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Attachment C




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 78.
To search the FCC Network for an application, you must first connect to the FCC Network.
Attachment D describes how Windows 95/98/2000/XP users can connect to the FCC Network
using the Dial-Up Networking features of Windows 95/98/2000/XP.
We recommend that you use Netscape Communicator 8.1 or higher, or Internet Explorer 6.0 or
higher (Internet web browser software) to use ULS for license searches. To download the latest
versions of Netscape Communicator or Internet Explorer free of charge, access the Netscape
download site at, or the Microsoft Internet Explorer
download site at:


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.,






option in the File menu).
Represents field names or areas of a screen (e.g., Licensee Name field, Applicant
area of a screen).
bold italic
Represents characters that you must type exactly as they appear in the
instructions. For example, if you are instructed to type, 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
License Search.

Connect to the FCC Network using one of the following options:


If your PC is connected to a network, you must use a secure proxy to access the
FCC Network. Consult your Network Administrator.

Dial-Up Access
Use Dial-Up Networking in Windows 95/98/2000/XP to connect to the FCC
Network (see Attachment D).
Start your web browser. In the location field of the web browser screen, type Then press the ENTER key.
Internet Access
Start your web browser and connect to the Internet using your Internet Service
In the location field of the web browser screen, type
Then press the ENTER key.
Verify that Java and JavaScript are enabled in your web browser preferences.
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 Search

button, located
on the left side of the page.


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:


to search for all licenses.

Market Based

to search only for licenses associated with an FCC Auction.

Site Based

to search only for site-based licenses.



to search for Wireless licenses based on a single frequency or
frequency ranges.
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
menu options.
Click <No Criteria> to undo a menu selection and search for all options in the menu.
Click the


button 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.
Click the ? (Help) button for a definition of each search field available on the License
Search screen.

After you have specified the desired search criteria, click the


button. 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 Search

button and re-specify 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 Results

from the Other
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 Search

from the Other Options menu and
then click the



Technical Support

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. EST. All calls to the FCC
Technical Support Hotline are recorded.


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