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Commission Decision of 20 December 2005 on the harmonisation of the 169,4-169,8125 MHz frequency band in the Community (notified under document number C(2005) 5003) (Text with EEA relevance) (2005/928/EC) (repealed)

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Article 3Harmonised applications

1.The 169,4 – 169,8125 MHz band shall be divided into a low power part and a high power part. Its frequency plan and the channelling arrangements shall be laid down in the Annex to this Decision.

2.The low power part of the 169,4 – 169,8125 MHz radio spectrum band shall accommodate the following preferred applications:

(a)

exclusive use for hearing aids;

(b)

exclusive use for social alarms;

(c)

non-exclusive use for meter reading systems;

(d)

non-exclusive use for low power transmitters for tracking and asset tracing systems.

3.The high power part of the 169,4 – 169,8125 MHz band shall accommodate the following preferred applications:

(a)

high power transmitters for tracing and asset tracking systems;

(b)

existing paging systems or paging systems relocating from other channels in the radio spectrum band.

4.Alternative applications for the 169,4 – 169,8125 MHz radio spectrum band may be implemented provided that they do not constrain the harmonised implementation of the preferred applications. These alternative applications shall be:

(a)

hearing aids, for the non-exclusive, low power part of the radio spectrum band;

(b)

tracing, paging, temporary use or private mobile radio communications on a national basis in the high power part of the band.

5.The maximum radiated power in the low power part of the 169,4 – 169,8125 MHz radio spectrum band shall be limited to 0,5 Watt effective radiated power (e.r.p.). The maximum duty cycles for the meter reading systems and tracing and asset tracking system in the low power part of the 169,4 – 169,8125 MHz radio spectrum band shall be < 10 % and < 1 % respectively.

6.The use of the 169,4 – 169,8125 MHz radio spectrum band by paging systems and private mobile radio communications that is authorised at the date of notification of this Decision and which is not in conformity with Article 3 paragraphs 1 to 5, may continue for as long as the authorisations for such services, existing at the date of notification of this Decision, remain valid.

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