General Communications

FCC Licensing

Let Us Do the Work for You

FCC Licensing can be difficult and confusing. There are confusing technical calculations and lots of paperwork. We can do it all for you -paperwork, submission and track it to completion.

Services include:

  • FCC Registration Number (FRN) registration
  • Complete Form 601 application preparation
  • Frequency coordination
  • FCC filing
  • Notice of Completion of Construction
  • License modifications and renewals.

Our communications consultants and licensing department work together to file the FCC applications needed to meet your communications needs for both industrial/business and public safety organizations. We work with you to complete a brief worksheet, sign an FCC Form 601 signature page and remit full payment of General Communications’ services and FCC fees. We must either register and file the applicant’s FCC Registration number (FRN) and valid password or be provided access to this information by the applicant.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does an FCC radio license cost?
The cost is minimal considering an FCC license can last up to 10 years, and fines can be thousands of dollars. To keep the cost at a minimum, our communications consultants analyze your communications requirements and then our licensing department calculates to the cost for your license modifications.

Who is eligible for an Industrial/Business FCC license?
Eligibility is open to organizations or persons engaged in commercial activity, educational, philanthropic, and ecclesiastical institutions, clergy activities, hospitals, clinics, medical associations and state/local government. A license covers the entire organization and all members/employees.

Can I use a GMRS license for my business?
No. The FCC license GMRS is for personal use only and includes only the licensee and their immediate family members.

Per FCC rule 95.5 (b) A non-individual (an entity other than an individual) is ineligible to obtain a new GMRS system license or make a major modification to an existing license. (c) (1) The non-individual is in a partnership and each partner is 18 years of age or older a corporation, an association, a state, territorial, or local government unit; or a legal entity.

Can I use FRS radios for my business?
Yes. Recent changes to FCC rules now allow FRS for business usage. However, most businesses find that due to the shared use causing interference and FCC power limitations having weak signals, these radios do not work well for business needs.

I already have radios. Can I use your licensing service?
Yes. We can license you for radios you currently own.