Frequency Coordination is the primary function of LCARC. Our volunteers work to provide this service to the amateur radio community. Coordination is currently available for repeater and point-to-point operations and is available for all authorized frequencies from 29 MHz to 1.2 GHz. Please contact your regional coordinator to submit a new application or to update your coordination records. The coordination process can take several weeks, even if we do not encounter any problems with your application.
We strongly suggest that you do not purchase equipment until you receive your frequency assignment letter. At this time the 2 meter band in Southeast Louisiana is very crowded; please allow for additional processing time for this zone.
Local coordination requests should be submitted to the Region Coordinator. Inter-state requests should be directed to the State Frequency Coordinator.
All newly coordinated systems are to be operational within six (6) months. Please keep us advised on any delay in the construction process. Repeater owners are requested to communicate with their Regional Coordinators if there is a change in status.
Upon request, the trustee or sponsor of a repeater must be able to demonstrate that a repeater system is functioning as coordinated. Coordinated repeaters that are observed to be off the air for three (3) months or longer may be de-coordinated. LCARC will work with repeater owners who are actively working on a new installation or to restore service to an existing repeater. Additional extensions may be granted upon submission of documentation.
- Download and complete the LCARC Coordination form.
- If you have a specific frequency request enter it; otherwise indicate the frequency band in your email.
- A PL Tone will be assigned to all Analog and Mixed-mode repeater based on the proposed location.
- The ERP and HAAT tools can be used to help complete the application.
- Save the completed form as a PDF and email (coordinator @ lacouncil.net) or you can upload it via this link
- Once the form is received, we will work with our regional staff and the surrounding coordinator to find an acceptable frequency for your proposed system. We attempt to respond within a week; however, in cases, it may take longer.
- A construction permit is issued once we have approval for the frequency. This permit allows you to start construction and helps protects the frequency from other systems within your service area.
- If there are any issues or delays, please let us know as soon as possible.
- Once your system is on-air, we will issue the final Repeater Coordination.