ARCC is the Area Repeater Coordination Council, Incorporated. ARCC provides amateur radio frequency coordination and spectrum planning for Eastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, and Western New Jersey. ARCC was founded in 1995, and has continuously served as the region's frequency coordinator since that time.
ARCC is a membership-supported organization staffed by volunteers. ARCC's primary focus is to coordinate the use of amateur radio spectrum in the VHF, UHF, and microwave frequency bands such that interference by and between stations is avoided. Federal Communications Commission regulations specifically recognize frequency coordination for repeater and auxiliary link stations. Although participation in frequency coordination is voluntary, it is well-established that it represents "good amateur practice." FCC regulations codify that premise by putting the burden of correcting interference conditions on the operators of non-coordinated repeaters and auxiliary links.
ARCC is structured as an open, representative, responsive, and participatory organization which is accountable to the amateur radio community. While there is no fee to apply for frequency coordination and other services offered by ARCC, including use of this web site, ARCC's operating costs are supported by membership dues. The organization is staffed by volunteers, many of whom have held FCC licenses for many years and who have decades of experience with amateur radio repeaters. Members of ARCC's staff include those who work professionally in RF communications fields including cellular telephone, broadcast, two-way radio, and microwave. ARCC officers are elected by, and are responsible to, the general membership. Membership is open to all, and we welcome the support and participation of anyone with an interest in frequency coordination.
PO Box 244
Plumsteadville, PA 18949
TEMPORARY COVID-19 POLICIES
Under normal conditions, construction coordinations are only valid for 180 days, and if a buildout notification is not received in that timeframe, it is presumed that the system was not constructed, and the record is removed from the database. Due to Covid-19, new coordinations or modifications with a buildout due date of March 1, 2020 or later will be extended at the request of the Holder of Coordination, provided that the request is received within one year of issuance of the construction coordination. Use the Contact link in the menu above to request an extension.
Additionally, until further notice the collection of dues, and the expiration of memberships, is on hold.
70cm BANDPLAN MODIFICATIONS
Following the comment period during which no opposing comments were received, The ARCC Board adopted changes to the 70cm bandplan which include new subbands for several non-coordinated operations including analog and digital "hotspots", ad-hoc crossband repeaters, low-power and indoor operations, and experimental modes. The latest bandplans are available on the Forms and Documents page.
The online application system is still a work in progress. In the interim, a new Repeater Coordination form (Revision J) and instructions are available on the Forms and Documents page.
ARCC is seeking the assistance of a professional software developer with experience in client-server relational databases, web development, electronic forms, and team-oriented workflow management. Please use the Contact link to reach us.