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Regulatory - EBS Spectrum and Band Plan

EBS stations are licensed in the 2.5 GHz band, which extends from 2496 MHz to 2690 MHz. In the 2.5 GHz band, there are 20 EBS channels and 13 commercial Broadband Radio Service (BRS) channels, in addition to a number of small “guard-band” channels associated with certain EBS and BRS channels.

EBS stations are typically licensed in five groups of four channels each, labeled as the A, B, C, D and G channel groups. However, in some places, prior to 1983, ITFS licenses were issued for the E and F channel groups, and those licenses continue as “grandfathered” EBS licenses. Also, some EBS licenses specify fewer than four channels in a group, and some EBS licenses specify channels in more than one group.

EBS-BRS Band Plan Graphic

The EBS band plan is specified in 47 CFR § 27.5 (i) as follows:

Lower Band Segment (LBS) Channels:

  • BRS Channel 1: 2496-2502 MHz
  • EBS Channel A1: 2502-2507.5 MHz
  • EBS Channel A2: 2507.5-2513 MHz
  • EBS Channel A3: 2513-2518.5 MHz
  • EBS Channel B1: 2518.5-2524 MHz
  • EBS Channel B2: 2524-2529.5 MHz
  • EBS Channel B3: 2529.5-2535 MHz
  • EBS Channel C1: 2535-2540.5 MHz
  • EBS Channel C2: 2540.5-2546 MHz
  • EBS Channel C3: 2546-2551.5 MHz
  • EBS Channel D1: 2551.5-2557 MHz
  • EBS Channel D2: 2557-2562.5 MHz
  • EBS Channel D3: 2562.5-2568 MHz

Guard-band “J” Channels:

  • EBS Channel JA1: 2568.00000-2568.33333 MHz
  • EBS Channel JA2: 2568.33333-2568.66666 MHz
  • EBS Channel JA3: 2568.66666-2569.00000 MHz
  • EBS Channel JB1: 2569.00000-2569.33333 MHz
  • EBS Channel JB2: 2569.33333-2569.66666 MHz
  • EBS Channel JB3: 2569.66666-2570.00000 MHz
  • EBS Channel JC1: 2570.00000-2570.33333 MHz
  • EBS Channel JC2: 2570.33333-2570.66666 MHz
  • EBS Channel JC3: 2570.66666-2571.00000 MHz
  • EBS Channel JD1: 2571.00000-2571.33333 MHz
  • EBS Channel JD2: 2571.33333-2571.66666 MHz
  • EBS Channel JD3: 2571.66666-2572.00000 MHz

Middle Band Segment (MBS) Channels:

  • EBS Channel A4: 2572-2578 MHz
  • EBS Channel B4: 2578-2584 MHz
  • EBS Channel C4: 2584-2590 MHz
  • EBS Channel D4: 2590-2596 MHz
  • EBS Channel G4: 2596-2602 MHz
  • BRS/EBS Channel F4: 2602-2608 MHz
  • BRS/EBS Channel E4: 2608-2614 MHz

Guard-band “K” Channels:

  • BRS Channel KH1: 2614.00000-2614.33333 MHz
  • BRS Channel KH2: 2614.33333-2614.66666 MHz
  • BRS Channel KH3: 2614.66666-2615.00000 MHz
  • EBS Channel KG1: 2615.00000-2615.33333 MHz
  • EBS Channel KG2: 2615.33333-2615.66666 MHz
  • EBS Channel KG3: 2615.66666-2616.00000 MHz
  • BRS Channel KF1: 2616.00000-2616.33333 MHz
  • BRS Channel KF2: 2616.33333-2616.66666 MHz
  • BRS Channel KF3: 2616.66666-2617.00000 MHz
  • BRS Channel KE1: 2617.00000-2617.33333 MHz
  • BRS Channel KE2: 2617.33333-2617.66666 MHz
  • BRS Channel KE3: 2617.66666-2618.00000 MHz

Upper Band Segment (UBS) Channels:

  • BRS Channel 2: 2618-2624 MHz
  • BRS/EBS Channel E1: 2624-2629.5 MHz
  • BRS/EBS Channel E2: 2629.5-2635 MHz
  • BRS/EBS Channel E3: 2635-2640.5 MHz
  • BRS/EBS Channel F1: 2640.5-2646 MHz
  • BRS/EBS Channel F2: 2646-2651.5 MHz
  • BRS/EBS Channel F3: 2651.5-2657 MHz
  • BRS Channel H1: 2657-2662.5 MHz
  • BRS Channel H2: 2662.5-2668 MHz
  • BRS Channel H3: 2668-2673.5 MHz
  • EBS Channel G1: 2673.5-2679 MHz
  • EBS Channel G2: 2679-2684.5 MHz
  • EBS Channel G3: 2684.5-2690 MHz