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Spectrum Management

Providing comprehensive radio frequency coordination for public safety agencies.

Services & Fees: Frequency Coordination | Licensing | License Management | Engineering | Microwave

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AFC is APCO's spectrum management arm, providing comprehensive radio frequency coordination for public safety agencies. With the most experienced staff and the largest network of volunteer experts, AFC is the only organization that provides full radio frequency management services for public safety agencies.

Learn More About Spectrum Management and AFC Services

AFC now offers turnkey engineering, licensing and project management of microwave radio systems. Learn more.

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Use AFC live chat to get answers live online from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. After business hours, enter your question as a ticket and we will respond to you as quickly as possible when we're back in the office. Just click on the "chat now" bar at the bottom right of the page. We look forward to chatting with you! Learn more about public safety licensing, frequency coordination, engineering and other spectrum topics from these APCO articles and webinars.


Frequency Coordination

As an FCC-certified coordinator, APCO AFC can help you apply for, or modify, the license required to operate a two-way radio system.


Our qualified engineering staff has more than 30 years of experience in the full turnkey design and project management of microwave systems for commercial carriers domestically and internationally as well as for the United States Department of Defense (DOD).


Our professional full-time staff has experience in application preparation and processing, licensing, FCC Rules and Regulations, and the coordination process, and can provide you with full-service licensing preparation.

Submissions made easier with interactive online forms for these licensing services:

License Management

Get peace of mind when you have AFC review your license for compliance with FCC Rules and Regulations, ensure adherence to future FCC changes and provide support for time sensitive requirements.


We have the tools to help you determine the specific availability of spectrum, analyze the potential for interference, locate an acceptable frequency, and face other engineering challenges.

Local Advisors

This network of public safety communications experts trained in FCC licensing and frequency coordination procedures can help applicants with the coordination process, answer questions about FCC rules and procedures, and investigate interference problems.


If you are a public safety licensee experiencing interference, submit a compliance request report to APCO, the FCC's point of contact for interference below 512 MHz.

AFC is a division of APCO International – a non-profit organization dedicated to serving those in public safety communications.

Contact AFC at 888-APCO-911 (888-272-6911) or email [email protected].