Just Follow These Guidelines
As stated in the SERA Coordination Policies & Guidelines (Policy 14) the SERA recognizes two fundamental motivations for the establishment of an amateur repeater.
1. As a service to other amateurs living or traveling in the service area.
2. As an exercise in individual achievement on the part of the owner(s) or trustee(s).
So, you just acquired a repeater and wish to have a frequency pair coordinated for its’ proper and lawful operation? Do you feel you meet the requirements of the SERA Coordination Policies & Guidelines, and want to know about the process? Frequency coordination involves several steps, all outlined in detail below. Briefly they are: (1) Contact your frequency coordinator, (2) Obtain and read all coordination related documents carefully, (3) Research the requested frequencies (yes, that is your responsibility) and (4) Create an account in SERA UCS and create a new submission for a repeater. This will automatically be sent to your coordinator for his perusal and hopefully approval.
You may apply for up to two frequency pairs or your coordinator can help you find one in your proposed area that meets the SERA guidelines. You may be asked to obtain a waiver from another repeater trustee in order for your pair to be coordinated. The other trustee can reply to you and your coordinator by email and present his approval or disapproval of your request. We constantly strive to reduce the time involved in acting on your application by using the modern technology in our UCS database. We strongly suggest that you don’t spend money on repeater crystals or duplexers until you receive your frequency assignment. Frequency approval can take an hour up to 30 or so days depending on the information received and the approval of surrounding states.
Step #1: Register with us for an account linked to your callsign as the holder of record listed with the FCC ULS (Universal Licensing System)
Step #2: Log in, then go to SERA UCS (Universal Coordination System) to submit an application
Step #3: Contact your coordinator
You can contact your coordinator by mail or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any issues. They will be glad to advise you in your coordination.