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FCC Database HELP Updated 4/17/10 This will eventually be moved to the Wiki at RadioReference.com Just so everyone can understand the difference between these 2 databases:

Advanced License Search - http://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/UlsSearch/searchAdvanced.jsp

Searches based on address of the license holder.  So if ACME Explosives from Timbuktu, TX, but has a plant in Illinois, its very probable you'd have to look this up by the city of license, or the address of the "main office/HQ" in TX.  It is possible that is was licensed locally, or they could have multiple instances.

The great thing about this database is that is has over 10 years of Expired, Terminated, Canceled licenses (do to actual expiration, the company chose to terminate it or it was canceled due to failure to respond to an audit)

This is the MOST useful tool I have found on the internet to research FCC data.


This one follows the same rules, but allows you to look up a frequency or range, by state, zip code, address, coordinates.

http://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/UlsSearch/searchGeographic.jsp


License Searches

3.1.05 -- http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/General_Menu_Reports/index.cfm


The old classic version of the database is here:

http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws.exe/genmen/index.hts
or a second server here:
http://svartifoss2.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws.exe/genmen/index.hts

(There is even a newer version here:
http://svartifoss2.fcc.gov/reports/index.cfm
but I don't even like to use it -- not as clean and simple, doesn't display everything on one page)

It is the most useful for finding frequencies specific to a county or state.  It searches using the transmitter address, not the control point or Licensee address.

I use this every single day to check for new frequencies and have bookmarks set up to check each county in the lower part of the state and for the state of Illinois.

(Click on State/County, which is http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws.exe/genmen/state_county.hts ) and put in your state and county you want to search.  It will show all PENDING new licenses at the top and modifications & renewals throughout the listing.   

UPDATE --  The APPLICATION SEARCH database has changed Updated 1/24/08 - Special Conditions Codes

This

 The file number of the PENDING/RETURNED application can be researched here:  http://wtbwww05.fcc.gov/default.sph/UlsQueryApp.exe?FNC=query_type__Ahome_html

Click on General, Continue, and the put the file number or call sign in the box on the next page.  It will give you the actual application for that license.    You can often see who the person/company/frequency coordinator that filled out the application.   You can see the purpose of the application and very possibly the use of the new frequencies.  About 3/4 to the bottom, above all the frequencies listed, there is a box that says Schedule H, and 2) Describe Activity.

Near the bottom of your browser you have many more options, click on History to see the history of the application through the FCC's system:

IRAC Screening Completed 04/28/05 
Coser Screening Completed 04/28/05 
Offlined to Review Slow Growth - Application 04/28/05 
Offlined for Engineering Review 04/28/05 
Redlight Review Completed 04/28/05 
New Application Received 04/27/05 

Click on Transactions to see what was actually changed/modified/added:
(only available on modifications, not on new licenses)

