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Welcome to the FCCdata.org - In this tool, you can search for broadcast facilities in the USA, Canada, Australia, UK, Ireland and Japan using the databases of the FCC and Industry Canada as well as other administrations. USA (FCC) Amateur Radio Service license data is also available thorugh FCCdata.org.

To use this tool, first select the country you wish to inquire in. The tool defaults to US broadcast records. To search amateur radio listings, click on USA/Amateur.

Due to the differences in the way that each administration maintains their data, some functionality in the tool will work different based on which administration's database you want to access. Keep in mind that each administration keeps information in their databases about 'foreign' stations along the border (for example, some information about Canadian stations is available in the FCC database.). Those foreign stations are listed on how the the foreign administration 'recognizes' them. For example, the FCC may recognize a Canadian FM station operating with 50kW when in reality, they are only broadcasting 16kW according to Industry Canada's records.

For FCC broadcasting records, (AM/FM/TV) you may search by FCC Facility ID, Call Sign, Community Name, the name of the organization/party and by Application Reference Number (ARN).

The ARN is an 11-character code that is the part of the file number after the dash. For example, if the overall file number is BNPL-20131225ABC, then enter 20131225ABC in the ARN field. The FCC is starting to convert to a new system for electronic filing called LMS. LMS file numbers are 11-characters long, all-numeric and does not have a prefix. LMS file numbers can be entered in the same field. Leading zeros are not required.

All archived records from the CDBS era (1999 to today) are available. Through the REC Radio History Project, some stations have additional information dating back as early as 1927. Public Notice information is available for most stations during the BAPS era (1978-1999). Look for the blue arrow on the Application List.

For Industry Canada records, (AM/FM/TV) you may search by call sign, community name and licensee name.

For ACMA, Australia records, (MW/FM/TV) you may search by call sign, suburb name and licensee name. Make sure the drop-down box next to the appropriate field is changed to Australia. When searching by community name, use the appropriate state code (ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC and WA). Map projections are not precision due to datum shift.

For UK (Ofcom) and Ireland (ComReg) records, (MW/FM/DAB) at this time you may search by UK and Irish place names. Enter the placename and and select 'UK' or 'Ireland'. At this time, Ireland data is limited to RTE (public broadcasting) stations. ComReg is not yet providing details of commercial (BIA) stations.

For MIC, Japan records, (MW/FM/TV) you may search by call sign or place name. For more help with Japan listings, click here. Only facilities with a minimum of 1 watt transmitter power output are listed.

For amateur radio records, you may search by call sign, by community name (shows all licenses, including expired licenses that use that community as a mailing address) or by last name.

For all searches, you must enter only one piece of data. For example, you can not enter both a facility ID and a community name.

Most of the information in this tool is derived from the raw data provided by the United States Federal Communications Commission and Industry Canada. Australia data is based on Australian Communications and Media Authority Information. UK data is provided by Ofcom and Ireland data is provided by ComReg. These agencies are responsible for the accuracy of this data. Japan data was complied by REC using various sources (click here for attributions). With the exception of Japan, REC Networks is unable to make changes to the data. Those holding authorizations for the facilities involved should contact the appropriate administration to make any corrections to the data. As such, REC is not responsible for the accuracy of the data in this tool and any use of the data waives REC from any responsibility related to such use. Please note that unlike the USA and Canada data, Australia, UK, Ireland and Japan data are not routinely updated therefore data is subject ot change.

For the FCC broadcasting data, a full database update is done Monday through Friday mornings to reflect the previous day's activity. application status may be updated in real time (but may 'fall off' the next day due to the application status reload). REC is working on enhancing the real-time data. For more real-time information, visit fcc.today.

For Industry Canada data, a full database update is made on Sunday mornings. There is currently no schedule to update Australia data at this time. Australia data is provided as a beta test and is based on a database image retrieved March 30, 2015.

Amateur radio data is updated mid-day Eastern Time, Monday through Saturday.

Contour maps used in this tool are considered estimates and should never be used in connection with an FCC filing. More accurate contour and coverage maps are available through REC Broadcast Services (1-844-REC-LPFM).

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