Of course, you need a driver’s license if you want to drive in the United States! And while some other licenses in this country might surprise you (like performing in public, or even hitchhiking!), one that many people are not aware of is a license from the FCC. In 1934, the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) replaced the Federal Radio Commission under Congress by the order of President FDR. Since its inception, the FCC has been responsible for regulating almost every form of communication in the United States—especially those involving radio frequencies.
It is imperative that your communication devices are registered for the correct license as required by the FCC. The license types vary due to a variety of factors. Whether it’s a band of frequencies, the type of application, or the model of radio, the FCC has strict guidelines that apply to any device.
Many devices that you already own (like a cell phone or GPS) are already registered under license from the FCC. This means that you don’t have to take any steps apart from buying your device in order to comply with FCC law. These devices are licensed under the FCC from the factory itself; as long as you operate your device in the manner designated from the factory, you won’t have to talk with the FCC.
On the other hand, obtaining a massive communication system and setting up frequencies will require interaction with the FCC. Fortunately, Communications Associates has the expertise and knowledge that is required to help you apply and maintain their license with the FCC.
Acquiring your FCC license to use two-way communication devices, like hand-held radios or walkie-talkies, can seem a bit daunting, but with the help of Communications Associates and their FCC liaison office, it is easily handled and, the license is valid for 10 years. They will submit all the correct information based on the type of system you choose, Vhf, Uhf, or 800mhz analog or digital. This will insure that you are 100% compliant with the federal government. Contact our office today at 417-882-1401 for complete turn key system design and licensing.