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220-222 MHz Channel Plan

(From the November 2000 "Service Search" column by Larry Van Horn, MT Assistant Editor)

 

This month we are going to present the channel plan for the 220-222 MHz land mobile band. In 1988 the FCC reallocated 220-222 MHz to the Private Mobile Radio Services from the 220-225 band used by Amateur Radio. The principle requester was United Parcel Service which needed radios for its business.

 

Since then the 220-222 MHz band has gradually developed into spectrum devoted to narrowband voice (bandwidth less than 4 kHz). This band has 200 channel pairs; 60 pairs are for nationwide use and 140 pairs are for shared local use. Of the 60 nationwide pairs, 10 are for exclusive government use and 50 are for exclusive non-government use. Of the 140 shared local-use channel pairs, 100 are available for trunk or other operations of equivalent or greater efficiency, 10 are available for public safety/mutual aid, 20 are indefinitely reserved until further FCC action and not available for assignment, and the remaining 10 channel pairs have no restrictions on use.

 

Frequencies are assigned in pairs with base station frequencies taken from the 220-221 MHz band, corresponding mobile frequencies being 1-MHz higher, taken from the 221-222 MHz band.

  

220.0025            1            Trunk Systems

220.0075            2            Trunk Systems

220.0125            3            Trunk Systems

220.0175            4            Trunk Systems

220.0225            5            Trunk Systems

220.0275            6            Trunk Systems

220.0325            7            Trunk Systems

220.0375            8            Trunk Systems

220.0425            9            Trunk Systems

220.0475            10            Trunk Systems

220.0525            11            Trunk Systems

220.0575            12            Trunk Systems

220.0625            13            Trunk Systems

220.0675            14            Trunk Systems

220.0725            15            Trunk Systems

220.0775            16            Trunk Systems

220.0825            17            Trunk Systems

220.0875            18            Trunk Systems

220.0925            19            Trunk Systems

220.0975            20            Trunk Systems

220.1025            21            Non-Government Nationwide

220.1075            22            Non-Government Nationwide

220.1125            23            Non-Government Nationwide

220.1175            24            Non-Government Nationwide

220.1225            25            Non-Government Nationwide

220.1275            26            Non-Government Nationwide

220.1325            27            Non-Government Nationwide

220.1375            28            Non-Government Nationwide

220.1425            29            Non-Government Nationwide

220.1475            30            Non-Government Nationwide

220.1525            31            Trunk Systems

220.1575            32            Trunk Systems

220.1625            33            Trunk Systems

220.1675            34            Trunk Systems

220.1725            35            Trunk Systems

220.1775            36            Trunk Systems

220.1825            37            Trunk Systems

220.1875            38            Trunk Systems

220.1925            39            Trunk Systems

220.1975            40            Trunk Systems

220.2025            41            Trunk Systems

220.2075            42            Trunk Systems

220.2125            43            Trunk Systems

220.2175            44            Trunk Systems

220.2225            45            Trunk Systems

220.2275            46            Trunk Systems

220.2325            47            Trunk Systems

220.2375            48            Trunk Systems

220.2425            49            Trunk Systems

220.2475            50            Trunk Systems

220.2525            51            Non-Government Nationwide

220.2575            52            Non-Government Nationwide

220.2625            53            Non-Government Nationwide

220.2675            54            Non-Government Nationwide

220.2725            55            Non-Government Nationwide

220.2775            56            Non-Government Nationwide

220.2825            57            Non-Government Nationwide

220.2875            58            Non-Government Nationwide

220.2925            59            Non-Government Nationwide

220.2975            60            Non-Government Nationwide

220.3025            61            Trunk Systems

220.3075            62            Trunk Systems

220.3125            63            Trunk Systems

220.3175            64            Trunk Systems

220.3225            65            Trunk Systems

220.3275            66            Trunk Systems

220.3325            67            Trunk Systems

220.3375            68            Trunk Systems

220.3425            69            Trunk Systems

220.3475            70            Trunk Systems

220.3525            71            Trunk Systems

220.3575            72            Trunk Systems

220.3625            73            Trunk Systems

220.3675            74            Trunk Systems

220.3725            75            Trunk Systems

220.3775            76            Trunk Systems

220.3825            77            Trunk Systems

220.3875            78            Trunk Systems

220.3925            79            Trunk Systems

220.3975            80            Trunk Systems

220.4025            81            Non-Government Nationwide

220.4075            82            Non-Government Nationwide

220.4125            83            Non-Government Nationwide

220.4175            84            Non-Government Nationwide

220.4225            85            Non-Government Nationwide

220.4275            86            Non-Government Nationwide

220.4325            87            Non-Government Nationwide

220.4375            88            Non-Government Nationwide

220.4425            89            Non-Government Nationwide

220.4475            90            Non-Government Nationwide

220.4525            91            Trunk Systems

220.4575            92            Trunk Systems

220.4625            93            Trunk Systems

220.4675            94            Trunk Systems

220.4725            95            Trunk Systems

220.4775            96            Trunk Systems

220.4825            97            Trunk Systems

220.4875            98            Trunk Systems

220.4925            99            Trunk Systems

220.4975            100            Trunk Systems

220.5025            101            Trunk Systems

