FCC Form 601 – FCC Application for Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Radio Service Authorization is the current vehicle for applying, modifying, renewing or amending Fixed Microwave licenses—for both point-to-point and point-to-multipoint systems.

The relevant portion of Form 601 to Aviat Networks customers is Schedule I – Technical Data Schedule for the Fixed Microwave and Microwave Broadcast Auxiliary Services (Parts 101 and 74).

For the most part, Schedule I requires input of the same technical parameters as its predecessors. The technical data is entered on Supplements 1 – 3 on Schedule I.

FCC Certification

Effective April 1998, certain classifications of transmitters such as Part 101 point-to-point microwave radios no longer required FCC certification. Part 101 microwave products fall under the “SDoC” procedure. Consequently, FCC IDs do not apply to Aviat’s range of FCC Part 101 compliant radios.

The technical data input form supplements begin on page 19, with pages 19–22 containing customer-supplied non-technical data:

  • Administrative information
  • Frequency coordinator information
  • Broadcast auxiliary information (Part 74 only)
  • Control point
  • Location data—usually provided by frequency coordinator
  • Path data
    • Transmit location
    • Transmit antenna
    • Final receiver
  • Passive repeater (PR) data
    • Transmit location
    • Passive repeater location

The technical data relevant to Aviat Networks products is entered on the last page (Page 23 of the PDF form) of Schedule I in Supplement 4.

This data is provided in the form titled Frequency Data and is made up of the following product-specific technical parameters:

  • Transmit location name
  • Path number
  • Action—add, modify or delete

Product-specific items:

  • Lower or center frequency (MHz)
  • Upper frequency (Part 74 only)
  • Frequency tolerance (percentage)
  • EIRP (dBm)
  • Emission designator
  • Baseband digital rate (kbps)
  • Digital modulation type
  • Transmitter manufacturer (Aviat Networks)
  • Transmitter model
  • Automatic transmitter power control (Yes/No)

The EIRP must be provided from the link calculations provided by the frequency coordinator or system design engineer.

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