About these FCC pages
In order to ensure that the concerns, needs and issues of the thousands of professional sound recordists in the United States who use the UHF spectrum on a daily basis, can be heard by the FCC, it is imperative that as many users as possible obtain a license from the FCC. The basic goals of this project are:
To educate Production Sound professionals who use radio equipment in the lawful use of these devices, and to understand the privileges and responsibilities of licensed operation.
To remove the liability of unlicensed operation of wireless transmitters. The FCC can levy fines of up to $11,000, per transmitter, with up to one year in Federal Prison.
To give the individual user, as a licensed operator, the capability of lodging an official complaint to the FCC, when their licensed operation is being compromised by spurious transmissions generated by unlicensed or incorrectly used operators using the UHF spectrum. Other operators transmitting above their legal power, unlicensed “white space” devices (WSDs), aka: TVBD’s, and any number of activities that compromise the operation of a licensed station, when reported to the FCC by licensed stations, will be investigated.
To allow the priority operation of licensed low power stations such as wireless microphones over White Space Devices. A licensed user will be able to contact the WSD coordinator and give them your license number, location, and frequencies and all White Space Devices in that area must by law shut down.
To allow the licensed operator the legal right to transmit at 250 milliwatts.
To allow the possibility of responding to proposed changes in FCC operations and allocations, as a large group of licensed operators in consensus.
To set up and maintain via this website discussion and clarification of Licensed operation, news pertaining to the FCC’s projected use of the spectrum, along with the development of techniques and easy-to-use forms for interacting with the FCC and your local Frequency Coordinators
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