04/21/05 Narrative of eligibility changed  GOVERNMENT ENTITY, PUBLIC SAFETY OPERATIONS. 
04/21/05 Contact first name added  PAUL 
04/21/05 Contact middle initial added  D 
04/21/05 Contact last name added  LINEE 
04/21/05 Contact company name added  GEOCOMM CORPORATION 
04/21/05 Contact address added  5800 PARK AVENUE 
04/21/05 Contact city added  MINNEAPOLIS 
04/21/05 Contact state added  MN 
04/21/05 Contact zip code added  55417 
04/21/05 Contact telephone number added  6128696164 
04/21/05 Contact fax number added  7755991689 
04/21/05 Contact email address added  paull911@aol.com 
04/21/05 Contact Type added  L 
04/21/05 Control Point 2:Control Point sequence Id added  2 
04/21/05 Control Point 2:Control Point state added  IL 
04/21/05 Control Point 2:Control Point address added  101 SOUTH 1ST STREET 
04/21/05 Control Point 2:Control Point city added  BELLEVILLE 
04/21/05 Control Point 2:Control Point telephone number added  6182777316 
04/21/05 Control Point 2:Control Point County added  ST. CLAIR 
04/21/05 Location 2, Antenna 1, Frequency 00154.19000:Maximum Transmitting ERP changed  100.000 
04/21/05 Location 2, Antenna 1, Frequency 00154.26500:Maximum Transmitting ERP changed  100.000 
04/21/05 Location METROLINK TOWER:Location Number added  3 
04/21/05 Location METROLINK TOWER:Location type (fixed/mobile) added  F 
04/21/05 Location METROLINK TOWER:Location class code added  T 
04/21/05 Location METROLINK TOWER:Location address added  1512 Flanagan Road 
04/21/05 Location METROLINK TOWER:Location city added  Belleville 
04/21/05 Location METROLINK TOWER:Location county name added  17163 
04/21/05 Location METROLINK TOWER:Location state added  IL 
04/21/05 Location METROLINK TOWER:Location name added  METROLINK TOWER 
04/21/05 Location METROLINK TOWER:Elevation of site added  163.0 
04/21/05 Location METROLINK TOWER:Answer to location NEPA question added  N 
04/21/05 Location METROLINK TOWER:Location latitude degrees added  38 
04/21/05 Location METROLINK TOWER:Location latitude minutes added  33 
04/21/05 Location METROLINK TOWER:Location latitude seconds added  26.4 
04/21/05 Location METROLINK TOWER:Location latitude direction added  N 
04/21/05 Location METROLINK TOWER:Location longitude degrees added  90 
04/21/05 Location METROLINK TOWER:Location longitude minutes added  0 
04/21/05 Location METROLINK TOWER:Location longitude seconds added  56.4 
04/21/05 Location METROLINK TOWER:Location longitude direction added  W 
04/21/05 Location METROLINK TOWER:Tower registration number added  1226787 
04/21/05 Location METROLINK TOWER:Overall height of antenna structure without appurtenances added  122.0 
04/21/05 Location METROLINK TOWER:Overall height of antenna structure with appurtenances added  125.4 
04/21/05 Location METROLINK TOWER:Antenna Structure Type added  TOWER 
04/21/05 Location METROLINK TOWER:Answer to Tower Question added  R 
04/21/05 Location 3, Antenna 1:Height to tip of antenna added  84.0 
04/21/05 Location 3, Antenna 1:Antenna height above average terrain added  90.2 
04/21/05 Location 3, Antenna 1:Antenna Sequence Id added  1 
04/21/05 Location 3, Antenna 1, Frequency 00154.19000:Station class code added  FB 
04/21/05 Location 3, Antenna 1, Frequency 00154.19000:Assigned or lower frequency added  154.19000000 
04/21/05 Location 3, Antenna 1, Frequency 00154.19000:Transmitter Power Output added  150.000 
04/21/05 Location 3, Antenna 1, Frequency 00154.19000:Maximum Transmitting ERP added  250.000 
04/21/05 Location 3, Antenna 1, Frequency 00154.19000:Count of units added  1 
04/21/05 Location 3, Antenna 1, Frequency 00154.19000, EMISSION 1:Emission Code added  16K0F3E 
04/21/05 Location 3, Antenna 1, Frequency 00154.19000, EMISSION 2:Emission Code added  20K0F3E 
04/21/05 Location SAVE TOWER:Location Number added  4 
04/21/05 Location SAVE TOWER:Location type (fixed/mobile) added  F 
04/21/05 Location SAVE TOWER:Location class code added  T 
04/21/05 Location SAVE TOWER:Location address added  2990 SAVE ROAD 
04/21/05 Location SAVE TOWER:Location city added  BELLEVILLE 
04/21/05 Location SAVE TOWER:Location county name added  17163 
04/21/05 Location SAVE TOWER:Location state added  IL 
04/21/05 Location SAVE TOWER:Location name added  SAVE TOWER 
04/21/05 Location SAVE TOWER:Elevation of site added  188.0 
04/21/05 Location SAVE TOWER:Answer to location NEPA question added  N 
04/21/05 Location SAVE TOWER:Location latitude degrees added  38 
04/21/05 Location SAVE TOWER:Location latitude minutes added  28 
04/21/05 Location SAVE TOWER:Location latitude seconds added  32.0 
04/21/05 Location SAVE TOWER:Location latitude direction added  N 
04/21/05 Location SAVE TOWER:Location longitude degrees added  89 
04/21/05 Location SAVE TOWER:Location longitude minutes added  54 
04/21/05 Location SAVE TOWER:Location longitude seconds added  8.0 
04/21/05 Location SAVE TOWER:Location longitude direction added  W 
04/21/05 Location SAVE TOWER:Overall height of antenna structure without appurtenances added  48.8 
