FCC Licensing

Megahertz Technology works closely with a licensed frequency coordinator and can manage of all of your FCC licensing requirements. We can assist you with new FCC license applications, renewals, relocations and modifications. At Megahertz Technology we’ve been managing licenses like yours for many years, and will be glad to help – even if you haven’t yet purchased radios from us.

If you get a notice from the FCC or a licensing company, simply forward the notice to us and we’ll let you know if any action is required. Typically, FCC notices are just to remind you of an upcoming deadline. Be sure to forward any notice from the FCC regarding your FCC license. You might receive other notices regarding your FCC licence from licensing companies that are trying to solicit your FCC licensing business. Send us those notices too, and we will let you know if a response is necessary.

License Expirations

Did you get a letter notifying you of an upcoming FCC expiration on one of your licenses? If so, contact us or send us a quick email. Several licensing companies send notifications like this several months before an application could be processed by the FCC. FCC licenses are typically good for a 10 year period, and each license has an expiration date. If you have an expiration coming up within the next few months, let us know and we will take care of the paperwork.

License Construction Deadlines

When you get a new FCC license, you have one year to inform the FCC that your radios are live and “on the air.” If you don’t submit the required form, the FCC will cancel your license. Send us any notices you receive, and we will submit the necessary for you.

Narrowbanding

In January 2013, the FCC implemented new requirements that mandated most VHF and UHF licensees make use of narrowband channels. This required some businesses to purchase new equipment, while others had us simply modify their equipment. Either way, a license modification was required to show that this was done. The old wideband emissions designators (eg. 20K) should have been removed from your FCC licenses. If you aren’t sure you have completed these narrowbanding requirements, simply contact us and we’ll audit your equipment and let you know if any of your equipment is out of compliance. The FCC is enforcing this new requirement by not allowing you to renew your FCC license unless your equipment is narrowband compliant. They could also fine operators of noncompliant systems.