Instructions for 39GHz Rebanding Applications

Licensees should carefully review the Public Notice on the voluntary rebanding process for the criteria and processes for modifying their 39 GHz UMFUS (UU radio service) licenses (see DA-18-619A1.pdf). 

Filing Instructions

How to File a Channel Swap Application using the FCC’s Universal Licensing System.

  • Log into ULS with a valid FRN and password.
  • Begin the process of filing a modification application
    1. You may select the call sign and then click Update on the right-hand side

- or -

  1. You may select the Update Licenses link from the left side and select the appropriate call sign from the next screen

Important Note:  If you are filing an application for a unilateral swap (without agreement from other licensees in the market), you must select a call sign that includes spectrum within the channel (100 megahertz or 200 megahertz) that you are swapping into.   For example, if you want to swap into a 100 megahertz channel 1L (38600 – 38700 MHz), you must select a call sign that is already authorized on old channel 1A or 2A, and the adjacent 50 megahertz block (1A or 2A) must be vacant or you must have an agreement with the licensee on the adjacent block and they must have an application on file to swap out of the block.   

  • If you have selected an eligible call sign, the Channel Swap check box will be available on the Select Updates Screen.
    1. Select the Channel Swap option and click Continue.
  • If necessary, update any inaccurate information on the Applicant Information screen.
    1. Click Continue
  • If necessary, update any inaccurate information on the Contact Information screen.
    1. Click Continue
  • If necessary, correct any selections on the General Information screen.
    1. Click Continue
  • Answer all the fees and waivers questions on the Application Information screen.
    1. Click Continue
  • If necessary, correct any answers on the Alien Ownership Information screen.
    1. Click Continue
  • If necessary, correct any answers on the Basic Qualification Information screen.
    1. Click Continue
  • Channel Swap Screen
    1. The call sign you have selected to modify is already selected and that selection cannot be changed.
    2. The available UU radio service call signs, and their corresponding 50 megahertz spectrum block designations (1A-14A and 1B-14B) authorized for use within the selected call sign’s PEA will be listed beneath the call sign that you have selected to modify.
    3. You may select a maximum of three additional call signs to swap into a 200 megahertz channel block; and a maximum of one additional call sign to swap into a 100 megahertz spectrum block.   ULS will not allow you to select more than three additional call signs. If you wish to create 400 megahertz of contiguous spectrum you must file two separate applications to create two adjacent 200 megahertz licenses.
    4. If any of the call signs being modified or any of the selected call signs has a lease or leases associated with it, the corresponding lease check box will be enabled.
      1. Select the corresponding lease check box to include the selected UU license’s associated leases in the channel swap.
      2. If you elect not to check the lease check box to include the associated leases in the channel swap, the lease(s) will be terminated.
    5. Click Save
  • From the “New Channel to Swap Into” box select either a 100 megahertz spectrum block (see references: Table 2) or 200 megahertz channel (see references: Table 1).   You must select a spectrum block/channel that is consistent with the total number of 50 megahertz spectrum blocks you will be aggregating.   For example, if you have only two 50 megahertz spectrum blocks you are aggregating you must select a 100 megahertz spectrum block.   If you have four 50 megahertz spectrum blocks that you are aggregating you must select a 200 megahertz channel.  Note: you must select the spectrum block/channel that includes the spectrum associated with the call sign that you used to initiate the modification.   For example, if the call sign that you used to initiate the modification was authorized on channel 1A, you must select spectrum block 1L from the 100 megahertz spectrum block list, or channel 1 from the 200 megahertz channel plan, unless your application is being filed pursuant to an agreement among licensees in the market, in which case the channel you are swapping into need not be contiguous with the license you used to initiate the modification.

           f. Click Continue

                       i.   A reminder will display giving you a second chance to go back to change your lease
                           selection.
                       ii.  If you elect to go back and make changes, you must click save again.

            g. Otherwise, click Ok to proceed.

  • Channel Swap Lease Summary
    1. If any leases were included the Channel Swap Lease Summary screen will display.
    2. Click on a Lease Link to enter the new frequencies.
    3. The Channel Swap For Lease screen will display
      1. The channel you selected to swap into on the previous screen will be displayed as a reference at the top of the screen.
      2. The Current Lease Frequency will also be displayed as a reference at the top of the screen.
    4. Enter the new frequencies for the lease and click Continue.
    5. The amount of spectrum included in the frequency band entered must not exceed the amount of spectrum associated with the original lease.
    6. Repeat for any additional leases and click Continue when finished.
  • Click Continue to Certify on the Summary Screen.
  • Review the certifications, enter signature information and submit.

References

Table 1 - New 200 megahertz channel plan:

Channel No.

Frequency band limits (MHz)

1

38,600-38,800

2

38,800-39,000

3

39,000-39,200

4

39,200-39,400

5

39,400-39,600

6

39,600-39,800

7

39,800-40,000

 

Table 2 - 100 megahertz blocks for re-banding aggregation:

Channel No.

Frequency band limits (MHz)

1L

38,600-38,700

1U

38,700-38,800

2L

38,800-38,900

2U

38,900-39,000

3L

39,000-39,100

3U

39,100-39,200

4L

39,200-39,300

4U

39,300-39,400

5L

39,400-39,500

5U

39,500-39,600

6L

39,600-39,700

6U

39,700-39,800

7L

39,800-39,900

7U

39,900-40,000

 

Table 3 - Old 50X50 MHz channel plan:

Channel Group A

Channel Group B

Channel No.

Frequency band limits (MHz)

Channel No.

Frequency band limits (MHz)

1-A

38,600-38,650

1-B

39,300-39,350

2-A

38,650-38,700

2-B

39,350-39,400

3-A

38,700-38,750

3-B

39,400-39,450

4-A

38,750-38,800

4-B

39,450-39,500

5-A

38,800-38,850

5-B

39,500-39,550

6-A

38,850-38,900

6-B

39,550-39,600

7-A

38,900-38,950

7-B

39,600-39,650

8-A

38,950-39,000

8-B

39,650-39,700

9-A

39,000-39,050

9-B

39,700-39,750

10-A

39,050-39,100

10-B

39,750-39,800

11-A

39,100-39,150

11-B

39,800-39,850

12-A

39,150-39,200

12-B

39,850-39,900

13-A

39,200-39,250

13-B

39,900-39,950

14-A

39,250-39,300

14-B

39,950-40,000

 

 

Bureau/Office: 

Updated: 
Thursday, June 14, 2018