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Kentucky’s Public Safety Awareness Initiative Program. Spectrum Management January 00, 2005. Course Objectives. To educate the Public Safety Wireless Administrator with Spectrum Management issues such as:

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course objectives
Course Objectives
  • To educate the Public Safety Wireless Administrator with Spectrum Management issues such as:
    • To determine sufficient spectrum resources required to meet the present and future needs of the organization.
    • To develop strategies to acquire the needed spectrum resources.
    • To process the necessary paperwork to obtain the spectrum licenses from the FCC.
    • To ensure frequency licenses are adequately administered.
lesson plan
Lesson Plan
  • Define Wireless Spectrum
  • Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
  • Universal License System (ULS)
  • ULS Home Page
  • License Search
  • Role of APCO in Applying for a License
wireless spectrum
Wireless Spectrum
  • Complete range of frequencies that can be used for wireless communications.
  • Public Safety allocations are scattered in discrete bands across the spectrum.
  • FCC manages spectrum allocation.
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FCC
  • Rules and Regulations
    • Develops policies and implements regulations in response to petitions from industry and the public.
  • Licensing
    • Organizes and manages the complete range of frequencies that can be used for wireless communications.
    • Refarming – making more efficient use of the Radio Spectrum currently in use.
license search
License Search

Mountains of Paperwork

Surfthe Paperwork

or

Use ULS from the FCC Web Site

universal licensing system
Universal Licensing System
  • Electronic licensing system that integrates multiple databases into a single system.
    • Paging
    • PCS
    • Cellular
    • Aircraft
    • Ship
    • Coast & Ground
    • Microwave
    • Antenna Structure Registration
    • Commercial Radio Operator
    • Land Mobile
    • Amateur
applying for a license
Applying for a License

Use Association of Public Safety Communication Officials (APCO)

www.apcointl.org

apco services
APCO Services
  • Early Project Radio Frequency (RF) Assessment and Engineering
  • Accurate and Complete Application Preparation
  • Fast, Efficient, Accurate Frequency Coordination Process.
rf engineering
RF Engineering
  • Review searches for a single frequency or a range of frequencies within any given band frequencies based on location and distance for land mobile radio.
  • Produce advanced RF coverage and interference plots.
  • Experienced and qualified engineering staff in frequency coordination and interpreting FCC rules and regulations
license preparation
License Preparation
  • Operates its own computerized and integrated Form 601 system and process to ensure accuracy and speed.
  • Staff experienced in application preparation and processing:
    • FCC ULS Policies and Procedures
    • FCC Licensing
    • Knowledge of FCC Rules and Regulations
    • Knowledge of the Coordination Process.
frequency coordination
Frequency Coordination
  • FCC mandates the license application must obtain certification from an FCC designated frequency coordinator in your radio service area.
  • Public Safety agencies can not apply directly to the FCC to modify or add frequencies.
  • FCC has certified APCO to perform the coordination process to choose appropriate frequencies for land mobile radio systems.
apco fees
APCO Fees

APCO Coordination Fees

New Stations / Major Modifications

30 MHz – 512 MHz 806-821/851-866 MHz (non NPSPAC)

$2101 Per Frequency/site combination

821-824/866-869 MHz (NPSPAC)

$601 Per Frequency/site combination($100 minimum per application)

FXO/FX3 Station Classes

$2101 for the first site plus $10 for any reuse of that same frequency at each additional site.

1 Per frequency or pair of frequencies (as described by the FCC) per site.

behind the scenes activity
Behind the Scenes Activity

APCO Contacts KY Coordinators

KY Coordinators Reviews Plan

70 Mile Radius Interferes with other States

KY CoordinatorsContacts otherStateCoordinators

KY CoordinatorsResolves Any Interference Issues and Submits Plan Back to APCO

PD Contacts APCO

APCO Notifies PD

Other State Coordinators Review Planand Identifies Any Radio Interference Issues. Reports Back to KY Coordinators

APCO Reviews and Submits Plan to the FCC

FCC Approves Plan and Notifies APCO

review areas of study
Review Areas of Study
  • Lesson Plan
    • Define Radio Spectrum
    • Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
    • Universal License System (ULS)
    • ULS Home Page
    • License Search
    • Role of APCO in Applying for a License
class exercise
Class Exercise
  • Lab Assignment #1
    • Determine the number of radio licenses the City of Hopkinsville operates under.
    • Identify the radio frequencies the City of Hopkinsville operates under.
    • Does the City of Hopkinsville operate under the Public Safety Frequencies in the 800 Mhz Band (806-821/851-866)?
    • Does the City of Hopkinsville have any pending applications?
    • Who is the signature of the application?
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Class Exercise
  • Lab Assignment #2
    • Determine the number of licenses operating within the Commonwealth of Kentucky for the following pool of frequencies:
      • GF Public Safety Ntl Plan, 821-824/866-869
      • GP Public Safety/Spec Emerg, 806-821/851-866
      • PA Public Safety 4940-4990
      • PW Public Safety Pool, Conventional
      • SL Public Safety 700
      • YF Public Safety Ntl Plan, 821-824/866-869, Trunked
      • YP Public Safety/Spec Emerg, 806-821/851-866, Trunked
      • YW Public Safety Pool, Trunked
action plan wrap up
Action Plan / Wrap Up
  • Browse the FCC and APCO Websites for more information on Spectrum Management
  • Tap into the knowledge base at APCO and the Commonwealth Office of Technology regarding Spectrum Management ideas and issues
  • Identify potential partners to share spectrum resources
recommended readings
Recommended Readings
  • Spectrum Issues and Analysis Report
  • State and Local Spectrum Management Process Report
  • PSWN Radio Spectrum Policy & Legislative Issues Report
  • Public Safety Frequency Spectrum : Highlighting Current and Future Needs
additional resources
Additional Resources
  • Internet Links
    • www.fcc.gov
    • www.apcointl.org
    • www.npstc.org
    • www.publicsafetywins.gov
    • www.fwuf.gov
  • Kentucky Office of Homeland Security
    • www.homelandsecurity.gov
  • Commonwealth Office of Technology
    • www.cot.ky.gov
  • Kentucky Wireless Interoperability Executive Committee (KWIEC)
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