|Advanced wireless service (AWS). A radiocommunication service licensed pursuant
to this part for the frequency bands specified in § 27.5(h).
This term shall have the same meaning as that for ‘‘affiliate’’ in part 1, § 1.2110(b)(5)
of this chapter.
Assigned frequency. The center of the frequency band assigned
to a station.
Attended operation. Operation of a station by a designated
person on duty at the place where the transmitting apparatus is located with the
transmitter in the person’s plain view.
Authorized bandwidth. The maximum
width of the band of frequencies permitted to be used by a station. This is normally
considered to be the necessary or occupied bandwidth, whichever is greater.
Average terrain. The average elevation of terrain between 3 and 16 kilometers
from the antenna site.
Base station. A land station in the land mobile service.
Booster service area. A geographic area to be designated by an applicant
for a booster station, within which the booster station shall be entitled to protection
against interference as set forth in this part. The booster service area must be
specified by the applicant so as not to overlap the booster service area of any
other booster authorized to or proposed by the applicant. However, a booster station
may provide service to receive sites outside of its booster service area, at the
licensee’s risk of interference. The booster station must be capable of providing
substantial service within the designated booster service area.
Radio Service (BRS). A radio service using certain frequencies in the 2150–2162
and 2496–2690 MHz bands which can be used to provide fixed and mobile services,
except for aeronautical services.
Broadcast services. This term shall have
the same meaning as that for ‘‘broadcasting’’ in section 3(6) of the Communications
Act of 1934, i.e., ‘‘the dissemination of radio communications intended to be received
by the public, directly or by the intermediary of relay stations.’’ 47 U.S.C. 153(6).
Documented complaint. A complaint that a party is suffering from non-consensual
interference. A documented complaint must contain a certification that the complainant
has contacted the operator of the allegedly offending facility and tried to resolve
the situation prior to filing. The complaint must then specify the nature of the
interference, whether the interference is constant or intermittent, when the interference
began and the site(s) most likely to be causing the interference. The complaint
should be accompanied by a videotape or other evidence showing the effects of the
interference. The complaint must contain a motion for a temporary order to have
the interfering station cease transmitting. The complaint must be filed with the
Secretary’s office and served on the allegedly offending party.
Broadband Service (EBS). A fixed or mobile service, the licensees of which are educational
institutions or non-profit educational organizations, and intended primarily for
video, data, or voice transmissions of instructional, cultural, and other types
of educational material to one or more receiving locations.
Power (ERP) (in a given direction). The product of the power supplied to the antenna
and its gain relative to a half-wave dipole in a given direction.
Isotropically Radiated Power (EIRP). The product of the power supplied to the antenna
and the antenna gain in a given direction relative to an isotropic antenna.
Fixed service. A radio communication service between specified fixed points.
Fixed station. A station in the fixed service.
Guard band manager.
The term Guard band manager refers to a commercial licensee in the 746–747 MHz,
762–764 MHz, 776–777 MHz, and 792–794 MHz bands that functions solely as a spectrum
broker by subdividing its licensed spectrum and making it available to system operators
or directly to end users for fixed or mobile communications consistent with Commission
Rules. A Guard band manager is directly responsible for any interference or misuse
of its licensed frequency arising from its use by such non-licensed entities.
Land mobile service. A mobile service between base stations and land mobile
stations, or between land mobile stations.
Land mobile station. A mobile
station in the land mobile service capable of surface movement within the geographic
limits of a country or continent.
Land station. A station in the mobile
service not intended to be used while in motion.
Lower Band Segment (LBS). Segment of the BRS/EBS band consisting of channels
in the frequencies 2496–2572 MHz.