Spectrum Management Tools

The following collection of various free spectrum management tools and resources are available to assist in communications system design. Contributors are Jose’ Santiago – AT&T, Klaus Bender – Safesite, Inc., Thu Nguyen – Radio Dynamics, and Pam Cheeks – AT&T.

FCC Universal Licensing System

Universal Licensing System
The FCC’s Universal Licensing System includes various search features, including callsign and license search.

Congested Area Program
The Congested Area Program is used to identify areas which the FCC has considered to be congested.

Distance Check Program
The Distance Check Program calculates the distance between two entered coordinates by using the criteria found in Rule Section 73.208(c).

US Borders/Regions Program
The US Borders/Regions Program determines the distance to the Canadian and Mexican borders and determines in what region the entered coordinates reside.

FCC Antenna Structure Registration

Antenna Structure Registration Program
The Antenna Structure Registration Program is the process under which each antenna structure that requires FAA notification — including new and existing structures — must be registered with the FCC by its owner.

TOWAIR Program
The TOWAIR Program enables the user to enter and submit key information about their antenna structure in order to determine whether or not registration with the FCC is necessary.

FCC Radio Spectrum

Radio Spectrum Allocation

Office of Engineering and Technology
The Office of Engineering and Technology provides advice on technical and policy issues pertaining to spectrum allocation and use.

FCC International Bureau

International Bureau Application Filing and Reporting System (MyIBFS)
International Bureau Application Filing and Reporting System (MyIBFS) is an internet-based system that allows for electronic filing of a variety of international and satellite applications.

Code of Federal Regulations

Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government.

Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (eCFR)
CFR Title 47 – Telecommunications
      Chapter I -Federal Communications Commission
            Chapter D – Safety and Special Radio Services
                  Part 101 – Fixed Microwave Services

FCC Common Carrier Bureau - Geostationary Orbit Avoidance Computer Program

Geostationary Orbit Avoidance Computer Program
A computer program to calculate geostationary orbit intersection.

Go to https://ntrl.ntis.gov/NTRL/ and search for: ‘‘Geostationary Orbit Avoidance Computer Program’’ by Richard G. Gould, Common Carrier Bureau Report CC– 7201, FCC, Washington, DC, 1972. This latter report is available through the National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, Springfield, VA 22151, in printed form (PB–2111 500) or source card deck (PB–211 501).


Spectrum Watch
SiteSafe offers tools to help prepare land mobile applications on our Spectrum Watch site.

National Geodetic Survey

NADCON (North American Datum Conversion)
NADCON allows conversion of latitude and longitude from NAD 27 to NAD 83 or from NAD 83 to NAD 27.

Powersum and EIRP Calculation Spreadsheet

Powersum and EIRP Calculation Spreadsheet
An Excel spreadsheet provided by Jose Santiago of AT&T.

The National Spectrum Managers Association (NSMA) has provided the above tools as a convenience to our members and guests and takes no responsibility for their accuracy, timeliness or appropriate use. Use at your own risk.

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