Service Radio Service Code(s) Rule Part Division
218-219 MHz Radio Service
  • ZV - 218 – 219 MHz Service
47 C.F.R, Part 95 Mobility
220 MHz Service
  • QT - Phase I Trunked service
  • QD - Phase I Other service
  • QO - No new QO licenses being issued beyond existing incumbent service contours
  • QM - Public Safety licenses are issued on channels 161 through 170 and channels 181 through 185
  • NC - Phase I Nationwide Commercial service
  • QA - Phase II auctioned service
47 C.F.R, Part 90 Mobility
3.5 GHz Band   47 C.F.R, Part 96 Broadband
3650-3700 MHz Radio Service     Broadband
700 MHz Guard Bands
  • WX - 700 MHz Service
47 C.F.R, Part 27 Mobility
800 MHz Cellular Service   47 C.F.R, Part 22 Mobility
Advanced Wireless Services (AWS)
  • AW - AWS-1 1710-1755/2110-2155 MHz bands
  • CY - H Block, 1915-1920 MHz / 1995-2000 MHz
  • AD - AWS-4 2000-2020 / 2180-2200 MHz bands
47 C.F.R, Part 27 Mobility
Aircraft Stations
  • AC - Aircraft Radio Service
47 C.F.R, Part 87 Mobility
Air-Ground Radiotelephone Service
  • CA - Commercial aviation air-ground service (incumbent)
  • CG - General aviation air-ground service
  • CJ - Commercial aviation air-ground service (auctioned)
47 C.F.R, Part 22 Subpart G Mobility
Amateur Radio Service
  • HA - Amateur
  • HV - Amateur Vanity
47 C.F.R, Part 97 Mobility
Aviation Radio Service
  • AA - Aviation Auxiliary Group
  • AF - Aeronautical and Fixed
  • AR - Aviation Radionavigation
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  • AC - Aircraft Radio Service
47 C.F.R, Part 87 Mobility
Basic Exchange Telephone Radio Service (BETRS)
  • CB - Basic Exchange Telephone Radio Service (BETRS)
47 C.F.R, Part 22 Mobility
Broadcast Auxiliary
Land Mobile Broadcast Auxiliary
  • RP - Broadcast Auxiliary Remote Pickup
Microwave Broadcast Auxiliary
  • AI - Aural Intercity Relay
  • AB - Aural Microwave Booster
  • AS - Aural Studio Transmitter Link
  • TI - TV Intercity Relay
  • TB - TV Microwave Booster
  • TP - TV Pickup
  • TS - TV Studio Transmitter Link
  • TT - TV Translator Relay
Low Power Auxiliary Service
  • LP - Broadcast Auxiliary Low Power
47 C.F.R, Part 74 Broadband
Broadband Personal Communication Service (PCS) 47 C.F.R, Part 24 Mobility
Broadband Radio Service (BRS)
  • BR - Broadband Radio Service
  • ED - Educational Broadcast Service (EBS)
47 C.F.R, Part 27 Broadband
BRS & EBS Radio Services
  • BR - Broadband Radio Service
  • ED - Educational Broadcast Service (EBS)
47 C.F.R, Part 27 Broadband
Cellular Service
  • CL - Cellular
47 C.F.R, Part 2 Mobility
Citizens Band Radio Service (CBRS)   47 C.F.R, Part 95 Mobility
Coast Radio Stations
  • MA - Marine Auxiliary Group
  • MC - Coastal Group
  • MK - Alaska Group
  • MR - Marine Radiolocation Land
  • PC - Public Coast Stations, Auctioned
47 C.F.R, Part 80 Mobility
Commercial Radio Operator License Program
  • CM - Commercial Operator
  • RR - Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit
  • RL - Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit-Limited Use
47 C.F.R, Parts 13 Mobility
Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) Service
  • IQ - Intelligent Transportation Service (Public Safety)
  • QQ - Intelligent Transportation Service (Non-Public Safety)
47 C.F.R, Parts 90 and 95 Mobility
Broadband Service (EBS)
  • BR - Broadband Radio Service
  • ED - Educational Broadcast Service (EBS)
47 C.F.R, Part 27 Broadband
Family Radio Service (FRS)   47 C.F.R, Part 95 Mobility
General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS)
  • ZA - GMRS
47 C.F.R, Part 95 Mobility
Ground Stations
  • AA - Aviation Auxiliary Group
  • AF - Aeronautical and Fixed
  • AR - Aviation Radionavigation
47 C.F.R, Part 87 Mobility
Industrial/Business
Below 800 MHz Business
