FCC Licensing
As your total solutions provider, BAYCOM is staffed with an FCC licensing expert to help you stay connected and compliant through any project big or small. We are equipped with the latest information and tools that allow us to make you aware of any updates that need to be made to your license as well as take care of the FCC coordination process.

Are you compliant with the VHF/UHF narrowbanding mandate? On January 1, 2013, all public safety and business industrial land mobile radio systems operating in the 150-512 MHz radio bands are mandated by the FCC to cease operating using 25 kHz efficiency technology, and begin operating using at least 12.5 kHz efficiency technology. This deadline was the result of an FCC effort that began almost two decades ago to ensure more efficient use of the spectrum and greater spectrum access for public safety and non-public safety users. Licensees that are not operating at 12.5 KHz efficiency are in violation of the Commission's rules and could run the risk of incurring serious fines and dysfunctional equipment.

BAYCOM is here to answer your questions, check the status of your license and help to start your migration to narrowband efficient technology. Contact our FCC licensing expert, John Kummers, at fcc@baycominc.com or 920.544.4248.

For more information on narrowbanding, click on the links below:

Collection of frequently asked questions on narrowbanding to find out what it is, who is affected, why it’s happening and how it affects VHF/UHF licensees

FCC website

Urgent Communications article and interview; FCC Plans to Enforce UHF/VHF Narrowbanding Mandate