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Spectrum Management

Providing comprehensive radio frequency coordination for public safety agencies.

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

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.

News: FCC Allows Public Safety Entities to License Federal Interoperability Channels

On August 30, 2018, the FCC released a Public Notice stating that rule section 90.25 is now effective and public safety entities may now license mobile and portable radios on the federal interoperability channels. AFC will begin processing such requests immediately. Submit your application.

Free Webinars on FCC Licensing and Coordination

APCO-AFC is excited to announce its FCC Part 90 webinar series. We will be presenting six free educational webinars from August 2018 to June 2019. These webinars will provide valuable information for Part 90 licensees and are designed to help agencies and in particular two-way radio shops become more familiar with FCC licensing and coordination procedures. Learn more and register.

Live Support Available

Do you have questions about FCC licensing, frequency coordination, interference or other spectrum management topics? Through our "chat" function, you can get answers live online from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time Monday through Friday. If you have questions after our business hours, you can enter your question as a ticket and we will respond to you as quickly as possible when we're back in the office. The next time you have a question, try out AFC live chat by clicking on the "chat now" bar at the bottom right of the page. We look forward to chatting with you!


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 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].