220.5075            102            Trunk Systems

220.5125            103            Trunk Systems

220.5175            104            Trunk Systems

220.5225            105            Trunk Systems

220.5275            106            Trunk Systems

220.5325            107            Trunk Systems

220.5375            108            Trunk Systems

220.5425            109            Trunk Systems

220.5475            110            Trunk Systems

220.5525            111            Government Nationwide

220.5575            112            Government Nationwide

220.5625            113            Government Nationwide

220.5675            114            Government Nationwide

220.5725            115            Government Nationwide

220.5775            116            Government Nationwide

220.5825            117            Government Nationwide

220.5875            118            Government Nationwide

220.5925            119            Government Nationwide

220.5975            120            Government Nationwide

220.6025            121            Trunk Systems

220.6075            122            Trunk Systems

220.6125            123            Trunk Systems

220.6175            124            Trunk Systems

220.6225            125            Trunk Systems

220.6275            126            Trunk Systems

220.6325            127            Trunk Systems

220.6375            128            Trunk Systems

220.6425            129            Trunk Systems

220.6475            130            Trunk Systems

220.6525            131            Trunk Systems

220.6575            132            Trunk Systems

220.6625            133            Trunk Systems

220.6675            134            Trunk Systems

220.6725            135            Trunk Systems

220.6775            136            Trunk Systems

220.6825            137            Trunk Systems

220.6875            138            Trunk Systems

220.6925            139            Trunk Systems

220.6975            140            Trunk Systems

220.7025            141            Non-Government Nationwide

220.7075            142            Non-Government Nationwide

220.7125            143            Non-Government Nationwide

220.7175            144            Non-Government Nationwide

220.7225            145            Non-Government Nationwide

220.7275            146            Non-Government Nationwide

220.7325            147            Non-Government Nationwide

220.7375            148            Non-Government Nationwide

220.7425            149            Non-Government Nationwide

220.7475            150            Non-Government Nationwide

220.7525            151            Non-Government Nationwide

220.7575            152            Non-Government Nationwide

220.7625            153            Non-Government Nationwide

220.7675            154            Non-Government Nationwide

220.7725            155            Non-Government Nationwide

220.7775            156            Non-Government Nationwide

220.7825            157            Non-Government Nationwide

220.7875            158            Non-Government Nationwide

220.7925            159            Non-Government Nationwide

220.7975            160            Non-Government Nationwide

220.8025            161            Public Safety/Mutual Aid Operations

220.8075            162            Public Safety/Mutual Aid Operations

220.8125            163            Public Safety/Mutual Aid Operations

220.8175            164            Public Safety/Mutual Aid Operations

220.8225            165            Public Safety/Mutual Aid Operations

220.8275            166            Public Safety/Mutual Aid Operations

220.8325            167            Public Safety/Mutual Aid Operations

220.8375            168            Public Safety/Mutual Aid Operations

220.8425            169            Public Safety/Mutual Aid Operations

220.8475            170            Public Safety/Mutual Aid Operations

220.8525            171            Available for any use

220.8575            172            Available for any use

220.8625            173            Available for any use

220.8675            174            Available for any use

220.8725            175            Available for any use

220.8775            176            Available for any use

220.8825            177            Available for any use

220.8875            178            Available for any use

220.8925            179            Available for any use

220.8975            180            Available for any use

220.9025            181            Indefinitely reserved

220.9075            182            Indefinitely reserved

220.9125            183            Indefinitely reserved

220.9175            184            Indefinitely reserved

220.9225            185            Indefinitely reserved

220.9275            186            Indefinitely reserved

220.9325            187            Indefinitely reserved

220.9375            188            Indefinitely reserved

220.9425            189            Indefinitely reserved

220.9475            190            Indefinitely reserved

220.9525            191            Indefinitely reserved

220.9575            192            Indefinitely reserved

220.9625            193            Indefinitely reserved

220.9675            194            Indefinitely reserved

220.9725            195            Indefinitely reserved

220.9775            196            Indefinitely reserved

220.9825            197            Indefinitely reserved

220.9875            198            Indefinitely reserved

220.9925            199            Indefinitely reserved

220.9975            200            Indefinitely reserved

 

Trunked Channel Groups

Group              Channel Numbers

1                      1-31-61-91-121

2                      2-32-62-92-122

3                      3-33-63-93-123

4                      4-34-64-94-124

5                      5-35-65-95-125

6                      6-36-66-96-126

7                      7-37-67-97-127

8                      8-38-68-98-128

9                      9-39-69-99-129

10                    10-40-70-100-130

11                    11-41-71-101-131

12                    12-42-72-102-132

13                    13-43-73-103-133

14                    14-44-74-104-134

15                    15-45-75-105-135

16                    16-46-76-106-136

17                    17-47-77-107-137

18                    18-48-78-108-138

19                    19-49-79-109-139

20                    20-50-80-110-140


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