In 1982, Congress provided the Commission with the statutory authority to use frequency coordinators to assist in developing and managing the Private Land Mobile Radio
(PLMR) spectrum. Frequency coordinators, in this case, are private organizations that have been certified by the Commission to recommend the most appropriate frequencies
for applicants in the designated Part 90 radio services. This frequency coordination process is intended to make more efficient use of the PLMR spectrum for the benefit of all
members of the public. In general, applications for new frequency assignments, changes to existing facilities or operation at temporary locations must include a showing of
frequency coordination (See CFR 47, Section 90.175
Anything that requires Frequency Coordination must be electronically submitted by the Coordinator. Frequency Coordination is required for a new filing and as well for major
Modifications and Amendments that change or add frequencies, emissions, ERP, Output Power, Antenna Height, Ground Elevation, change location of Base,
Fixed, Mobile or Control stations or number of Mobile units and any change to station class. (Hydro frequencies listed in CFR 47 Section 90.265(a)
. Go through
the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for coordination.
Frequency Coordination is not required for STAs unless they are filing a waiver of the 180 day limit of STA. Developmental and Demonstration applications,
Radiolocation (RS) applications, Itinerant operations and station classes ending in the letter "I" or "L" and applications for 6.1 Meter Control Stations.
There are different frequency coordinators authorized for the different categories of PLMR spectrum.
Frequency coordinators in this range are based on designations clarified in Section 90.35 of the Commission's Rules.
c/o RadioSoft, Inc.
194 Professional Park Dr
Clarkesville, GA 30523
Attn: Frequency Coordination Department
2121 Cooperative Way Ste 225
Herndon, VA 20171
*Also coordinates on behalf of the Petroleum Frequency Coordinating Committee (PFCC), International Taxicab and Livery Association (ITLA), Telephone Maintenance Frequency Advisory Committee (TELFAC), Newspaper Association of America (NAA), and Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers.
1129 20th Street NW, Suite 350
Washington, DC 20036
Attn: James Reimer
P.O. Box 11130
55500 DOT Road, P. O. Box 11130
Pueblo, CO 81001
Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA)
Attn: Robert Bitton, President
1565 Union Avenue, P.O. Box 775
Union, New Jersey 07083-0775
1565 Oak Street
Eugene, Oregon 97401
P: Main Office: 541-485-8441
P: Chicago: 888-583-2-WAY
P: Dallas: 888-342-2-WAY
P: Los Angeles 888-355-2-WAY
P: WASH. D.C. 888-395-2-WAY
Hydrological Federal Frequency*
NOAA National Weather Service
Attn: John Bradley
Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Services, W/OS31
1325 East-West Highway, Room 13466
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
P: 301-713-0624 x154
* Note that frequencies in the 169-172 MHz and 406-413 MHz bands available under Section 90.265(a) of the
Commission's rules must be coordinated through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
c/o Radiosoft, Inc.
194 Professional Park Dr.
Clarkesville, GA 30523
The Wireless Infrastructure Association
500 Montgomery St., Suite 500
Alexandria, VA 22314