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Old 03-29-2006, 9:33 PM
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Default Way to search FCC by transmitter site

Is there a way to search the FCC database by transmitter site. For example if I wanted to search for transmitters located on Santiago Peak, how could I do that? I don't know if it possible but thought I'd ask.
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If you know the latitude & longitude of a site you can search for it at the FCC ULS or GMR search pages:
http://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/UlsS...chAdvanced.jsp (use Location or Location / Frequency Range)
http://svartifoss2.fcc.gov/reports/index.cfm (use geosearch button)

Sometimes the licenses at the same site don't have the exact same coordinates so you can do a point radius search for all stations within about .2 mile or so radius of the site.
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Hello! My favorite way is to use lat/long at this FCC Web site:
http://svartifoss2.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/w..._long_freq.hts
It will return the user and frqs.
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Post Lat/Long for Santiago Peak

Lat/Long for Santiago Peak:

33.42.43 / 117.31.57

At least this is the lat/long where some other repeaters are located.

Here is the MapQuest link: http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp...=-117.53359673

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Quote:
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Lat/Long for Santiago Peak:

33.42.43 / 117.31.57

At least this is the lat/long where some other repeaters are located.

Here is the MapQuest link: http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp...=-117.53359673
Corrected link: http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp...=-117.53359673

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In addition to the links above, also use this:

http://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/AsrS...tionSearch.jsp

This will let you search for antenna structures (towers) in the area. I've found that ASR info and ULS info can be significantly different, and the two systems are NOT cross referenced, so this could open up some new information for you. Also don't forget the link on RR licence info pages for other nearby licences. You'll just need to convert the coordinates between decimal form and degrees/minutes/seconds. (RRdatabase displays coordinates in decimal form, but queries to FCC database are in degrees/minutes form, no seconds)
Any tower taller than 60 feet (21 meters) must be registered and assessed by FAA. Shorter towers may or may not appear in the ASR system and should be found in the ULS, as well as any antenna mounted on a building, pole, water tower, bridge, etc.

Also, keep in mind that errors exist. Down the street from me is a short tower with a three-element array for the City of Lakeland (FL) trunking system. I doesn't show up on the ASR system, and the ULS location coordinates have 00 for the seconds in both latitude and longitude, placing it several hundred feet from where it actuall is!

Here in Florida, Rand McNally has some nice street map books. The grid system they use is based on GPS coordinates, on half-minute intervals. Makes it real easy to locate/plot out license and ASR sites. I also have a hand-held Garmin I take on the road, mark a waypoint when I pass an interesting site and lookup the coords later to see what's there (think they call that geocartography). Since I'm new to the area (less than a year) it's been great for learning my way around and finding whats out there.
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I know this thread is old as dirt, but it's the first google hit that I see when I try to search for FCC resources for frequency searches. Here are some other ones that I have found useful:

Site / Market / Frequency Query

https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/els/repor...ericSearch.cfm
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