SEARCH INSTRUCTIONS FOR GRANTED LICENSES FOR AUCTION 44
Following are instructions for electronically searching the FCC Network for a specific license or
licenses on file with the Commission. The following instructions relate specifically to searching
for granted licenses associated with Auction 44.
To search the FCC Network for an application, you must first connect to the FCC Network.
Attachment D describes how Windows 95/98 users can connect to the FCC Network using the
Dial-Up Networking features of Windows 95/98.
We recommend that you use Netscape Communicator 4.51, 4.61, or 4.7 (Internet web browser
software) to use ULS for application searches. To download Netscape Communicator 4.7 free of
charge, access the Netscape download site at http://home.netscape.com/download/.
The instructions in this attachment use the following typographic conventions:
Represents objects on the screen that you click with the mouse pointer, including
buttons, Internet links, icon, tabs, menu items (e.g.,
Saveoption in the File menu).
Represents field names or areas of a screen (e.g., Licensee Name field, Applicant
Information area of a screen).
Represents characters that you must type exactly as they appear in the
instructions. For example, if you are instructed to type http://www.fcc.gov, you
should type all of the characters shown in bold italic exactly as they are printed.
SMALL CAPS Capital letters (in Roman without italics or bold lettering) inside French quotes
indicate specific keys on the keyboard (e.g., «ENTER,» «CTRL,» «ESC»).
Performing a License Search
Once you have connected to the FCC Network, follow the procedures below to search for a
license. You may click the ? (Help) button at anytime for additional information on using
Connect to the FCC Network using one of the following options:
Note: If your PC is connected to a network, you must use a secure proxy to access the
FCC Network. Consult your Network Administrator.
Use Dial-Up Networking in Windows 95/98 to connect to the FCC Network (see
Start your web browser. In the location field of the web browser screen, type
http://wtbwww05.fcc.gov. Then press the ENTER key.
Start your web browser and connect to the Internet using your Internet Service
the location field of the web browser screen, type http://www.fcc.gov/wtb/uls.
Then press the ENTER key.
Additionally, the preferences must specify “Accept all cookies.” Refer to your web
browser Help facility for more information.
On the Universal Licensing System main page, click the
License Searchbutton, located
on the left side of the page.
Note: License Search utilizes "cookies". If you are receiving a notification message
when accepting a cookie, we recommend that you disable this message in your web
browser options. Please consult your web browser Help facility for more information.
Select the type of search by clicking the down arrow in the Select Search Type field to
obtain a menu containing the following options:
Generalto search for all licenses
Market Basedto search only for licenses associated with an FCC Auction
Site Basedto search only for site-based licenses
Frequencyto search for Wireless licenses based on a single frequency or
Click the desired option from the menu and click the
The License Search screen appears. This screen contains several data entry fields used
for specifying the criteria for your license search. On the License Search screen, specify
the search criteria necessary to locate the desired license. Please refer to the following
“Basic Guidelines for Specifying Search Criteria” for more information.
Basic Guidelines for Specifying Search Criteria:
You must specify search criteria in at least one field. You do not have to specify search
criteria in all of the search fields. Enter search criteria in as many fields as you wish.
To specify search criteria in a search field containing a menu of options, click the desired
option from the menu. Use the scroll bars to view all options in a menu. You can
select multiple options from a menu by pressing the CTRL key while you click the
<No Criteria> to undo a menu selection and search for all options in the menu.
Clearbutton to clear entries from all of the search fields.
The Universal Licensing System restricts the number of rows returned in a license search
to 3000. In such instances, you must enter more specific search criteria to reduce the
number of rows returned.
? (Help) button for a definition of each search field available on the License
After you have specified the desired search criteria, click the
Searchbutton. The system
will scan the database for any licenses matching the search criteria. The matching license
files will be listed on the Search Results screen. The Search Results screen will identify
the call sign, licensee name, radio service code, market, and licensee id for each license
returned in the query.
A message on the Search Results screen will indicate if no matches were found for the
specified search criteria. Click the
New Searchbutton and respecify search criteria.
To view a license, click its call sign underlined link. To navigate through the data on the
License screen, use the scroll bar or click the links at the top of the screen. Click the ?
(Help) button for information regarding specific functions available on this screen.
To re-access the Search Results screen, click the down arrow in the Other Options field
to obtain the drop-down menu of options. Click
Search Resultsfrom the Other
Options menu and then click the
To access additional information about the license (such as special conditions, associated
applications, and locations), click the down arrow in the License Options field to
obtain the drop-down menu of options. Click the desired selection from the menu
then click the
To begin a new search, click the down arrow in the Other Options field to obtain the
drop-down menu of options. Click
New Searchfrom the Other Options menu and
then click the
For technical assistance in searching the ULS for applications and licenses, contact the FCC
Technical Support Hotline at (202) 414-1250. The FCC Technical Support Hotline generally
will be available Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET. All calls to the FCC
Technical Support Hotline are recorded.
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