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Frequently Asked Questions

What is required to transmit in the 71-76, 81-86, 92-95 GHz band?

The first step is to obtain a nationwide license from the FCC. You can do this by electronically filing an FCC Form 601 using the FCC Wireless Bureau’s online Universal Licensing System. Once this license gets approved you can register and operate any number of links throughout the United States. Contact us if you would like Micronet to help you obtain this license.

Next you will need to create a username and password in our system. Click on the “Create Account” hyperlink above. You will need the CallSign from your nationwide license to create the account.

Once logged in to our system you can easily add a new link and click register.

Note that this process applies to any non-federal government entity.

Do links that I add or modify in Micronet’s system automatically update the FCC’s database as well as the other third party database managers systems?

Any registrations, deletions and modifications you make to a link in Micronet’s system will be reflected in the other database manager’s systems. A copy of the 70-90 GHz database resides with each database manager and changes are electronically sent in semi real time. The FCC does not maintain a database of individual links in this band and has appointed Micronet the task of maintaining the database of links. The FCC does maintain the one time nationwide license that each company must obtain before registering individual links, of which we have a copy.

What happens after the link is submitted for registration?

After you submit a link for registration, our system will make sure the following steps are complete before granting the registration.

Interference Analysis – The system will run an interference analysis to make sure your link does not interfere with any other existing links. If interference is indicated, your registration will be on hold. You can display the details of any interference cases by selecting the 'Interference Results' button at the bottom of the 'Manage My Links' page. At this point, you can modify your link and try to register it again, or you can choose to ignore the interference. You should only ignore the interference if you have analyzed the interference cases and can show the cases are clear due to building blockage or some other reason. Our engineers can help with this if necessary.

NTIA coordination – The system will electronically coordinate with the NTIA to verify that no interference will result with federal government links. In addition, the NTIA will check for proximity to quiet zones. The NTIA will return a yellow light if further analysis is required, requiring that an FCC 601 be filed.

FCC – If your link requires a waiver, causes an environmental impact, requires coordination with Canada or Mexico, or gets a yellow light from the NTIA, then an FCC 601 form must be submitted and approved before registration will be granted. If this is required, you can complete the form yourself on the FCC Wireless Bureau’s ULS web site or we can submit it for you.

Antenna Structure Registration (ASR) - If one of your sites requires antenna structure registration due to structure height and proximity to airports, this system will wait for a valid ASR number to be input in your link data.

After the interference step is complete, your link will have first in time protection while waiting for the other steps to pass.

You can click on the ‘Registration Pending’ hyperlink to see the status of the various steps.

How long does it take for my registration to be granted?

In most cases the registration should be granted in a matter of minutes if all steps pass with no issues. Potential issues include determination that an FCC 601 is required, potential interference, NTIA yellow light, or antenna structure registration required. You will receive an email when registration is granted.

How do I modify one of my existing links?

Through our system you can modify or delete links that were added either through our system or another database manager’s system. You will need a login for our system to do this. You can also modify or delete links that were filed through the FCC during the interim process. If you need to modify any technical parameters that could affect interference calculations (such as coordinates, transmit power, center lines, etc.), a new draft copy of the original will be made and you will need to re-register this copy as a new link. This new link will get a new registration number and registration date. Non-technical changes can be made to any link at no charge and the link will keep the original link registration number and registration date.

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