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License Information

Call Sign
The combination of letters and numbers that identify an FCC license.

Radio Service
The name of the wireless service under which the Universal Licensing System (ULS) has issued the license. The name of the service is preceded by a unique, 2-letter code assigned to the service in ULS. Click here for a complete listing of Radio Services and their two letter codes.

Status
The current status of the license, designated by the following letter codes:

A—Active
C—Canceled
E—Expired
T—Terminated
X—Termination Pending

The following status messages may appear at the top of the License Search detail:

Pending Applications Icon This license has pending applications:

Click on the application file numbers included in the above message to access the pending applications in ULS Application Search.

Termination Pending Icon This call sign or a component(s) of this call sign is in termination pending status for failure to meet the buildout requirement.

If the license is in termination pending status for failure to meet the buildout requirement, the call sign status will display as “Term Pending.” If one or more components (location or frequency) of a license are in termination pending status, an icon will appear next to the affected component(s) on the Locations or Frequencies tab(s).

NOTE: When searching in ULS License Search, all statuses are selected by default. To narrow your search, deselect undesired status codes.

  • Auth (Authorization) Type
    Developmental—Authorizations that the FCC granted for developmental authority to construct and operate transmitters for the purpose of developing a new radio service or a new technology not regularly authorized under specific FCC rules.
  • STA—Authorizations that the FCC granted for temporary use (i.e., circumstances requiring immediate or emergency use of facilities, temporary authority to install and/or operate new or modified equipment, etc.).
  • Demonstration—Licenses used by licensees involved in the sale and/or marketing of radio equipment. Demonstration licenses may be used for purposes of demonstrating equipment to potential customers at trade shows or at other exhibitions, performing on site coverage studies for potential customers, or other uses as provided for under specific FCC rules.
  • Regular—Regular authorizations, not applicable for Developmental, STA, or Demonstration.

Dates

Grant Date
The date on which the license term (usually 10 years) begins. This date also sets the timetable for any applicable construction or coverage deadlines.

Effective Date
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 becomes effective.

Expiration Date
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 date.

Cancellation Date
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 ULS’s 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.

Control Points

A location where the operation of a public mobile station is supervised and controlled by the licensee of that station. The Control point number, address, and contact information for up to three control points will be displayed in this section. If there are more than three, click the Display All Control Points link to view other control points.

Licensee Information

FRN
The FCC Registration Number (FRN) is a unique 10-digit number that is assigned by the Commission Registration System (CORES) to an entity doing business with the FCC. The FCC will use the FRN to determine if all of an entity's fees have been paid for application filings requiring a fee.

To determine if an FRN is associated with an existing call sign, search by call sign in ULS License Search. The FRN will appear on the Search Results page. If there is no FRN associated with the call sign, select Register CORES/Call Sign on the ULS homepage. Search by FRN in ULS License Search to find all call signs registered to that FRN.

Type
The entity type of the licensee is displayed. The entity types are listed below:

  • Corporation
  • Governmental Entity
  • Individual
  • Limited Liability Company
  • Consortium
  • General Partnership
  • Trust
  • Unincorporated Association
  • Limited Liability Partnership
  • Limited Partnership
  • Other (with a legal description)

Licensee Name and Address
The name of the individual or business entity holding the license, its address, and other contact information such as phone, fax, and e-mail.

View Ownership

Click this link to view Ownership Filing (Form 602) information in ULS for the licensee’s FRN. On the Ownership page, click the top Search button to view scanned manual filings submitted prior to 9/10/2002. Click the bottom Search button to access filings submitted electronically since that date.

Contact Information

The name, address, and other contact information for the individual point of contact for the licensee.

Microwave Data
This data is provided on the Main tab of License Detail for the Microwave Site-Based radio services group only.

Operation Type

The Microwave Operation Type Codes and Description are as follows:

  • Temporary Fixed/Mobile
  • Permanent Fixed Point to Point
  • Multiple Address System
  • Digital Electronic Message Service
  • 18 GHz Low Power
  • 31 GHz Systems
  • 38 GHz Systems

Station Class

The three-letter code that identifies the microwave transmitter class and description. The station class codes and descriptions are as follows:

  • Fixed—FXO
  • Temporary Fixed—FX5
  • Mobile—MO
  • Mobile & Temporary Fixed—MO5

The following section appears only if there is a broadcast auxiliary station with this license.

