SEARCH INSTRUCTIONS FOR BROADBAND RADIO SERVICE LICENSE
APPLICATIONSThis attachment provides instructions for electronically searching the FCC Network for a
specific application or applications on file with the Commission. The following instructions
relate specifically to searching for applications filed in response to Auction 86.
To search the FCC Network for an application, you must first connect to the FCC Network.
Attachment C 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 application searches. To download the
latest versions of Netscape Communicator or Internet Explorer free of charge, access the
Netscape download site at http://home.netscape.com/download/, or the Microsoft Internet
Explorer download site at: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/downloads/default.asp.
ConventionsThe 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, icons, 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 Represents keys on the keyboard (e.g., ENTER, CTRL, ESC).
Note:Throughout these instructions, “enter” means to type the appropriate information and then
press the ENTER key.
Performing an Application SearchOnce you have connected to the FCC Network, follow the procedures below to search for an
application. You may click the ? (Help) button at any time 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 95/98/2000/XP to connect to the FCC
Network (see Attachment D).
Start your web browser. In the location field of the web browser screen, type
http://wtbwww05.fcc.gov. Then press the ENTER key.
Start your web browser and connect to the Internet using your Internet Service
In the location field of the web browser screen, type http://wireless.fcc.gov/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
Applicationsbutton, located in
the center of the page.
For a quick search, use the drop down list in the center License Search box to search by a
specific Call Sign, FRN or Licensee Name. You can choose the Advance Search option
to search by various criteria.
You can conduct an Advanced Application Search to specify search options by Applicant
State, ZIP, and Name; Dates (Receipt, Action, etc.); Application Status; Application
Purpose; and more.
Also shown are the options for various Non-Auction service specific searches: Aircraft,
Amateur, Commercial/Restricted Permits, GMRS and Ship.
You have the option to conduct a Specialized Search with the following options:
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
Facility IDto search by facility identification number.
Geographicto search by coordinates, county/state, address, and frequency
Link Registration IDto search by the link registration identification number.
NG Numberto search by the Interdepartment Radio Advisory Committee
(IRAC) coordination number.
Transfers and Assignment Searchto search by Assignment information,
transfer information, date information and more.
Ownership Searchto search Ownership Disclosure Filings by Filing Type,
Filing Status and more.
The appropriate Application Search screen appears. This screen contains several data
entry fields used for specifying the criteria for your application search. Specify the
search criteria necessary to locate the desired application. Please refer to the following
“Basic Guidelines for Specifying Search Criteria” for more information.
If you are searching for an application filed for Auction 86, click 86 in the Auction ID
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 into 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.
Resetbutton to undo a menu selection and search for all options in the
Clearbutton to reset entries in all of the search fields.
Click the ? Help button for a definition of each search field available on the Application
After you have specified the desired search criteria, click the
Searchbutton. The system
will scan the database for any applications matching the search criteria. The matching
application files will be listed on the Search Results screen. The Search Results screen
will identify the file number, licensee name, application purpose, application status, radio
service code, and receipt date for each application 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 re-specify search criteria.
To view an application, click its file number link. To navigate through the data on the
Application 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
Return to Resultsat the top of the
To begin a new search, click
New Searchat the top of the screen.
Technical SupportFor technical assistance in searching the ULS for applications, contact the FCC Technical
Support Hotline at (202) 414-1250 (voice) or (202) 414-1255 (TTY). The FCC Technical
Support Hotline is generally 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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