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AFTRCC Coordination Procedure

Failure to follow coordination instructions will result in the return of the submitted application to requestor without any processing.

(1) Normal Procedure

Complete the appropriate coordination request form:

Form 87-1: Request for Aeronautical Mobile Telemetry frequency coordination, Flight Test Stations ONLY (see 47 CFR 87.299)

Form 87-2: Request for HF/VHF frequency coordination, Flight Test Stations ONLY (see 47 CFR 87.299)

Form 87-T: Request to coordinate Experimental Licenses or Special Temporary Authorizations (STA) in a flight test band; additional supporting documentation required, see form for further instructions.

Sign and submit the form by:

a) *Preferred Method* E-mail the form including name and phone number of the person to contact for credit card information to: accountant at aftrcc dot org. The person listed will be contacted by the AFTRCC accountant for the credit card information. Do not include any credit card information in an e-mail.

b) Fax the form along with credit card information (or contact information) to AFTRCC accounting at: (316) 838-0015

c) Mail the form along with a check or money order to:

AFTRCC
616 E 34th Street North
Wichita, KS 67219

Note: Payment must be received before AFTRCC can continue to process the request.

(2) Emergency Procedure

Emergency coordination requests, with prior authorization from the coordinator may be faxed directly to the coordinator. Contact the AFTRCC accountant at (316) 821-9516 with credit card information or immediately send the payment through an Express/Expedite delivery service to the above address. Frequency recommendations will not be returned until payment is received. To expedite payment, please check the "Waiver of Signature" box, sign the form, and call (316) 821-9516 to leave a message indicating when the payment was sent and the Express service used.

(3) Coordination Fee Schedule

HF or VHF Radio

TYPE OF APPLICATION Per Station or Fleet

+

Per Frequency Requested

NEW, MODIFICATION, or Special Temporary Authority (STA)

 

Aircraft Radio Station License

$300.00

 

$50.00

 

Experimental Radio Station License

$300.00

 

$50.00

 

Fixed Radio Station License

$300.00

 

$50.00

 

Itinerant Radio Station License

$300.00

 

$50.00

 

Mobile Radio Station License

$300.00

 

$50.00

RENEWAL

 

No Changes

$300.00

 

$50.00

CHANGE

 

Of name/address/ownership

$0.00

 

$0.00

Telemetry

TYPE OF APPLICATION Per Station or Fleet

+

Per Megahertz Requested

RENEWAL, NEW or MODIFICATION

 

Experimental License

$300.00

 

$10.00

 

Aircraft or Ground Radio Station License

$300.00

 

$10.00

SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY

 

(STA)

$300.00

 

$10.00

CHANGE

 

Of name/address/ownership

$0.00

 

$0.00

(4) Fee Determination

If unsure of the proper fee, please contact the appropriate coordinator before sending the request. If an over-payment is received, the excess will be returned; If an under-payment is received, notification will be given. Full payment is required before the frequency coordination will be returned.

(5) Payment

Please make money orders or checks payable to: Aerospace & Flight Test Radio Coordinating Council or "AFTRCC". Checks must be drawn on a US bank and be payable in US dollars. Visa or Mastercard is accepted as well.

The coordination fee is for the processing of the coordination request. It does not guarantee issuance of a frequency recommendation or a license.

(6) Aircraft Station Required to License HF/VHF Ground Station or Mobile

The purpose of Flight Test Ground and Mobile Stations is to communicate with properly licensed Aircraft Stations. Coordination requests for Flight Test Ground or Mobile Stations must include either the call sign of an Aircraft Station authorized for the same frequency(ies) or a coordination request for the appropriate Aircraft Station.

(7) AFTRCC Coordination Terms and Conditions

All requests for frequency coordination by Aerospace & Flight Test Radio Council ("AFTRCC") are subject to the following terms and conditions:

AFTRCC provides recommendations to the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") for non-Government use of flight test voice and telemetry frequencies. AFTRCC's role is strictly advisory; in all cases the FCC makes the decision whether to issue a license.

Applicants are advised that no representations or warranties, express or implied, are made as to the interference-free nature of any given frequency or frequencies which AFTRCC coordinates, or as to whether any given frequency recommendation is best suited for the Applicant's purposes.

Applicants should also be aware that frequencies coordinated by AFTRCC are shared with other users; no one user is entitled to exclusive use of a frequency in any given area. Multiple users may be, and often are, licensed or have government assignments for use of the same frequencies. Hence, notwithstanding any FCC issuance of a license to the Applicant, transmission on any given frequency may be subject to day-to-day, hour-by-hour scheduling with Government Area Frequency Coordinators ("AFCs") or other agencies.

In return for AFTRCC's processing of the Applicant's request, the Applicant agrees to release and hold harmless AFTRCC, its officers, directors, agents, representatives, and member companies (and their respective officers, directors, employees, owners, and agents) from and against any and all claims, losses, liabilities, damages or expenses which may arise now or in the future as a result of the Applicant's acceptance of AFTRCC's recomendation, or its use of the recommended frequency(ies).

(8) For Questions Please Contact The Following:

Payment Verification or Receipt:

Accounting

Mrs. Chriss Brown
616 E 34th Street North
Wichita, KS 67219
Tel: (316) 821-9516
EMail: accountant at aftrcc dot org

Telemetry Bands Coordination Procedures 1435-1525 MHz and 2360-2390 MHz:

Coordinator (TM)

Wayne L. Morris
L3 Communications Integrated Systems
Frequency Management
P.O. Box 6056, CBN 169
Greenville, TX 75403-6056
Tel: (903) 457-6949
Fax: (903) 457-7899
EMail: coord_tm at aftrcc dot org

HF/VHF Aviation Flight Test Frequency Bands Coordination Procedures:
(Fees For a Specific Application, Coordination Forms or Criteria)

Coordinator (HF/VHF)

Danny Hankins
Cessna Aircraft Co.
Spectrum Management Services
P.O. Box 1996
One Cessna Blvd
Independence, KS 67301
Tel (620) 332-0432
Fax (316) 206-8396
Email: coord_hf at aftrcc dot org

 

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