If there is a parent of the Broadcast Auxiliary the following fields appear:

Facility ID
The 5-digit number assigned by the FCC’s Media Bureau to the Broadcast Auxiliary station. This is not the Call Sign of the Parent station.

City and State of Principal Community
The city and state of the parent station’s principal community is displayed.

Radio Service
The Radio Service Codes for the Broadcast Parent station will appear as TV or TX for Broadcast Auxiliary Radio Service Code of TB, TI, TS, TT, or TP. For a Broadcast Auxiliary Radio Service Code of AB, AI, or AS, the Parent station Radio Service Code will appear as AM, FM, or FX.

If there is no parent for the station, Type will appear as
Broadcast Network Entity and the State of Primary Operation will be displayed.

Qualifications, Ownership, and Demographics

Regulatory Status
This item identifies the type(s) of radio service offerings provided by the licensee, as follows: Common Carrier, Non-Common Carrier, Private (internal communications), Broadcast Services, and Band Manager.

Type of Radio Service
One of the following service types will be displayed:

F—Fixed
M—Mobile
R—Radiolocation
S—Satellite (sound)
B—Broadcast Services

Interconnected
This item will display Yes if the licensee provides interconnected service to the public switched telephone network as defined in FCC rules. No will appear if the licensee does not provide this service. If there is no response on record, the field will be blank.

Alien Ownership
If the licensee answered No to all questions in this section, the following message is displayed: "The applicant answered no to all Alien Ownership application questions." A link is also provided to access the complete text of the questions. If the applicant answered Yes or did not respond to one or more items, the text of the questions will be displayed. Yes or No indicates the licensee’s response. If there is no response on record, the field will be blank.

Basic Qualifications
If the licensee answered No to all questions in this section, the following message is displayed: "The applicant is eligible to hold a station license under Section 310(a) and (b) of the Communications Act of 1934." A link is also provided to access the complete text of the questions. If the licensee answered Yes or did not respond to one or more of the questions, the text of the questions will be displayed. Yes or No indicates the licensee’s response. If there is no response on record, the field will be blank.

Race, Ethnicity, and Gender
The names of up to four racial/ethnic groups and the gender of the licensee will be displayed in this section if the licensee included this optional information on FCC Form 601.

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Microwave Site-Based - Admin Tab
The top of the Administration page identifies the Call Sign and Radio Service of the current License. The following detailed information is provided:

Applications
This section details the date, file number and type, and status of any applications relating to the license on file in the system. 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 Applications page.

Automated Letters
This section lists the letters generated by ULS that the FCC has sent to the licensee and/or its contact. You are able to view a summary of the information associated with each letter. A sequential reference number assigned by ULS identifies each letter, the call sign, the letter type (e.g., Renewal Reminder), and the date the letter was generated. Click the number/title of a letter to open a new browser window and display the complete text of the letter. If there are more than three letters associated with the license, click the link provided to access the All Automated Letters page.

Comments
Up to three comments made by the FCC will be displayed. If there are more than three, click the link provided to access the All Comments page.

History
This section lists each significant event that occurred for the license, as well as the date on which the event occurred. The date and description of up to three history items will be displayed. If there are more than three, click the link provided to access the All History page.

License Special Conditions
This section 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.

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Microwave Site-Based - Locations Tab

License Information
The top of the Location page displays the following data for the license:

Call Sign
The combination of letters and numbers that identify an FCC license.

Radio Service
The name of the wireless service under which the Universal Licensing System (ULS) has issued the license. The name of the service is preceded by a unique, 2-letter code assigned to the service in ULS. Click here for a complete listing of Radio Services and their two letter codes.

Total Locations
The total number of locations associated with this license.

Locations Jump Menu
This pull-down menu displays the location number, city, and state abbreviation for each location associated with this license. Select a location, and click the GO button to "jump" to the Location Detail Screen for that location.

Index of Numbered Links
If there are more than ten locations associated with this license, a numbered list provides links to other Location Summary pages, as well as links to the Next and Previous pages in the list.

Location Data
Location Data is displayed in two formats. The section provides information about the Transmit Location. Additional tables provide information about all receive locations or passive repeater locations associated with the license. For all operation types other than Fixed Point to Point (PP), Transmit Location information is provided in a single table only.

