Typical Broadband Network Ranges
5.8 GHz WiFi
2.4 GHz WiFi
The Power of White Space
In 2010 the Federal Communications Commission established rules allowing unlicensed radio transmitters to operate in the broadcast television spectrum when that spectrum is not used by a licensed service. Called “white space” this prime usable spectrum represents a significant amount of unused spectrum. Subject to certain basic rules the spectrum is ideal for providing the critical connectivity requirements of edge, middle-mile and wide-area industrial and commercial applications.
Accessing White Space Spectrum
All TV White Space (TVWS) radios use an approved FCC database provider to notify fielded devices of available VHF and UHF channels. Use these links to check out the availability of White Space spectrum in your area of operations:
White Space Channel Availability Heat Map
- Nearly 90% of the continental lower 48 states have a minimum of 8 white space 6 MHz Channels per zip code.
- Alaska, Hawaii and US Pacific Territories have 10-45 available channels.
- In the US Virgin Islands there are 32 White Space channels.
- Puerto Rico has 2-30 channels available.
Basic White Space Operating Rules
- Antenna input power limited to 30 dBm (1 Watt), EIRP to 36 dBm (4 Watts)
- At registration the RaptorX reports: FCC ID, location and antenna height
- Every 24 hours RaptorX validates available channels
Channel Acquisition Process
RaptorX’s patented embedded spectrum management engine automatically registers and acquires all locally available VHF and UHF channels. Operating channel selection is manual or automatic. If an operating channel becomes unavailable RaptorX’s spectrum engine will automatically switch to an alternate channel.