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Steveradio

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Been in scanning for some time now have a few business licenses as well. But for some reason with the newer FCC Licenses noticed where Frequency ID is that most radio shops are following up with channel assignments. Just recent helped someone out with a project and they were already preprogramed radios but ch.1 is whats listed as Freq ID 1 and Ch.16 is listed as Freq ID 16.

Just curious if this something that has to be followed,

Thanks, this may have always been case just never noticed it until recent.
 

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Been in scanning for some time now have a few business licenses as well. But for some reason with the newer FCC Licenses noticed where Frequency ID is that most radio shops are following up with channel assignments. Just recent helped someone out with a project and they were already preprogramed radios but ch.1 is whats listed as Freq ID 1 and Ch.16 is listed as Freq ID 16.

Just curious if this something that has to be followed,

Thanks, this may have always been case just never noticed it until recent.
No. The channel assignments in a radio have nothing to do with the FCC (besides them being licensed, of course). I could very easily have frequency ID #12 as my channel 1, ID #5 as my channel 2, ... and be fine with the FCC. Now for a brand new system, I may align them just to make my job a bit easier, but there's no FCC rule saying that I must do that.
 

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The frequency ID on FCC licenses and applications is just a reference that represents the order that the data was entered into the form. Same thing with antenna and location numbers.
 

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OK for some reason it was holding suite for most places like local baseball stadium and hotel services etc. Now a days most radios just tag channel as "housekeeping" "security" but wanted make sure. It would make scanning easier when trying to figure out channel schemes
 
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