Detail of Frequency Band

Band 1,610.6 – 1,613.8 MHz

Notes to whole band 5.149, 5.341, 5.364, 5.366, 5.368, 5.372
Part of RSUP RSUP-P/20
Service Radiodetermination-Satellite
Category of assignment Secondary
Non-civil utilisation Primary
Civil utilisation Not used
Note 5.371
Additional information The use of the band 1610–1626.5 MHz by the radiodetermination-satellite service (Earth-to-space) is subject to fulfilling the conditions mentioned in RR footnote 5.364 and in accordance with this footnote also subject to coordination under RR provision 9.11A. In accordance with RR footnote 5.368 the RR provision 4.10 does not apply to the radiodetermination-satellite service (i.e. requirements on protection of radionavigation and safety services). Stations of the radiodetermination service using the band 1610–1626.5 MHz shall not, in accordance with RR footnote 5.372, cause harmful interference to stations of the radio astronomy service using the band 1610.6–1613.8 MHz.
Future No changes in utilisation of this band by these radiocommunication services are anticipated on an international or national level.
Service Radio Astronomy
Category of assignment Primary
Non-civil utilisation Not used
Civil utilisation Primary
Application Radio astronomy
Additional information In accordance with RR footnote 5.149 shall all users of radio spectrum in the bands 1330–1400 MHz, 1610.6–1613.8 MHz and 1660–1670 MHz take all practicable steps to protect the radio astronomy service the applications of which carrying out observations in these bands. Stations of the radiodetermination service and stations of the mobile-satellite service using the band 1610–1626.5 MHz shall not, in accordance with RR footnote 5.372, cause harmful interference to stations of the radio astronomy service using the band 1610.6–1613.8 MHz. Earth stations using the band 1660–1660.5 MHz shall not, in accordance with RR footnote 5.376A, cause harmful interference to stations in the radio astronomy service.
Service Aeronautical radionavigation
Category of assignment Primary
Non-civil utilisation Equal rights
Civil utilisation Equal rights
Application Aeronautical navigation
Additional information The band 1610–1626.5 MHz is, in accordance with RR footnote 5.366, reserved for the use and development of airborne electronic aids and any with them directly associated ground-based or satellite-borne facilities.
Future No changes in utilisation of this band by these radiocommunication services are anticipated on an international or national level.
Service Mobile-Satellite
Category of assignment Primary
Non-civil utilisation Not used
Civil utilisation Primary
Note 5.351A
Application S-PCS
Harmonisation CEPT/ECC/DEC/(09)02
Authorisation VO-R/1
Additional information Satellite L-band. Mobile Earth station (terminals) are controlled by satellite system. The use of the band 1610–1626.5 MHz by the mobile-satellite service (Earth-to-space) is conditioned by specification of technical parameters listed in RR footnote 5.364 and in accordance with this footnote to coordination under RR provision 9.11A. In accordance with RR footnote 5.368 the RR provision 4.10 does not apply for the mobile-satellite service (i.e. requirements for protection of radionavigation and safety services). Stations of the mobile-satellite service using the band 1610–1626.5 MHz shall, in accordance with RR footnote 5.372, not cause harmful interference to stations of the radio astronomy service using the band 1610.6–1613.8 MHz.
Future When planning the use of the bands 1518–1544 MHz, 1545–1559 MHz, 1610–1625 MHz, 1626.5–1645.5 MHz, 1646.5–1660.5 MHz and 1668–1675 MHz, identified by the World Radiocommunication Conference WRC-07 for satellite component of IMT, the RR provisions shall be taken into account.
Service Aeronautical mobile-satellite
Category of assignment Primary
Non-civil utilisation Equal rights
Civil utilisation Equal rights
Note 5.367
Application Defence systems
Application GPR/WPR
Section 1,600 – 3,400 MHz
Harmonisations CEPT/ERC/REC 70-03, CEPT/ECC/DEC/(06)08
Authorisation VO-R/10 Art. 5
Additional information Max. spectral density e.i.r.p. -51,3 dBm/MHz; max. peak radiated power -30 dBm/MHz e.i.r.p.