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Broadcast Auxiliary


Common Filing Tasks

Filing Receive-only Sites under an Existing Call Sign in the TV Pickup Radio Service (TP)

Broadcast Auxiliary Service (BAS) TV Pickup Radio Service (TP) licensees that wish to identify their receive-only sites (RO sites) on ULS may do so by filing an application on FCC Form 601(Main Form and Schedule I) to modify an existing authorization in the TP radio service. A separate modification application is necessary for each TP license, and RO site data filed on ULS will not expand a BAS operator’s right to protection or coordination under the Commission’s Rules. See related release (pdf).
  1. Access electronic filing ( Under the “Licensing” header on the right side of the screen, choose “Online Filing”.

  2. Login with your FRN and password. If you do not have your password or have forgotten it, and have set a Personal Security Question (PSQ), go to web site: and select “reset password”. Enter your FRN and answer the PSQ allowing you to reset your password. If you have NOT set the PSQ, go to website and submit a reset password form or call (877) 480-3210 for assistance.

  3. Choose the “My Licenses” link on the left side navigation menu of the screen.

  4. “My Licenses” page – choose the call sign to be updated for the TV Pickup Radio Service (TP).

  5. “My Licenses”, “License At A Glance” page – choose “Update” from “Work on this license”.

  6. “Select Updates” page – check “Technical Data” to add receiver information. Click on “Continue” to load the online application Form 601. Once the application form loads, enter required data selecting “Next Page” to advance.

  7. “Location Tab” – select “Add”. “Location Description” – select “Receiver”
    By selecting receiver, additional data fields are opened. You must complete the following:
    • Location Name
    • ASR Number or N/A
    • Latitude/Longitude
    • Street Address
    • City
    • State
    • County
    • Elevation of site AMSL
    • Overall height AGL without appurtenances
    • Overall height AGL with appurtenances
    • Support structure type
    • Environmental assessment question

  8. Once this data is entered, click the “Save” button, select “Next Page”

  9. “Path Tab” – select Path 1, click on “Modify”. The following data must be completed for the Transmit Antenna:
    • Antenna Manufacturer
    • Antenna Model Number
    • Height to center of antenna AGL (prefills with 6.1 meters)*
    • Beamwidth
    • Antenna Gain
    • Polarization
    • Azimuth to RX location or passive repeater. (prefills with 999.0 degrees)*

    *These values are pre-filled due to the mobile operating area of the transmitter and should not be changed.

    Final Receiver Location - You must select the Receive location at the bottom of the page and complete the following:
    • Receiver Antenna Manufacturer
    • Receiver Model number
    • Height to center of RX antenna AGL
    • Receiver antenna beamwidth
    • Receiver antenna gain.

    Once all data is entered, select “Save”

  10. For each additional receiver location you must add the location and Add or Modify Path and Frequency data. As data is entered on each page, remember to click the “Save” button.

  11. When you are done entering information on the application, click the “Submit” button.

  12. “ULS Online Filing Application Confirmation” page – allows you to print your application and verify fee amounts. For future status checks of the application, please note your application file number shown on this page. This file number can be used to view the application using the “Application Search” function in ULS. If a fee is due, select the “CONTINUE FOR PAYMENT OPTIONS” button at the bottom of this page.

  13. “CONTINUE FOR PAYMENT OPTIONS” – will allow you to make your payment online or print FCC Form 159.

  14. After your application is submitted and the required fees are paid, the application will be processed.

  15. Should you have any further questions, or need additional information, please submit a request through or call the ULS Customer Support Hotline at (877) 480-3201, selecting option 2 after the main menu recording.
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