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
BUILDOUT NOTIFICATION REMINDER
All new repeater and auxiliary link coordinations and modifications to existing coordinations are issued a Construction Coordination that expires in 180 days. As detailed on the Construction Coordination, It the responsibility of the applicant to notify ARCC once construction has been completed by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If no buildout notification is received within 180 days, it is presumed that the station was not constructed, and the coordination record is deleted from the database. In the past, purging of coordinations that were not constructed was a manual process in which leniency was often given for new systems' buildout deadlines on bands, and in areas, where frequencies were plentiful. Moving forward, the process of purging un-constructed database records will be automatic. It is recommended that coordination holders review the current database listings and verify that none of their records is flagged as "Construction Pending", indicating that a buildout notification has not been received, and likewise, that final coordination has not yet been issued, as after 180 days, the record will be deleted without further warning.
PAYPAL PAYMENTS OF ARCC DUES HAS BEEN TEMPORARILY DISABLED
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