Engineering

Service Fees

Standard Services and Fees
Range Search $125 per site, per band, per report. One site plus choice of band: VHF-Hi, UHF below 800, VHF-Low, UHF-800 etc. for user-specified distance and location (lat/long). User may specify reduced range within the band. Range search shows only frequencies and distances from the proposed site. No analysis is included.
Single Frequency Search $100 per frequency/site report. Includes co-channel and adjacent channel information out to user-specified distance (up to 250 miles) and location (lat/long). Does not include detailed interference analysis of any potential interference issues. Used to verify a frequency provided by client or further analysis resulting from range search.
Combination $150 per frequency/site report. Range search and a “best” single frequency search (see above item descriptions) and interference analysis (See Interference below).
Site Search $75 per site. User-specified location (lat/long), distance and frequency range. Other user defined search parameters other than the specific site (lat/long) include: city, county, licensee name, call sign. Does not include detailed interference analysis of any potential interference issues. Used to identify other licensed operations in the vicinity.
Propagation Analysis $125 per frequency/site Contour Methods includes coverage contours as required.
$100 per frequency/site Matrix Methods
Interference Analysis $100 per frequency/site Contour Methods per pair (interferer/interferee) Each additional site $35 Includes conflict contours as required.
$125 per frequency/site Matrix Methods per pair (interferer/interferee) Each additional site $35. TSB88 18 dBu protection criteria.
Optional additions $25 per site HAAT Calculations

$100 per frequency/site combination DHAAT Calculations, includes contour study

Canadian Region Studies per site/frequency $200 includes fixed base and mobile matrix interference study.
Safe Harbor Justification Studies $150 per site/frequency. Does not include justification letter.
TV Band (417-512 MHz) Short spacing Please contact AFC for a fee quote at (888) APCO-911 (888-272-6911) or  [email protected].
800 MHz Non-NPSPAC (854-862 MHz) Short spacing/DHAAT studies $75 per frequency/site. Based upon non-overlap of the 22 dBu (F50,10) contour of the proposed station with the 40 dBu (F50,50) contour of the existing station(s) as required per the FCC. This fee is waived if frequency requires Vacated Spectrum Analysis or if APCO does searches to assign the frequency.
Vacated Spectrum (854-862 MHz) Analysis $100 per frequency/site. Includes 22 dBu (F50,10) contour for site-based frequencies or 40 dBu (F50,50) contour for EA-based frequencies as required per the FCC.
700 MHz Region 8, 30, and 55 Responsible Radiation Control and System Design study Please contact AFC for a fee quote at (888) APCO-911 (888-272-6911) or  [email protected].
700 MHz Region 8, 30, and 55 Co-channel and Adjacent channel Allotment Incursion analysis Please contact AFC for a fee quote at (888) APCO-911 (888-272-6911) or  [email protected].
Coordination of Experimental Licenses potentially interacting with public safety services Please contact AFC for a fee quote at (888) APCO-911 (888-272-6911) or [email protected].
Coordination of FB8/MO8 systems FB8/MO8 systems in VHF and UHF are subject to engineering and additional fees. Please contact AFC for a fee quote at 888-APCO-911 (888-272-6911) or email [email protected].
Coordination of VHF TDMA-type systems (for example 7K60FXE or 7K60FXD) $100 per frequency per site

Prices subject to change without notice. Effective date September 22, 2017

Propagation and Interference Analysis may be used to support waiver requests requiring studies etc. such as Safe Harbor for VHF/UHF or short spacing for 800 MHz.

Search output may be sorted by a number of characteristics at the specification of the user such as distance, call sign, power or service in an ascending or descending format. The resultant reports may be provided in hardcopy printouts or digitally in universal text format via E-mail attachments or floppy discs.

Custom engineering and searches will be quoted on request.

Please submit requests for engineering services using the Engineering Services Request Form  or in writing with a detailed description to "AFC Engineering Services" by fax to 386.322.2502, email to [email protected], or by U.S. mail to:

APCO
ATTN: AFC Engineering Services
351 North Williamson Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114-1112

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