04/21/05 Location SAVE TOWER:Overall height of antenna structure with appurtenances added  48.8 
04/21/05 Location SAVE TOWER:Antenna Structure Type added  TOWER 
04/21/05 Location SAVE TOWER:Answer to Tower Question added  N 
04/21/05 Location 4, Antenna 1:Height to tip of antenna added  48.8 
04/21/05 Location 4, Antenna 1:Antenna height above average terrain added  90.2 
04/21/05 Location 4, Antenna 1:Antenna Sequence Id added  1 
04/21/05 Location 4, Antenna 1, Frequency 00154.19000:Station class code added  FB 
04/21/05 Location 4, Antenna 1, Frequency 00154.19000:Assigned or lower frequency added  154.19000000 
04/21/05 Location 4, Antenna 1, Frequency 00154.19000:Transmitter Power Output added  150.000 
04/21/05 Location 4, Antenna 1, Frequency 00154.19000:Maximum Transmitting ERP added  250.000 
04/21/05 Location 4, Antenna 1, Frequency 00154.19000:Count of units added  1 
04/21/05 Location 4, Antenna 1, Frequency 00154.19000, EMISSION 1:Emission Code added  16K0F3E 
04/21/05 Location 4, Antenna 1, Frequency 00154.19000, EMISSION 2:Emission Code added  20K0F3E 
04/21/05 Location KASKASKIA TOWER:Location Number added  5 
04/21/05 Location KASKASKIA TOWER:Location type (fixed/mobile) added  F 
04/21/05 Location KASKASKIA TOWER:Location class code added  T 
04/21/05 Location KASKASKIA TOWER:Location address added  IL STATE ROUTE #13 EAST OF LENZBURG 
04/21/05 Location KASKASKIA TOWER:Location city added  LENZBURG 
04/21/05 Location KASKASKIA TOWER:Location county name added  17163 
04/21/05 Location KASKASKIA TOWER:Location state added  IL 
04/21/05 Location KASKASKIA TOWER:Location name added  KASKASKIA TOWER 
04/21/05 Location KASKASKIA TOWER:Elevation of site added  149.0 
04/21/05 Location KASKASKIA TOWER:Answer to location NEPA question added  N 
04/21/05 Location KASKASKIA TOWER:Location latitude degrees added  38 
04/21/05 Location KASKASKIA TOWER:Location latitude minutes added  17 
04/21/05 Location KASKASKIA TOWER:Location latitude seconds added  22.5 
04/21/05 Location KASKASKIA TOWER:Location latitude direction added  N 
04/21/05 Location KASKASKIA TOWER:Location longitude degrees added  89 
04/21/05 Location KASKASKIA TOWER:Location longitude minutes added  48 
04/21/05 Location KASKASKIA TOWER:Location longitude seconds added  15.3 
04/21/05 Location KASKASKIA TOWER:Location longitude direction added  W 
04/21/05 Location KASKASKIA TOWER:Overall height of antenna structure without appurtenances added  40.0 
04/21/05 Location KASKASKIA TOWER:Overall height of antenna structure with appurtenances added  40.0 
04/21/05 Location KASKASKIA TOWER:Antenna Structure Type added  TANK 
04/21/05 Location KASKASKIA TOWER:Answer to Tower Question added  N 
04/21/05 Location 5, Antenna 1:Height to tip of antenna added  40.0 
04/21/05 Location 5, Antenna 1:Antenna height above average terrain added  56.8 
04/21/05 Location 5, Antenna 1:Antenna Sequence Id added  1 
04/21/05 Location 5, Antenna 1, Frequency 00154.19000:Station class code added  FB 
04/21/05 Location 5, Antenna 1, Frequency 00154.19000:Assigned or lower frequency added  154.19000000 
04/21/05 Location 5, Antenna 1, Frequency 00154.19000:Transmitter Power Output added  150.000 
04/21/05 Location 5, Antenna 1, Frequency 00154.19000:Maximum Transmitting ERP added  250.000 
04/21/05 Location 5, Antenna 1, Frequency 00154.19000:Count of units added  1 
04/21/05 Location 5, Antenna 1, Frequency 00154.19000, EMISSION 1:Emission Code added  16K0F3E 
04/21/05 Location 5, Antenna 1, Frequency 00154.19000, EMISSION 2:Emission Code added  20K0F3E 
04/21/05 Licensee / Applicant telephone number changed 6182773012 6182777316 
04/21/05 Licensee / Applicant fax number changed  6182777668 
04/21/05 Licensee / Applicant email address changed  norm911@co.st-clair.il.us 
04/21/05 Licensee / Applicant address changed 321 WEST F ST 101 S 1ST STREET 
04/21/05 Attention to line changed DARRYL ELBE NORM FORSHEE 
04/21/05 Regulatory Status - Common Carrier changed  N 
04/21/05 Regulatory status - Non-common carrier changed  N 
04/21/05 Regulatory status - Private changed  Y 
04/21/05 Type of radio service - Fixed changed  N 
04/21/05 Type of radio service - Radiolocation changed  N 
04/21/05 Type of radio service - Satellite changed  N 
04/21/05 Interconnected service question changed  N 
04/21/05 Regulatory Status: Broadcast Services changed  N 
04/21/05 Regulatory Status: Band Manager changed  N 
04/21/05 Type of Service: Broadcast Services changed  N 
04/21/05 Eligibility Rule Number changed 90.21A 90.20(A) 
04/21/05 The 2nd Alien Ownership Question changed  N 
04/21/05 The 1st Alien Ownership Question changed  N 
04/21/05 The 3rd Alien Ownership Question changed  N 
04/21/05 The 4th Alien Ownership Question changed  N 
04/21/05 The 5th Alien Ownership Question changed  N 
04/21/05 1st Basic Qualification Question changed  N 
04/21/05 2nd Basic Qualification Question changed  N 
04/21/05 The 3rd Basic Qualification Question changed  N 
04/21/05 4th Basic Qualification Question changed  N 

