FCC Publishes List of Incumbent C-Band Earth Stations

Stations were required to file with the FCC regarding their C Band earth stations last year.  The FCC recently published a new list of “incumbent” operating C Band satellite Earth stations.

“With this Public Notice, the International Bureau (the Bureau) releases an updated list of those Fixed Satellite Service (FSS) earth stations in the 3.7-4.2 GHz band (C-band) within the contiguous United States that the Bureau has found satisfy the criteria to be classified as incumbent earth stations for purposes of the C-band transition. This updated list reflects changes since the most recent version of the list of incumbent earth stations released on November 30, 2020, as updated by the Erratum issued on December 3, 2020 (November 30 Incumbent Earth Station PN and December 3 Erratum). The Bureau also is including a change log to assist in the identification of changes made in the incumbent earth station since the previous list.”

According to the FCC, the updated list:

“[R]eflects a variety of changes to earth station registrations, including address or coordinate corrections, registration assignments, and other ministerial updates since the November 30 Incumbent Earth Station PN and December 3 Erratum. The Bureau has not included on the list those earth stations for which it has dismissed applications as not meeting the criteria for incumbent status. Finally, we clarify that the list does not include recently granted registrations of the additional, previously unregistered antennas for which the Bureau’s October 23, 2020 Order granted waivers for interference protection only (and not reimbursement of transition costs). The registrations of these non-incumbent earth stations appear in IBFS with the letter “A” at the end of the call sign.”

Stations with C Band Earth stations should check this list to see that their facilities are registered properly.  Remember without proper registration, you may not be protected from interference.

To see the FCC’s Public Notice click HERE.

To see the list of registered C Band facilities click HERE.


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