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The combination of letters and numbers that identify an
The Radio Service under which the license has been issued.
VX — Instructional Television Fixed Service (ITFS)
MD — Multipoint Distribution Service and Multichannel
Multipoint Distribution Service (MDS)
The status of the license. The license status may be Active,
Cancelled, Expired or Terminated.
Regular FCC licenses.
If applicable, a statement that the license has
pending applications appears at the top of the license detail,
with link(s) to the pending applications.
The date on which the license term (usually 10 years) begins.
This date also sets the timetable for any applicable construction
or coverage deadlines.
The date on which a license becomes effective. In most cases
this is the same as the Grant Date. For modifications, the
original Grant Date of the license will remain the same,
but the Effective Date will be the day the Modification
The date after which a license ceases to be valid. For example,
a license with a 12/1/2004 expiration is no longer valid
at 12:00am on 12/2/2004. In most cases wireless licenses
have a 10-year license term, and the expiration date is
the 10-year anniversary date of the original license grant
The date a call sign became inactive. The licensee may file
an application to request cancellation. Licenses can become
inactive when the license expires and is auto-deleted via
a ULS auto-expiration program. The FCC can also choose to
terminate the license in the case where a licensee fails
to meet its debt obligations to the U.S. Government with
respect to an auctioned license or for non-construction
or discontinuance of operations.
The Licensee FCC Registration Number (FRN) is a unique 10-digit
number that is assigned by the Commission Registration System
(CORES) to any entity doing business with the FCC. For further
information on CORES and registration requirements, access
The type of entity of the licensee. For most licenses in
these Radio Services, this data is not available.
- Governmental Entity
- Joint Venture
- Limited Liability Company
- General Partnership
- Unincorporated Association
- Limited Liability Partnership
- Limited Partnership
Name and Address
The Licensee name, mailing address, telephone, fax, and
This information identifies the name, address and phone
number of the contact representative, if different from
the licensee. This is usually the headquarters office of
a large company, the law firm, or other representative of
the licensee, or the company or person who prepared the
application for the license.
The type of facility or station licensed.
A unique FCC assigned series of numbers used to identify
the facility. If the license was assigned a facility ID
number prior to conversion to ULS, the Facility ID number
will be displayed. However, no new facility ID numbers will
be generated in ULS.
The Licensee’s carrier status.
Both Common and Non-Common
Statement of Intention
Lists Y(Yes) or N(No) to indicate whether authorization
was initially issued as a result of the applicant filing
for a Statement of Intent to construct within the Basic
Trading Area specified.
Lists whether the facility is within a Protected Service
Area, Basic Trading Area (BTA), or Partitioned Service Area
Associated Main Station Call Signs
For Hub and Booster stations, a listing of any Associated
Main Station Call Signs, with one being designated as the
Lead Call Sign.
MDS/ITFS - Admin Tab
Date on which FCC received the application.
File Number and Type
File number and type of any application relating to the
license. Click on the file number of an application to open
a new window with the Application Search detail page for
the application. Up to three applications associated with
the call sign are displayed on the Admin tab. If there are
more than three, click the link provided to access the All
Processing status of the application.
1 — The application has been received and is pending
initial automated processes.
2 — The application is currently Pending Commission
D — The application has been Dismissed.
G — The application has been Granted.
I — The application has been Inactivated as a result
of a subsequent filing.
K — The application has been determined to be erroneous
and has been ‘Killed’ by the Commission.
R — The application has been Returned for correction
W — The application has been Withdrawn by the applicant.
Lists letters generated by ULS that the FCC has sent to
the licensee and/or contact, and allows you to view a summary
of the information associated with the letter. Each letter
is identified by a sequential reference number assigned
by the ULS, call sign, letter type, and date the letter
To view the information for a letter, click its reference
Displays any comments entered by the FCC regarding the
license, and the date each comment was entered
Lists each significant event that occurred during the processing
of the license, as well as the date the event occurred.
