I want to get a license and one frequency to play around with as well some general coms use.
I am wanting to run mototrbo as well as play with encryption (obviously cant do that with my ham license).
I know I can log into the FCC's ULS and apply for a license but i dont know what service to filie it under. I also don't know what I need to do about the particular freq. I am wanting something in the UHF band.
I know my business never dealt with the FCC driectly rather paid a third-party company to handle the registrations on our behalf. Obviously, the middle man will charge a fee but you could take that route if like.
First you need a Business....There are no "hobby" freqs in the IG (Industrial/Business Pool)area. you can get itinerant freqs that dont require freq coordination these would be considered FBI (Base) MOI (Mobile)
FB2I (repeater) also when applying you will need to add "using radios at varying places for varying times" there's like 7 VHF high,and 12 UHF you can get. Some UHF are ONLY narrowband.. Google "Itinerant Freqs" And as far as getting a Coordinated lic.....buyer be where....theres some thieves out there
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It looks like you've already got your ham license, there's a lot of people playing around with mototrbo on the ham band.
Of course you're not supposed to use encryption on the ham band, then again you'll need to prove eligibility to get a license in the business pool, be it itinerant or not. On the application you could say something like "Large estate. Radios to coordinate housekeeping activities" or something vague like that. So pick your poison. If you're going to break the rules, you might as well save the $160 the license is going to cost you and just do it in the ham band. You'll get bored with the encryption pretty quick anyway.
Just an observation from a long time operator in the Public Safety bands who has worked closely with both public safety and business licensees and an FCC frequency coordinator for my entire career and beyond:
Your stated desire to "play around" with this and that pretty much prohibits you from obtaining the kind of station license you seem to want. Neither the business nor the public safety pool has any provisions for "playing around." And, frankly, the people you would be sharing a frequency with won't tolerate "playing around" either.