- Mar 14, 2004
Is there an NTIA frequency database similar to the FCC's anywhere on-line?
That information is located in a database called GMF (Government Master File) which is has been classified confidential since about 1983 and is not available to the public. They are planning to replace it with Federal Spectrum Management System (FSMS).Is there an NTIA frequency database similar to the FCC's anywhere on-line?
I don't see a database.
Which part of this can I access online?
Here is an excerpt from the NITA manual referencing requesting Fed Gov frequency information:
"11.5 REQUESTING FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SPECTRUM MANAGEMENT INFORMATION
1. A large amount of information related to federal spectrum management is available on NTIA’s website at
Home Page | NTIA. For example, the website includes the Manual of Regulations and Procedures for Federal Radio Frequency Management (NTIA Manual), the U.S. Frequency Allocation Chart, spectrum studies and reports, and NTIA’s spectrum filings before the Federal Communications Commission. Information not available on the website may be available through a Freedom of Information Act request.
2. A Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to NTIA, U.S. Department of Commerce, should include the
• The request must be in writing and can be submitted by mail, e-mail, or fax.
• A statement that the request is being made under the Freedom of Information Act must be included in
• Mark the envelope "Freedom of Information Act Request."
• If you are making your request by e-mail, please include a mailing address.
• Please also include a daytime telephone number should we need to contact you for clarification.
3. Send your request to:
National Telecommunications and Information Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce
1401 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Room 4713
Washington, DC 20230
E-mail address: eFOIA@ntia.doc.gov
Fax number: (202) 501-8013
Telephone number: (202) 482-1816
4. Please describe as best as possible the NTIA records you are requesting. In your description, please include information regarding the subject matter, date, and any other information you feel will assist us in our search for the records."
As stated previously I seriously doubt you can request the entire GMF data base.
so many nacs have been identified. there isn't too much we don't know right?
also, if your an authorized user that is able to see the ntia database, wouldn't it just say something like justice department pool, and not identify the subagency? thanks
I found it a long time ago, and anyone can access the frequencies with two simple steps:
1. Find a tall hill that overlooks potential federal radio users, and then find a quiet place where you can listen to headphones undisturbed;
2. Put your scanner in "SEARCH MODE" and record the results. (NOTE: Unless you procured your scanner from the Department of Defense, it probably won't know the difference between "classified" and "un-classified", lol)...