Displays special rules or restrictions that apply to a
particular license. The text of up to three special conditions
will appear. If there are more than three, click the link
provided to access the All Special Conditions page. Note:
Refer to the Locations and/or Frequencies tabs to see special
conditions at those levels.
Lists the Type, Description and Date of the Attachment
related to the License. To view an attachment file, click
on the hyperlink in the Description column.
Note: You must have Adobe
Acrobat Reader installed with your Web browser to view
MDS/ITFS - Locations
Displays the number of total locations for the license.
Lists the authorization type for the license, as well as
the market and submarket codes for the appropriate authorization
- Protected Service Area: Displays the center-point coordinates
of a 56.33 km (35 mile) radius protected service area.
- Basic Trading Area (BTA): Displays the BTA Market Number,
City and State.
- Partitioned Service Area (PSA): Displays the BTA Market
Number, City and State that has been partitioned.
Transmitter Station Location
The street address, city, county and state of the transmitter
Latitude and Longitude of the station location, displayed
in Degrees, Minutes, Seconds and Direction.
The height above mean sea level, in meters, of the ground
elevation at the station location.
Height Without Appurtenances
The height of the antenna supporting structure, displayed
Height With Appurtenances
The overall height of the antenna structure, including all
appurtenances, displayed in meters.
A seven-digit number issued by the FCC’s Antenna Structure
Registration (ASR) system that uniquely identifies an antenna
structure. For more information on ASR, access http://wireless.fcc.gov/antenna.
The type of structure on which the antenna is mounted.
This section displays special rules or restrictions that
apply to the transmitter station location.
Transmit Antenna Information
Displays the type of the antenna, either a Transmitter
Note: for Hub antenna records, no other antenna data is
Displays the name of the antenna manufacturer.
Displays the Model Number of the antenna.
The angle in the horizontal plane of the antenna
main lobe in degrees, measured clockwise from True North.
The amount of non-standard beam tilt, displayed
The direction of the electronic field, either Vertical
The angular distance between the half power points
of the antenna’s main lobe in the horizontal plane,
displayed in degrees.
Gain of the antenna as measured with respect to
an isotropic radiator.
Height — The height of the antenna
center of radiation above ground level, displayed in meters.
Lists the Location Number, Type of Location (Fixed), and
the coordinates of each Receive Site. A link is available
to view more specific details of the Receive Site, including:
- Antenna Manufacturer
- Antenna Model Number
- Receive Site Antenna Polarization
- Frequencies Tab
The Frequencies Summary Screen
displays a listing of Channels/Frequencies along with their
associated Antenna Number, Frequency Number, Offset and Power.
The Channel number is a link to view more specific details
of the frequency.
- Frequency Detail
The Channel number assigned to the Frequency. Each
frequency range in these Radio Services is assigned a Channel
Frequency Lower Band (MHz)
The lower range of the frequency band displayed
Frequency Upper Band (MHz)
The upper range of the frequency band displayed
Displays the maximum Effective Isotropically Radiated
Power in the horizontal plane, displayed in dBm
Displays the frequency offset if applicable, either Plus
(+), Minus (-), or Zero (0)
The Emission designator of the transmitter composed of bandwidth
and emission type. Emission designators consist of 7 characters,
the first 4 of which define the bandwidth of the signal;
the last 3 define the type of modulation, nature of the
signal modulating the carrier, and the type of information
For digital emissions, the type of modulation.
The date the frequency was initially licensed under this
call sign in ULS.
The deadline for filing a Certification of Completion of
The date the FCC received Notification of Completion of
Data will be displayed for those licenses that required
FCC coordination with Canadian authorities in accordance
with International Treaty Agreements.
Frequency Special Conditions
This section displays special rules or restrictions that
apply to a particular frequency of a license.
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an official FCC license.
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the licensed spectrum in relation to geographical boundaries.
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