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.
NEW as of 12/30/2014: The FCC has released additional 800 MHz Vacated Spectrum relinquished by Sprint Nextel. AFC is accepting applications for the newly released channels and you may file your application now.
|Signal Booster Registration Database: All existing Part 90 Class B signal boosters must be registered in the FCC's Signal Booster Database by November 1, 2014. After that date, Class B signal boosters must be registered prior to operation. [As defined per FCC 47 CFR 90.219: Class B signal booster. A signal booster designed to retransmit any signals within a wide frequency band. A signal booster is deemed to be a Class B signal booster if it has a passband that exceeds 75 kHz.] The FCC has announced the availability of the database to be used by licensees to register their Class B signal boosters and provided a short set of instructions. The registration database is available at: www.fcc.gov/signal-boosters/registration.
Signal Jammers: In a joint effort by the FCC and DHS, a Bulletin regarding the use of Signal Jammers has been issued for First Responders.
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