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Spectrum Management

Providing comprehensive radio frequency coordination for public safety agencies.

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

NOTICE: Effective December 30, 2020, the FCC Wireless Services is no longer printing paper license authorizations or sending Antenna Structure Registrations via postal mail. These documents will now only be provided electronically through email, as outlined in FCC 20-126. All authorization and registration preferences will automatically default to electronic. If no email is provided, licensees/registrants will need to login to ULS/ASR and download their authorizations/registrations, as no paper copies will be distributed. Please don’t hesitate to contact APCO-AFC for assistance or submit an 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.

Services

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.

Licensing

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.

Engineering

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.

Interference

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.

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