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Spectrum Management

Providing comprehensive radio frequency coordination for public safety agencies.

Services & Fees: Frequency Coordination | Licensing | License Management | Engineering | Microwave

AFC Accepting and Processing Vacated Spectrum and Expansion/Guard Band Applications; FCC Lifts 800 MHz Application Freeze in Mexican Border Region
On June 16, 2021, the FCC released a Public Notice lifting the 800 MHz application freeze along the Mexican Border and announcing the availability of additional 800 MHz Vacated Spectrum relinquished by Sprint Nextel and Expansion/Guard Band channels. The FCC will begin accepting applications for these newly available channels starting on August 14, 2021 and AFC will begin processing and coordinating applications immediately. Submit your application.

AFC Accepting T-Band Applications; FCC Extends Incumbent Filing Deadline an Additional 180 Days

On January 19, 2021, the FCC issued a public notice indicating they will resume processing certain T-Band applications based on defined criteria and/or pre-coordination procedures. On June 21, 2021, the FCC issued another public notice indicating that the incumbent filing deadline would be extended for an additional 180 days. AFC is accepting applications immediately. Submit your application.

AFC is APCO's spectrum management arm, providing comprehensive radio frequency coordination for public safety agencies. With the most experienced staff and the largest network of volunteer experts, AFC is the only organization that provides full radio frequency management services for public safety agencies.

Learn More About Spectrum Management and AFC Services

AFC now offers engineering and licensing services in support of microwave radio systems. Learn more.

Live Support Articles and Webinars
Use AFC live chat to get answers live online from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. After business hours, enter your question as a ticket and we will respond to you as quickly as possible when we're back in the office. Just click on the "chat now" bar at the bottom right of the page. We look forward to chatting with you! Learn more about public safety licensing, frequency coordination, engineering and other spectrum topics from these APCO articles and webinars.

Services

Frequency Coordination

As an FCC-certified coordinator, APCO AFC can help you apply for, or modify, the license required to operate a two-way radio system.

Licensing

Our professional full-time staff has experience in application preparation and processing, licensing, FCC Rules and Regulations, and the coordination process, and can provide you with full-service licensing preparation.

Submissions made easier with interactive online forms for these licensing services:

License Management

Get peace of mind when you have AFC review your license for compliance with FCC Rules and Regulations, ensure adherence to future FCC changes and provide support for time sensitive requirements.

Engineering

We have the tools to help you determine the specific availability of spectrum, analyze the potential for interference, locate an acceptable frequency, and face other engineering challenges.

Local Advisors

This network of public safety communications experts trained in FCC licensing and frequency coordination procedures can help applicants with the coordination process, answer questions about FCC rules and procedures, and investigate interference problems.

Interference

If you are a public safety licensee experiencing interference, submit a compliance request report to APCO, the FCC's point of contact for interference below 512 MHz.


AFC is a division of APCO International – a non-profit organization dedicated to serving those in public safety communications.

Questions?
Contact AFC at 888-APCO-911 (888-272-6911) or email afcgeneral@apcointl.org.