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
Once a new FCC radio station license is granted, with in the
the FCC requires the user to also send in a FCC radio station
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
Plan that calls out how the MEDCOM radio channels will be allocated.
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
between the states and when FCC Licensing is performed typically a
the State must accommodate the application to the FCC for radio station
license. There are also costs associated with frequency
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
Construction notices must also be performed with the FCC
the first year of granting of the license. This work is often
MEDCOM FCC licensing professionals because of the FCC application,
approval, frequency coordination and construction noticethis process is knowledge
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.
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
charge for a telephone call with my firm. I would be glad to
any one in the United States or abroad about their MEDCOM questions or