The Request for Coordination (RFC) form should be used when requesting
coordination on any amateur frequency band managed by SCRRBA. The form
should also be used when submitting updated information for existing
Request For Coordination Form (PDF)
Filling Out the RFC Form
Please submit ONE form for EACH transmitter.
The application form asks numerous technical questions about your proposed
operation. Please answer all of the questions. Where you cannot
answer a question, attach a brief explanation. The applicant is expected
to determine the site elevation, latitude/longitude, antenna height, and the
listed parameters describing the proposed transmitter. SCRRBA will not do this
for you, and without this information, your application will be placed in the
incomplete file. Very few of the questions will be "Not
Applicable". The Link destination may not apply. If you are
applying for a new frequency (pair), leave the Output and Input frequencies
blank, unless you are requesting a specific pair. Requests for a specific
frequency (pair) must be accompanied by a complete written explanation
justifying the request, and indicating your willingness to accept a different
The instructions on the top of the form list the necessary attachments.
No application will be processed until it is complete, and it is not complete
until all the attachments are included.
The mandatory attachments are listed below:
- Attach a copy of your Amateur License, the one under which you will
operate the system. This license is the one with the System
Callsign, which is the callsign we will hear when listening to the
transmitter specified in this application.
- Attach a copy of your site agreement. This document must show
evidence of your right to occupy space in the facility, on the site listed
in your application under System Location.
Most commercial communications facilities owners issue rather complex
agreements for their tenants to sign. A copy of this agreement, with
the dollar amounts blanked out if you wish, provides evidence of your
right to occupy. This agreement must be in the name of the
Applicants for operation on private property which is not a commercial
"communications site" need to obtain some form of letter from
the property owner showing the applicants right to occupy. This
letter may be very simple, but it must show the property owners name and
address, and show the name of the applicant. In virtually ALL of
these cases, there is a physical address for the property, which is to be
entered under System Location. Example:
System Location: 18999 Skyline Dr, Crestline, Ca.
Bldg: Mr. R. F. Nonham residence.
Applicants for operation on their own personal property need only so
indicate. If the System Location is NOT the same as the applicants
mailing address, an explanation is required. In virtually ALL of these
cases, there is a physical address for the property, which is to be
entered under System Location. Example:
System Location: 18999 Skyline Dr, Crestline, Ca .
Bldg: My summer cabin.
In the rare case where the only site agreement is verbal, a letter
explaining the situation is required. If the site is your employers
facilities, a letter on their letterhead is recommended. A letter
signed by a facility manager or similar will be sufficient. If the
applicant signs the letter of explanation, it will be reviewed very
carefully, and the Technical Committee may request further information in
order to ascertain that the system will actually be able to occupy the
System Location applied for.
- Attach a copy of your Forestry or BLM permit. The federal rules
requiring these to exist have changed drastically recently, so SCRRBA no
longer requires them.
- Attach a System Block Diagram. PLEASE DO NOT SUPPLY A DIAGRAM OF
YOUR CONTROLLER, OR THE RADIOS THEMSELVES. We need a System RF Path
Block Diagram. We need to know where your transmitters transmit to,
and where your receivers receive from and VERY simply how they are
interconnected. This diagram is required for all but one type of
application. If the application is for a simple repeater only, with
NO links, NO remotes, NO voting receivers, etc, the diagram is NOT needed.
The explanations for the various descriptive data items are listed in the box
at the bottom of the application form. Some additional information is provided
SCRRBA defines an "Open" system, as a "Public Use"
radio. Any adequately licensed amateur may use the system at any time
WITHOUT any prior or specific permission of the owner/trustee/control
operator. An Open system may have a closed autopatch. This system
will be listed as Open in SCRRBA published lists, and the ARRL Repeater
Directory. A system operated as Open which is co-channeled with a Private
System will NOT be listed as Open in any SCRRBA listings, or in the ARRL
Repeater Directory. Listed Open systems will have their actual site name
published, along with other relevant data.
SCRRBA defines a "Private" System as one where specific prior
permission of the owner/trustee/control operator is required BEFORE an amateur
may use the system. SCRRBA will NOT publish specific information on
Private systems. SCRRBA will publish only the input/output frequencies,
the System Callsign, the System type (open, closed, FM, ATV, Digital, Etc.), and
the location by general coverage area only.
SCRRBA does NOT publish any listing of point-to-point links, regardless of