FCC Licensing


QDS Communications employs a licensed frequency coordinator to serve your FCC licensing requirements. We can assist you with new applications, renewals, relocation's and modifications - even if you didn't buy your radios from us!

Any correspondence about your FCC license can be reviewed and confirmed by us. We can help determine if the FCC correspondence is legitimate and what actions need to be completed for compliancy.

We can also help with license expiration's, deadlines, and any narrowbanding needs you may have.

FCC LicensingContact QDS for all of your FCC licensing needs or any questions you may have in making sure you are compliant.

 

 

 

Do I need a license?

The FCC has clear rules as to who needs a license.  Organizations that are required to obtain a license and do not are subject to costly fines and equipment confiscation.  A simple rule to start with is if you are using radios for personal / family communications you can buy Family Radio Service (FRS) radios at local stores.  Beyond that organizations need to research the rules that apply to them.  We can help you with that determination. Almost all, commercial or public entity radios need to be licensed. Unless you are a Subscriber on a Communications Service UHF LTR or Community Repeater System, you are required to hold an FCC License for your commercial or public radios. Basically, anything over 1 watt of power needs to have an FCC License. 

What is the FCC?

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934, and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC’s jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. possessions.  The FCC has broad responsibility for wireless communications and will respond to complaints that interfere with a licensed radio system. 

Are there any penalties for using radios without an FCC license?

Yes, the FCC’s policy statement #91-217 (effective August 1, 1991), established fines upwards of $8,000.00 per day for unlicensed and/or improperly licensed radio systems. There are various other fines that can also be charged. Some fines may be applied to each unlicensed piece of equipment also. 

FCC or FCC Looking Notices

Any correspondence about your FCC license can be reviewed and confirmed by us. We can help determine if the FCC correspondence is legitimate and what actions need to be completed for compliancy.

We can also help with license expiration's, deadlines, and any narrowbanding needs you may have.

Are you "narrowband" compliant?

Any correspondence about your FCC license can be reviewed and confirmed by us. We can help determine if the FCC correspondence is legitimate and what actions need to be completed for compliancy.

We can also help with license expiration's, deadlines, and any narrowbanding needs you may have.

 

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