FCC INSTRUCTIONS FOR U.S. CUSTOMERS

This Only Pertains to Customers Who Plan on Using the Sensor in the United States:

The DRS1000 Delta Speed Sensor is a low power radio frequency transceiver that falls within the guidelines of the United States' Federal Communication Commission (FCC), Part 90 licensing regulations.   In other words, because the speed sensors transmits a signal, the speed sensor must be licensed with the FCC to verify that the sensor’s transmitted signal does not interfere with any radio stations, television stations, cell phones, pagers, etc.

Even though the FCC license application may appear daunting, obtaining an FCC license for the operation of one or more DRS1000 Speed Sensors is a relatively painless task.   Everything is done on the FCC website.   Because we have pre-filled out sample forms, filling out the forms will be as simple as copying what we have done plus adding your name and address.   Links to all of the pre-filled out, sample forms can be found below.

Important Points You Should Know Before Filling Out the Forms

1.   The end user is responsible for obtaining a license to operate the Delta DRS1000 Speed Sensor.

2.   In order to obtain a license, you must electronically file for an application with the FCC and pay a filing fee and registration fee.   As of August 2011, the filing fee is $60.00 and the registration fee is $200.00.   But the fees are tied to the Consumer Price Index-Urban.   Therefore, the exact amount that you will pay varies with the Consumer Price Index.

3.   A single license can cover multiple sensors operated by you or operated by your organization.   If, in the future, there is even a remote possibility that you will need more sensors, license them now.   It costs the same whether you license one sensor or a dozen sensors.   It is not necessary to place in service all of the sensors that may be covered by a single license.   You may add more sensors to your license at a later time, but the process of amending an existing license requires paying another filing fee.

4.   Once granted, the license is renewed every 10 years.   The renewal process is as simple as signing the FCC supplied renewal form and returning it with the renewal fee.

5.   When registering the sensor, we strongly recommend that you register the sensor as a “Mobile” sensor.   Even if the sensor is to be bolted down and never moved, you should register it as a mobile sensor.   If you register it as a “Fixed” location sensor, you will have to give a detailed description of where the sensor will be mounted, and you will also have to give a detailed description of the structure to which the sensor will be mounted.   Then you will never be able to move the sensor without having to reregister the sensor.   But, if you register the sensor as a mobile sensor, you will merely have to define the geographical area in which the sensor will be used.   You may describe the area in which the sensor will be used as “Nationwide.”   This will allow you to use the sensor anywhere within the United States and its territories.   In our sample forms posted on our website, we classify the sensor as “Mobile,” and we define the geographical territory as “Nationwide.”

Obtaining a FCC Registration Number (FRN)

1.   Before you can register your sensor, you must first obtain a FCC Registration Number (FRN).   An FRN is a 10-digit number that is assigned to a business or individual that desires to do business with the FCC.

To electronically obtain a FCC Registration Number, go to the FCC’s website at:    http://wireless.fcc.gov/uls.

A.   Click on the box titled, “REGISTER.” This will bring up a new page.

B.   On the new page, again, click on the box titled, “REGISTER.”

C.   On the new page, check whether you are: “A business (e.g., corporation, partnership, government agency, etc.) or an individual.” Then answer the question, “Is your contact address within the United States or its territories?” When you have finished, click, “CONTINUE.”

D.   On the new page, fill out the form and click, “SUBMIT.”

2.   If you filled out the application form correctly, you will be given a FCC Registration Number.

Registering Your Sensor

1.   On page on which you are given your registration number, click on, “FCC Universal Licensing System.”

A.   On the new page, you must choose a destination.   Click on, “ULS License Manager.”

B.   On the new page, you will be asked for your FCC Registration Number and for your password.   Enter it and click on, “SUBMIT.”

C.   The title of the new page is:   “My Licenses.” On this page, click on, “(2) Apply for a new license.”

2.   You should now be on FCC form 601:

FCC Application for Radio Service Authorization:
Wireless Telecommunication Bureau
Public Safety and HomeLand Security Bureau

In the bottom, left hand corner of the gray form, is a small box with a question mark (?) in it.   If you click on it, it will take you to:

http://wtbwww05.fcc.gov/appletHelp/help601.html

On this page you will find complete, government instructions for filling out the forms. These instructions, plus our sample pages below, should enable you to quickly fill out the forms.

3. Once you have completed the forms, you might first want to print the application by clicking on the, “Print Preview” button in the lower, left hand portion of the page.

4. If you feel satisfied with your application, click on the, “Submit” button in the lower right hand portion of the page.

5. The FCC form 601 consists of 9 pages. Each page is represented by a tab on the top of the form. When you finish filling out a page, you may go to the next page by clicking on, “Next Page.” Or, you can click on any of the tabs on the top of the form to go to a specific page.

Sample Forms

Application Information Page

 

  • Fill out as shown in the sample form.
  • As we have recommended above, select “Mobile” for the Type of Radio Service.
Applicant Page

 

  • You must select your correct entity type.
  • Fill out all pertinent address information including contact information if it is different from the applicant information.
Ownership Questions /
Qualifications Questions Page

 

  • Fill out as shown unless your situation differs.
General Certification Statements Page

 

  • Fill out as shown. NOTE: This counts as your signature.
Control Point Page

 

  • First click the “Add” button. Then proceed to fill out your address information. When finished, click “Save”.
  • The address information is most likely the same as the address information entered under “applicant.” However, since they are asking for a physical location, P.O. boxes are not permitted.
Administrative Page

 

  • Fill out as shown.
  • Example descriptions:
    • Licensee intends to operate, as a commercial activity (or, as an industrial activity; or, as a scientific activity; or, as a government activity, etc.) one or more radio frequency speed sensors to determine the ground speed of a land based vehicle by monitoring the Doppler shift in the reflected signal.
    • Licensee intends to operate, as a commercial activity, one or more radio frequency speed sensors to determine the speed of vehicles (or, the speed of a conveyor belts, etc.) passing the sensor’s location by monitoring the Doppler shift in the reflected signal off the target vehicle (or, off the conveyor belt, etc).
Location Page

 

  • First click, “Add.” Then proceed to fill out as shown. When finished, click, “Save.”
  • We recommend always selecting “Mobile” as the location description as this simplifies the application process by omitting details of where and how the sensor will be mounted.
  • By selecting, “Nationwide including HI, AK, US Territories” you are licensing your sensor for use anywhere in the United States including U.S. Territories.
Antenna Page

 

  • First select, “Location 1” by clicking on it. Then click, “Add” to add a new antenna. Leave all the boxes blank and click, “Save.”
  • This antenna is needed to enable inputting the frequency information, however, since it is mobile, none of the antenna information is pertinent.
Frequency Page

 

  • First, select “Location 1” by clicking on it. Next, select, “Antenna 1” by clicking on it. Next, click, “Add Freq.” Then fill out the frequency information as shown. Then click on, “Save Freq.
  • Next select, “35,300.00” by clicking on it. In the Emission section, click on “Add Emission”. Fill out as shown and select, “Save Emission.” • NOTE: We recommend entering as many sensors as you think you may possibly own in the future. It costs the same to license ten sensors as it costs to license one sensor. Just because you license “X” number of sensors, you are not required to own or to put into service “X” number of sensors. What you are doing is licensing the ability to operate “X” number of sensors. In the future, this prevents the need to register any future sensors you may own. This also prevents the need for you to fill out all this paper work again.