The Transmit Location data identifies the type of location and provides the Location Number and Location Name. If the Transmit Location is Fixed, the table will display description; city, state, and county; coordinates; Site Elevation (AMSL) in meters; Structure Height without Appurtenances in meters; ASR number (if registered); Structure Height with Appurtenances in meters; and Site Structure. If the Transmit Location is not fixed, the area of operation will be displayed.

Location Special Conditions
Up to three special conditions associated with this location will be listed. If there are more than three, click the link provided to access All Special Conditions.

Other Locations
For Fixed Point to Point Operation, data for all Receive Locations or Passive Repeater Locations associated with the license will appear in additional tables on the Locations Summary page. For each additional location, the following data is displayed:

  • Location Number
  • Location Name
  • Type of Location (Receive),
  • Coordinates
  • Site Elevation (AMSL) in meters
  • Structure Height without Appurtenances in meters
  • ASR number (if registered)
  • Structure Height with Appurtenances in meters
  • Site Structure
  • Special Conditions.
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Microwave Site-Based - Paths

Paths Summary
The Paths Summary page will display all paths associated with the license. For most Operation Types, information for one path only will be displayed. For Fixed Point to Point operation, separate tables of path data will be displayed for each path between the Transmitter Location and the Receive Locations, including Passive Repeater Locations.

Call Sign
The combination of letters and numbers that identify an FCC license.

Radio Service
The name of the wireless service under which the Universal Licensing System (ULS) has issued the license. The name of the service is preceded by a unique, 2-letter code assigned to the service in ULS. Click here for a complete listing of Radio Services and their two letter codes.

Transmitter Location Name

Transmit Coordinates
The Latitude, Longitude, and cardinal directions associated with this location are indicated. The coordinates are listed in degrees (e.g., 42º), minutes (e.g., 13'), and seconds (e.g., 10") and are referenced in NAD83 (North American Datum 1983).

Total Paths
The total number of paths associated with this license.

Paths Jump Menu
Each path for this license is displayed with Path number and Receive Location. Select a path, and click GO to jump directly to the Path Detail screen for that path.

Index of Numbered Links
If there are more than ten paths associated with this license, a numbered list provides links to other Paths Summary pages, as well as links to the Next and Previous pages in the list.

Path Data
For each path associated with the license, a table of Path Data is displayed on the Paths Summary page. Each table includes the following information:

Path Number

Path Type
Valid Path Types are as follows:

  • Area
  • Master-Remote
  • Nodal-User
  • Fixed Point-to-Point
  • Remote-Master
  • User-Nodal

Path Details
Click this link to view the Path Details screen for this path.

Receive Location Call Sign
Location Name, Coordinates, Polarization, and Azimuth are displayed for receivers and passive repeaters (if any are used). Click on the receive call sign link to access the license detail for that call sign.

Location Name
Note: This data will only appear for a license with a Fixed Point to Point path type.

Coordinates
Note: This data will only appear for a license with a Fixed Point to Point path type.

Path Frequencies
The frequencies associated with the path are displayed. The Termination Pending Icon icon appears next to a frequency in a termination pending status.

Path Detail

The top of the Path Detail page displays the Path Number and Transmit and Receive Locations for the Path.

Call Sign
The combination of letters and numbers that identify an FCC license.

Radio Service
The name of the wireless service under which the Universal Licensing System (ULS) has issued the license. The name of the service is preceded by a unique, 2-letter code assigned to the service in ULS. Click here for a complete listing of Radio Services and their two letter codes.

Total Paths
The total number of paths associated with this license.

Paths Jump Menu
Each path for this license is displayed with Path number and Receive Location. Select a path, and click GO, to jump directly to the Path Detail screen for that path.

