Frequency Coordination

If you plan to operate an amateur radio station as a repeater or in auxiliary operation in New Mexico, you should coordinate the frequencies for those operations with the New Mexico Frequency Coordinating Committee. The purpose of frequency coordination is to prevent interference between stations and to provide planning for efficient use of the spectrum in the future.

On April 21, 1986 the FCC adopted a Report and Order that amended Part 97 of the Federal Regulations governing Amateur Radio Service. The amended rules place the burden for interference mitigation on the owners of uncoordinated repeaters.  Frequency coordination serves your interests in protecting your investment in time and effort. It requires everyone’s cooperation so that the Coordinators have the information that they need to make intelligent recommendations for frequency assignments.

For more information and to contact the New Mexico frequency coordinators please visit the New Mexico Frequency Coordination Committee website.