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Frequency Coordinators


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. 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.
 

Below 800 MHz Coordinators

Frequency coordinators in this range are based on designations clarified in Section 90.35 of the Commission's Rules.
CoordinatorFrequency Designation
c/o RadioSoft
8900 Dicks Hill Parkway
Toccoa, GA 30577
P: 888-601-FORM
P: 706-754-1AAA
F: 706-754-2745
LA: Automobile
Attn: Frequency Coordination Department
2121 Cooperative Way Ste 225
Herndon, VA 20171
P: 703-528-5115
F: 703-524-1074
*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.
IP: Petroleum
1129 20th Street NW, Suite 350
Washington, DC 20036
P: 202-872-0030
F: 202-872-1331
IW: Power
Frequency Coordination
Attn: James Reimer
P.O. Box 11130
55500 DOT Road, P. O. Box 11130
Pueblo, CO 81001
P: 719-584-0578
F: 719-584-7145
LR: Railroad
Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA)
Attn: Robert Bitton, President
1565 Union Avenue, P.O. Box 775
Union, New Jersey 07083-0775
P: 908-810-8822
F: 908-810-8844
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
F: 541-485-7556
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
8900 Dicks Hill Parkway
Toccoa, GA 30577
P: 800-262-9206
The Wireless Infrastructure Association
500 Montgomery St., Suite 500
Alexandria, VA 22314
P: 703-535-7502
F: 703-836-1608
Other
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800/900 MHz Coordinators


Coordinator
Attn: Frequency Coordination Department
2121 Cooperative Way Ste 225
Herndon, VA 20171
P: 703-528-5115
F: 703-524-1074
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
F: 541-485-7556
c/o Radiosoft
8900 Dicks Hill Parkway
Toccoa, GA 30577
P: 800-262-9206
The Wireless Infrastructure Association
500 Montgomery St., Suite 500
Alexandria, VA 22314
P: 703-535-7502
F: 703-836-1608
Attn: Frequency Coordination Department
1129 20th Street NW, Suite 350
Washington, DC 20036
P: 202-872-0030
F: 202-872-1331
The following coordinators are certified for the 800 MHz General Category and SMR Pools, but not the 800 MHz B/ILT Pool or the 900 MHz band:
c/o RadioSoft
8900 Dicks Hill Parkway
Toccoa, GA 30577
P: 888-601-3676
F: 706-754-2745
Automated Frequency Coordination Department
351 N. Williamson Blvd
Daytona Beach, FL 32114-1112
P: 888-272-6911
F: 386-322-2502
122 Baltimore Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325
P: 717-398-0815
P: 855-803-1465
F: 717-778-4237
122 Baltimore Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325
P: 717-398-0823
P: 855-803-1465
F: 717-778-4237
The following coordinator is certified for the 800 MHz and 900 MHz B/ILT Pool, but not the 800 MHz General Category and SMR Pools:
c/o RadioSoft
8900 Dicks Hill Parkway
Toccoa, GA 30577
P: 888-601-FORM
P: 706-754-1AAA
F: 706-754-2745
 
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Last reviewed/updated on
6/25/2014