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June 21, 2022

Reliable and easy communication is the cornerstone of any successful business. 

As a leader in business communication, Midland Radio has all the information you need to learn more about business radio licensing and how to obtain it. 

ABOUT BUSINESS RADIO LICENSES

Do I need a license to operate a business radio?

The simple answer is yes. 

If you plan to use UHF or VHF radios designed for business, then you must have a license with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). 

The purpose of an FCC license is to prevent other businesses around you from using the same frequencies. When you obtain an FCC license, a frequency coordinator will search the area and the FCC will assign your business its own frequency. 

The FCC can also fine people and/or businesses using others' frequencies without authorization. 

According to the FCC, business radio licenses last for 10 years. 

The cost varies depending on several factors like the number of frequencies you're requesting, the number of locations you'll be operating in, and if you plan to use fixed antennas such as a repeater or base station. 

A single frequency business license is about $170. 

 

APPLYING FOR A BUSINESS RADIO LICENSE

To make the application process easier, we've outline the steps you need to take.

FREQUENCY COORDINATORS

Midland Radio suggests working with a frequency coordinator. The frequency coordinator will help with all of your paperwork and communication with the FCC. 

This ensures a painless application process, saving you valuable time.

Midland recommends working with Dave Smith of Forest Industries Telecommunications

You can contact via email or at 541-485-8441.

Tell him Midland sent you! 

APPLYING ON YOUR OWN

While we recommend working with a frequency coordinator, you can apply for a license on your own. 

Here are the steps you will need to follow:

1. OBTAIN A FRN

An FRN is a Federal Registration Number. This is essentially your log in. 

To obtain a FRN, complete FCC Form 160.

2. COMPLETE FORM 601

The second step is to fill out FCC Form 601

When filling out this form, you will need a Radio Service Code. If you've purchased a business radio from Midland Radio, that code is IG. 

3. SUBMIT FORMS TO THE FCC

After completing your forms, submit to the FCC

You can begin using the frequency you're applying for 10 days after submitting your application. 

4. THE FCC REPLIES

The last and final step is to wait to hear from the FCC. 

They will reply with your assigned frequency.

If you request a specific frequency, it is unlikely the FCC will deny your request, but that can happen. This is why it is often easier to work with a frequency coordinator. 

 

 

MIDLAND'S BIZTALK® BUSINESS RADIOS

Midland Radio has several business radios for you to choose from in order to find the best option for your business. 

Each line has several accessories you can add on to fit all your communication needs. 

BIZTALK® BR SERIES BUSINESS RADIOS

BR180 On-Site Business Radio

The BR180 is coming summer of 2022 and it is well worth the wait. 

This radio is small, lightweight, and attractive. 

It's designed for restaurants and specialty retails stores. 

With up to 14 hours of battery life, the BR180 will stay powered up even through those longer shifts at the store or restaurant. Even if it does lose power, the BR180 is fit with rapid five hour charging. 

Pre-programmed with four popular frequencies, the BR180 has everything you need to get started, including a comfortable Ear Wrap headset. 

BR200 Business Radio

Built specifically for professional environments, the BR200 brings communication you can rely on. 

The BR200 is engineered for push-button communication in large ares like a 20-story hotel or a 250,000 square foot warehouse. 

This radio is nearly half the cost of other business radios and it will take your business' efficiency to new levels. 

BIZTALK® MB SERIES 

MB400 BUSINESS RADIO

Fit to withstand the most rugged of business environments, the MB400 is an industrial grade on-site business radio. 

While the radio is relatively small in size, it's big on performance.

The MB400 has an IP67 waterproof rating and boasts 4 Watts of power. This power brings coverage for up to 350,000 square foot warehouse. 

Right out of the box, the MB400 features 16 pre-programmed business band channels. You can also custom program using our free programming software. In order to make the programming process easier, the MB400 has cloning capabilities. 

This radio brings clear, crisp, and reliable communication to warehouses, construction sites, office buildings, car dealerships, schools, hotels, apartment complexes, and more. 


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