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Florida Repeater Council

Applying for or Updating a Coordination

Click the links below to download the renewal, update or new application forms. Complete them and mail to:

Florida Repeater Council, Inc.
PO Box 648
Brandon, Fl 33509-0648

  • RENEWAL - Notify the FRC that a repeater is active and is operating in compliance with its current coordination.
  • COORDINATION UPDATE - Update an existing coordination with changes that DO NOT affect the coverage area of the repeater (trustee, sponsor, contact information, repeater operating features or callsign, link and control frequencies or other repeaters linked to).
  • NEW COORDINATION or RE-COORDINATION - Apply for coordination of a new repeater, request a change of repeater frequency pair, or update an existing coordination with changes that affect the coverage area of the repeater (location, antenna height or effective radiated output power).

Note that earth coordinates are to be entered in degrees-minutes-seconds format. By defintion, minutes and seconds cannot be greater than 59. Please convert your decimal-degrees to this format before entry. NOTE: QRZ.COM'S DEFAULT COORDINATES ARE FOR THE CENTER OF YOUR ZIP CODE. (Click HERE to access the FCC's coordinate converter). (Click HERE to access Stephen Morse's coordinate search and conversion page).

Applications that are submitted with erroneous, conflicting or missing information will be returned to the applicant unprocessed. The applicant may re-submit the application but the original date of submission will not be honored.

All 144 and 440 MHz repeaters coordinated after January 1, 2003 must require non-carrier access such as CTCSS, DCS, APCO P25, D-STAR or DMR to reduce interference to other repeaters caused by coverage overlap. If CTCSS is chosen then is strongly recommended that these repeaters choose the CTCSS frequencies recommended by the FRC for the respective district to prevent overlap with co-channel repeaters in adjacent districts. See our CTCSS-NAC info page for recommended CTCSS frequencies. Existing repeaters that choose not to support non-carrier access should not expect the FRC to resolve their interference problem if non-carrier access would likely solve the problem.

New applications for coordination must specify the expected RF output power of the repeater transmitter. Federal Communications Commission Rule 97.313 (f) states that "No station may transmit with a transmitter power exceeding 50 W PEP on the 440 MHz band unless expressly authorized by the FCC and the military area frequency coordinator at the applicable military base." Any application submitted with a transmitter RF output power level (not ERP) greater than 50 watts must include written permission from the military frequency coordinator of Florida. Otherwise it will not be processed and returned to the applicant.

Coordination requests for output frequencies below 442 MHz are approved in all districts. The repeater antenna must never exceed 120 feet above sea level, the repeater must always require non-carrier access and the coordination will always be conditional.

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