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FCC Radio Station License for MEDCOM

Every MEDCOM radio station in the US is required to have an FCC License.  Therefore any Hospital with an emergency room, is required to have a current FCC radio station license.   This license is good for a period of ten years, and renewable for additional years.  Once a new FCC radio station license is granted, with in the first year the FCC requires the user to also send in a FCC radio station construction notification.  This validates the user as actually using the license and worthy of the RF spectrum allocated to the entity.  Each State has a unique EMS Communications Plan that calls out how the MEDCOM radio channels will be allocated.  When their state will migrate to the federally mandated narrow band MEDCOM radio frequencies, and other parameters of how the hospitals or EMS will use these MEDCOM radio channels.  There is some variation between the states and when FCC Licensing is performed typically a letter from the State must accommodate the application to the FCC for radio station license.  There are also costs associated with frequency coordination efforts that are required for the FCC to approve an application.  

FCC licensing work is typically done before the opening of  a new hospital emergency department facility, or if the FCC MEDCOM radio station license has expired with out proper renewal.  Construction notices must also be performed with the FCC within the first year of granting of the license.  This work is often done by MEDCOM FCC licensing professionals because of the FCC application, state grant approval, frequency coordination and construction notice  this process is knowledge and process intense.  

A sample FCC hospital radio station license is included below for a type I trauma facility in South Florida.  This one has MEDCOM 80 UHF frequencies.

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This site is new and being populated with information as my time becomes available, if you have any questions that you would like to discuss with an expert, please feel free to call.  My name is Mark Lavallee and I am charged with keeping the MEDCOM Hospital Radio network up and running for 20+ hospitals in Broward County Florida.  My direct phone # is 954-961-2642 and there is no such thing as a charge for a telephone call with my firm.  I would be glad to speak with any one in the United States or abroad about their MEDCOM questions or projects.  

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