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FCC IG Frequency Coordination for a VHF repeater pair for a 501(c)3

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I am the president of the AUPROSPECTORS Corporation, we are in Alabama and the IRS has determined us to be a 501(c)3 we are looking for a FCC Frequency Coordinator that can coordinate the frequencies for a VHF repeater. Our Nonprofit has a piece of land donated to us for our mission and camp for the underprivileged children of the area to experience the outdoors and due to location no cell phones work. We have been using bubble packaged two-ways for on-site comms, the location is only about 5 miles from the proposed site of the (1) fixed location, the antenna structure is in-place on a pole on top of the building, the antenna has been donated and is a 6/9dB exposed dipole omni antenna that with the height of the building and the antenna mount will put the antenna a bit more that 80 feet off the ground, higher that any trees around. Another option is putting the antenna at the top of an old water tank ladder that leads to the roof of the water tank, on this tank a local radio station uses it as a microwave antenna link to it's transmitter site, the water tower is 8/10th of a mile down on the same street as the building on my property.


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90.35A1​
APPLICANT IS ENGAGED IN PROSPECTING AND ECOLOGICAL STREAM RESEARCH ACTIVITIES IN REMOTE AREA RADIOS WILL BE USED TO COORDINATE THOSE ACTIVITIES AND FOR SAFETY COMMUNICATIONS IN AREAS WITH NO CELL PHONE COVERAGE​
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The coordinates and radius around the fixed location would be:
Location 1: Fixed
32.5653889 -85.6836389
Degrees Minutes, Seconds: 32°33'55.4000", -085°41'01.1000"
Location 2. 40.0 km radius around a fixed location 1

50 Mobiles and 100 handhelds

I have a copy of the FCC 601 filled out and it is ready to go, with us being a 501(c)3 we would only have to pay the $70 FCC fee plus the frequency coordination fee, anyone out there willing to help us out? We are glad to pay the coordination fee, FCC Form 601 with schedules are complete, copies of the IRS determination letter is available upon request
 

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Use the "Frequency Coordinator" tab here to find one:

You will need to pay the frequency coordinator, and that can be a few hundred bucks for one frequency pair. Unless you have filed for these types of licenses before, there can be significant value in having the coordinator do it for you. That can prevent a lot of headaches.

Make sure you license not only for your repeater (FB2) but the radios (MO), and license for simplex operation on your repeater output frequency.
 

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Use the "Frequency Coordinator" tab here to find one:

You will need to pay the frequency coordinator, and that can be a few hundred bucks for one frequency pair. Unless you have filed for these types of licenses before, there can be significant value in having the coordinator do it for you. That can prevent a lot of headaches.

Make sure you license not only for your repeater (FB2) but the radios (MO), and license for simplex operation on your repeater output frequency.
I still have the FCC 601 and all scheduled that were approved the local radio shop took a look and says its fine, I have an FB2 and MO with simplex, I found a Freq Coordinator to license a pair for 185.00 plus the 70 FCC fee since we are a 501(c)3 we are exempt from the $100 FCC fee. Now does the Coordntior have to submit the application or can we submit on the FCC e-file site and pay the FCC direct?
Thanks guys!
 
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