Fact Sheet

Date:

Auction 20 began on 12/3/1998 and closed on 12/14/1998.

Round 44 (See PN DA 98-2542)
Licenses:
42 licenses, 1 license in each of the 42 VHF Public Coast Station Areas (VPCs) (pdf)
Spectrum

156 - 162 MHz Band

Bandwidth:

50 kHz license (2 x 25 kHz blocks) in each of 42 VPCs

Winning Bidders:
4 bidders won 26 licenses (3 small business bidders won 17 licenses which were all Inland VPCs 1 other bidder won 9 Maritime Border and Maritime Non-Border VPCs
Rounds:
44
Qualified Bidders
8
Licenses Won:
26
Licenses Held by FCC:
16
Total Licenses:
42
Net Bids
$7,459,200
Gross Bids:
$7,812,000
Withdrawal Payments:
$26,552

Event Date
Pre-Auction Seminar
Form 175 (Short Form) Application Filing Deadline
11/2/1998; 5:30 pm ET
Upfront Payments Deadline (Wire Transfer)
11/16/1998; 6:00 pm ET
Orders for Remote Bidding Software
11/17/1997; 5:30 pm ET
Mock Auction
12/1/1998
Auction Start
12/3/1998
Auction Closed
12/14/1998
 
Carrier frequency (MHz)
Channel designator Ship transmit Coast transmit
24 157.200 161.800
84 157.225 161.825
25 157.250 161.850
85 157.275 161.875
26 157.300 161.900
86 157.325 161.925
27 157.350 161.950
87 157.375 161.975
28 157.400 162.000
88 157.425 162.025
* On September 21, 1998, An Erratum to Public Notice, DA 98-1796 was issued changing the kHz.