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The FCC ID is a code created and used by the US [Federal Communications Commission[ (FCC) to identify products proposed for certification and approval. These codes are used to indicate compliance with FCC rules regarding RF emissions and other standards.

The FCC provides search tools at and

A third party site for searching the FCC equipment authorization database is

The FCC ID consists of two parts. The "Grantee Code", which is either 3 or 5 characters and makes up the first part of the ID, identifies the company The "Product Code" that makes up the remainder is of varying length.

Some popular Grantee Codes in the scanner hobby include:

  • AMW ([Uniden])