FCC 101.1331 Revised as of December 4, 2012
Goto Year:2011 |
§ 101.1331 Treatment of incumbents.
(a) Any MAS station licensed by the Commission prior to July 1, 1999 in
the 928.0-928.85 MHz/952.0-952.85 MHz/956.25-956.45 MHz and
928.85-929.0 MHz/959.85-960.0 MHz bands, as well as assignments or
transfers of such stations approved by the Commission and consummated
as of January 19, 2000, shall be considered incumbent.
(b) Incumbent operators in the 928.0-928.85 MHz/952.0-952.85
MHz/956.25-956.45 MHz bands are grandfathered as of January 19, 2000,
and may continue to operate and expand their systems pursuant to the
interference protection and co-channel spacing criteria contained in
(1) MAS operators are prohibited from acquiring additional frequencies
in the 928.0-928.85 MHz/952.0-952.85 MHz/956.25-956.45 MHz bands and
the 932.25625-932.49375 MHz/941.25625-941.49375 MHz bands for the
purpose of expanding private carrier service and from changing the use
of their frequencies in any manner that is inconsistent with this part.
Refer to § 101.147 for designated uses.
(2) Incumbent operators in the 928.0-928.85 MHz/952.0-952.85
MHz/956.25-956.45 MHz bands will include incumbents as defined in
§ 101.1331(a), as well as, their transferees and/or assignees and the
successors of the transferees and/or assignees and retain their
grandfathered status, provided that the use of the MAS frequencies
remains unchanged from that of the transferor and/or assignor of the
(c) Incumbent operators in the 928.85-929.0/959.85-960.0 MHz bands are
grandfathered as of January 19, 2000, and may expand their systems
provided that the signal level of the additional transmitter(s) does
not increase the composite contour that occurs at a 40.2 kilometer
(25-mile) radius from the center of each master station transmitter
site. Incumbent operators and geographic area licensees may negotiate
(d) The frequencies associated with incumbent authorizations in the
928/959 MHz bands that have cancelled automatically or otherwise been
recovered by the Commission will automatically revert to the applicable
(e) The frequencies associated with incumbent authorizations in the
928/952/956 MHz bands that have cancelled automatically will revert to
[ 65 FR 17450 , Apr. 3, 2000, as amended at 66 FR 35111 , July 3, 2001]
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