Frequency Coordination with UTC Spectrum Services

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Frequently Asked Questions

The most efficient method of submitting an application to UTC for frequency coordination is to use our online application filing tool called Spectrumwatch which can be found at www.spectrumwatch.com. After free registration, you can access a series of application screens in which you provide all of the required administrative and technical information for your proposed license. Upon completion of the application you then electronically submit it to UTC.

UTC will also accept a paper hard copy of the FCC Form 601 license application which can be sent via mail, courier, or facsimile.

Applicants should submit payment to UTC for the total amount that includes UTC coordination fees as well as the FCC’s application and regulatory fees. (UTC remits the FCC fees directly to the Commission.) UTC accepts credit cards (Visa, MC, Amex, Discover) or we can invoice for the services rendered. Purchase Orders are also accepted. UTC’s frequency coordination fee schedule can be viewed here: (need link)

UTC Spectrum Services endeavors to complete all applications within ten working days. Applications that are extensive or that require additional information may take longer. FCC processing time varies depending on the length of their application queue at any given time.

Much of the information contained below was obtained directly from the FCC. For more information about any of these topics, please visit the FCC website. (www.fcc.gov)

Licensing and the ULS

The Universal Licensing System (ULS) is the FCC’s consolidated database and application filing system for most Wireless Radio Services. ULS supports electronic filing and provides public access to licensing information, weekly Public Notices, FCC rulemakings, processing utilities, a telecommunications glossary, and more. You can access the ULS here: (https://wireless.fcc.gov/uls/index.htm?&job=home)

Yes, you can have more than one FRN. A unique FRN is assigned to each registrant so if you register more than once you will get another FRN. You may wish to have a separate FRN for each division within a larger company. But if you forget your FRN you should not just register for a new one but rather, you can search the CORES database here: (https://apps.fcc.gov/coresWeb/publicHome.do) for your existing number.

Yes, you can have more than one FRN. A unique FRN is assigned to each registrant so if you register more than once you will get another FRN. You may wish to have a separate FRN for each division within a larger company. But if you forget your FRN you should not just register for a new one but rather, you can search the CORES database here: (https://apps.fcc.gov/coresWeb/publicHome.do) for your existing number.

FCC 601 is the most commonly used form for applying for a radio license. It is used to file initial applications as well as most licensing-related requests and notifications.

FCC 602 is used to provide information regarding license ownership.

FCC 603 is used to assign licenses from one party to another.

All of these forms can be completed and submitted electronically via the ULS. You can find more information about these and other FCC forms here: (https://wireless.fcc.gov/index.htm?job=forms_and_fees)

FCC application fees vary based on your radio service and the type of application being filed. In addition to filing fees, most non-governmental applicants also have to pay an FCC regulatory fee. For more information about FCC fees, see the Fee Filing Guide here: (https://wireless.fcc.gov/index.htm?job=about_fee_filing_guide)

You can check the status of your application through ULS Application Search or the status of your license through ULS License Search. They can be accessed from here: (https://wireless.fcc.gov/uls/index.htm?job=home)

Most Part 90 license applicants can begin operating ten (10) days after their application is filed. Major exceptions include: applications that require Canadian clearance, applications requesting a rule waiver, and applicants with tower sites that pose a hazard to aviation safety. Excluded applicants and applicants proposing to use frequencies governed by Part 101 must wait for a grant before commencing operations. For more information about Part 90 Conditional Licensing, see FCC Rule §90.159.

Requests for waiver should be filed on Form 601, answering “Yes” to question 8A. Supporting documentation should be uploaded as an attachment. For more information about filing waiver requests see FCC Rule §1.925.

Construction Notification can be filed via the ULS. You must first log-in the ULS here: (https://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsEntry/licManager/login.jsp). You will need your FRN and password to log-in. After logging in you can select the call sign you wish to update and select the “Notify the FCC” from the menu, then proceed with the filing as instructed. You can find more information about construction deadlines on the FCC’s website here: (https://wireless.fcc.gov/licensing/index.htm?job=const_req_home#d36e25)

The most efficient way to cancel an unused license is electronically via the ULS. You must first log-in the ULS here: (https://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsEntry/licManager/login.jsp). You will need your FRN and password to log-in. After logging in you can select the call sign you wish to cancel and select the “Cancel” from the menu, then proceed with the filing as instructed.

Licenses can only be renewed within 90 days prior to the expiration date of the license. The most efficient way to renew a license is electronically via the ULS. You must first log-in the ULS here: (https://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsEntry/licManager/login.jsp). You will need your FRN and password to log-in. After logging in you can select the call sign you wish to renew and select the “Renew” from the menu, then proceed with the filing as instructed.

The FCC’s Rules and Regulations can be found on the FCC’s website here: (https://wireless.fcc.gov/index.htm?job=rules_and_regulations). If you wish to purchase a hard copy you can contact the Government Printing Office’s website here: (https://bookstore.gpo.gov/search/apachesolr_search/CFR%2047). Most land mobile licensees will be interested in CFR 47 – Part 90, and Part 101.