  • IG - Industrial/Business Pool - Private, Conventional
  • YG - Industrial/Business Pool - Private, Trunked
Above 800 MHz Business
  • GB - 806-821/851-866 MHz, Conventional
  • GU - 896-901/935-940 MHz, Conventional
  • YB - 806-821/851-866 MHz, Trunked
  • YU - 896-901/935-940 MHz, Trunked
Above 800 MHz Industrial / Land Transportation
  • GO - 806-821/851-866 MHz, Conventional
  • GI - 896-901/935-940 MHz, Conventional
  • YO - 806-821/851-866 MHz, Trunked
  • YI - 896-901/935-940 MHz, Trunked
47 C.F.R, Part 90 Mobility
Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)   47 C.F.R, Parts 90 and 95 Mobility
Broadband Service   47 C.F.R, Part 27 Broadband
Local Television Transmission Service  (LTTS) CT - Local Television Transmission 47 C.F.R, Parts 1, 2, 101 Broadband
Lower 700 MHz Service WZ - Lower 700 MHz 47 C.F.R, Parts 1, 27 Mobility
Low Power Radio Service (LPRS)   47 C.F.R, Part 95 Mobility
Maritime Mobile
  • MA - Marine Auxiliary Group
  • MC - Coastal Group
  • MK - Alaska Group
  • MR - Marine Radiolocation Land
  • PC - Public Coast Stations, Auctioned
  • SA - Ship Recreational or Voluntarily Equipped
  • SB - Ship Compulsory Equipped
47 C.F.R, Part 80 Mobility
Medical Device Radiocommunications Service (MedRadio)   47 C.F.R, Part 95 Broadband
Microwave Services
  • CF - Common Carrier Fixed Point-to Point Microwave Service
  • MG - Private Operational Fixed Point-to Point Microwave Service
  • MW - Private Operational Fixed Point-to-Point Microwave - Public Safety Service
47 C.F.R, Part 101 Broadband
Millimeter Wave 70-80-90 GHz Service
  • MM - Millimeter Wave 70-80-90 GHz
47 C.F.R, Part 101 Broadband
Broadband Radio Service
  • BR - Broadband Radio Service
  • ED - Educational Broadcast Service (EBS)
47 C.F.R, Part 27 Mobility
Multi-Use Radio Service (MURS)   47 C.F.R, Part 95 Mobility
Narrowband Personal Communications Service (PCS)
  • CN - PCS Narrowband
47 C.F.R, Part 24 Mobility
Offshore Radiotelephone Service
  • CO - Offshore Radiotelephone
47 C.F.R, Part 22 Mobility
Paging
  • CD - Paging & Radiotelephone
  • CP - Part 22 VHF/UHF Paging (excluding 931 MHz)
  • CZ - Paging & Radiotelephone, Auctioned
  • GC - 929-931 MHz Bands, Auctioned
  • GS - Private Carrier Paging, 929-930 MHz
47 C.F.R, Parts 1, 22, and 90 Mobility
Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs)   47 C.F.R, Part 95 Mobility
Personal Radio Service     Mobility
Positive Train Control (PTC)     Competition & Infrastructure Policy Division
Private Land Mobile Radio Services   47 C.F.R, Part 90 Mobility
Private Land Mobile Paging
  • GS - Exclusive Channels
  • IG - Shared Industrial/Business Channels
  • PW - Shared Public Safety Channels
47 C.F.R, Part 90 Mobility
Radio Control Radio Service (RCRS)   47 C.F.R, Part 95 Mobility
Rural Radiotelephone Service
  • CR - Rural Radiotelephone
47 C.F.R, Part 22 Mobility
Ship Radio Stations
  • SA - Ship Recreational or Voluntarily Equipped
  • SB - Ship Compulsory Equipped
47 C.F.R, Part 80 Mobility
Signal Boosters   47 C.F.R, Part 20, 90 Mobility
Specialized Mobile Radio Service (SMR)
  • GL - 900 Conventional SMR site specific
  • GM - 800 Conventional SMR site specific
  • GR - 900 Conventional SMR
  • GX - 800 Conventional SMR
  • YC - 800 Auctioned SMR
  • YD - 900 Auctioned SMR
  • YH - 800 Auctioned SMR - Rebanded YC
  • YL - 900 Trunked SMR site specific
  • YM - 800 Trunked SMR site specific
  • YS - 900 Trunked SMR
  • YX - 800 Trunked SMR
47 C.F.R, Part 90 Broadband
Wireless Communications Service (WCS)
  • WS - Wireless Communications Service
47 C.F.R, Part 27 Broadband
Wireless Medical Telemetry (WMTS)   47 C.F.R, Part 95 Broadband

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Updated: 
Thursday, May 11, 2017