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1 1 Kentucky’s Public Safety Awareness Initiative Program Spectrum Management January 00, 2005

2 2 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.

3 3 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

4 4 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.

5 5 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.

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7 7 License Search Mountains of Paperwork Surf the Paperwork or Use ULS from the FCC Web Site

8 8 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

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17 17 Applying for a License Use Association of Public Safety Communication Officials (APCO)

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19 19 APCO Services Early Project Radio Frequency (RF) Assessment and Engineering Accurate and Complete Application Preparation Fast, Efficient, Accurate Frequency Coordination Process.

20 20 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

21 21 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.

22 22 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.

23 23 APCO Fees APCO Coordination Fees New Stations / Major Modifications 30 MHz – 512 MHz / MHz (non NPSPAC) $210 1 Per Frequency/site combination / MHz (NPSPAC) $60 1 Per Frequency/site combination ($100 minimum per application) FXO/FX3 Station Classes $210 1 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.

24 24 Behind the Scenes Activity PD Contacts APCO APCO Contacts KY Coordinators KY Coordinators Reviews Plan 70 Mile Radius Interferes with other States KY Coordinators Contacts other State Coordinators Other State Coordinators Review Plan and Identifies Any Radio Interference Issues. Reports Back to KY Coordinators KY Coordinators Resolves Any Interference Issues and Submits Plan Back to APCO APCO Reviews and Submits Plan to the FCC FCC Approves Plan and Notifies APCO APCO Notifies PD

25 25 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

26 26 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 ( / )? –Does the City of Hopkinsville have any pending applications? –Who is the signature of the application?

27 27 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, / GP Public Safety/Spec Emerg, / PA Public Safety PW Public Safety Pool, Conventional SL Public Safety 700 YF Public Safety Ntl Plan, / , Trunked YP Public Safety/Spec Emerg, / , Trunked YW Public Safety Pool, Trunked

28 28 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

29 29 Recommended Readings Spectrum Issues and Analysis Report State and Local Spectrum Management Process ReportState and Local Spectrum Management Process Report PSWN Radio Spectrum Policy & Legislative Issues ReportPSWN Radio Spectrum Policy & Legislative Issues Report Public Safety Frequency Spectrum : Highlighting Current and Future NeedsPublic Safety Frequency Spectrum : Highlighting Current and Future Needs

30 30 Additional Resources Internet Links –www.fcc.govwww.fcc.gov –www.apcointl.orgwww.apcointl.org –www.npstc.orgwww.npstc.org –www.publicsafetywins.govwww.publicsafetywins.gov –www.fwuf.govwww.fwuf.gov Kentucky Office of Homeland Security –www.homelandsecurity.govwww.homelandsecurity.gov Commonwealth Office of Technology –www.cot.ky.govwww.cot.ky.gov Kentucky Wireless Interoperability Executive Committee (KWIEC)

31 31 Kentucky’s Public Safety Awareness Initiative Program Discussions? Spectrum Management January 00, 2005


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