING
BROADCASTING-SATELLITE
Mobile


ITU Region 3 Allocations
41 - 42.5 GHz
FIXED
FIXED-SATELLITE (space-to-Earth) 5.516B
BROADCASTING
BROADCASTING-SATELLITE
Mobile


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Footnotes


5.516B The following bands are identified for use by high-density applications in the fixed-satellite service:

17.3-17.7 GHz(space-to-Earth) in Region 1,
18.3-19.3 GHz(space-to-Earth) in Region 2,
19.7-20.2 GHz(space-to-Earth) in all Regions,
39.5-40 GHz(space-to-Earth) in Region 1,
40-40.5 GHz(space-to-Earth) in all Regions,
40.5-42 GHz(space-to-Earth) in Region 2,
47.5-47.9 GHz(space-to-Earth) in Region 1,
48.2-48.54 GHz(space-to-Earth) in Region 1,
49.44-50.2 GHz(space-to-Earth) in Region 1,
and
27.5-27.82 GHz(Earth-to-space) in Region 1,
28.35-28.45 GHz(Earth-to-space) in Region 2,
28.45-28.94 GHz(Earth-to-space) in all Regions,
28.94-29.1 GHz(Earth-to-space) in Region 2 and 3,
29.25-29.46 GHz(Earth-to-space) in Region 2,
29.46-30 GHz(Earth-to-space) in all Regions,
48.2-50.2 GHz(Earth-to-space) in Region 2.

This identification does not preclude the use of these bands by other fixed-satellite service applications or by other services to which these bands are allocated on a co-primary basis and does not establish priority in these Regulations among users of the bands. Administrations should take this into account when considering regulatory provisions in relation to these bands. See Resolution 143 (WRC-03).

5.547 The bands 31.8-33.4 GHz, 37-40 GHz, 40.5-43.5 GHz, 51.4-52.6 GHz, 55.78-59 GHz and 64-66 GHz are available for high-density applications in the fixed service (see Resolution 75 (WRC 2000)). Administrations should take this into account when considering regulatory provisions in relation to these bands. Because of the potential deployment of high-density applications in the fixed-satellite service in the bands 39.5-40 GHz and 40.5-42 GHz (see No. 5.516B), administrations should further take into account potential constraints to high-density applications in the fixed service, as appropriate. (WRC-07)

5.551F Different category of service: in Japan, the allocation of the band 41.5-42.5 GHz to the mobile service is on a primary basis (see No. 5.33).

5.551H The equivalent power flux-density (epfd) produced in the band 42.5-43.5 GHz by all space stations in any non-geostationary-satellite system in the fixed-satellite service (space-to-Earth), or in the broadcasting-satellite service operating in the 42-42.5 GHz band, shall not exceed the following values at the site of any radio astronomy station for more than 2% of the time:

  • –230 dB(W/m²) in 1 GHz and –246 dB(W/m²) in any 500 kHz of the 42.5-43.5 GHz band at the site of any radio astronomy station registered as a single-dish telescope; and
  • –209 dB(W/m²) in any 500 kHz of the 42.5-43.5 GHz band at the site of any radio astronomy station registered as a very long baseline interferometry station.

These epfd values shall be evaluated using the methodology given in Recommendation ITU-R S.1586-1 and the reference antenna pattern and the maximum gain of an antenna in the radio astronomy service given in Recommendation ITU-R RA.1631 and shall apply over the whole sky and for elevation angles higher than the minimum operating angle θmin of the radiotelescope (for which a default value of 5° should be adopted in the absence of notified information).

    These values shall apply at any radio astronomy station that either:

  • - was in operation prior to 5 July 2003 and has been notified to the Bureau before 4 January 2004; or
  • - was notified before the date of receipt of the complete Appendix 4 information for coordination or notification, as appropriate, for the space station to which the limits apply.
Other radio astronomy stations notified after these dates may seek an agreement with administrations that have authorized the space stations. In Region 2, Resolution 743 (WRC-03) shall apply. The limits in this footnote may be exceeded at the site of a radio astronomy station of any country whose administration so agreed. (WRC-07)

5.551I The power flux-density in the band 42.5-43.5 GHz produced by any geostationary space station in the fixed-satellite service (space-to-Earth), or the broadcasting-satellite service operating in the 42-42.5 GHz band, shall not exceed the following values at the site of any radio astronomy station:

  • –137 dB(W/m²) in 1 GHz and –153 dB(W/m²) in any 500 kHz of the 42.5-43.5 GHz band at the site of any radio astronomy station registered as a single-dish telescope; and
  • –116 dB(W/m²) in any 500 kHz of the 42.5-43.5 GHz band at the site of any radio astronomy station registered as a very long baseline interferometry station.

    These values shall apply at the site of any radio astronomy station that either:

  • was in operation prior to 5 July 2003 and has been notified to the Bureau before 4 January 2004; or
  • was notified before the date of receipt of the complete Appendix 4 information for coordination or notification, as appropriate, for the space station to which the limits apply.

Other radio astronomy stations notified after these dates may seek an agreement with administrations that have authorized the space stations. In Region 2, Resolution 743 (WRC-03) shall apply. The limits in this footnote may be exceeded at the site of a radio astronomy station of any country whose administration so agreed.

US211 In the bands 1670-1690, 5000-5250 MHz and 10.7-11.7, 15.1365-15.35, 15.4-15.7, 22.5-22.55, 24-24.05, 31.0-31.3, 31.8-32.0, 40.5-42.5, 116-122.25, 123-130, 158.5-164, 167-168, 191.8-200, and 252-265 GHz, applicants for airborne or space station assignments are urged to take all practicable steps to protect radio astronomy observations in the adjacent bands from harmful interference; however, US74 applies.


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Engineering Data

Lower Frequency Center Frequency Upper Frequency
Frequency 41 GHz 41.75 GHz 42.5 GHz
Wavelength 7.3 mm 7.2 mm 7.1 mm
Band designator(s) EHF (millimeter wave); V-band (IEEE) EHF (millimeter wave); V-band (IEEE) EHF (millimeter wave); V-band (IEEE)
Isotropic collecting area 4.3 mm2 4.1 mm2 4.0 mm2
Free space loss (1 m) 64.7 dB 64.9 dB 65.0 dB
Free space loss (1 km) 124.7 dB 124.9 dB 125.0 dB
Free space loss (10 km) 144.7 dB 144.9 dB 145.0 dB
Free space loss (100 km) 164.7 dB 164.9 dB 165.0 dB
Free space loss (1000 km) 184.7 dB 184.9 dB 185.0 dB
Free space loss
(35,786 km = GEO orbit)
215.8 dB 215.9 dB 216.1 dB
Free space loss (378,370 km = Moon) 236.3 dB 236.4 dB 236.6 dB