Expert FCC License Management

The FCC uses a licensing system to determine the best frequencies for a user's specific operation. This system requires the user to certify that they meet the eligibility requirements for operating a two-way radio system and also requires the applicant to disclose technical details of how their system will operate.

With these details, the FCC can profile its database of existing users/systems and recommend channel assignments that will best suit the user’s intended purposes and minimize interference with other users. Not all users require a license and the FCC will cancel any license for which it does not receive timely notification that the system has been constructed within one year.

Federal law prohibits anyone from programming a radio with unlicensed frequencies:
47 C.F.R. § 90.427(b): “Except for frequencies used in accordance with § 90.417, no person shall program into a transmitter frequencies for which the licensee using the transmitter is not authorized.”

Your FCC license is valid for 10 years, but you are allowed to make modifications or additions to the license during this time for a small fee. S&P Communications can make these changes for you as well.

How do I get a FCC license?
Each applicant must receive a Federal Registration Number (FRN) through the FCC. After the FRN has been obtain, they should give this number, along with the account password, to S&P Communications to begin the application process. The FRN is a unique 10-digit number assigned by the FCC for entities wishing to obtain a license or registering an antenna structure, as well as ensuring proper credit of fees paid to the Commission, and identifying contact information for mailings. Registration through the FCC’s Commission Registration System (CORES) website is required in order to be issued a FRN.

What information does S&P need to process your application?
Federal Taxpayer ID Number
Federal registration number (FRN)
Account passwordContact name, billing address, phone number(s),and email address
Physical address of equipment ... and more

How long is processing times for FCC licenses?
10-15 business days for portable & mobile radios
30-45 business days for repeaters & fixed equipment

Our FCC License Management Fees include:

40+ years of expertise to optimize your systems

Preparation and filing of license applications

Filing of construction notices

Response to FCC notices received by licensee (must be provided to S&P)

Modifications and renewals from $340

New licenses from $400

Contact us for more information and to receive a price quote.