TFR frequincies

spanky15805

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With all the fires out West, who decides what airband frequency to assign to an incident? Guessing it would be out of an artcc.
 

spanky15805

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Well, that guided me in the right direction in that " The FAA has jurisdiction over the VHF AM aviation band. Authorizations are issued each year by April 1st and expire on November 1st" and " These frequencies are assigned and authorized by the FAA, not NIFC". The first link didn't help but the second is useful. If you were to apply the wiki info to the Lionshead fire in Oregon, you will be scratching your head. At some point NIFC contacts the FAA, which in turn directs them to the correct ARTCC to supply the "Victor" frequency, which will show up on the NOTAM.
 

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Well, that guided me in the right direction in that " The FAA has jurisdiction over the VHF AM aviation band. Authorizations are issued each year by April 1st and expire on November 1st" and " These frequencies are assigned and authorized by the FAA, not NIFC".
That's correct. The NIFC or any other agency (firefighting or otherwise) have absolutely ZERO authority to issue frequencies or authorize use of frequencies on the airband. That is all handled by the FAA Spectrum Assignments and Engineering Team at Headquarters in DC, who actually goes through the NTIA for overall authorization. This is mainly to prevent interference, and frequencies are assigned geographically to ensure that.

As far as the ARTCC is concerned, all TFRs are processed through the center, as the center is always the coordination facility. But when we get the TFR from whomever, the pre-assigned frequency is already listed. They have already been given the frequency during their yearly authorization. We just add our phone number and any other pertinent information, along with verifying the information of the TFR.
 

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If any hobbyist was to apply the Wiki to anything, it is as a hobby, the professionals know what they are doing and for us on the outside, we just monitor, take notes and write wiki's as outsiders with limited knowledge
Well, that guided me in the right direction in that " The FAA has jurisdiction over the VHF AM aviation band. Authorizations are issued each year by April 1st and expire on November 1st" and " These frequencies are assigned and authorized by the FAA, not NIFC". The first link didn't help but the second is useful. If you were to apply the wiki info to the Lionshead fire in Oregon, you will be scratching your head. At some point NIFC contacts the FAA, which in turn directs them to the correct ARTCC to supply the "Victor" frequency, which will show up on the NOTAM.
 
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