If the application has been RETURNED, it means the FCC has returned it to the applicant to fix an error or deny the application.

Click on AUTO LETTERS and if there is a Return Letter Generated, click on the Reference Number link and you'll see something like this near the bottom:

Return/Dismissal/Grant In Part Reasons  

In accordance with 90.261(b) the 2 fixed stations would be limited to 20 watts Output. The distance separation from Location 1 is 128.57 and Location 2 is 101.80 km from the 600,000 population city St. Louis, MO - IL located at 38-37-45.0 N, 090-12-22.0W. Please amend the application and submit thru the coordinator for recertification.

You can use the ATTACHMENTS to see any thing that was added to the application via text file or PDF or scan of an actual document.   Also very useful to see the purpose of the application.  May also contain authorization to use a specific frequency (from the IREACH, MABAS boards or the IDPH) or trunked system information.

It takes a day for the RETURN letter to show up after the application has been RETURNED.  (it can be returned due for many reasons, such as waited too long to renew, improper frequency, improper power, improper bandwidth, too close to a big city, blah blah blah - stuff the frequency coordinator should have known)

Hope that explains it all very well, if any one has additional opinions, please email me. 

More bookmarks Lookup up licenses that start with "Illinois"

http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws.exe/genmen/uls/lic_state_res.hts?db_id=19&rows=0&sndx=ILANAS%&state=IL

Sangamon County  http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws.exe/genmen/uls/state_county_res.hts?db_id=19&state=IL&county=SANGAMON&cty_cd=167&radio_serv=




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