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§ 74.786 - Digital channel assignments.

(a) An applicant for a new low power television or television translator digital station or for changes in the facilities of an authorized digital station shall endeavor to select a channel on which its operation is not likely to cause interference. The applications must be specific with regard to the channel requested. Only one channel will be assigned each station.

(b) Any one of the 12 standard VHF Channels (2 to 13 inclusive) may be assigned to a VHF digital low power television or television translator station.

(c) UHF channels 14 to 36 may be assigned to a UHF digital low power television or television translator station. In accordance with § 73.603(c) of this chapter, Channel 37 will not be assigned to such stations.

[69 FR 69332, Nov. 29, 2004, as amended at 76 FR 44828, July 27, 2011; 86 FR 66214, Nov. 22, 2021; 87 FR 15344, Mar. 18, 2022]