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Spectrum Management

Providing comprehensive radio frequency coordination for public safety agencies.

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

800 MHz Rebanding Substantially Completed
On April 23, 2021, the FCC issued a public notice to announce the long-awaited conclusion of the 800 MHz rebanding program. Termination of the rebanding proceeding will become effective 30 days after publication of the rules in the Federal Register. AFC is accepting applications immediately. Submit your application.
AFC Accepting T-Band Applications
On January 19, 2021, the FCC issued a public notice indicating they will resume processing certain T-Band applications based on defined criteria and/or pre-coordination procedures. AFC is accepting applications immediately. Submit your application.

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 engineering and licensing services in support of microwave radio systems. Learn more.

Live Support Articles and Webinars
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 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].