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Microwave Radio Systems

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

APCO has been a leader in public safety communications and spectrum management for more than fifty years. Microwave radio systems provide a cost effective, flexible, scalable, reliable and multi-service transmission in support of your mission critical backhaul requirements (i.e. land mobile radio).

If you wish to request microwave services you may do so by submitting the Microwave Services Request Form. Once this form is submitted a member of APCO's microwave staff will contact you.

Licensing Services

Frequency Coordination
APCO offers frequency coordination of Broadcast Auxiliary (BAS), 900 MHz Multiple Address (MAS), and Point-to Point Services (includes preparation and dissemination of Prior Coordination Notices).

FCC Licensing
APCO offers preparation and filing of the necessary FCC applications to include the Main Form 601, Notification of Construction (Schedule K), and more.

Frequency Protection / Path Status
Frequency protection is a service available to the customer after a point-to-point path or multiple paths have been installed and are in-service. This service monitors all new proposed paths and determines if there is any risk of them interfering with the customers system. In the event it is determined that there is a concern that a proposed path will create interference, a formal objection can be issued on behalf of the customer in writing.

FAA Studies and FCC Tower Registration
Towers within 20,000 feet of a public or military airport or heliport may require approval by the FAA. Additionally, towers more than 200 feet AGL also require FAA approval and must be registered.

  • FAA Study Notice of Proposed Construction – FAA Form 7460-1
  • FCC Tower Registration – 854 form

Engineering Services

Customer Assistance With Preparing Requests for Information (RFI) and Requests for Pricing (RFP) for Microwave Systems
APCO engineering staff can provide customers with technical assistance and preparation of RFI/RFP documentation required for a planned Microwave system.

If you need specific assistance, please contact AFC directly for more detailed information at (888) APCO-911 (888-272-6911) or email