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What does BR IFIC mean?

BR IFIC is the abbreviation for BR International Frequency Information Circular. It is published once every two weeks by the Radiocommunication Bureau.

What does BR IFIC contain?

The BR IFIC (Terrestrial services) contains:

  • the International Frequency List (IFL) including all the frequencies prescribed for common use (see RR20.2);
  • the frequency assignment/allotment Plans for terrestrial services; notices under treatment in accordance with Article 11 for updating of the Master Register;
  • notices under treatment pursuant to regional agreements for updating of the Plans;
  • the Special Sections associated with the Regulatory procedures applicable to Terrestrial Services;
  • the TerRaQ program for querying the published information;
  • the TerRaNV program for validation of electronic notices;
  • the TerRaNotices program for creation and validation of electronic notices;
  • the latest version of the Preface in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish in PDF format.

What do Parts 1, 2 and 3 of the BR IFIC contain?

Part 1 of the Circular is equivalent to "acknowledgement of receipt" of complete and correct notices received under Article 11.

Part 2 contains all assignments accepted for inclusion in the Master Register, i.e. all assignments which have received a favourable finding, plus those which have received an unfavourable finding, and  have however been recorded in the Master Register in accordance with RR4.4 and RR8.4.

Part 3 contains all assignments that have not been accepted by the Bureau, i.e. all those that have received an unfavourable finding and have been returned to the notifying administration.

What do the Special Sections of the BR IFIC contain?

Special Sections ST61, GE75, RJ81, GE84, GE89 and GE06 contain information published under Article 4 of the Regional Agreement in question. They comprise three parts:

  • A: Information on proposed modifications;
  • B: Information on modifications on which agreement has been reached;
  • C: Information on frequency assignments in the Plan which have been cancelled.

Special Section 9.21/C contains information provided by an administration seeking agreement under the Article 9 procedure, which is published in accordance with § 9.38.

Special Section 9.21/D contains information on the status of the coordination process upon the expiry of the prescribed period (§ 9.52C).

Does one have to install each new issue of BR IFIC?

No, it is possible to consult the BR IFIC directly from the DVD. However it is possible to install each publication of the BR IFIC as an option.

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