Return to Paths Summary link

Path Data
The Path Number, Path Type Code, and Transmit/Receive Locations are displayed at the top of the first table of Path Data on the Path Details Screen. Note: Path Type Codes and their associated types are as follows:

  • MM Area
  • MR Master-Remote
  • NU Nodal-User
  • PP Fixed Point-to-Point
  • RM Remote-Master
  • UN User-Nodal

Transmit Location Name
Coordinates- The Latitude, Longitude, and cardinal directions associated with this location listed in degrees (e.g., 42º), minutes (e.g., 13'), and seconds (e.g., 10") and referenced in NAD83 (North American Datum 1983).
Elevation (AMSL) (in meters)—Elevation of the transmit location above mean sea level.
Polarization—Polarization of the transmitting signal, valid codes are

D—Rotating
E—Elliptical
F—45 Degrees
H—Horizontal
J—Linear
L—Left Hand Circular
R—Right hand circular
S—Horizontal and Vertical
T—Right and Left hand circular
V—Vertical
X—Other

Azimuth(degrees)—Pointing direction of the antenna.
Elevation Angle(degrees)—Tilt of the antenna with respect to the horizon.

Transmit Antenna
Height (meters)—Centerline height of the antenna
Beamwidth (degrees)—Width of the beam of the antenna at the half-power points
Gain(dBi)—Gain of the antenna as measured with respect to an isotropic radiator

Diversity Antenna
Height(meters)—Centerline height of the antenna
Beamwidth(degrees)—Width of the beam of the antenna measured at the half-power points
Gain(dBi)—Gain of the antenna as measured with respect to an isotropic radiator

Periscope Reflector
Height(meters)—Horizontal dimension of the periscope reflector
Width(meters)—Vertical dimension of the periscope reflector
Separation(meters)—Distance between the periscope dish and the periscope reflector

MAS/DEMS Sub-Type of Operation
This is displayed only if applicable to the path type.

Valid MAS Sub Types are:
T—two way master-remote
I—one way inbound
O—one way outbound
M—mobile meter reader
S—subfrequency operation
U—multiple master operation

Fixed Point-to-Point Paths and Segment Information
If the operation type for the license is Fixed Point to Point (PP), Segment Information will be displayed for each segment associated with the Path. For each segment the following information will be displayed: Segment Number, Names of Transmit/Receive/Passive Repeater Locations, and Segment Distance (in kilometers).

Passive Repeater Information
The following is displayed for any passive repeaters associated with the path:

  • Location name
  • Location Coordinates—The Latitude, Longitude and cardinal directions associated with this location, listed in degrees (e.g., 42º), minutes (e.g., 13'), and seconds (e.g., 10") and referenced in NAD83 (North American Datum 1983).
  • Location Elevation (AMSL in meters)—Elevation of the passive repeater location above mean sea level.
  • Location Structure Type (code and description)
  • Antenna Structure Registration Number
  • Polarization (code and description)—Polarization of the signal leaving the passive repeater, valid codes are
    • D—Rotating
    • E—Elliptical
    • F—45 Degrees
    • H—Horizontal
    • J—Linear
    • L—Left Hand Circular
    • R—Right hand circular
    • S—Horizontal and Vertical
    • T—Right and Left hand circular
    • V—Vertical
    • X—Other
  • Azimuth (degrees)—direction from the passive repeater location to the final receiver
  • Height to Center(meters)—height to the center of the passive repeater antenna or reflector
  • Structure Height with Appurtenances (meters)
  • Structure Height without Appurtenances (meters)
  • Back-to-Back dish Receiving Gain and Transmit Gain (dBi)
  • Reflector height and width (meters)

Receiver Information

  • Receiver Location
  • Name
  • Call Sign
  • Coordinates—The Latitude, Longitude and cardinal directions associated with this location, listed in degrees (e.g., 42º), minutes (e.g., 13'), and seconds (e.g., 10") and referenced in NAD83 (North American Datum 1983).

Receiver Antenna

  • Height (meters)—Centerline height of the antenna
  • Beamwidth(degrees)—Width of the beam of the antenna measured at the half-power points
  • Gain (dBi)—Gain of the antenna as measured with respect to an isotropic radiator

Diversity Antenna

  • Height (meters)—Centerline height of the antenna
  • Beamwidth (degrees)—Width of the beam of the antenna measured at the half-power points
  • Gain(dbi)—Gain of the antenna as measured with respect to an isotropic radiator

Periscope Reflector

  • Height(meters)—Horizontal dimension of the periscope reflector
  • Width(meters)—Vertical dimension of the periscope reflector
  • Separation(meters)—Distance between the periscope dish and the periscope reflector

Non-Fixed Point-to-Point Paths
If a path is not fixed point-to-point, segment information is not applicable and is not displayed. In addition to the Transmit Location and Antenna, only the Receiver Antenna information will be displayed—no Receiver Location information is displayed.

