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The following is an index to radio assignment information extracted from the various licensing systems at the Commission and made available to the public via the Commissions Web site. Although all these licensing systems contain similar administrative and technical information about licensed and applied for facilities, the structure of the data bases varies according information required to license the radio facility or system.

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The material in these data and text files are provided as-is. The FCC disclaims all warranties with regard to the contents of these files, including their fitness. In no event shall the FCC be liable for any special, indirect, or consequential damages whatsoever resulting from loss or use, data or profits, whether in connection with the use or performance of the contents of these files, action of contract, negligence, or other action arising out of, or in connection with the use of the contents of these files.

Question regarding the content accuracy of these data bases should be directed to the bureau administering the licensing system.


IB: International Bureau Filing System (IBFS)

International Bureau Filing System (IBFS) - 47 CFR Parts 73/74, 23 and 25 (Earth Stations)

Documentation: ftp://ftp.fcc.gov/pub/Bureaus/International/databases/ibfs.txt
Data Files: ftp://ftp.fcc.gov/pub/Bureaus/International/databases/IBFS.zip
Updated: Daily -- midnight
Software: http://www.fcc.gov/oet/info/software/suss/
Database Contact: IB Help Desk: IBFSINFO@fcc.gov

 


MB: Consolidated Database System (CDBS)

Consolidated Database System (CDBS) which includes the following broadcast services:
AM (47 CFR Part 73 Subpart A), FM (47 CFR Part 73 Subpart B) and TV(47 CFR Part 73 Subpart E)

Documentation: ftp://ftp.fcc.gov/pub/Bureaus/MB/Databases/cdbs/Eng_Data_Desc.pdf
ftp://ftp.fcc.gov/pub/Bureaus/MB/Databases/cdbs/code_table.html
Data Files:

ftp://ftp.fcc.gov/pub/Bureaus/MB/Databases/cdbs/all-cdbs-files.zip
ftp://ftp.fcc.gov/pub/Bureaus/MB/Databases/cdbs/ws_all_dtv_whitespace_files.zip

Updated: Daily -- 5:00am
Software: ftp://ftp.fcc.gov/oet/info/software/suss/
Database Contact: AM and FM: Jim Bradshaw, jbradsha@fcc.gov
TV: Hossein Hashemzadeh, hhashemz@fcc.gov

 


MB: Cable Operations and Licensing System (COALS)

Cable Operations and Licensing System (COALS) - 47 CFR Parts 76 and 78

Documentation: ftp://ftp.fcc.gov/pub/Bureaus/Cable/databases/coals.txt
Data Files: ftp://ftp.fcc.gov/pub/Bureaus/Cable/databases/coals.zip
Updated: Daily -- midnight
Software: http://www.fcc.gov/oet/info/software/suss/
Database Contact: CSB Help Desk: csbinfo@fcc.gov

 


OET Experimental Licensing System (ELS)

Experimental Licensing System (ELS) -- 47 CFR Part 5

 


WTB: Universal Licensing System (ULS)

Universal Licensing System (ULS) which includes the following services and actions:-
Aircraft (47 CFR Part 87), Amatuer Radio (47 CFR Part 97), Antenna Structure Registration (47 CFR Part 17), Assignments and Tranfers, Cellular (47 CFR Part 22), General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS) (47 CFR Part 95, Subpart A), Land Mobile Services (47 CFR Parts 21, 22 and 90), Market Based Services, Microwave (47 CFR Parts 74 and 101), Paging (47 CFR Part 22), and Personal Communications Service (47 CFR Part 24)

Documentation: http://wireless.fcc.gov/uls/index.htm?job=transaction&page=weekly
Data Files: http://wireless.fcc.gov/uls/index.htm?job=transaction&page=weekly
OR
ftp://wireless.fcc.gov/pub/uls/complete
[use licensed record set only]
Updated: Weekly -- Monday by 1130 except tower data by 1730
Software: http://www.fcc.gov/oet/info/software/suss/
Database Contact: ULS Help Desk: ulscomm@fcc.gov

 


Contact

Donald Draper Campbell (202) 418-2405
donald.campbell@fcc.gov


last reviewed/updated 4/9/13


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