Federal Communication Commission's Requirements

The University of California is bound by the rules and regulations of the FCC. All radio usage by the campus must comply with established FCC regulations. While online retailers may offer a number of low cost two way radio options, most are not legal for use by the campus. If your department is considering purchasing their own two way radios, FCC rules must be followed and FCC type certified equipment must be used.

Please contact ITS Support Center for a free consultation before making any purchases. ITS staff can assist you with selecting appropriate equipment and obtaining necessary FCC licensing. Failure to comply with FCC rules may result in substantial fines.