Frequencies
The following frequency information is displayed for all Microwave Operation Types:

  • Total number of Frequencies
    • Frequency (MHz)—The frequency range in megahertz. (Note: If the frequency is in termination pending status, “Term Pending” will be displayed below the frequency range.
  • Frequency(MHz)
  • Tolerance(%)—Defines the frequency stability of the transmitter
  • EIRP(dBm)—Effective Isotropic Radiated Power
  • ATPC(Yes/No)—Indicates whether Automatic Transmit Power Control is in use
  • Emission Designators (with Digital Modulation Rate(kbs) & Type)—Emission designators consist of 7 characters, the first 4 ofwhich define the bandwidth of the signal, the last three define the type of modulation, nature of the signal modulating the carrier, and the type of information being transmitted. Refer to Section 2.201 of the Commissions Rules for an explanation of the emission designator codes.

Buildout Dates
Click this link to view the following Buildout information for all frequencies associated with this path:

  • Frequency(MHz)
  • First Use—Date frequency was first authorized
  • Deadline—Buildout deadline date, any notification of construction or request for extension of the construction deadline must be filed before this date.
  • Notification Date—The date a notification of construction has been filed, if applicable.

The Buildout Dates page provides two pull-down menus for easy navigation.

    1. The menu at the top of the page displays all paths for the license. Click on a path, and select the GO button to “jump” to the Paths Detail page for that path.
    2. The pull down menu in the Buildout Dates display also displays all paths for the license. Select a path, and click the GO button to jump to the Buildout Deadlines page for all frequencies associated with that path.
      In addition, links are provided to Return to Path Details, Return to Path Summary, or go to Buildout Dates.

COSER/IRAC
Click this link to view the following COSER/IRAC data for all the frequencies associated with this path:

COSER Canadian Coordination
Frequency (MHz)

  • Number—Sequential number identifying the proposal being sent to Canada.
  • Request Type—Code indicating the type of request and action required. The valid codes are are follows:
    • N—New Proposal
    • T—Notification
    • R—Reconsideration
    • O—On-Air Test
    • C—Cancellation
  • Result—Code identifying the results of the coordination with Canada. The values are as follows:
    • NHIA—No Harmful Interference Anticipated
    • NHIC—No Harmful Interference with Conditions
    • HIA—Harmful Interference Anticipated
    • NOTED—acknowledgment of a Notification or a Cancellation
    • ERROR—proposal was found to be in error
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IRAC Interference Coordination
Frequency(MHz)

  • FAS Docket—The FAS Docket Number assigned to a specific coordination by the NTIA
  • FCCM—An FCC-assigned number. There is one FCCM serial number assigned per application being coordinated with the NTIA.
  • FAA NG—An FCC-assigned number. There is one NG Number assigned to each frequency on an application.
  • Result—The results of the coordination request. Values can be:
    • RF—Rejected by FAA
    • RN—Rejected by NTIA
    • AN—Approved by NTIA. Note: If the FAA approves the coordination, it is sent to NTIA.

     

The COSER/IRAC page provides two pull-down menus for easy navigation.

  1. The menu at the top of the page displays all paths for the license. Click on a path, and select the GO button to “jump” to the Paths Detail page for that path.
  2. The pull down menu in the COSER/IRAC display also displays all paths for the license. Select a path, and click the GO button to jump to the Buildout Deadlines page for all frequencies associated with the selected path.
    In addition, links are provided to Return to Path Details, Return to Path Summary, or go to Buildout Dates.
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Features
  • Click New Search to return to the ULS License Search page from which you began your search.
  • Click Refine Search to return to the ULS License Search page from which you began your search. All of the criteria you initially entered will be pre-filled on the search page. Update this information as necessary to refine your search.
  • Click Return to Results to return to the ULS Search Results page from any License Search detail page.
  • Click Printable Page to display the current License Detail page without the FCC header and footer and in a format that is suitable for printing.
  • Click Reference Copy to display a copy of the license that is suitable for printing. The reference copy is not an official FCC license.
  • Click Map License to create dynamic maps and display the licensed spectrum in relation to geographical boundaries.
  • Click Help to access License Search Help.
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